Tuesday, November 18, 2014


This is a card making week for me I guess.  I joined another swap group on Facebook called Paper Crafting Swappers and cards is primarily what they swap.  I still have a couple cards to make to share with my swap partners but since none of them look at this blog I will post what I have made so far.

 Have you ever heard of an explosion or squash fold card?  I made the card using Stampin' Up! (SU) card stock and BoBunny print paper.  The stamps are from Day of Gratitude stamp set SU put out a few years ago. 

The card is made from an 8"x 8" piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock fold as shown below.
Card opened out flat.  You score at 4" then turn and score at 4" again.  Turn the piece diagonal and score the length.  Fold the card so that the diagonal fold folds inside the card.  It was a lot easier then I thought it was going to be but it still took some thinking to get it to fold right.  

Shelly's Images Blog has an awesome tutorial on how to make the Squash card.  Check it out. 

The second card I have made is made using Stampin' UP! cardstock, BoBunny print papers, SU punches, stamps and dies from Stamps of Life.
I think Mr Snowman is cuter in real life cause you can see the glitter on his hat and scarf and I couldn't get it to photograph well at all.

More to come!  Hope you like these cards!


  1. Great cards Vicki. Can't wait to try explosion one. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

  2. The first one is gorgeous! I love the style and might give it a go some time! Thank for the instructions. The snowman card is so cute!


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