Are you searching for the most special, personalized, and memorable gift EVER?
You will love watching that special someone take the lid off this explosion box and seeing their face light up as the sides fall down and your favorite memories together pop out.
They will gasp in amazement as the boxes keep getting smaller and smaller… and yet there are STILL more to open.
They will grin and smile and laugh as the lid is removed, the sides fall, and emotions triggered by photos surface…. again…. and again…. and again…..
“I’ve never seen anything like this! How did you do it?”
Won’t it be amazing watching your friend fold out each layer, and each set of photos, and smile and laugh while reliving your happy memories together?
“I can’t believe you made that! It must have taken months!”
💖 This bundle of explosion box SVG and PDF files has everything you need to make the most amazing gift – the gift of reliving cherished memories and love. 💝
“I was astounded, impressed, and totally gobsmacked at this amazing box!” – MJ (received the Heart Explosion Photo gift box for her 40th birthday)
Along with the SVG files to use with your cutting machine, you’ll get the complete instructions on how to use the SVGs and assemble the Heart Explosion Photo Box.
There are many different types of foldouts, envelopes, and pockets that hold three, four, seven or more photos. I explain how to fully customize the box and photos! You can choose if it will be a simple, special gift with just 10 photos, or if you want to create an elaborate, pop-out scrapbook with up to 200 photos!
The instructional guidebook will also be updated as needed. When Design Space changes, (we know it will eventually!) the guidebook will be updated and emailed to you. You will also receive additional hacks and ideas via email. When you purchase this file, you receive all future updates.
WHAT DO I GET?
This is a digital download.
You will receive a ZIP file that contains the full instructions for creating the Heart Explosion Box, templates for cutting photos, and the SVG files needed to cut this box on an electronic cutting machine such as a Cricut.
The ZIP file contains:
- Six SVGs (one for each layer of the Heart Explosion Box) including the box base, lids, and many other elements
- PDF Photo Templates to print
- SVG files to use with the Photo Templates so you can cut your photos perfectly
- a 33-page instructional guidebook in PDF format which contains:
- an easy overview checklist to show your progress
- over 150 photos and screenshots so you know EXACTLY what to do, both in Cricut Design Space and when you are assembling the box
- step-by-step instructions on how to do common procedures in Cricut’s Design Space, such as Scoring and Attaching
- information on materials needed
- how to choose your photos and where to have them printed for easy sizing
- many tips and tricks to make this process go smoothly
The guidebook is simply awesome.
It’s written in a fun, personal, and easy-to-follow manner. It’s like having a friend teaching and encouraging you throughout the project.
“I’m not a paper crafter and usually would never attempt something like this, but you’ve written the instructions so clearly, and stepped it out so well (with lots of pictures) that I feel confident I can really do this. I would never have tried otherwise.” – Jen Swift
This bundle of SVGs, templates, and guide book with crystal-clear instructions and photo inspiration is just $29.
Hi! I’m Emily. I started creating photo book gifts for friends when I was living in China. I’d design a book for them and include every photo I could find of us together. These books were given as going-away gifts when their time in China was over.
Now, I’m living in Belgium and have discovered paper crafting. I love to see the look of joy on friends’ faces when their card or box does something unexpected.
Putting these two things together has resulted in the creation of a most amazing gift – a fun, surprising box of personal memories!
💝 What occasion is a gift like this good for?
- an anniversary
- a wedding
- a “round-number” birthday
- to celebrate a special relationship
- a moving-away present
- to memorialize a trip
- an engagement proposal (contact me for details on a full refund if you hear a YES!)
💟 Why is this file special?
It’s super unique! Many of the heart explosion boxes are cut by hand (so there are not SVGs available). I created several of the folders so they are totally one-of-a-kind. No other kits show you how to make templates to ensure your photos are sized correctly or have a photo-filled instructional book to guide you every step of the way. I make it easy for you to create a one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured forever.
“I love that this box has so many spots for pics and even a gift card! This is the best design I’ve seen and I’ve looked at a bunch when I made ones for my sisters. It also has absolutely the most amazing set of instructions!” – Maggie Klaassens
💖 Ummm… That seems like a lot of work. Can I make it a bit more simple?
Definitely! I explain how you could make one with just 10 photos at the beginning of the guidebook. Start out with a basic explosion box and then create bigger, more complicated boxes as your confidence grows. This Heart Explosion Gift Box is extremely customizable.
The instructions are written so that even a beginner can use their Cricut confidently to make it.
💝 What’s the point in making one? Can’t I just get one of those kits on Amazon?
You could. I bought one to compare.
They are all a black base, with mostly black accessories. They have just one lid, one heart base, and several envelopes and pull-outs. A benefit of this is that you don’t have to make any customization decisions, but the drawback is the lack of color or options to fit your photos and preferences.
With a pre-made kit, there are no instructions or suggestions to get you started or to spark your creativity. The sides only fall once when opened, so you lose the amazement and anticipation that there are STILL MORE boxes to open inside.
There are no templates for you to cut photos with. If you want to add colors to the black base, you need to hand-cut paper or use gel pens to decorate it.
💟 You’ll really teach me everything I need to know?
YES! You’ll learn how to:
- change cut lines to score lines
- get photos printed to the right size (which are not standard) and to do it inexpensively!
- tell a story with the layers and photos you choose
- glue and assemble your layers and elements
- how to choose photos, papers, and elements
- what products and supplies work best for creating explosion boxes with your Cricut
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