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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Easy birdhouse accordian card


Here is an accordian card that I made this evening for a colleage at work.  I started by creating my accordian with white cardstock in between the front and back forms.  Then I cut and attached the stripe paper to the front and back.  After cutting the top and bottom trims, I attached those with foam spots.  I attached the "door", then the chipboard bird, and finished it off with a vellum Happy Birthday.......

I had to make an accordian card because there are about 30 of us with various disabilities at work to sign it.  Everyone wants to leave a small note for the recipient along with the signature.  Its simple to add a small accordian to a card pattern by figuring out the maximum height and width you can go, then cutting a strip the height of the accordian and scoring along lines at the width measurements.

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