Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Another Christmas Accordion Card!

In yesterday's tutorial, I promised another Christmas accordion card. This one is in a similar colour scheme to Sunday's card but makes more use of diecuts.


Each panel has lots of inking, stamping and perfect pearls, but also features a diecut reindeer, bird or tree madde by adhering patterned paper to recycled cardboard packaging.

Sandwiching the diecuts in layers makes them thick like chipboard embellishments and lends a feel of luxury to the project. I sponge a little ink around the edges of the diecuts, usually where shadows might appear.

"The other side"

Panels are added to the back of the card to give room for a handwritten greeting.


I like to keep the front of accordion cards fairly plain; this gives more of a "wow" factor when the card is opened. Here, a sticker from Tim Holtz' Seasonal stickers is added to some patterned paper.

Entered for the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake weekly - Anything Goes
Technique Time Tuesdays - Faux Frame
Craft Your Passion - More than one fold
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - diecut embellishments


  1. Oh my this is stunning. Love the images. Love Alison xx

  2. Fantastic! Your Christmas cards are all so beautiful! Love the die cuts you have used to embellish it. another stunning accordion fold card, Maddy. Love it!
    Eret x

  3. Very unique.... thanks for sharing with us at the PND challenge blog... xo Nikki DT

  4. SO fabulous!!! LOVE the fun images and papers you used! Thanks for joining us at TTT--hope you join us again SOON! :) Mynn xx

  5. What a beautiful accordion card! I'm sure someone will be thrilled to receive this card this year! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!
    Sue DT PND

  7. I love all the beautiful details! Great project! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  8. What a fabulous design. Love everything about it. A perfect entry for our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps. Thanks for joining us. Hugs Nina

  9. This is such a cool card design. I really like the use of the die cut images and the idea of a letter per panel to spell wish. The paper choices work well for this design. Thanks for joining our More Than One Fold challenge at Craft Your Passion. I certainly hope we see you again soon.

  10. Wow! This is such a beautiful card! I love how you did the frames inside the accordion! This is very cool! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  11. What a most wonderful project. Love the images and the papers are Fabulous! Great faux frames. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday this month and sharing your project. - Karen, DT

  12. Wow, great accordion card! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Stampavie and More DT

  13. Love your acordian card! So fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  14. This is such a different card, it's really great. I love the use of patterned papers as well as our faux frame. Thanks for joining us at TTT.

  15. What a neat looking project you have created here!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Technique Time Tuesday, we sure hope to see you back again :)


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