Card Samples, Thursdays with Sandiebella

DT Thursday: Create a Pop Up Explosion Card with Sandiebella!

DT Thursday time! Sandie has another awesome make for us to follow along with today.

Stamping Bella DT Thursday Pop Up Explosion Card

Pop-up Explosion Card


White card
Patterned paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Corner punch or envelope board
Stitched circle & octagon dies

How to:

Cut 3 pieces of white card
1 @ 6″ x 6″
1 @ 4.25″ x 9″
1 @ 2″ x 11″

Score the 4.25″ x 9″ at 4.5″ and set aside.

Score the 6″ x 6″ piece at 3″, flip 90 degrees and score again at 3″ to make 4 equal size squares.

On one side only, score on the diagonal as shown.

Fold, and crease all the score lines with a bone folder.

Cut 4 squares measuring 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

Using a corner punch or envelope board, remove the corners from 2 sides of each of the squares, as shown

Cut 2 of the squares diagonally.

Pinch the diagonal scorelines inwards and fold the base into a square.

Crease the scorelines well.

Open the base up and on each of the 3″ intersections, remove the corners.

(I folded the base in half on the 3″ scorelines before punching)


Adhere the triangles to the two sections with the diagonal scorelines.

Adhere the full squares to the other two sections.

Cut 4 patterned paper squares measuring 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″. If you prefer more white showing, you can cut them a little smaller.

As with the white card squares, punch away 2 corners on each and cut 2 diagonally.

Adhere all the patterned paper to the base.

Retrieve the card base and fold in half on the scoreline. Crease with the bone folder.

For the front, cut 1 piece of white card measuring 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ and patterned paper 1/8″ smaller to layer on top.

For the inside, cut 2 pieces of patterned paper measuring 4 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ and stick down.

Add a sentiment or any embellishments desired to the pop up mechanism.

Pinch the diagonal scorelines inwards to make a square.

Apply adhesive to the bottom of the pop up and adhere to the inside of the card base as shown.

Apply adhesive to the top of the pop up and fold down the top of the card over it.

When you pull up the front of the card, it will pop open like this.

For the belly band, take the 2″ x 11″ piece of white card and place it across the front of the card equal distance from either end. (no need to be precise, just eye ball it.) Wrap the ends around the card to make a snug, but not tight, belly band.

Apply double sided tape to the inside of one end and the outside of the other end.

Cut 2 pieces of contrasting patterned paper measuring 1 7/8″ x 4.25″.

Stick one piece to the front of the belly band, and the other on the back.

Stamp Rosie and Bernie onto white card, colour with your desired medium and cut out using a stitched circle die, or any other shape you wish.

Cut a 2nd circle from white card and adhere it to the back of the image to make it more robust.

Stick the image to the belly band only. Make sure it doesn’t stick to the front of the card as you will need to slip the belly band off to open the card.

Over To You!

Share your personal favourite Stamping Bella creations with us. We LOVE to see what you’ve been creating with Stamping Bella stamps. Share a link to your latest Stamping Bella card in the comments below, or an old favourite you made a while ago. Tell us what your favourite stamps are. Are there any additions you would like to see to the range? Let us know!

Another way to connect is by joining us in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook Group and share your pictures.

If you are posting your images online, we would love to see them on Instagram and all the platforms mentioned above. To make it easier for us to find you just use #markergeekmonday and/or #stampingbella as a hashtag. Even better tag me @markergeek and @stampingbella . We love it when you connect, so don’t be shy!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!




  1. Laura P. says:

    Wonderful tutorial! I can’t wait to try this. The step by step photos are so helpful!

  2. Colleen Balija says:

    This is a Sweet card, thanks for sharing the instructions with us!

  3. Linda M says:

    Cute card! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  4. sue says:

    Sandie, this is brilliant, you have wonderful imagination and patience of a saint!
    I love this…xxx

  5. Nancee Purdum says:

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing how this is made! I love all your instructions! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Comments (required)