Explosion Candle Box for Bee Hive Tea Lights

Today’s project features a quick & easy fun box.  I adapted an EOS lip balm box created by Sam Donald (Pootles.com) to fit the adorable Bee Hive Tea Lights I found on Etsy.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I chose to use the pretty floral prints from the Best Dressed, Bird Ballad, and Ornate Garden Designer Series Papers. I think flowers and bees just go together. I embellished each one a little different using the different punches (medium daisy, small bloom, leaf, and sprig). All three have a bee from the Honey Bee Bundle. Here’s a look at each one.

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Best Dressed Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Ornate Garden Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

My favorite part is the surprise when you remove the lid.  The box just falls open showcasing the bee hive tea light candle inside.Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s the details to make the explosion box:


  • Box: 6 x 6 scored at 2″ on all sides
  • Lid: 4 x 4 scored at 1″ on all sides
  • Insert: 1 7/8 x 5 1/2 scored at 1 7/8, 2 3/8, 4 1/4, 4 3/4
  • DSP: 1 7/8 square for top piece, (4) 1 3/4 squares for inside panels
  • Cardstock panels (inside): (4) 1 7/8 squares


  1. Fold and burnish box then cut off the 4 corners. Round the corners on all the remaining ends.
  2. Corner round the top 2 sides of each of the cardstock panels and DSP panels. Adhere to the inside of the box.
  3. Fold and burnish the lid. Cut and notch the corners as shown below. Add adhesive to the notched ends then fold the ends in to form the lid.  Stampin Up explosion box lid - visit juststampin.com for project directions and inspiration - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
  4. Use the Layering Circles to cut a scallop circle in the insert piece to hold the candle. Fold and burnish along the score lines. Add adhesive to the short end and fold to form the insert. Adhere to the inside of the box.

  5. Add DSP panel to the top of the box. Embellish with punched layers as desired to coordinate with DSP.  Add DSP strips or ribbon around the lid.
  6. Stamp the bee from the Honey Bee Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink and cut out with the Detailed Bee Dies. Color the stripes with the So Saffron Blends and adhere to the top of the lid with 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals layered together to give added height.

This would make a nice hostess or housewarming gift. Add it to a basket with some fresh bread and honey and you have a quick & easy gift for someone. It also makes a great little thinking of you gift for a friend. You can easily add a stamped sentiment on the inside lid of the box.  I stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamp Set on a 1 7/8″ Whisper White square. There’s even room to add a little message and sign. It’s a card and gift all in one!

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad and Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift box idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I really miss getting together with my friends! I plan to leave these little surprises in local mailboxes.  Hope it adds a smile to their face during this stressful time. Do you have a favorite? Leave me a comment below.

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee explosion box tea light gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can click HERE to order the Bee Hive Tea Lights from Etsy.

Make sure you check back tomorrow afternoon for the Stampin’ Up! Retirement List. Designer Series Papers, ribbons, stamps, etc. from the 2020 Jan. – June Mini Catalog and 2019 -2020 Annual Catalog will be retiring the end of May. Don’t wait if there is something you want as the retiring items will be available while supplies last.

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!!

Just Stampin’


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I is for Inspiration

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Stampin Up Believe You Can fun fold pop up card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love this inspirational quote by Teddy Roosevelt from the Believe You Can Stamp Set.  This reminds me of the book, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper.  I read this story to my Pre-K students the first day of school and it is so cute to hear them say “I think I can” when they try something new.

I used the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper as my base.  It is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, and 10. I chose coordinating colors from the DSP for the layered sentiment panel.  I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White using Memento Ink. I added a little color with my Stampin’ Markers and Blends. Here’s the measurements for the layered pieces:

  • 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 Whisper White
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  • 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 Garden Green

I added a piece of Mint Macaron textile ribbon around the base and tied a bow. For a finishing touch I added 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  This card folds flat and fits in a medium size envelope to mail.

Stampin Up Believe You Can Stamp Set and Garden Lane Designer Series Paper fun fold pop up card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What a fun surprise when the recipient opens the card! Just press down on the fold at the top and this inspirational sentiment pops up.  Perfect reminder to display on a desk or bookshelf. Why not try something new today and make this fun fold?! Click HERE for a photo tutorial. You can do it!

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