Explosive News|Explosion Card (tutorial)

It’s always fun to add something a little unexpected to a card. How about a pop-out insert that opens to be bigger than the card itself? Fun right? And super easy!


I started with Paper SmoochesGreat Chemistry stamp set. I paper-pieced the scientist’s glove which made inserting the beaker very easy! (The set with comes with a couple different options of what to place in the hand.)

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, C00, C1, C2, C3, C6, E00, E11, E35, E41, E42, R01, R02, Y21, YR14, YR23

I created my insert with one-sided patterned paper to add a bit of color to the folds. The white side was stamped lightly with a pattern of beakers and light bulbs with the sentiment stamped in the center.

Michele Boyer - Paper Smooches (explosion card, open)

The insert opens to be completely flat so it’s easy to add a written message once assembled.

You can find complete step-by-step instructions with photos HERE on the Craftsy blog. I hope you’ll check it out.  :)

1amichele siggy

2 responses to “Explosive News|Explosion Card (tutorial)

  1. Someone is going to love getting this :) Thanks for the tutorial!!

  2. Fun fold for the theme of your card, so fun!!

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