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balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs · Feb 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Explosion Card

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a super easy card to make and give!

It explodes with love! Watch the video for the how-to:

This is a technique I learned a hundred years ago on Two Peas in a Bucket (a site now sadly defunct) and I can't remember the original source. However, a commenter on YouTube told me that this fold is actually a well known fold called "Turkish Map Fold." Sure enough, I did a quick google search and found lots of great written instructions with diagrams. Here's my favorite.

Of course, while this card is intended for Valentine's Day, the idea works for any holiday! Give it a try, it's super easy and the explosion always makes the recipient smile!

Hand Carved Leaves

Hand Carved Elements

Ranger Archival Ink

American Crafts 12x12 Black Cardstock

Baby Wipes

2x4 Acrylic Block

Golden Fluid Acrylics

Palette Paper

Westcott Detail Scissors

Bone Folder

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Brush Pack

Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer

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