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Exploding Valentine’s Day Box Card

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Exploding box cards like this Valentine’s Day one are always popular with our readers. We can see why! These versatile greetings can be created for any occasion. Using beautiful shades of red and pop-out heart toppers, Colette Smith demonstrates how to shower your other half with affection in style with this Valentine’s Day exploding box card. If illustrations aren’t your thing, you can use stickers or die-cuts. Plus, you can add as many motifs as you wish. What better way to show your appreciation for the one you love?

Exploding Valentine’s Day Box Card

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You will need:
Cardstock: red, pink, white
Alcohol markers: pink, red, peach

1. Download and print the words ‘Love’, ‘XOXO’ and ‘Adore’ from our website. Colour them in and cut out. Print the heart shapes several times, then colour them in and cut them out.

2. Trim narrow strips of acetate, 5mm x 10cm, and attach one end to the back of each motif and word.

3. Print the box template and trace around it onto red card, marking the score and cut lines. Repeat with another piece of card and cut each one out. Score along the marked lines and trim the cut lines to create the top flaps.

4. Stick a side tab to the inside of the opposing rectangle, then repeat with the other tab to create a tall rectangular box. Cut four rectangles from two different shades of pink, 6.5cm x 8cm. Fix one to the inside of each top flap.

5. Trim four strips of red card, 1.5cm x 9cm, and score 1cm in from each end. Glue each tab to the inside of the rectangular box, 1cm from the top. Fix each motif to the inner supports. Decorate the flaps and sides of the box with additional motifs.

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