Christmas Cards, Stampin'Up

Christmas Explosion Card

This Christmas explosion card is not your everyday card. This is a special one of a kind card to give to someone special this Holiday Season! This card offers endless possibilities for any season or occasion and I can’t wait to see what you create. Don’t forget to download your pdf tutorial.

This website contains affiliate links. This mean that I may earn a commission, if you click any of the affiliate links and purchase a product

Explosion card video

The products used in this card belong to our Mini Catalog. The Santa Express Suite catch my eye as soon as I set eyes on it. You don’t want to miss it… for $107 you get a huge variety of products: stamp set, dies, DSP, ribbon, adhesive back stars, 2 embossing folders, card bases and envelopes and card pack! That’s a bargain if you ask me.

If you are interested in getting a FREE catalog, please click to box below. Let me know which catalogs you would like and I will mail them to you.


This gorgeous card has several steps to it, and logically many areas and I am layering them all. Remember, when you do this card, you do you! Please reach out if you have questions or watch the video for more clarification.

  • Card base is a piece of Evening green that measures 12”. X 12”
    • For the outside of the box you will need:
      • 4 pieces of rose gold specialty paper measuring 3-7/8” x 3-7/8”
      • 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 3-3/4” x 3-3/4”. I am using the Santa Express  DSP.
      • 1 piece of white cardstock measuring 3-3/4” x 3-3/4”. For one of the sides.
    • For the inside:
      • 2 pieces of Evening Green measuring 8-1/2” x 3-3/4”
      • 4 pieces of rose gold specialty paper measuring 3-7/8” x 3-1/8”
      • 4 pieces of DSP measuring 3-3/4” x 3”
      • 4 pieces of rose gold measuring 3-7/8” x 3-7/8”
      • 4 pieces of white cardstock measuring 3-3/4” x 3-3/4”
      • For inside notes: 
      • 4 pieces of DPS measuring 3-3/4” x 3-3/4”
      • 4 pieces of white cardstock measuring 3-5/8” x 3-5/8”
      • 2 pieces of white cardstock measuring 1-1/2″ x 3″, scored at 3/4″, 1-1/2″ and 2-/14″

Black cardstock for the train tracks, fuzzy cutting images form DSP

  • For the lid: Working on exact measurements. While in the live, we realized the lid needs to be about an 1/8 to 1/4 bigger, due to all the layers….
    • 1 piece of Evening green measuring 6-1/2” x 6-1/2”
    • 1 piece in rose gold measuring  4” x 4”
    • 1 pieces of Designer Series Paper measuring 3-7/8” x 3-7/8”. 
    • 4 pieces of rose gold measuring 4” x 1”

Product List

2 thoughts on “Christmas Explosion Card”

  1. Maria I watched your demonstration of the Christmas explosion box and you did a great job. it took a lot of patience doing this long process. I did one while watching yours. great job Maria!!!!!!

Leave a Reply