Tutorial | Christmas Exploding Gift Box

This box die is my favourite! It sold out within a day or two of being released and I’m not surprised it went so fast! Today, I show how to easy it is to put together.

I was demonstrating at The Creative Craft Show at the NEC yesterday and this box grabbed everyone’s attention! It’s available on pre-order, with stocks arriving soon. Also, this weekend Craft Stash have 20% off the entire range of Simply Made Crafts with order code CELEB20.

Making something like this from scratch will take some time and a lot of thinking! Having dies to do all the hard work for you is so handy – especially if it’s a last minute gift you need to make!

All the supplies are listed down below and don’t forget to claim your 20% off with code CELEB20.

FREE UK delivery on orders over £15 | FREE US shipping on orders over $70 | FREE CANADA shipping on orders over $85. perfect for getting your Christmas crafting started!

Helen Xx 

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Papercraft designer & educator. My aim is to inspire and provide easy to follow tutorials - so you can create my projects with ease. You can find my projects on my website, Youtube and in papercraft magazines.


  1. I’ve bought myself a Gemini simply so I can get this die! Helen you’re costing me a fortune! Just need CraftStash to hurry up and restock as I’ve got it on order 🙂

    • I’m so excited for you! The sandwich I use is – cutting plate, embossing mat, plastic shim, die facing up, card, and then top cutting plate. Have fun! The box die will be back in stock VERY soon!

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