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Pop-Up Explosion Gatefold Cards

Hi friends, today I’m sharing these pretty and VERY easy Explosion Cards

This style has been around for a long time and I have used it on cards in the past, however, I was sent a request by a lady called Cynthia after she saw a lovely version by Julie Davison and wondered if I could make one. Check out Julies version here.

It’s a great way to use your pattern cardstock and hide a message!

You can make this any size, if you would like to see my other ‘Explosion’ style cards, check out my playlist here.

I’ve used a belly band to keep mine closed, however, a ribbon tie would also look lovely.


Summer Fun 12′ x 12′ paper pad.

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Made to Surprise sentiment stamp sets.

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1 piece of 10′ x 5′ pattern paper for the inner pop-up piece.

Score along the 10′ side at 2.1/2 & 7.1/2, follow my tutorial below for the other scorelines.

1 piece of 10′ x 7′ card for the main base.

Score along the 10′ side at 2.1/2 & 7.1/2

1 piece of 3.1/2 x 3.1/2, 3.1/8 x 3.1/8 & 3′ x 3′ card for the inside middle panel.

1 strip of 2′ x A4 or 12′ lengh card for the belly band.

2 pieces of 2.3/8 x 6.7/8 & 2.1/4 x 6.5/8 to cover the front panels.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

Happy crafting


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