162 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Growing & Shrinking
  
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Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions Tricks with Cards 148
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation More Magic 57
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method More Magic 64
Unknown Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishesRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Unknown Die Riesenkarte card triples in sizeRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 143
Unknown Die Verwandlungs- und Verkleinerungskarte Queen changes in a Jack, shrinks to half its size and vanishes Der moderne Kartenkünstler 151
Unknown Die Kartencigarre card vanishes in the hands, miniature card reappears at end of cigar, it then grows to normal size Der moderne Kartenkünstler 184
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi Der moderne Kartenkünstler 153
Unknown The Latest Diminishing Card gaffed New Era Card Tricks 226
Unknown The Changing and Diminishing Card card changes, shrinks, then disappears New Era Card Tricks 229
Unknown The Changing and Enlarging Card Related to New Era Card Tricks 230
Unknown The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods New Era Card Tricks 270
Unknown The Diminishing Card gaffedRelated to New Era Card Tricks 225
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards gaffed set The Modern Conjurer 92
Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 118
Laurie Ireland It Changes, It Shrinks, It Vanishes random card changes into selection, card then shrinks and grows Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 1
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans Greater Magic 12
Audley Walsh The Assorted Cards elaborate diminishing cards routine The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 90) 563
Charlie Miller The Diminishing Cards - Mechanical Method More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 52
Paul LePaul Diminishing Card Finesse with deck vanish finale More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 51
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Spuds cards to arm pit, selection shrinks and vanishes, miniature card appears in chosen potato Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Unknown Shrinking Gaff card shrinks to miniature card, see footnote Prepared Cards and Accessories 17
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat The First Book of William 37
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan techniqueRelated to The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Dai Vernon Jumbo Surprise a Card becomes a Jumbo Card when turned over on the tableVariations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 38
Karl Fulves Big Deal gag, spectator cannot square his selection in the deck because it's larger than the other cards The Book of Numbers 38
Karl Fulves It Stretches tipInspired by The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 15
Peter Kane The Incredible Shrinking Card Case Another Card Session with Peter Kane 1
Karl Fulves It Stretches card is shown to be extra long, spectator can push it through deck, using wax gimmickRelated toVariations The Book of Numbers 30
Brother John Hamman Deck in Parvo case shrinks, for credits for gaff see page 50 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 5) 35
Edward G. Brown The Diminishing Cards The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 99
Roy Walton The Witch-Doctors card shrinks between four kingsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 1) 3
Bob Driebeek Bob Driebeek On The 'Witchdoctors' with a pocket card for the small cards, second idea with magnet cardsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 6) 66
Karl Fulves, Slydini Wee Three sandwich put in case, shaken, sandwiched card shrinks, two methods (second 90% Slydini's) Methods with Cards - Part 3 185
Barry Govan Match Card card vanishes and miniature cards appears in matchbook held by a spectator Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 1) 152
Charles Waller Shrinking Card one of three cards shrinks The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 5) 876
Roy Walton Stretching a Point Inspired by
  • Peter Kane's "Elongated Lady"
Some Late Extra Card Tricks 10
Patrick Cook, Wesley James Micro - Macro Handling Related to Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 5) 63
Nick Trost Expanding Cards Fan of mini cards grow into large cardsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 29
Alan Shaxon Professional Cards to Pocket five cards travel to pocket, then they shrink and appear as jumbo cards in the pocket Practical Sorcery 10
Jon Racherbaumer, Gene Castillon, Marvin Johnson The Lady Stretches including:
- Handling Notes
- Alternate Handling to Show the Backs at Step 2
- The Marvin Johnson Variation
- The Portable Fake Version (Racherbaumer)
Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 1) 5
Philip T. Goldstein Shrink Wrap one of the kings shrink Scattershot 11
Karl Fulves Prepare To Die chosen card shrinks in deck, devil's pack presentation Impromptu Holdouts 45
Philip T. Goldstein Expansion behind a giant fan, a card changes and becomes a jumbo card The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 2
Frank Garcia, Father Cyprian Additional Uses for the "Hole" 1. changing four Kings to Aces
2. card transforms underneath sponge hole
3. card shrinks underneath sponge hole
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 11) 16
Bob Farmer, Bill Simon Twisting, Turning, Extending and Otherwise Molesting the Aces card is stretched, then one by one reverses Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 9) 572
Richard Kaufman "It Shrinks!" card shrinks multiple times ala diminishing cards, gaffed CardMagic 155
Richard Kaufman Travel four cards at once without deck, diminishing cards as pseudo explanation CardMagic 161
Karl Fulves Impromptwo poker size card placed in bridge size deck vanishes or shrinks to bridge size Shape Changers 9
Karl Fulves An Expansion Sandwich two poker size cards sandwich a bridge size card which expands to poker size Shape Changers 10
Karl Fulves Expansion of Matter bridge card sandwiched between poker size cards expands
- Brutus Method
- Sit-Down Approach
- Sneak Attack
Shape Changers 13
