Sunday, April 9, 2017

Birthday Accordion Card

 I'm back with another birthday card.  It has been a while since I made an accordion card.  They are always fun to make. The dies for the card are Elizabeth Crafts Circle Accordion Dies

One of the fun features of making these cards is that you can make your card with as many panels as you want.  Usually I make three but this time I put only two together.
After cutting out how many panels you want, you can start adding pieces of designer paper.  Just cut them with the main panel die and then snip off the center tabs that hold the circle and cut off the edge.

Now decorate the circles as creatively as you want:  cut circles with the dies that come with the set, stamp sentiments and cut with the scallop circle, etc.
I did both for the right side.
For the left side panel I used the beautiful Die-namites Fragile Flowers
coloring the stems and leaves with Copics and adhering a piece of yellow cardstock behind the flower.
Next step is to cut off one of the edges and one of the tabs:

Now to assemble everything and form it into a folding card:
Adhere the remaining long edge to the back of the other panel and the remaining tab to the back of the circle on the other panel:
 (I like to cover the back of the circles with designer paper)
And now you have your accordion card!

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Simon Wednesday - birthday
Work It Wednesday - Spring
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Our Daily Bread Design - die cut flower
Sugar Pea - birthday
Joy Clair - anything


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun making your accordion card - it sure turned out beautiful!

  2. So pretty, the flower is beautiful ! a really lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  3. Wow...this is so pretty and elegant. A really lovely card.
    thank you so much for sharing it with us at 7kids challenge blog.
    i hope to see you again soon ^_^

  4. What a stunning accordian card!! I just love the spring feel and your choice of colors and patterns! The use of die cuts and details just adds to its elegance. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!! SO glad you have joined us!! I think it has been a while since I have seen your cards added to the challenge. Missed you!!

  5. Beautiful card! I love the shape of your accordian card! Thanks for sharing with us at Joy Clair Challenges!