Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chocolate Nugget Explosion Box Tutorial AND Blog Candy Winner

TODAY is my birthday…. and to celebrate, I’m sharing this nugget box tutorial AND announcing the blog candy winner from the Royal Blog Tour earlier this week! Are you ready??? The blog candy winner is…..


i have already emailed Janine with the news… and for the rest of you wonderful people who commented and shared all your best birthdays, I’m sharing a second tutorial this week.

I have made this Exploding Nugget box so many times… Often as a wedding favor and/or party favor. It’s always a hit!


  • Stamp Sets: Happy Together
  • Inks: Melon Mambo
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
  • Other: Scallop Square Punch, Crop-A-Dile Tool, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Tombow Multi Adhesive

Cardstock Measurements:

Melon Mambo

3 ½” x 5” scored at 1” on all 4 sides

1 5/8” x 1 5/8” square

Bermuda Bay

3 1/8” x 4 5/8” scored at ¾” on each of 4 sides

Whisper White

1” x 3” for inside of box (message)

Small Scrap for Scallop Square Punch

Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper

(6) 1” x 3 ¼” strips to wrap nuggets

2 7/8” x 1 3/8” for lid decoration


Fold on all scored lines of the Melon Mambo Cardstock.

Score each corner of Melon Mambo rectangle from the outside corner to the 1st intersection. Pushed the scored angular lines towards the inside of the box.

Stamp and decorate the 1x3 rectangle, adhere to inside of box bottom

Fold along all scored lines of Bermuda Bay Cardstock and then clip into corners to scored line on each 3 1/8” end. I like to notch mine by cutting a little more into the flap. Fold tabs inward, glue in place with Tombow Multi Adhesive

Glue larger DSP rectangle to the top of box lid.
Wrap 6 Nuggets with DSP, and glue with Tombow Multi Adhesive.
Stamp and punch décor for lid using the Scallop Square Punch.
Corner-round all corners of the 1 5/8” Melon Mambo Square.
Glue the two layers together, and then use the Crop-A-Dile to punch a 1/8” hole in two corners of the square assembly.
Cut 6” of Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, thread through holes, and glue ends to back of square assembly.
TIP: Try wrapping the ribbon and square upside down (inside out) around the box… pull snuggly and glue ribbons in place. Simply slip off box, turn the décor to the outside and slip back around the box.

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Have a really great day, hope to hear from you really soon!

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lisa808 said...

Happy birthday and thanks for another great tutorial!

And, congrats to the lucky blog candy winner!

Rose said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon! What a great tutorial, too ;)

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday!