Accordion Card

Hi everyone,

A dear friend of mine sent me a link to a lovely Accordion Card die that she recently purchased.    I simply fell in love with the premise of what this die could do so I decided to try my had at re-creating it using the dies I had already : )  I am pretty tickled with the end result actually LOL!

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and here’s a closer look at the individual frame and flowers

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Products Used:

HCPC 3494 – Delicate Asters PreCut Set
HCD 725 – Decorative Metal Fixtures Die
HCD 726 – Delicate Asters Die
HCD 732 – Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCDP1 234 – Daphne Paper Collection
HCDP1 239 – Majestic Morning Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock, Decorative Labels One,  Labels One, Opulent Ovals, Modge Podge, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Cut 8 pieces of card stock 4 1/2” x 3 1/2” for the frames and attach 4 of them together using 4 1/2″ x 1″ strips scored in the middle.  On the back of the frames that you just assembled, mark the center of each frame and attach a 4 1/2″ x 1″ strip on each frame to hold the center frame.  Once the glue has set, attach the second set of frames that you made to clean up the back.  Next cut 8 of the middle die in the Labels One set and attach to each side of the strips in the center of each frame making relief cuts half way through each strip so the center panel will twist in the desired direction.  Complete the panels with Decorative Labels One die cuts and decorate as desired.  Don’t forget to add lots of flowers!  LOL

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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  1. This is fabulous Joanne, you have made one very stunning Accordian Card, and to think you created the shape yourself, well that is just truly amazing. Thanks for sharing. Judy x

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  2. Totally gorgeous Joanne:) I just love this design! You are so talented x
    Hugs Nikki x

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  3. What an amazing job you did recreating this Joann. Just stunning.

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    • This is amazing! I love that you figured out how to replicate the work done by the die. That is remarkable in and of itself. But then you add in the beautiful flowers and details….I’m so impressed, Joann! You are a wonder!

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  4. You always come up with the most amazing creations, this too is absolutley gorgeous!

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  5. Oh my goodness, you have so much creativity in you, this is just amazing, love the design you came up with, and such lovely embellishing of each and every panel!!

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  6. Fantastic! Hugs xx

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  7. You are one talented lady. Wow!

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  8. Hello Miss Joann, BRILLIANT, this is my favorite die cut, and how you decorated it is GORGEOUS, fabulous papers, gorgeous die cuts, beautiful flowers, and how you have done it 3D, FANTASTIC, thanks for sharing my dear, hope you have a good week, know there is terrible weather your way, take good care of your self and keep warm, ((( BIG HUGS )))…

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  9. What a stunning creation! You are so clever and have used the HC products beautifully! Blessings! Kathy

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  10. Joann your accordion card is amazing. You always execute your work so perfectly. Congratulations also on having your work featured on the Split Coast Stampers site.

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  11. This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Your choice of colors and textures is just right. I plan to be checking out your gorgeous artistry often here and on SCS–as Jenny Garlick says, congrats on having your work featured on SCS, that’s a great accomplishment, good for you, and so well-deserved too. What is your name on SCS so I can find your work easier, if that is OK… You are one great artist, and I am loving your work!!!

    Best wishes, Joanne (905lovestostamp on SCS, but I haven’t uploaded in some time due to health issues, hoping to get back in the saddle very soon…)

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    • JUST saw that you are from Halifax, Joann!!! I am originally from Moncton, NB but relocated to the Hamilton, ON area after needing specialized treatment following a car accident and decided to stay here. SO neat to see such amazing work from a fellow east-coaster, how wonderful is this!!! 🙂

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  12. Gorgeous card…I have this die and was just thinking of getting it out and using it for a while again…love what you did with it…stunning!!

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  13. Wow, first time strolling through your blog which after seeing your stunning and cleverly designed accordion card is now saved as a fav blog. My attempts at accordion card making have all fallen apart by the time the card was complete due to weak ‘hinges’ and the stress put on them during the card making process. I will have another go thanks to your card instructions. Thank you from a new fan Wales uk
    Derelyn

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  14. How lovely and what a treasure for the receiver! I love all of the detail, the layers, and the uniqueness of the fold too.

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  15. I saw this card on another site and fell in love with it ! I don’t have all the things I need to make it, but like I’ve seen you say, I’ll give it a whirl with what I do have. I’ve learned so much tonight just going through the tutorials from Heartfelt Creations. If you have any hints as to how this card goes together I’d love have them. I’m a little shaky about how it goes together, but I so want this to be the Mothers Day card for my mom this year. Such incredible beauty!!

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