Sunday, 3 November 2013

Christmas Accordion Card

Today's the day for posting my design team card for Stamping Sensations. Since we are all busy beavering away on our Christmas cards, we thought we'd have a nice, easy theme this month so everyone can join in, and that theme is of course... Christmas! My offering is an accordion card, and I hope you'll come back and visit me again on Tuesday when I'll be sharing a full pictorial tutorial on making this card using the Sizzix Vintage Cabinet die.

"Inside Panels"

I love making cards that have plenty of panels in them. There's loads of room to extend a theme. Here, I've used a number of vintage images of Father Christmas from Tim Holtz' Seasonal Paper Stash on a background decorated with lots of inking, stamping and Perfect Pearls.

"Close-up of panel"

There are some little tickets inserted behind the images so that I can put secret messages in this card. The wooden embellishments were free with a magazine last year and I have decorated them by sponging with a little distress ink.

"The other side"

The other side of this card has more Santa images with some diecuts.

"Front of card"

Finally, here's what the card looks like from the front. There are ties on both sides to keep it closed. Please join in with our challenge at Stamping Sensations, and you'll have a chance to win a super prize from "Stamp Addicts". Also, I hope you'll join me on Tuesday for this week's "Tuesday Technique" which is a tutorial on how to make this card.  Ciao!

Entered for the following challenge:
Allsorts - Christmas Cheer
Sweet Stampin' - Time for a shaped card
The Artistic Stamper - Chrtistmas
Tokbobok - Christmas


  1. A really lovely traditional feeling concertina card Maddy and wonder how I've missed those Timmy images.

    B x

  2. Maddy wow stunning card love all the panels and that you have put tickets on them so you can add secret messages. Love Alison xx

  3. This stunning Maddy, a really wonderful design. I love the colours and gorgeous traditional festive images.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Sue xx

  4. all great cards but love this one and the Halloween accordion
    Carol x

  5. So glad I waited for Sunday's reveal, Maddy, what a beautiful Christmas Creation (card is too small a word for this wonder). I'm sure it was a pleasure to make and will provide super inspiration over on the challenge.

  6. This is fabulous, Maddy! As Dips says, so much more than just a card! I love the idea of the secret messages, and the whole thing is just so pretty.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

    Lynne x

  7. Wow this is gorgeous and I agree so much more than a card!

  8. Wow just beautiful Maddy, I love your work :-) Have a lovely week :-) Elaine-xxx-

  9. I love your gorgeous creation Maddy. It is wonderful. A brilliant way to ise those great images x

  10. A great project. It must have taken you quite a while to put this accordion card together.
    Heike xx

  11. A great shaped card and thanks for joining in our challenge at Sweet stampin this week
    x catherine

  12. Ooh how beautiful it is. Your design is marvelus. Love those secret pockets and all the embellishments. Stunning card!

  13. A superb festive creation, gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Absolutely great idea!! Love it!!
    Very sweet card , Sue. Lovely pastel colours and adorable image.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Shaped Card” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  15. Oh, looks like I mix two comments in one.. Sorry..

  16. Oh, this is such a good idea! I love different cards, yours is very lovely! Regards, TokBobok


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