I love these cute little explosion albums. I had a hard time finding a really good tutorial to make them. Finally I combined a couple and gave it my own twist.
Here are the instructions for the smaller album 3x3
All cardstock should be double sided:
1 9x9" that coordinates with 1 6x6" as this will be the outside of the box and the lid
1 8 5/8" x 8 5/8"
1 8 1/4 x 8 1/4"
Scoring & cutting tools
Clamps or paper clips
9x9" score 3" in from each edge
8 5/8 x 8 5/8 score 2 7/8 in from each edge
8 1/4" x 8 1/4" score 2 3/4" in from each edge
6x6 score 1 1/2 " in from each edge
Cut outer squares away from each sheet of card stock (not the lid). They should all look like a plus sign (+). Using your bone folder crease each scoreline.
Adhere the bottoms down working from the largest sheet to the smallest. The largest sheet should not have any adhesive on it's back (outside). Embellish as desired and adhere photographs to flaps.
Lid: In addition to scoring 1 1/2" in from each edge, score from each outer square from the inside corner to the outside corner. Pinch the square so that the diagonal scoreline is inside, fold flap over to the side and glue into place. I recommend wet/tacky glue so it is sure to stay secure.
Large Box (4x4")
Use same procedures with the following cardstock:
12x12" scored at 4" in from each edge
11 5/8x 11 5/8" scored at 3 7/8" in from edge edge
11 1/4" x 11 1/4" scored at 3 3/4" in from each edge
Lid: 8x8" square scored at 2" in from each edge.