St. Patrick’s Day Explosion Box

Even if you are not Irish, it’s still fun to celebrate.  My classes for March were surprised when we made this cute St. Patty’s Day explosion box.  It was a bonus project I added to our class.  Inside holds a Roche chocolate.  Perfect for a little bit of gold.


1. Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock 5-3/8″ X 5-3/8″.
2. Using the Envelope Punch Board score and punch  the piece at 1-5/8″ and 3-3/4″.  Then follow the score marks around all three sides punching and scoring on lines.
3. Pinch the corners together and score the center of the triangle. Burnish with a bone folder.
4. Lid- Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3-7/8″ X 3-7/8″.  Stamp with the shamrock stamp and Cucumber Crush ink.
5. Score lid on all 4 sides at 7/16″ and 1″.
6. Cut sides and assemble.  Glue down the second score line inside the box.
7. Tie box in a bow with the Gold ribbon.
8. Stamp a shamrock on a scrap piece of Whisper White and punch out using the 3/4″ circle punch.
9. Use the scalloped circle with the Gold Glimmer paper and run it through the Big Shot.
10. Adhere the shamrock to the scalloped piece with a dimensional.
11. Hole punch at the top of the scalloped piece and tie on with gold twine.

Product List 

Gold Baker's Twine

Gold Baker’s Twine