Friday, 10 February 2017

Mini Explosion Card for Fancy Fold Friday

Oh I couldn't wait to make one of these... this prototype being dressed up for a birthday... but this would make a super quick Valentine card if you are not ready for Tuesday!

Take a 6" square piece of paper... so any of the 6" square paper packs are perfect for the job, such as Sending Love used here... and fold as directed here... I just added an extra fold at the 4 corners... folding the peaks back on themselves to show a bit of the other side of the paper when open...

My folded insert is then popped into an 8cm (3 3/8") square Whisper White card blank ...

Which is in turn popped into a Real Red 8.5x9cm card blank (17x9cm card scored LANDSCAPE at 8.5cm) (OR 3 1/2" x 3 3/8" card blank - 6 3/4" x 3 3/8" Scored LANDSCAPE at 3 3/8"). 

Inside finished off with a white embossed greeting from Big on Birthdays... though not very clear on the photos!

And on the front... Sahara Sand mat 3 x 2 3/4", Paper 2 3/4" x 2", Whisper White strip 3 3/4" x 5/8".

Front finished off with  Sahara Sand and Real Red Sealed With Love hearts and a greeting from Sale A Bration Designer Tee (yours for free with a £45 order!) - and Linen Thread... 

Gorgeous little card with a big WOW on opening! And a few more already made!!! They are so quick! And yes I do have envelopes to fit too!


  1. Amanda, what an amazing card, so clever! Thank you so much for sharing the link on how to make it.

  2. Great card and thank you for the how-to link. I've been trying to convert a project from cm to inches and am struggling. Do you use a program to do this? Thank you.

    1. Hi Wendie and thanks.... I have a special ruler ( not available anymore sadly!) that measures in both cm and inches at the same time so relatively easy for me to convert... but standard conversion apps etc exist for centimetres to inches .... harder bit is converting to make sense for US card size

  3. Thanks for posting Amanda, I've lost my prototype. Remember when handbag cards were all the rage, this was the insert, about 12 years ago!

    1. Thx Barbara.. I must have missed those handbag cards when I first started crafting! Different fold in all the ones I have made.. off to have s look see ....


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