Thursday, 9 July 2015

Just My Type Pivoting Accordion Birthday Card

Today is my hubby's birthday and I'm sharing the accordion card I made for him.

I knew I wanted to make an accordion card for Owen but I had no further idea beyond that so first I went looking for some patterned papers.  I chose a couple of Authentique patterns and on the back of one of the papers I saw the typewriter and text and I knew I could incorporate them into my card design.  Also I'd come across the typewriter key toppers while rootling in my paper stash so I was now up and running.  I cut the typewriter and words out separately so I could spread them out over the three accordion panels.  I stacked all the typewriter key toppers onto a couple of punched circles to give some dimension.  I embellished each accordion panel with four silver nailheads.

Here's a closer look at panel one.

Here's a closer look at panel two.

Here's a closer look at panel three.

Here's the back panel.  I used a Dymo labeller to make the sentiment.

I made an envelope with the gorgeous blue and black damask patterned paper, added a grey strip and finished with a popped up fancy tag name label.

I'm very happy to say that Owen loves his card and envelope!  We're off out shortly for a birthday brunch and then on Saturday evening we're out with friends for a yummy curry.

Stamps: none
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White

Patterned paper: Authentique Crush 'Impression' & Authentique Classique 'Elegant Five' double sided papers
Ink: none
Tools: Elizabeth Craft Designs 'Accordion Fancy Label' & 'Fancy Frame Edges' die sets, 1/2" circle punch, corner rounder punch, Dymo labeller, Envelope Punch Board, Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Fancy Framed Tags Two' die set
Embellishments & accessories: silver nailheads, SU! Dimensionals

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1 comment:

Newell DymoUK said...

What a wonderful use of our product!.
We really appreciate the use of cool colors in this summer heat!.

Warmest regards,

Dymo Customer Service