Friday, March 11, 2016

Explosion Birthday Card

©Anne Rita Taylor 2016

The month of March is definitely a birthday month. My sister Margie, my friend EJ, and my niece Jacqueline all have birthdays this month. A fun card to make has Arnold Grummer Skeleton Leaves on the front. Inside I used a fun origami explosion fold, also called the Turkish Map Fold.

8 1/2 inch square piece of paper
Folded card - 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Celebrate It 360 “Happy Birthday” ribbon from Michaels
Bone Folder, awl
PVA glue
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Inside page instructions:
Fold your 8 1/2 square paper in half - use your bone folder for good creases
Turn over and fold diagonally each way

Push it together

Fold each triangular corner to the center
Turn over and repeat - should look like this

Open and fold in the triangular corners - keep using your bone folder for better creases
When opened should look like this.

Card instructions:
Use a Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing flower folder to emboss the front of the card.  
Wrap Happy Birthday ribbon around the card, attach with your tiny brad on the front.
The skeleton leaves will hide your tiny brad. 
Make a hole with your awl to attach the two skeleton leaves with your leaf brad to the card.

I attached the explosion paper by using double sided tape on the bottom and glue stick on top.

I stamped a carved stamp I made. You can see my blog from January 15, 2016 for instructions on carving your own stamps. You can use any Happy Birthday stamp, this stamp was made by Magenta.

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