Introduction: How to Make a Squash Card for Valentines | Exploding Card | Squash Book Tutorial | DIY Paper Crafts

About: My name is Giulia Talmacel, I was born on the 6th of January 1995.I am from Romania but currently living in UK with my husband Emanuel. I like to play with paper and do beautiful things from it. I also like t…

Learn how to make a Squash Card ( Squash Book ) for Valentines in this paper crafts tutorial.
This exploding card tutorial teach you how to make one of the best gifts ever that you can do for 14 February ( Valentines Day ). These are very nice paper greeting cards to DIY for your Exploding box.

Squash cards give a unique way for you to convey your personalized messages and display favorite photos of your choice. Our variety of card templates make it so easy to design your own greeting cards and photo cards, that you can’t help but unleash your creativity and reap the benefits of this awesome card design feature. Let's get started, make your own and surprise your loved ones.

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Step 1: Watch the Video!

For some people it's easier to watch a video than following step by step photos :)

So if you are one of them I hope that this video will help you !

Step 2: Gather Your Supplies!

You need:

  • Scissor
  • Double adhesive tape
  • Ribbon
  • Coloured Cardboard
  • Design Paper

You can see that I attached the dimensions as well :)

You're welcome :D

Step 3: Take One Green Square and Fold It.

Here we gonna have two steps:
1) Take one green square ( 8 inch x 8 Inch ) and fold it like in the photos.

  • Fold it in half.
  • Unfold it.
  • Fold it in half again ( this time on the other side ).
  • Unfold it.
  • Fold it just on one diagonal.
  • Unfold again.

2)Now fold the square like in the last three images.

Step 4: Make Two More.

Repeat the process and make two more.

Step 5: Stick Them Together!

Put double adhesive tape on them and stick them together.

Step 6: Making the Covers.

1.Take one square with special design ( 5.5 inch x 5.5 inch ).

2.Mark 1/2 inch on each corner ( each side ).

3.Cut each corner.

4.Put double adhesive tape on it.

5.Fold the sides.

6.You need two square like that.

Step 7: Stick the Covers With the Other Part.

1)Put double adhesive tape on the green cardboard ( on both sides ).

2)Stick the covers on it.

Step 8: At This Step Your Book Should Look Like That!

Step 9: Add Some Decorative Items on the Front Cover.

Step 10: Decorate It Inside.

Step 11: Add Some Photos or Text.

I added some photos with my husbant :)

They are very nice! I hope you'll like them :)

Step 12: You Can Decorate It on the Back As Well!

Step 13: Add Some Ribbon on It.

This will help you to keep it closed and will do it nicer as well.

Step 14: More Project Videos!

Well now you know how to make a Cute Squash Book .

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Write me your comments about this project on my youtube video(comments section)!

You can see it somewhere on the top of this step!