I have an easy way to remember how to make explosion cards! Watch as I share two different ways to make these with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle … but that comes at the end. First, the cards!
Here is the first Thoughtful Branches Explosion Card:
Pretty plain on the outside…
but it opens into this:
The copy paper used for this card is an 8″ square. The base card is your regular 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ size.
Here is a card I shared a couple of years ago.
The original post (and a video tutorial from long ago) can be found here.
Now … a trivia question! Can you name this stamp set? (I can’t!)
I made a bunch of these cards for swapping at convention years ago – and I actually saved one!
This inside of this card is a 5″ square and the card front measures 4″ x 3″.
In the video at the end of this blog post, I share my favorite explosion card of all time – and it wasn’t made by me! (You won’t want to miss it!)
Now for the second type of explosion card.
This one is just a bit easier. Here is is open:
and here is another – again made with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set!
and with it open:
For these cards, I used a 7″ square for the folding.
The base of the card is 4 1/4″ square and the other layers – starting with the Whisper White layer on top are a 3″ square, 3 1/4″ square, 3 3/4″ square, and 4″ square.
And one more card from years ago … this is the same fold used for the graduation cap! This time it is just 2″ square.
And when you lift up the cap:
Hopefully this has gotten you thinking about all of the things you can do with these folds.
One more thing before I do the storytelling….
My FREE Card Kit of the month
includes the first Thoughtful Branches Explosion Card I shared (up at the top) plus four more card kits!!!! All free when you place a minimum $40 order in my online store. (Just click on the right where it says “shop now” and you will be right there!)
and now, the Facebook Live Video:
Thank you so much for watching! Now … go create!
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