Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Explosion Card


    • 4.25" x 5.5" piece of card-stock
    • 8.25" x 8.25" piece of text weight paper in same color as card-stock.
    • adhesive (glue, double sided tape, or a xyron)


     • Fold card-stock in half to form a standard sized card. Set aside.

     • Stamp the square of paper as desired. Valley fold square paper in half diagonally. Open.
     • Valley fold in half diagonally from opposite corners. Open.


     • There should now be an 'X' folded in the paper. Mountain fold the paper in half to form a rectangle. Open.

     • Fold on the diagonals again, collapsing the center fold, to the inside of the structure, forming a triangle (squash fold).


     • Fold the top layer's right corner to the center of the baseline.

     • Repeat with the top layer's left corner. Turn over and repeat.


     • Open and then collapse each of the little flaps just created into the center of the mechanism.
     • Glue the mechanism into the card so that the point just touches the fold.

     • Add glue to the top of the mechanism, then close the card so that both of the inside surfaces of the card are attached to the mechanism.

     • When the glue is dry, open the card to see the "explosion".

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