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Thursday with Sandiebella (on Monday): Exploding Thank You Card

So, as Sandie wasn’t able to get a tutorial done for last Thursday, and I didn’t manage to get my act together and get any colouring done last week, we bring you Thursday with Sandiebella on Monday, rather than Marker Geek Monday. Ahem! Normal service will resume shortly. In the meantime, enjoy another wonderful step by step guide from Sandie, this time showing you how to recreate her adorable exploding thank you card!

Exploding Thank You Card


White card
Designer paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Pencil & ruler
Stitched circle Dies

How to:

Cut white card:
(1x) 10.5″ x 10.5″
(1x) 3.5″ x 11.5″
(3x) 3.25″ x 3.25″
(1x) 2.75″ x 2.75″
(1x) 3″ stitched circle
(6x) 3.25″ x 3.25″
(3x) 3″ x 3″
(1x) 2.75″ stitched circle
Score the 10.5″ x 10.5″ at 3.5″ and 7″.  Flip 90 degrees and score at 3.5″ and 7″ again. You will have 9 3.5″ squares.

Using a paper trimmer or craft knife, cut from the top scorelines, diagonally, to the side scorelines – removing the four corners.

In each of the 4 corner sections, mark the centre with a pencil and score from the where the score lines intersect down to the pencil mark

On one of the 3.5″ squares, measure and mark at 1.75″ on the edge. Score from each of the corners of the score lines down to the 1.75″ mark.

Repeat only on the opposite side.

Valley fold all the score lines. Pinch in the sides and fold up the back/front to make the explosion mechanism.

Cut two of the 3.25″ squares diagonally, both ways, to make eight triangle shapes.

Adhere the triangles to the inside of the card each side of the score lines.

Make three 3.25″ panels for the inside. Adhere the 2.75″ piece of card to one of them for the sentiment.

Score the 11.5″ x 3.5″ piece of card at 3-9/16″, 7-1/8″ and 10-11/16″

Adhere a paper panel between next to the small tab. If you are using directional paper, ensure it is pointing up towards the tab. Turn the piece 180 degrees and adhere paper to the opposite end, also pointing upwards.

Apply adhesive to the tab and adhere inside the opposite end.

Fold up the exploding card and ensure it fits inside.

Stamp a sentiment from the Work Life Sentiments set in the centre panel.

Turn over and adhere the remaining 2 paper panels.

Stamp Gnome Doctor onto white card. Colour using your preferred medium, then fussy cut around the outline.

Adhere the card and paper circles together and then adhere them to the front of the card cover.

Using 3d foam dots adhere Gnome Doctor to the circle panel.

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