On Monday I spotted some dies for making accordion cards at a bargain price and it seemed an opportunity too good to pass up. I came home with ideas of making some form of Christmas decoration using the die to make two accordions; one of five 'pages' with the word HAPPY and the other of nine sections forming the word CHRISTMAS aiming to make three sets - who was I kidding?? What I'd not realised was the time it seems to take to die cut and assemble all the elements so for the time being I've just made the one with four sections using letters to spell out NOEL. I also found the sections a bit difficult to manoeuvre and hold onto while the glue was drying on the connecting tabs I know this is the first one I've ever made in this style and subsequent ones should become quicker and easier - they may turn out to be something to make during the year ready for Christmas 2016!! I might look for some suitable images to use and just make them with four sections (or even just two) for this year and forget about being too ambitious in spelling out the words.
Dies - Die-sire square accordion card die set Crafter's Companion,
Holly and alphabet - Tim Holtz dies