Karl Fulves Stretch Ref Shape Changers 44
Edward Marlo Cased Switches - 3rd Approach: The Diminishing Or Enlarging Card Case see also page 10 of 21st Century Card Magic Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 283
Karl Fulves Drink This Inspired by Shape Changers 19
Al Leech Major Surgery one card shrinks Al Leech's Legacy 11
Al Leech Too Small strategy to add a small card to the deck Al Leech's Legacy 30
Al Leech, Martin Gardner A Typographical Error variation on "Major Surgery", changing back kicker Al Leech's Legacy 18
Gene Maze Wldness of the Wildest Kind blank then, small cards The Gene Maze Card Book 74
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each otherRelated to Close-up Fantasies - Book II 45
Paul Harris The Uncut Version of The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each otherRelated to Close-up Fantasies - Book II 57
Steve Skomp The Shrinking Deck credit correction on page 612, additional credit and sources to Sheldon Waldman and Walt RollinsRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 9) 529
Edward Marlo Fourth Effect miniature deck becomes normal deck 21st Century Card Magic 6
Edward Marlo Fifth Effect enlarging miniature deck which reappears in its small case 21st Century Card Magic 7
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method Close-up Fantasies Finalé 169
Ron Frost "That's Small" miniature card gag Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 7) 514
Karl Fulves Baby Face Poker Problem #8, 5 indifferent cards change into miniature Royal Flush, or jumbo size poker hand, no method Octet 75
Edward Marlo First Effect deck removed from case, case shrinks, miniature deck removed 21st Century Card Magic 1
Dr. James Nuzzo Do it for Ozzie shrinking card case, lapping, using "Open Side Card Case" 21st Century Card Magic 2
Edward Marlo Second Method shrinking card case 21st Century Card Magic 4
Paul Harris The Incredible Shrinking Hand hand shrinks when trying to palm card (actually card is stretched), palmed card switched for two previous selections from deck Close-up Fantasies Finalé 61
Edward Marlo Third Effect two decks removed from card case, then case shrinks and miniature deck is removed 21st Century Card Magic 4
Edward Marlo Why Didn't I Think Of That shrinking deck Card Finesse 84
Mike Caveney Flying Deuces boomerang card transforms into jumbo card Ideas 17
Don England Two Impromptu "Stretches" Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 12) 713
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle Plastic Man gaffed The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. Winter Extra) 36
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Bob King Shrinker see page 111 for additional tip The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. 7) 57
Jon Racherbaumer Small Fry The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. Summer Extra) 102
Mike Powers Mike's Dwarf Related toVariations A Close-Up Kinda Guy 37
Paul Harris Shrunken Twilight using mirrorVariations A Close-Up Kinda Guy 87
Paul Harris Extra Special Close-Up Kinda Guy Bonus Effect combination of "Shrunken Twilight" and "Mike's Dwarf"Inspired by A Close-Up Kinda Guy 88
Lawrence Frame Compression last ace shrinks in spectator's handsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 10) 1124
Paul Harris, Doug Bennett Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's handVariations A Close-Up Kinda Guy 115
Paul Harris Bizarre Stretch A Close-Up Kinda Guy 109
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax done with miniature card frames which are streched into normal sized card frames as climax Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 10) 973
Steve Hamilton Going, Going ... Gone! cards shrink Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1260
Jay Sankey, Paul Harris "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo Close-up Seductions 79
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cardsInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 63
Richard Kaufman Vacilation card becomes miniature card and normal again several times while it is flicked The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 43
Mike Bornstein Miniature Mindreading Miracle though of card, wrong card changes into miniature brainwave deck Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 1060
Jerry K. Hartman Mini Ha Ha card shrinks to miniature card Best of Friends - Volume II 162
Jerry K. Hartman Apocalypse Variations or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 3) 1043
Philip T. Goldstein Rackjobber FISM Madrid 1985 4
Edward Victor Diminishing Card Trick with confetti finale The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Don England Telescopic Alice Card visibly shrinks and returns to original size Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 60
Don England Long and Lean Card is streched Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 29
Don England Plastic Lady II Card is streched both ways Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 49
Jon Racherbaumer, Richard Kaufman Plastic Lady I Card is streched sidewaysRelated to Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 43
Lawrence Frame Compression Twisting the Aces, last Ace shrinksRelated to Close-up Framework 7
Steve Beam, Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffedRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 253
David Regal Small Thinker shrinking deck Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 102
Mike Bornstein Enlarger normal card comes out of box and becomes giant card when fully removed Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1408
Steve Beam Big Deal card not hidden behind jumbo cardInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 276
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selectionRelated to
  • Dr. Jaks' "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff" in Charly Eperny's "Das Stanley-Jaks Buch", 1961. P.126
Also published here
Seminarheft 1
Karl Fulves Jumbo card rises up, when pushed down it turns out that it is longer than the deck, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 50) 230
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Regular Cards) The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 145
