Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Accordian Fold Birthday Card

It is midnight and I've just finished my card for today's post.  If this makes no sense, it's because I'm exhausted.  I saw this card and the directions on the Cricut Couple's blog.  Bobby has a wonderful tutorial so I am not going to try and tell you how to make it.  I've put a link to the tutorial here. I am sure it didn't take him as long as it did me to make it.  LOL

I made this card for my sister-in-law's birthday which is Friday.  I used DCWV Lemon Flower Stack.  I ruined several sheets before I finally got it right.  The flowers and leaves are made with the Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge. As you can see I placed pearls in the centers of the flowers.  Then placed pearl flourishes (from Michael's) on the top of the card.

This is the inside.  I used the cutouts from the frames on the front.  The frames were made using Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.  The edges are inked with Ochre colored ink.

This is a side view to show you the thickness of the top of the card.  I am going to have to figure out a way to make an envelope for it.  Any ideas. 

Challenges to enter:
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Flowers
Scrap Creations - Unique Fold
Tuesday Throwdown - Pearls

Thank you for stopping by today.  We appreciate your visits and comments.  Thanks to all who congratulated Donna and I on being featured in the Chirp this week.  It's the first time we've both been featured at the same time.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


  1. So very beautiful and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper stack!!! Gorgeous design - isn't that Bobby clever!?

  2. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! That's me screaming with excitement! YAY! YAY! YAY! Peggy, It's just GORGEOUS!!! Lovin' the pearls in the flowers too! OMG! I am So excited!!!

    Ok... For an envelope... You probably have a score board and a straight edge paper cutter. What you can do, since this is a 6x6 card, is make a box for it.

    Take a piece of paper for the base and cut it at 7 1/16" x 7 1/16". Then for the lid, cut a piece at 7 1/8" x 7 1/8". Using your scoring board, score all four sides at 1/2". Fold and clue the corners and hold them with clips until the glue is dry. (There is a sassy tutorial on my blog making a box like this with the corners).

    Once that is dry, you should be able to fit the card in the box and it should still be thick enough to keep the flowers from getting crushed too.

    I am so excited that you made the card! It's gorgeous! You made my day!!!

  3. Peggy,

    I am always amazed with each and every card you design. Every one is a work of art, and you are so gracious to share your design techniques with the rest of us.

    Thank you for the inspiration, and for sharing your talent with all of us.

    Huggs, LinAnn

  4. Peggy, that's really gorgeous. I wanted to try one of these but I forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me. I was going to suggest a box for it, too. Bobby's sounds easy to make. She will love receiving it.

  5. Beautiful card!! Looks very complicated!! Thanks for sharing a link to the tutorial!!

  6. You have done it again...created a card masterpiece! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

  7. Peggy,
    Simply stunning, it is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the link
    Hugs, Stacy

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Peggy! The colors are beautiful and I love the accordion folded paper behind the die cut frame. Lovely card. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  9. Hi Peggy, love your blog and card. Now following you through Outlawz

  10. That accordian fold technique is so pretty! Wow! All the detail and effort you put into creating this card are worth it. Just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us this week at Papercraft Star! I hope you'll join us again!

  11. Wow! Such a beautiful card, I love it!

  12. Amazing, beautiful, gorgeous and all that. I love it. I will head over to Bobby's for instructions and give it a try

  13. Wow!! What a labor of love and such beautiful embellishments and use of pearls. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  14. This is such an incredible card! Wow! I'm sure your sister-in law is going to love it! I'm so happy you shared it with us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  15. Gorgeous, beautiful card.
    Thank for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.

  16. WOW love your card! what a great idea on the accordian fold under your window
    Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower

  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I love it! Just go Flower Shoppe so hope to try to make the flowers! Beautiful card!


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