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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Accordion Fold Card Tutorial - Happy Birthday

Today we are going to create an Accordion Fold birthday card. It will fit into an A2 size envelope. This card is very versatile and could be used for any occasion.

Products Used: (all Stampin' Up! and from the Spring- Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog unless otherwise stated).

1 piece 5 1/2" x 12" Amost Amethyst cardstock - Item #107078, Pg 155
2 sheets 12" x 12" Tea Party Designer Series Paper - Item #113992, Pg 161
from these 2 sheets (paper is double sided), you will cut:

1 piece 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
1 piece 2 1/4" x 5 1/4"
1 piece 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"
3 scallop circles
3 - 1" circles

Scallop Circle Paper Punch - Item #109043, Pg 184
1 inch Circle Paper Punch - Item #109046, Pg 184
Bone Folder - Item #102300, Pg 189
SNAIL Adhesive - Item #104332, Pg 191
Elegant Eggplant Classic Stamp Pad - Item #105210, Pg 155
Birthday Wish Stamp - Item #114486, Pg 208

Take your 5 1/2" x 12" piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock and score it at:
4", 6 1/2", 9" and 10 1/2"
IMPORTANT: Leave your cardstock flat, do not fold at score marks yet !!!!!
All the inserts and flowers for this card are cut from the Tea party Designer Series Paper which is double sided. It will give you 6 different designs to chose from, so feel free to mix and match as they all color cordinate beautifully together.

Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere the inserts to the panels of the card, watch your score lines. There are 5 panel sections on the card. You want to be sure to leave the 2nd and 4th panel blank.

Fold/crease your score lines now using the bone folder. This will allow the card to stand on its own.

Using the Scallop paper punch and 1" circle punch, punch out 3 of each design and glue together using SNAIL adhesive.

Adhere the completed flowers to the card. I staggered them, but you can put them on the card in any position. They will act as a tab to open the card.

Now stamp your greeting using Elegant Eggplant and the Birthday Wish Stamp. I stamped it onto a scrap of the Tea Party paper, then punched out with the scallop circle punch.

Here's the finished scallop.

This is what the card looks like after the flowers were added.

This is what it looks like inside with the flowers and the greeting.

The finished card will stand alone. You could substitute the scallop circle with the scallop square, a heart, a circle or any design that would give the same effect.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will sign up as a follower of my blog. Also feel free to leave any comments or questions.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
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Anonymous said...

What a great card! Thanks for the wonderful instructions!

Magoo said...

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to break it down step by step!! :)

mimiof2 said...

This is a beautiful card, and I want to thank you for the tutorial. It is very easy to understand. I am looking forward to making one. This is my first visit to your blog and I am going to subscribe so I won't miss out on anything.
Best Wishes, Karen Varney

Deb said...

Great card, thanks for the tutorial....

Sherry said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial.

Dolly said...

Love the Card!!!! I am going to try this one...Thanks!

Brenda said...

WOW!! Your instructions are awesome!!
Beautiful card!

brancher said...

Love this card. I have 6 birthdays in June so it will be great.

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