Sep 28 2009

Sparkly and Bright Accordion card


Good morning!  It is Monday again already!  Where do the weekends go?  Ours certainly FLEW by…although I didn’t seem to accomplish as much as I thought I would!

Here is a card I made using the stamp set Sparkly and Bright.  It was for a Shoebox swap we did before the Cincinnati Regionals earlier this month!  Only 7 of us participated, so it was a nice little one to do!  I guess you would call this a type of tri-fold card…more accordion type.  It does close to a standard sized A-4 card.

I started with a base of Real Red cardstock sized 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 1 1/2, 4 1/2, and 7.  I folded so that the folds were valley, mountain, valley (from left to right) and made the accordian fold.

For decorating, I added layers of Holiday Lounge Designer Paper in each front panel.  I stamped the images from Sparkly and Bright and punched them with the 1 3/8 circle punch, then layered them on Taken with Teal Scallop Circle punches.  When placing these images on the base card, start with the center panel first, then line up the first scallop to that middle one (make sure your adhesive is only on the left side of the back or it will adhere to the next layer.)  Cover the first scallop on the back with another Taken with Teal Scallop Circle to hide the overlap of the front scallop.

The snowflakes were stamped with Taken with Teal on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 1" circle punch and layered on the 1 1/4" circle punch.  They are adhered to the edge of the last panel.  I colored Rudolph’s nose with a Real Red Stampin’ Up! marker and the Christmas tree has a small Red Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad for the top.  Obviously you could BLING up this card a LOT.  I kept it pretty demonstratable since it was for a shoebox swap.


Sets:  Sparkly & Bright (115346)

Cardstock:  Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Taken with Teal (101584)

Classic Inks:  Real Red (103133), Sahara Sand (106208), Taken with Teal (103257), Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red Stampin’ Write marker (100051)

Accessories:  Holiday Lounge Designer Paper (115676), Paper Cutter with scoring blade (104152, 104154), Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad (109110), 1" circle punch (109046), 1 1/4" circle punch (104403), 1 3/8" circle punch (104401)  and Scallop Circle punch (109043), Paper Piercing Tool (116631)

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And…here is a sneak peek at the project posted over on Create with Connie and Julie today!  A fun scrapbook page using the Table Setting Bigz XL die!  I loved using it to create unusual things.  Can you tell how I used it in this picture?  Check out the previews this week…and then I hope you’ll join us for the rest of the Holiday Edition!



One Person has left comments on this post

Sep 30, 2009 - 11:09:53

Absolutely sold me on this DSP and your card is so clever!