Happy Birthday Accordion Card

Hello everyone,

For my first blog post I like to show you a card that I created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog a little while ago. For this card I used the Accordion Fancy Label die in combination with my favorite product Peel-off stickers. I also used a few other cool dies designed by Karen Burniston and our ultra fine Silk Microfine Glitter. Let me show you how I created this colorful Happy Birthday Accordion card.

Happy Birthday Accordion FULL

For the Fancy Label Accordion card:

1. Die cut 2 pages out of turquoise cardstock and 1 page out of light green
cardstock.

2. Die cut another page from the light green dotted paper and one from the blue paper with stripes. Both from Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection. Cut the side tab from both pages and the Fancy frame on the inside to create just an open frame.

3. Glue the frames on the cardstock pages you cut earlier. Green dotted frame on Light green page and frame with blue stripes on the Turquoise page.

4. Die cut 4 frame edges from light green cardstock and glue them on the 2nd turquoise page. This will be the front page of your card.

5. You can now decorate your pages. The dies to cut the smaller frames on the 1st and last page are included in the Accordion Fancy Label set.

6. After you’re done decorating you can attach the 3 pages together using strong adhesive on the long side tabs. Fold the pages accordion style.

7. Bring the Fancy frames on the inside together and use the 2 small tabs to connect.

8. Ones the Accordion card is ready you can attach the flags.

For more info watch the following Video by Karen Burniston HERE.

Peel-off stickers:

I used several Peel-off stickers to decorate my card. I colored on top of the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter with Copic markers using the technique shown by Els in this video. I love this technique ash the result is just beautiful. The pictures don’t show it that well but in real life the Peel-offs almost look like stained glass.

Happy Birthday Accordion Page 2
The outside of page 2 is decorated with Turquoise/Silver Glitter borders.

Happy Birthday Accordion FRONT

Happy Birthday Accordion FRONT 2Once the card is folded it is easy to mail using a 5 x 5 inch envelope.

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs
771 Accordion Fancy Label
774 Fancy Frame Edges
778 Lots of Popsn(for flags)
2552 Balloons Peel-off in black
2544 Gifts Peel-off in black
2545 Candles Peel-off in black
397 Happy Birthday Peel-off in Black
7010 Turquoise/Silver – Glitter Boarders Assorted
503 Double Sided Tape Sheet
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape 6mm
641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products
Pattern Paper: Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea Collection
Cardstock (Bazzill Card Shoppe)
Copic Markers: YE5, BG13, B39 and Blender pen

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