Mini Explosion Card with Facebook Live Video Tutorial

Today’s project is a mini explosion card using the Coffee Cafe bundle and the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper that I demonstrated last night on Facebook Live!

This sweet 3×3 card opens to reveal this:

If you wanted to tweak the inside a little, here’s a variation where the corners are folded in to show the other side of the Designer Series Paper:

How cool is that!?! This is called a Turkish map fold and it’s quite easy to do! No scoring tools needed (well, except for a bone folder). The video below demonstrates how to make the folds – it’s magic! Here’s a look at what the folds will look like when you’re done:

I hope this visual helps you! I know it’s hard to see the folds on the Designer Series Paper.

The great thing about this explosion card is that it’s easy to change the size! The only key is to always use a square piece of paper. And the rule of thumb is that the finished size will be half of the starting size. So, in this example, we started with a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper and it folded down to fit a 3″ x 3″ card. If you wanted to create a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card, you’d start with a 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of paper. Make sense?

Here’s a link to the original Facebook Live video, but here’s the shortened, higher-quality video:

Thank you to those of you who tuned in live! Join me every Wednesday at 8pm EST on my Facebook Page for a live project demonstration!

Thanks for stopping by today! And, as always, if you create this project, please share it on social media with the hashtag #paperpixie so I can ooh and ahh over your creation!

  • Garden Green card base – 3″ x 6″, folded at scored at 3″ (or folded in half)
  • Early Espresso layer – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Coffee Break DSP layer – 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coffee Break DSP inside explosion piece – 6″ x 6″ (tune into the video tutorial to see how to fold!)
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