Handmade Explore Card

This is a great masculine card. I started 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Bazzill Basic Brown cardstock that I folded to make an A2 size card. Then I layered on 4″ x 5″ piece of map designer paper from Tim Holtz Crowed Attic Paper stack.  Then I took a  5 x 1 1/2 inch piece of dark blue card stock and used my Regal Flourishes folder to emboss it. Then I layered in on toward the bottom of the card. I attached small brads in each of the corner of the map. I cut the world at 3 1/2 inches from the Give Hoot Cartridge. I cut the water and continents from ancestry.com paper. I used recollections card stock for the shadow and ribbon and  distressed them my Tim Holtz Distress ink. After the world was assembled, I attached it with some pop dots. For the sentiment I used a small frame from the ancesty.com embossed frames. I cut a piece of dark red paper to fit in the frame. Before I stamped my sentiment, I distressed the red cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used my Martha Stewart Clear Stamps Sans Serif Typeface to spell out explore. Then I attached the frame with some pop dots. Hope you enjoy this card.



  • Recollection Cardstock
  • Bazzill Basics Cardstock
  • K & Company ancestry.com Embossed Frames
  • K & Company ancestry.com Designer Paper
  • Tim Holtz 12″ Crowded Attic Paper Stack


  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink Pads  Victorian Velvet
  • Colorbox Pigment Stamp Pad Dragonfly Black
  • Martha Stewart Clear Stamps Sans Serif Typeface

Die Cuts and Embossing:

  • Cricut Give a Hoot Cartridge
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder Regal Flourishes


  • Recollections Small Brads


  • 3D-Dots from EK tools
  • Zig two Way Glue Pen
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (ATG)


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