Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MFP Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to our Oldies But Goodies Blog Hop! We'll be featuring many of our older but still fabulous stamp sets during the hop!

Each day we will have a tutorial and samples for your inspiration.

Follow along from April 22-24 for your chance to win the Oldie But Good  Stamp set of YOUR CHOICE. One winner will be chosen. Just leave a comment. Each day you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning!

April 22- Flowers With Watercolors
April 23-Stand By Your Man Explosion Card
April 24-Holidays Candy Holder

Today's Tutorial is by Sue. You can find it here.
You can find the square Explosion Card Tutorial here.

I created three explosion cards for today's hop!
The first one is a simplified square explosion card with no outer layering; I used only the "explosion" as the card base.

For this Oldies But Goodies masculine explosion card, I used the 2012 set called Be Wild and Free!  The designer paper is from DCWV Safari 6x4 paper stack.  I used a map from the paper stack for the front of my card and stamped the solid stamps from the set over the map.  For the inside images, I stamped on white cardstock and cut the squares in half on the diagonal to add to the folds of the explosion card.

The second square explosion card follows Sue's square explosion card tutorial using the bottom and top layers to "sandwich" the explosion between.  I again used the Be Wild and Free stamp set.

My third explosion card uses the A2 sized card base and explosion fold found in Sue's first tutorial link.
For explosion card #3 I used the 2012 Island Life stamp set.

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                       Vickie (you are here!)


  1. All three look amazing. I love how well that paper stack works with the MFP stamp set. Well done on the third one too. A guy will certainly enjoy receiving any of these cards.

  2. Wow like this a lot
    Very pretty man cards
    Thank for showing

  3. Such wonderful cards...the explosion inside the cards is just awesome.
    Well done

  4. Loved your cards and happy to say that I am your newest follower. I am here from The Outlawz and would love to invite you to become a follower of my blog as well.

  5. Wow! you out did yourself. I like how you didn't add the card front to your first card. I'll have to try that.
    stamping sue

  6. Amazing work!! Love it!! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I am now one of yours! :)

  7. Wow. I am lovin' all 3 of your cards. Love the masculine theme and colors. I am going to have to give this fold a try.

  8. Really great examples for this fold!!! Love them both.

  9. great cards! The papers are perfect on the Safari cards.

  10. I love them both! what great projects! you did a fantastic job on both cards!!

  11. Love the style of these cards! I really like the paper you used on the first one!

  12. 1st... thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

    holy moly! is this ever gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  13. Hi Vickie - WOW - what great creations!!! Especially like that exploding card :) Thanks for the inspiration! I'm from the Outlawz, and am your newest follower! I sure hope you will follow my blog as well!

  14. Both of your cards are amazing! I love the stamping on patterned paper and the masculine feel!!

  15. These cards are fabulous with the masculine papers and stamps. I love that Island Life one the most!

  16. I am totally loving these cards of yours!

  17. these are very beautiful Vickie.

    gr karin

  18. All three are wonderful! Wonderful ideas and images for masculine cards!