Friday, August 28, 2009
I'm Michelle, and I'm excited and happy to bring you this episode of The Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot's "Fab Friday TV": Creating an Accordion Fold Card with the wonderful and easy to use Scor-it Scoring Board.
I chose to share this specific tutorial with you because it's clever in that it allows for making 2 standard A2 sized accordion fold card bases out of one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock. While the folded (base)card itself is shorter than a standard A2 card (and is almost square) it gains the extra length by the placement of the pumpkins off of the edge of the card, giving the completed card the measurements of a standard A2 card.
*Many A2 accordion fold cards require that you use 12 x 12 card stock
Being able to make 2 easy accordion fold cards from one sheet of card stock is a great way to send one of the cards off to someone special, and still have another to save for reference and inspiration in the future. (I almost always make at least 2 of every card I make...saving one in my "Inspiration Box")
I'll be showing you how to make the Halloween card pictured here today, but imagine the possibilities...
A floral card, with floral/flower images cut out and placed at the edge..
A Holiday Card with snowflakes at the edge...
A birthday accordion fold with stamped images of a birthday cake..or numbers specific to the person's birthday...or images of birthday presents...placed at the edge of the card
The possibilities are endless!
To make this Halloween card you'll need:
Black card stock
White Card stock
Halloween themed or Print Paper of your choice cut into 3 pieces measuring:
1 1/4 x 4
2 3/4 x 4
3 3/4 x 4
Punches or dies that will give a scallop edged square and a nesting plain edge square
Halloween stamp set/images
Paper trimmer, adhesives, fine detail scissors
Scor-it Scoring Board
Now that you've taken a peek at the supply list...it's time to get started!
Thanks for visiting the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog today,and please be sure to post a fast comment after you've watched the video to let us know what you think...and be sure to come back and post a comment and link for the accordion fold card that YOU make!
We'd love to see what YOU'VE created!
And "Thank You" to Scor-it, one of our fantastic sponsors, for creating and offering a tool that allows for easy, perfect scoring.
Have a wonderful and creative day!