Thursday, January 08, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Monika Shows How to Create An Accordion Flip Card!

Hi, everybody! Today, I'm back with another helping of sundae in the form of a accordion flip card. Here it is:

I thought the sundae from the Sugar Rush, our current stamp club set had the perfect shape to go with my cutting die (by Karen Burniston) which I used to cut the basic structure and layers.
  • cut three pieces each
  • stamp the sundaes using archival ink and colour them using water colours (mine are slightly chalky for a more opaque finish) before fussy cutting them and adding some glossy accents to the cherries and strawberry sauce
  • stamp the 'sweet friend' sentiment and edge the pieces using bright pink ink
  • cut some strips of designer paper from left overs before stating to assemble card
  • layer the pieces for your inner panels
  • make sure that all tabs point towards the right hand side and stick the three main pieces together and trim the tabs off the last one
  • attach strips of designer paper and stamp the 'happy birthday' sentiment from theSKETCHED Simple Gift set at the top and bottom of the frames bearing in mind that the front of the folded card will need to be stamped too (this will be the reverse of the far left panel)
  • attach sundaes, the glossy accents should have dried by now, and 'sweet friend' sentiment and finish off with some gems or whatever takes your fancy (I added some tiny punched daisies and a spot of candyfloss glitter glue)
  • fold pieces and attach the tabs of the inner panels (in my card they're the pink ones)

TIP! With this type of card, it is best to decorate all the pieces before fully assembling the inner panels. That way they're still lying flat.
Here aresome more pictures from slightly different angles:

As always, there is a craft-along video for you:

This is it from me for today. Back soon, in the meantime have a lovely weekend.

Monika xxx

Stamps Monika used in today's project:


Sugar Rush is the December 2014/January 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) to every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for January. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on February 1!


  1. Wow, what a fabulous card!mmlove the stamps and the folds!

  2. Such a cute card. Love the stamps.
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  3. What a fun card! Love the flip card and sundaes.

  4. This card is super duper neat!! You have done a fantastic job! Sugar Rush is such an awesome set with so many possibilities!!

  5. This die is a fave and your sundae stamp is perfect for it! Great card!

  6. What a WOW card this is! I love it. Thanks for the video.

  7. Awesomely cool and I am so glad to see how it was done!! What a sweet card and just so cleverly done!!!

  8. Thanks for the tutorial! Will try and make one!

  9. Love this unusual folding card, it is sweet,sweet and gorgeous. I love the word stamps and am very sorry I can not use them for friends in my country (language).

  10. Beautiful card, what a super fold card, thanks for sharing Monika


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