The person I have made this for doesn’t like bling, busy, but just simple & plain, so this is what I come up with.
These cards have been around for sometime, but as usual I didn’t chase any instructions to make mine. Instead, I did mine to suit the Aust standard envelopes. To ensure it still fitted into the envelope, I didn’t want to put too much onto the card & bulk it up.
It is my first time at making an “Accordion Card“, so hopefully you will be able to understand my instructions. I’ve discovered they are very easy to make & a lot of fun embellishing.
I adhered Real Red Cardstock to the Base Card, applied DSP to the bottom, stamped the image directly onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Markers. I then adhered this piece to Daffodil Delight Cardstock before adhering to the base.
Inside 1 –
Left Hand Side – I adhered DSP to Pear Pizzazz Cardstock & stuck this to the base card. I then stamped the greeting using Real Red Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstok, adhered it to Chocolate Chip Cardstock & then to the DSP.
Right Hand Side – Prior to adhering the 2 base cards together, I cut an oval out of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock, stamped the image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Markers. I cut a smaller oval of Real Red Cardstock & adhered it to the back of the Chocolate Chip. I then adhered the Very Vanilla Cardstock to the back of the Real Red Cardstock. The whole lot was then adhered to the smaller card to form the accordion. I applied a Basic Pearl to the centre of the flower. When adhering, ensure that you have your Valley, Fold, Valley.
I punched 4 corners using my Corner Punch – 2 in DSP & 2 in Very Vanilla Cardstock. These were adhered to the card as per photo.
Inside 2 –
Left Hand Side – I cut a piece of DSP & adhered it to the base card. Very easy as I didn’t want anything else on this. I will type & print a verse out to adhere here prior to posting.
Right Hand Side – I punched 2 corners using the Corner Punch – 1 in DSP & 1 in Chocolate Chip Cardstock. These were adhered to Very Vanilla Cardstock which had been adhered to the Chocolate Chip base. I punched a strip of Real Red with Border Punch and a strip of DSP using the same punch. These were adhered to the bottom of the Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the 3 flower images directly onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock using Real Red Ink. I applied 3 Basic Peals to the centre of the flowers.
Once folded, I adhered a piece of ribbon to the front, ensuring it wrapped around the whole card & tied a bow at the front.
Stamp Set – Friends Never Fade, Blessed Mother
Ink – Real Red
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
Punches – Corner Punch, Eyelet Border
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Pear Pizzazz
Accessories – SU Markers, Basic Pearls, Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive
Card 1 – Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 3″ x 4 1/8″ or 9cm x 15cm – Score in middle & fold
Card 2 – Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 10.5″ x 4 1/8″ or 27cm x 15cm – Score @ 3 1/2″ x twice or 9cm twice
Adhere Card 1 to Card 2 ensuring that you have a Valley, Fold, Valley