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Fall Theme Explosion Invitation Box

Day 1 of May Arts / Our Craft Lounge Blog Week!

Fall Theme Explosion Invitation Box


Hello everyone! This is Jinkydoo from JinkysCrafts. Many of you have been asking me to make tutorials for some of my favorite projects I listed on my May Arts Bio. So as a starter I will be sharing a tutorial today on how to make a Spider Web Ribbon Flower. But before that, let me share first this Fall Theme Explosion Invitation Box that I decorated with the Craft Lounge Nuts About You Fall Stamp set.



The Craft Lounge Nuts About You stamps was perfect for this Fall Theme Invitation. I stamped a few of the borders and colored them with markers.  Then, I used those to trim my 3-tier cake. I stamped and cut a few of the fall leaves to use as an accent to my cascading flowers. I love the way it turned out.



I used a glitter pen on the leaves and sprinkled some Irish Green Sparkly Fluff. I love how it instantly added sparkle and touch-ability to my fall leaves. And there is no heat required! Just sprinkle it onto any sticky surface, tap off the excess and let it dry! Its that simple!



I wrapped a Sheer ribbon around the bottom part of my 3-Tier cake. And then I stamped more leaves on the panels of my box.


Ribbons Used: 

1.5" Faux Linen – 368-15-17

5/8" Sheer/Ombre – AE28

3" Satin Ribbon – KK16




Ok, as I promised, the folding technique I used before on my Framed Spring Ribbon Flowers were Flat Rose and Spider Web. Today, I will share with you the Spider Web Tutorial. This is the technique I used in making my Ribbon Flower that I used to adorn my Explosion Box Lid cover. 



Spider Web Fabric Flower Tutorial



Thanks a lot for stopping by. I hope you LIKE my projects and that I inspired you today!


Blog Post by: Jinky


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  1. stephiep

    Love the box.  Do you have a tutorial on how to make this particular box.

  2. DeniseB

    Darling project! Looks very fun to make!

  3. Wendy aka Roo

    Ummm, Wowzers!!! How cool is this?!!! Awesome project!!! Thanks for the tut on how to make the flowers!!!

  4. SLachan

    how beautiful. thanks for the sharing.

  5. Shartl

    I’ve seen many explosion boxes but WOW, yours is incredible!! I love that little paper cake in the middle and the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the tutorial…I’ll have to try this technique!

  6. Holly Tolman

    This is simply amazing, whoever receives that box will definitely remember it forever.


    all i can say is wow!!! the time it must have taken to make this… wonderful project.

  8. ellen s

    omw! that is gorgeous!

  9. Kas

    GREAT project. I am soooo thankful for that flower tutorial. You can bet I will be using that!

  10. Charlene

    Awesome idea, Jinky! Love the cake inside the explosion box.

  11. Anna Müller

    I love your work. You are amazing!!

  12. Karen K

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial for the fabric flower. That invitation explosion box is so darn cute!

  13. Candy S.

    Great tutorial and the cake is amazing!

  14. Sandra ltb

    so cute!
    Sandra ltb

  15. JenMarie

    Oh how gorgeous!!

  16. sue w.

    very cool ribbon flowers.
    stamping sue

  17. indy

    Wow! Love the explosion box. Can’t wait to try to make that amazing flower!

  18. Dana Tatar

    This is so cool! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the flower tutorial!

  19. Vera Yates

    Wow, this is so neat! love the tutorial.

  20. Kate P

    Oh wow! That is absolutely spectacular! My birthday is coming up in a few weeks lol!

  21. jean marmo

    WOW!!! That is all I can say!

  22. Jingle

    This is amazing! Gorgeous!

  23. Anita A

    Stunning gift! Great tutorial!

  24. Kathy P

    That explosion box is amazing! I made one recently but just put pics in it. The cake is a real treat!
    Thanks for the tutorial for those flowers, too!

  25. Kristie Maynard

    How beautiful! I love explosion boxes, but have never seen one used like this. Great idea and gorgeous project!


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