Hi crafters! Fall is officially here, and I want to celebrate with an exploding box card tutorial featuring a beautiful sunflower, fall leaf, and pumpkin. Would you like to join in?
As I mentioned, the name of this type of card is an exploding box card, or sometimes it’s called a card in a box. Can you believe this card will actually fold flat and fit into a regular A2 size envelope? When I first saw these cards, I completely ignored them because they looked scary. I thought they would take daayyyyyssss to make. Eventually I tried making one, and it wan’t nearly as hard as I expected! If you’re afraid of them, I encourage you to try making one. Keep reading and I’ll show you exactly how.
I wanted to feature all of the goodness of fall on this card, and I used the following products to do so.
The Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and coordinating Sunflowers dies are just gorgeous. The large sunflower was the perfect piece to include as the feature of this fun card. See a few other projects I’ve made with this set here.
The Harvest Hellos stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch have been some of my absolute favorites since they were released last year. I have made boatloads of other projects made with these products, so take a look.
The Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves dies are the perfect combination for fall. With a beautiful leaf, nice pumpkins, a bundle of wheat, and beautiful sayings, it can cover many of your needs for fall craft projects. See some other projects made with them here.
Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper
This paper, with so many foil accents is simply beautiful! Below is another card featuring these gorgeous prints.
Now, let’s talk about the materials you’ll need to make one of these cards.
You’ll need the following materials for our exploding box card tutorial project.
Card Base – Cardstock measuring:
- 1 – 5 1/2 x 9″
- 2 – 1 x 3 1/8″
Side Panels (optional) – Cardstock measuring:
- 4 – 1 7/8 x 2 3/4″ for box sides
- 4 – 1 7/8 x 2 1/4″ for top flaps
Side Panels (optional) – Designer paper measuring:
- 4 – 1 3/4 x 2 5/8″
- 4 – 1 3/4 x 2 1/8″
You’ll also need additional materials for decorating, such as the sunflower, leaf, and pumpkin.
The easy way to learn to make this card is by watching along as I create one. Watch along below as I share how to make this fun card, or scroll down for a link to written instructions.
Written Photo Tutorial
For written instructions for an exploding box card, please see this post from a few years ago.
Thanks for visiting for my exploding box card tutorial! If you’ve never made one of these cards before, you should try it today!
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