Papercrafting is the perfect way to get artistic without spending a lot of money or gathering complicated materials, and it can be a great way to take some time to yourself, away from the chaos of the outside world. It can also be a thoughtful way to create a gift for someone special, adding individual touches to make the recipient smile. Papercraft enthusiast Lini Trinh has been crafting since her childhood, and started sharing her creations online just over a year ago. She is known for her cute projects full of colour, intrigue and fun. More than 800,000 people follow her TikTok account to stay up to date with her inspirational creations and video tutorials on everything from papercraft birthday cakes to flowers, fans and even lamps.
One activity she particularly enjoys is making 'explosion boxes'. "An explosion box is a unique and interactive type of greeting card or gift box," she explains. "It's designed in such a way that when you open it, the sides 'explode' to reveal a surprise in the centre. It's like opening a box to discover a hidden world of creativity."
In the first of the Canon SELPHY Craft Club series, Lini takes us through the creation of her latest project from start to finish, sharing an enjoyable and artistic way to approach making your own explosion box using your Canon SELPHY compact photo printer.