Explosion Pop-up Card


Today I have a special card to share with you all - one that I made for my daughter's 3rd birthday, an explosion pop-up card!

The main base is prepared using pink colored metallic cardstock. For the front background, I've used a diecut from Altenew Codec cover die on green polka dots paper from the Papericious Pretty Basics collection. For the bottom flap, I've used the same patterned paper along with a pink floral washi tape.

It is topped with a matching green diecut and the sentiment 'Make a Wish' is a 3D sticker from Kaisercraft. I love the sparkle and dimension on it, sorry not able to capture the shine in the pic!

On opening the card, it explodes! :)

I've used a green patterned paper from wrapping paper book for the exploding folds. It is neither too thick nor too thin and perfect for creating the folds.

The inside has a layered popup cake studded with pink stars :) To top the cake, I've a candle cut from another Papericious patterned paper and attached using a slit on the top layer of the cake. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is stamped using Versafine Onyx black ink from Mudra's Let's Party stampset. A few green stars and 2 tweety stickers embellish the top part.

Did you notice the 'Pull' part? Ya, there is a surprise element hidden! :) I loved to include a surprise pocket that holds the message for my daughter :)

For the lower part of the inside, I've used a Celebrate 3D sticker from the same Kaisercraft pack and a pink lace to decorate. The card has a magnetic closure mechanism at the bottom. To cover the magnetic portion, I've used a green watercolored polka dots patterned paper from Dress My Craft.

Linking to,
1. Prika Sep 2018 - Anything Goes Popped Up

2. PCM Sep 2018

3. Cards Galore Encore - Sep
4. TTCRD Week of 9/18
5. Seize the Birthday - Diecuts or Punches
6. Creative Inspirations - Sep
7. Crafty Creations #374
8. Crafty Gals Corner #174
9. LPOCF #90
10. QKR Stampede #313
11. Not Just Cards - Sep
12. Creative Fingers #152
13. Aloha Friday #127
14. SSS Wednesday - Pop It Up
15. HLS Sep Anything Goes with Dies
16. Eclectic Ellapu - Sep
17. Crafty Catz #429
18. Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #251
19. Cut It Up #156
20. 613 Avenue #213
21. Creative Craft Cottage #111
22. LTSCB #113
23. LTCCB #26
24. Crafty Addicts #52
25. Get Creative #73
26. LMMS #197
27. Papericious - Sep
28. Sheepski Designs #18
29. Polkadoodle Week #37
30. Crafting with an Attitude #43
31. Crafty Calender - Sep
32. A Perfect Time to Craft - Sep
33. CardzTV #65
34. Always Happy Birthday - Sep
35. Morgan's Artworld - Sep
36. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Sep
37. Creative Moments #152
38. A Bit More Time to Craft #76
39. MIUCB #17
40. Papercraft Business #10
41. Creatalicious #147
42. Creative Crafters #8
43. Daisy Challenge #23
44. Altenew Inspiration Challenge - Sep

45. MFT Birthday Project - Birthday Surprise
46. Creations in Pink #2

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)


  1. Ok pink and green are my favorite colors! But my goodness this card is fabulous! Thanks for sharing it with us and good luck!
    Hugs, Joy

  2. This card looks amazing, so many elements in one card. The surprise element and die cut looks great. Lovely choice of colors.

  3. Gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. This is just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  5. Oh, my gosh, I've never seen anything like it! What a fun card! Your daughter will flip when she sees it, and I'm sure she'll love it to death! :)

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Birthday challenge!


  6. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Sherry DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  7. Absolutely gorgeous work here. Your colours and design is just gorgeous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  8. Wow, beautiful card, love it! The colors, design and presentation rocks.

    Thank you for joining us at our Cut it Up birthday challenge.


  9. Wow!beautiful popup!Loved the hidden surprise!Thanks for playing along with us at
    Crafts Galore Encore Challenge-Always Anything goes
    Explosion Boxes

  10. OMGoodness! This is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing at Aloha Friday Challenge.

  11. Super fun SURPRISE card for the recipient! Thanks for joining in at STB

  12. Awesome creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  13. Gorgeous card, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining in this months 'Unusual Folds' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  14. Wow! what a fabulous exploding card and love the bright colours, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  15. Thanks for sharing your fun and colorful explosion card with us at Through The Craft Room Door; your little girl surely adores it ! Neat idea !

    1. I didn't realize when I posted the original comment that you also shared your fun card with us at Love To Craft, thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge this month.

  16. This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

  17. This is amazing...love how cheerful it looks and the neatness with which you executed a tricky pop up mechanism

  18. Wow - what an explosion! So fun and festive! Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up!

  19. WOW. What a fun and creative card. Love the bright colors and fun fold.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

  20. Wow. I'll bet your three-year-old was thrilled with her card. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy [https://myasperations.blogspot.com]

  21. Wow such a creative card it's absolutely gorgeous and I just love your colour scheme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  22. It's brilliant and so creative. Thanks for joining us for the Get Creative challenge this month.

    stamp-color-and create
    **Make sure to visit my blog to grab some really great FREE Digi Sentiments.**

  23. Thank you for playing along with our blog challenge...anything goes popped up....nice layout!!

  24. Very beautifully made. Loved the pop-up effect inside of the card. :)

  25. Simple but effective design on the outside - and then wow the inside. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

  26. Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our NOT JUST CARDS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  27. Wow, love the detail and colour.
    Thank you fro joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  28. Wow! This is an amazing card! Love the bright and happy colors. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck Karthika and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

  29. What a fun birthday card! Your creation is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Patty DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  30. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!

  31. Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Cheryl DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  32. This is an amazing project, I suspect your daughter was thrilled and surprised by the popup, It's gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š Yes she was super happy about the explosion and the popup cake ๐Ÿ˜Š

  33. WOW, what a fabulous explosion/pop up card, Karthikha! Love the color combo. Thanks so much for joining us at QKR Stampede this week and also at SheepSki Designs this month. Good luck in the draws.
    NanaConnie DT

  34. oh Wow - I love your colour scheme and your inside pop is awesome - I really like the pull out sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Papercraft Business Challeneg.

  35. Love love love the POP of color of your card. Love the intricate overlay on the front! :)
    Thanks for joining us this month, hope to see you again.
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  36. A fabulous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with circles” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  37. Hello greetings from Papericious ! Please mention the products used from Papericious and thanks for playing along with us .

    1. Hey Nikkita..I've already mentioned it in the post.. It is Papericious Pretty Basics polka green sheet used for the main panel which is diecut using a cover die..

  38. Wow! Beautiful card!!
    Love the surprise element!!
    Thank you for playing along !
    Good luck !!
    Priya chajjed
    Papericious DT

  39. Wow such an interesting card Karthika.
    Thankyou for joining us at Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies Challenge this month, we look forward to see more from you in the future too. All the best.
    Seemaa DT

  40. O wow! it looks so cute.. Thank you for playing along -Parul (Papericious)


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