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.
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!
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