Monday, September 14, 2020

How to Make a Slimline "Explosion" Card! Video Backup Info!

Hi, all!! Here are the written instructions I promised, although, my videos are better! LOL!! The links to the items used are affiliate links which means I will make a small commission at no charge to you if you make purchases through those links. CC Vintage Christmas Card Bundle:

Card base: 7" by 8 1/2" paper, scored and folded at 3 1/2". Card will be 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fit in a business sized envelope.

To make "explosion" inner: Score a piece of 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" paper at 3 3/8" and fold in half. Make a mark along the 8 1/2" spine at 4 1/4". Make two more marks at 2 inches in from either end.

Line up the middle score mark angling down to the corner point of the card and score. Do the same thing from the middle score mark to the opposite corner point. Then do the same kind of thing from the 2" marks angled toward the corresponding corner as before. (I told you the videos were better at explaining! LOL!)

Open the explosion base up and score along the longer lines created from the middle mark, score in both directions. Then mountain fold on those lines. You will have what looks like a triangle. Then valley fold on the score marks created at the 2" marks. Now you should have the "explosion" part created. Place glue on the large triangles created on top and bottom of this piece and center in the card base. Allow to dry and decorate as you wish!


  1. This paper pad, which is sold out on HSN, is available on amazon, starting 9/16. Same price with free shipping.

  2. Love this card. Thank you for doing the work. It can be used for many occasions.

  3. Thank you for doing the math and following up with a video. Been enjoying your videos and have found a freedom that I didn't have before. Thank you it's only paper keep going!