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Gimmicked Cards) queens visibly shrink to miniature cards, mini deck grows to full size except selectionInspired by The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 141
Brother John Hamman Fan-to-See visual growing fan The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 250
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selectionRelated toAlso published here Seminarheft 24
Brother John Hamman Deck in Parvo case shrinks, then normal card is pulled out of mini case The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 28
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selectionRelated toAlso published here Magie 9
Karl Fulves Stretch Note card stretches between two halves of the deck Pull Apart Notes 6
Sveroni Der radfahrende Joker und die Münze joker on card vanishes, then complete card, then a card shrinks and a coin transforms into a jumbo coin Sveroni Original 37
Kuniyasu Fujiwara The Card Machine Five Times Five - Japan 67
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 71
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 149
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 154
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 235
Paul Harris Butt of Course! idea for changing card the spectator sits on in mini-card The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 279
Jay Sankey "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 181
Paul Harris, Ricky Sanchez, Doug Bennett Return of the Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's handInspired by The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 129
Howard Wurst A Small Card, Right? miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled New Card Rises 22
Sid Lorraine A Novel Card Discovery miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled, reprinted from Linking Ring, March 1928Related to New Card Rises 20
Karl Fulves Kicker card jumps out halfway when riffled, second selection jumps out as miniature card New Card Rises 25
Karl Fulves Shrink Fit wrong card rises, it shrinks to half size and changes into selection New Card Rises 32
Paul Harris The Bizarre Stretch The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 285
Karl Fulves Tall Tale chosen card rises out of deck and becomes long card New Card Rises 34
Tommy Wonder The Shrinking Card-Case - Design One
- Design Two
The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 117
Nick Trost Nick's Expanding Cards Mini poker hand grows in size to poker-size, gimmick could have inspired Micro MacroInspired by
  • "Lohrey's Enlarging Cards" (Carl Lohrey, marketed in The Linking Ring, 1950s)
VariationsAlso published here
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 220
Wesley James Micro-Macro & The Mat Move Plus visual growing on mat, with Hung Card gimmick The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 35
Wesley James Micro-Macro Handling - Making My Micro-Macro & Switch Box Gimmicks
- Single Micro-Macro Card
- The Switch Box
The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 33
Ken Krenzel Cloning Queens queen is split in two, split again, miniature queen appears, they all melt back into one Ingenuities 145
Christian Scherer Gigantisch deck with selection changes visually into a jumbo card matching the selection Karten à la carte 162
Wesley James Two-Way Stretch card also stretched sidewaysRelated to The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 49
Bruce Cervon Do You Believe in Intuition! Hard-Boiled Mysteries 95
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here A Teen's Routines 42
Dondrake Handling BlackArt Cards - Vanishing Card
- Vanishing Jumbo Card
- Diminishing Card
Black Art Breakthroughs 9
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with four Kings, then the Kings shrink into mini cardsInspired byRelated to Magic Atlas 92
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a cardAlso published here Magic Atlas 119
David Regal Ace in the Hole Ace of Spades pulled out of and vanished into a "black hole" (black paper circle), card grows and shrinks in the process Close-Up & Personal 80
Don England A Micro-Macro for Jokers nice Joker Bit Don England's Paradox 57
Don England A Shrink to Pocket Card to Pocket with shrinking Deck Climax Don England's Paradox 75
Don England The Shrink Joker shrinks and grows, than the deck shrinks Don England's Paradox 70
Don England Micro Warp Card Warp with the Card shrinking Don England's Paradox 60
Don England The Eye Exam Card shrinks under magnifying lense Don England's Paradox 66
Don England The Optical Shrink Card shrinks and grows under magnifying lense Don England's Paradox 68
Don England The Little Big Card Card first visibly shrinks, then becomes Jumbo Card Don England's Paradox 78
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deckRelated to
  • Dr. Jaks' "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff" in Charly Eperny's "Das Stanley-Jaks Buch", 1961. P.126
Also published here
Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 11
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 615
Patrick McLane a Most mysterious Case diminishing case Artificial conclusions 23
Al Baker Diminishing Cards elaborate gaffs The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 551
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with cards shrinking to mini cards as an endingInspired byRelated to Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 34
Arthur Trace The One-Handed Relativity Change Mini card held in hand grows into poker sized card instantly It's All Relative 17
Arthur Trace Relative Transformation Spectator selects a random mini card, it grows into a poker sized card It's All Relative 19
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deckRelated toAlso published here Compilation 84
Kostya Kimlat Pandora's (Card) Box three selections, one under box, from box comes miniature box and from it miniature prediction that changes into second selection, third one folded in small box Best of Friends - Volume III 220
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deckRelated toAlso published here Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Kevin Ho Long Division Card is "stretched" into long card, split into two, each being a selection Smooth Operations 14
So Sato Shrink Vanish single card shrinks via optical illusion, vanishes, reappears in pocketInspired by The Secrets of So Sato 17