I stumbled across this Explosion Card Fun Fold and I had to make one for my Fun Fold class!! It looks daunting at first glance-but I promise it’s super easy to make!
Card Base: 5 ½” x 8 ½”-Scored at 2 1/8” and folded to meet in the middle.
DSP: 4” x 8”- Scored at 2”, 4”, 6” & diagonally from every corner to opposite corner’s 4” score line. (see diagram)
Basic White: 2 ½” square & 2 ½” x 4” piece
Color Layer: 2 ¾” square & 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece
Belly Band: 3”x 9 ½”
Other Supplies: Ribbons, embellishments, adhesive, bone folder, and Paper Trimmer with scoring tool.
Huge thank you to Julie Davidson for this template!!
Fold the card base in to meet in the middle and crease with your bone folder.
4” x 8”- Scored at 2”, 4”, 6” & diagonally from every corner to opposite corner’s 4” score line. Crease the vertical lines first and carefully crease the diagonal ones inward.
Adhere your Color square and Basic White square together and then place in the center diamond above. This will hold the inside sentiment.
Stamp and decorate your Basic White 2 ½” x 4” piece and adhere to the 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece.
Use your DSP Belly Band 3”x 9 ½” and bend it securely (not to tight) around the closed card base. Then use Tear & Tape to join together.
Adhere your decorated piece from step 4 to cover the join line on the belly band.
Fold your inside diagonal piece into a square-rotate to make a diamond before adhering it to one side of the card base. (use Tear & Tape). Then slowly press the opposite side onto the other side of the diamond.
Open your card to see the explosion!!!
Check out the products I used to make this unique card! While you are browsing the online catalog check out the Clearance Rack! Just refreshed today!
I just snagged a couple of these ADOREABLE Santa’s Tag Kits! You can also add the Cello Bags or buy the Project Kit! Great family craft too!
The Nature’s Harvest was one hot bundle-so hot is was unavailable last month! I had a Creative Kit to Go all ready for you all to get for free. I postponed it until this month so you can get the FREE card kit with the purchase of this bundle!
What is the Creative Kit to GO?
You will receive your very own stamp set bundle and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by first class. You will need to use your own new stamp set (mailed from Stampin’ Up!) plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.
Creative Kit Order Bundle order due no later than October 30th. I will mail class packets the first week of November. After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $5.95) But HURRY! I have limited kits available!
If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code. You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order! * remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately. Dies require the Stamp, Cut, and Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine.
What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just order a set of equal or lesser value by October 30th, and I will send you the card kit via mail and email the PDF!
Other items to have on hand or add to your order: Die cutting machine with plates for cutting dies. INK: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Bumble Bee, Old Olive. Marker/Blends/Ink Pad with Blender pen for the yellow and green inks used in these cards) Scissors, adhesive, and dimensionals.
The Penguin Place Bundle paired with the SAB FREE Playful Penguins is a win-win! The Penguin Builder punch is a perfect fit for some of the penguins on the DSP! That means you can make several cards with ease!
Or you can choose to dress up the penguin like I did for the belly band on this Triple-Fun fold! I used the Black Glitter paper and then stamped the body & face on some Basic White-a quick punch and done!
Did you see the cute fun fold too?? Here is how to make one for yourself! Super easy and what a fun way to give cards this year!
Card Base: Balmy Blue 5 ½”x 11” base
Belly Band: 1”x 11”
Coordinating DSP: 1 ½”x 5 ¼”, 1” x 5 ¼”, & (2) 3 ½” x 5 ¼”
Basic White: 4”x 5 ¼”
Add some ribbon and/or embellishments to dress it up!
Score the 5 ½”x 11” base @ 1 ¾”, 5 ½”, & 9 ¾”
Fold score lines to look like the figure below:
Adhere the DSP pieces to the card base accordingly by size.
Make label to cover the area on the belly band where you adhere together.
Decorate as desired.
Here is a peek inside the card! Mix up the patterns and have some fun!
I have a rule of thumb to take the color combos from the DSP-the colors are listed on the back of the paper!
I hope you enjoyed this fun fold! Come back soon to see a couple more!