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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Accordion Fold Train Birthday Card

To make this card I used the Choo Choo stamp set with the Right on Track roller. I used the Naturally Serif die with the Big shot for the lettering. I really liked how it came out so I thought I would post a mini tutorial on how to make it.

Here is how I made this card!
Start with a 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of paper for the center accordion part. Score it at 1/4", 2 1/4" , 4 1/4", 6 1/4" and 8 1/4". Fold it like shown on the scores.

Using Sticky strip or Tombow adhesive, glue the 1/4" sections to the back of (2) - 4" x 5 1/4" pieces of cardstock. I then wheeled my Right on Track roller across the entire inside of the card.

You will need (2) - 1" x 1 1/2" pieces of paper scored at every 1/2" going the long way. You will glue these around a 26" length of 1/4" ribbon without gluing them to the ribbon. The ribbon should be able to slide freely.

You are going to cut the front and back of you card; (2) - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces of paper. Tape the accordion into the center of these two papers. You are going to attach the the paper slides to the front and back of the card like shown. The front one will be covered up.

For the front of the card I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" paper and put Dimensionals on all the corners. This I stuck to the front of the card to cover up the slide and put my card front on. Now you just decorate your card to your liking and your accordion card is all set. Tie the ribbon in a bow to hold closed and when you open it the ribbon will slide through so it can expand and stand up!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dad's Crooked Tie - FREE Template

I thought this would be a great card for Father's Day or for a Birthday for any guy. I love the crooked stripes! It takes me more time to make something purposefully crooked then it does to line it up straight!
I used Brocade Blue for the main tie card and Real red and Summer Sun for the stripes. I sponged with More mustard and Close to cocoa ink. 'Dad' is stamped on Close to Cocoa paper with Chocolate Chip ink and punched with the large oval punch. Hope you like it!

CLICK HERE for the FREE template!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bonfire Card - FREE Template

I made this card for my birthday invitations since I'm going to have a big bonfire cookout party this year. I made over 20 of these!! Lots of paper to cut... I will be 30 at the end of this month!! I thought I would share the template so here it is. I used Real Red, Summer Sun and Pumpkin pie cardstock for the flame and close to cocoa paper for the main part of the card. The fold of the card is on the left on the end of the log so it will open.
I thought this would also make a great card for an outdoorsy guy.

CLICK HERE to get the template!

Timothy's Birthday Weekend

Sorry for the lack of posts these last couple of days but it was my son, Timothy's, third birthday this weekend! He spent the morning up at one of our camps in the woods with my husband four wheeling and then we spent the entire day celebrating all together with my parents and my in-laws. This was the simplest cake I have ever made and he was just as impressed as he had been with all of the 3-D ones! Go figure right!
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