Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Accordion Folded Cards

A Cut at Home Design Team Project

Using simple folds you can create a card with lots of interest for the recipient.
Take a card base with measures 5 1/2" x 12" and score it at 
1 3/8" - 2 3/4" - 5 1/4" - 7 3/4"
Crease your score lines creating mountain and valley folds.

By cutting a focal point from your decorative paper you can create a lot of interest on that first fold. For the Reindeer card I fussy cut the deer from the Bo Bunny Silver and Gold collection papers.  I lined his little hinny up with the left edge of the card base, and extended him on the right.  
For the second card I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Bigz die.  I cut it from Kraft paper, inked the edges, glued it together and then ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Textile Embossing folder. What a time saver, all the pieces are embossed in one fast swoop through the embosser!  
Add a few Diamond Stickles to portions of the designer paper to create a lovely front focal feature. Increase the impact by using some glitter, I used Martha Stewart's red tinsel glitter and suddenly the deer begins to take on a life of his own.  I used an old Martha Stewart pine bough punch to punch out green boughs to give dimension to the wreath around his neck and added a glittered snowflake to the middle.  A little pearl eye finishes out his dressings. 
With the Poinsettia Card I matted the card base with designer paper from Heartfelt Creations Frosty Blanket collection and a sentiment from their Christmas Sentiment Circles set.   By cutting a couple of mats from Spellbinders Fascination and Heart Circles I got the perfect backdrop for my embossed sentiment.
Another great feature of this card,
it fits perfectly in a regular sized envelope!

If you watch my video I'll show you step by step how I created the Reindeer card and include more photos to inspire you to make your own Accordion folded cards today!

Supplies I used:

1 comment:

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous cards Patti! I love this idea. Thanks for the instructions and the video.

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