I found the ideal template for my exploding box here:
So here is how I did it, please excuse the dirty mat, I'm a messy crafter :)
Here is the base layer, the best way I could think of to do this was to trace the template onto baking paper, cut out the template, then trace onto cardstock, and cut out.
Repeat with other two layers:
You will need to adhere the photos to the paper before you put your box together. I used 2 sheets of Grace Taylor Vintage elegance and alternated them among the photos. As this was my first attempt and it was a Mothers Day gift, I wanted the focus to be the photos, not the box itself. I kept it very basic, and used a patterned cardstock for the lid. However, you can bling it up as much as you like! You don't even have to add photos to every tab. You can use some rub-ons, or embellishments, the only limit is the size and your imagination! :)
So here is the finished product, sorry I didn't add the lid, I was running very short on time making this:
Hope you enjoy! :)