I was out shopping a few weeks ago and saw a sample graduation explosion card and kits for making explosion cards. I thought it would be a fun card to make for my sister Paula. It turned out that the stamps and dies that were used to create the sample card were out of stock so I didn't bother buying a kit.
When I got home I couldn't get the card out of my mind so I googled "explosion card" and found a variety of links. I especially liked the way this video was done and decided to create a card based on her directions.
I ended up creating several cards because they were so easy to make. I'll share one with you today and the others after I send them.
I cut my papers to the sizes suggested in the video. Then I looked through my collection of birthday stamps and stickers and found ones that fit on the papers. I used a Martha Stewart balloon punch to create the balloons that are "exploding" out of the middle of the card. I used jewelry wire to create the strings on the balloons.
The cards are easy to make and come out "very cool." I suggest you used a padded envelope if you mail them.
Have a great night!