Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Concertina Fold With Love

For this concertina fold card I used stamped pieces of cardtsock instead of designer paper to layer on the middle folds. I stamped the large heart with the bird in a light ink and then cut it out and flipped it over to stamp on because I don't have the heart framelits dies yet! I used the Curvy Borders technique to create the heart border around the large heart with the Heart Pinking Border Punch...love that technique by technique junkies!
All Cherry Cobbler ink and cardstock, Vanilla CS and Sahara Sand ink. Fashionable Hearts die, Take it to heart stamp set and Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set.

Concertina Fold Directions:
two 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" cardstock pieces
one 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cardstock panel
Glue or sticky strip
Score tool
Small paper cutter
1. Score each of the two pieces of cardstock at 2-1/8" along the long side. You should have 3 score lines each at every 2-1/8"

2. Measure and mark 1" in... at the bottom of each scored cardstock pieces. Either end can be the bottom because the score lines are evenly spaced across each piece.

3. Place the first score line in... on each piece at the edge of the paper cutter channel and the bottom end where the one inch mark was made on the paper cutter channel and cut. Each piece should have an angled cut along the three scored sections going from the first score line to 1" in at the bottom.

4. Punch along the angled top part all the way across as seen above and fold each... valley fold then mountian fold then valley fold. If you are using DS paper then adhere it along the 4-1/4" top part of the one CS panel. Then glue or sticky strip the underside of each of the top valley folds (the uncut 2-1/8" section) and adhere to the panel. The folds should meet in the middle or down the center of the panel butting up against each other .

5. To finish...The front last and shortest folds need a focal point adhered to hold them together and make the card stand with the accordion folds showing. The heart on this card is centered to hold both sides together.

6. Embellish and fold flat to send.

Hopefully I can put a video tutorial together soon so check back!


Jayne Stenstrom said...

Both of your Concertina cards are adorable! Thank you for sharing the instructions - I can't wait to try making one!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

this one is just as lovely as the first one! Thank you for sharing the instructions!

Maxine said...

Love to see a video...thanx for sharing!!

Barb said...

I just love this card...but I can not understand the directions. can you send me an email or pictures so I can see how to make this.

Linda said...

I am not understanding the part of your instructions concerning the cut from the score line to the 1" mark. Can you tell me if you have posted anything showing this cut. Your concertina cards are great - lots of ideas floating around for this card if I can figure out that cut.
Thank you ~
L. Burns

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