by Beate Johns
Create an extra long and special card for any occasion.
- Two pieces of Nestaboard™ or other chipboard pieces around 4" square
- Four pieces of Patterned Paper, cut with the matching Spellbinders™ die or a bit bigger then your chipboard piece
- One 3 1/2" x 7" piece of Patterned Paper, or neutral cardstock
- One 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of Patterned Paper, or neutral cardstock)
- Additional cardstock and Patterned Paper for decorating and matting pages
- Ribbon for the cover
- Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
- Corner Rounder (optional)
- Embellishments, Want2Scrap Nestabling™ and Rhinestones used here
Adhere Patterned Paper piece to the front and back of your Nestaboard™ or chipboard covers.
Step 2 (Optional)
Sand over the edges of your patterned paper for a softer look.
Score your 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" piece of Patterned Paper at 3 1/2" and 7".
Score your 3 1/2" x 7" piece of Patterned Paper at 3 1/2".
Prefold your score lines mountain/valley style.
Add adhesive to one of the outer panels of your longer paper strip.
Adhere one of the panels from the shorter strip to the longer one to create a four panel strip.
Step 6 (Optional)
Fold your pages together and round each corner.
Decorate your pages.
Apply adhesive to the back side out the outer panels.
Adhere the outer panels to your cover pieces.
Cut a piece of ribbon and place it around your card.
Stamp a center piece for the card cover and adhere it over the ribbon to hold it in place.
Tie ribbon. Your accordion card is done.
Try a matboard cover of 4 1/2" x 3" and pages sizes of 4 1/4" x 11" scored three times at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4". Or make your card big enough to hold pictures. Be creative!
Decorate with charms, eyelets, fibers...whatever you have at home.
Glitter Puzzle Window
Add a glitter puzzle in the card window.
Instead of using patterned paper for your pages, try using cardstock and stamping the pages instead.
Try a different amount of pages. Make your card longer or shorter just by adding or leaving out extra page strips.
Use fabric on your matboard or chipboard covers, or stamp them instead of covering them with patterned paper. Or, use solid background paper for the cover and distress it with sand paper.