Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Accordion Card

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


  1. Ha Ha, I bought these dies too Val (not used them yet to busy with decorating for this year) I had the same Idea as you, spelling names etc. I think it's one that needs to be made during the year.

    Sue xx

  2. Well done on your bargain - still on my wish list! Your card lokks great, think a 9panel one would look fab, don't fancy all the work though

  3. Well it was worth the effort Val. This card is lovely. I've made the same mistake in thing a die set would be so easy to make multiples of - huh, who was I kidding!!!

    Karen xxx

  4. This made me chuckle Val, so far so good this is great, keep at it. I look forward to seeing more words next Christmas! 😊 xx

  5. You might have shortened your idea Val but quality counts and this is definitely quality!

    Lesley Xx

  6. It was certainly worth all the work Val its you wont be producing these in batches then...lOl..lOl..


  7. That was worth the effort though, this looks great.

  8. Well done Val it makes a lovely decoration. I bought one of the Crafters Companion doe sets to make these cards and experienced the same problems! I only made one and put it away!!
    Val x