Today’s video shows how to make an explosion card. It’s a great card which really packs a WOW and the style can be used for birthdays as easily as I have used it for Christmas. The first card I made was using Misty Moonlight Cardstock (CS) and Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose Poinsettia Place DSP and Garden Green CS for my video card.
Before I started making my card I watched several videos to see how it was it was done and I was amazed at the different sizes crafters made. To keep things easy for myself, I chose to make a 5½” x 5½” square card so that the inches would allow all crafters to get one card out of their regular-sized cardstock, i.e. the card base is 5½” x 11”.
In the box beneath the video, I have also included metric measurements so everyone can join in, together with a list of all the products used, product numbers, and links to my 24/7 online Stampin Up! shop. To post my cards, I’ll use a shop-bought 6″ x 6″ envelope because that will make allowance for the thickness of the card!
I have included inside my cards, two pieces of Very Vanilla CS; the one on the left-hand side is blank for the sender to write their greeting and on the right-hand side I’ve added a verse and decorated around it. A lot of the crafters demonstrated how to make the card so it opened from the top but I made mine to open side to side.
My main reason for this decision was so that my card will sit on a shelf easily. I think the top-opening card will also sit on the shelf but I don’t think it’ll take too much to make it close itself! It was quite easy to work out the measurements I needed for my 5½” x 5½” card. The smallest card I saw on the videos was about the size of a gift card!
In the video, I explain how to fold the DSP if you’re using a directional pattern. The way I have explained it covers top-opening and side-opening cards! There was only one video that showed a closure for the card and that was a belly band. I chose to use a ribbon because, although I love the look of a belly band, I’ll never forget the day I saw a recipient go to rip the belly-band off!
If you enjoy watching YouTube tutorials I hope you watch today’s video with your feet up, a cup of tea and a biscuit! I wish you all a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.