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Friday, 25 April 2014

Exploding box cards


Well like many people I was blown away when I first saw these – so simple but really effective!!

So, being an absolute sucker for a card that’s a bit different (I have all sorts of templates in my stash!!) I had to have a go at these. Being lazy I ordered some blanks from craftwork cards, but while waiting for them to arrive I made one myself for Mother’s Day.

I made a similar one this week for a friends birthday. Because I like it to look like a card I decorate it so it arrives like this.


Then it opens up to this – such fun!




I have seen them done to all sorts of themes and (if you don’t go too mad with the embellishments!!) they really do fold flat. So easy, do have a go if you haven’t already.

Of course mine was a bit too bulky to go in a normal envelope so I tried to make a bagvelope. (My own term LOL because it couldn’t decide what it was)

Don’t look too close, I don’t know what it is about the measurements for bags and envelopes but my brain seems to fly out the window when I try to do it. Wouldn’t mind but I did train as a garden designer and  I am pretty good at technical drawing of all types of construction to scale –so really not sure why this simple technique befuddles me so much!!

Bye for now!! Have a good weekend!!


chrissies said...

I love the shape of these cards but I have never made one--now I feel inspired as yours is so beautiful

Love Chrissie x

Meggymay said...

Wow, these looks gorgeous Cindy. Love hoe they fold down.
Yvonne x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, that is SO pretty!! What a fab technique :-)
Hugs, LLJ xx

Julie Beech said...

Wow this is so pretty Cindy, love that mass of blooms. I have just been introduced to these cards (my friend Di sent me one recently)and I am itching to make one but not had the opportunity yet. :)

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