Saturday, April 18, 2009
365 Cards - Day 49 Accordion card
I worked outside in the yard all afternoon and wasn't sure that I would have time to complete this challenge today. But I did and feel a real sense of accomplishment. I like the way this card turned out and think it is a versatile style. My card is based on a pattern for accordion board booklets I saw in a book, but modified it to fit my needs (didn't use book boards for the covers nor include nearly as many pages). Their board book had pockets for including fortunes. I added the fold-up pocket on the inside with the intent of adding scripture verses of encouragement. The pockets could also be used to hold several gift cards or cash. It would also be a cute bridal or baby shower card with each of the pockets containing words of advice for the bride or new mother. I used 12 inch long cardstock for the card and cut it at 5.5 inches. I then scored the card at 1.5 inches along the 12 inch side. This creates the fold for the pockets. Fold the cardstock up. I attached a strip of green paper on top of the strip for contrast. Using a decorative scissor I cut the top of the pocket. I punched hole in the pocket top and wove a ribbon through, attaching each ribbon end underneath the pocket (and adhereing the card ends at the same time). Next I attached the ribbon used to tie the card to the back of the card and adhered a piece of green paper over it, trimming to fit the card back. I attached green paper on the front as well. The square was made using Spellbinders, the stamp is SU Artfully Asian and I colored it with twinkling H20s. For the enclosure cards, I cut the light blue cardstock and trimmed the tops with the decorative scissors. The verses were stamped using a Papertrey Ink set - Everyday Blessings. Thanks for looking.