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Spring Hats Accordion Circle Album Birthday Card

April 16, 2014

Hello! Helen here again, this time with an Accordion Circle Album card, featuring the Hat Peel-Off stickers.


1. Place the Hat Peel-offs on watercolor paper.
2. Color with Tombow Dual Brush pens. Use a water brush for blending. (TIP: Scribble some of the ink onto a shiny surface, and use the water brush to pick up the ink to paint with.)
3. Once dry, fussy cut around the hats.

4. Die cut a colour-coordinatingcolour circle of Shimmer Sheetz for each of the hats, using the Accordion Circle Card die.
5. Emboss each circle using the Lots of Dots embossing folder. With a file, lightly sand the raised dots to reveal the white and silver core of the Shimmer Sheetz.

6. Die cut 4 accordion pages from white cardstock , and 4 accordion frames from patterned paper.
7. Using one of the decorator dies from the Accordion Circle Card set, die cut 4 scalloped circles from white cardstock.


8. Adhere all the card elements together, fixing the separate pages together last. Use foam pads to adhere the hats for extra dimension.
9. Die cut bow from Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheets and adhere onto white cardstock. Adhere some velcro to the back of the bow and another little piece at the top of the centre fold of the album.
This way the bow can be removed in order to fold the card.
10. Punch four holes in the corners of each page, and strung through twine. Cover holes with gold brads. Hand cut some bunting flags, stamp ‘happy birthday’ onto them, and adhere to twine.

Here’s a close-up of the first two pages.

And a close-up of the second two pages.

There are so many fun techniques to be had with Elizabeth Craft Design’s products! I hope you feel inspired to try some of them!


Elizabeth Craft Design Products

769 Accordion Circle Card die set

798 Four Bows die

2529 Hats Peel-Off stickers

WP903 Watercolor Paper

E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

Shimmer Sheetz (Colors used; Ruby Gemstone and Yellow, Blue and Purple Iridescent)

409 Pink Velvet Sheet

Others – White cardstock, Pattern paper, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, watercolor brush, file,
foam pads, velcro, twine, scissors

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  • Reply dyeandpigment55 April 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I love your creation….TFS

  • Reply Marge Burns April 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    These are gorgeous!!!!!!

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 17, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Helen this is fabulous. I love that you added the Shimmer Sheetz to this pretty card!

  • Reply kellybooth April 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Helen!!! Such a Fun and Happy card!!!

  • Reply Barbara Houston April 17, 2014 at 5:13 am

    I love, love, love this card. The hats were colored beautifully, Your attention to details is amazing. I really appreciated the step by step pictures on your technique. I am ordering the stickers and accordion circle card dies, Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • Reply Nancy VanDevander April 16, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Your card is very colorful and very inventive. Like the ladies before me, it reminds me of the matching dresses, hats, purses and shoes my mom bought my sister and me about 50 years ago (man that makes me feel really old!) Makes my sister grimace when we look at them, she is such a tomboy! Beautiful card, makes me smile 🙂

  • Reply Frances Byrne April 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Such a fun colourful accordion card, great instructions too.

  • Reply Suzanne Ponce (sue) April 16, 2014 at 10:33 am

    These hats are adorable, ther remind me of years gone by when we wore bonnets & pretty spring dresses to easter morning church services

  • Reply Judi Kauffman April 16, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Reminds me of the Easter parades back in the 50s when everyone wore hats like that! Great card –

  • Reply Els van de Burgt April 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Helen, love the card and the colors! Wants me to start coloring right away:-)!

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 16, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Beautiful project Helen and wonderful step-out pictures too.

  • Reply Nancy Jones April 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Gorgeous!! Beautiful colors that compliment the stylish hats. Love the idea of water coloring too. Thanks for the details and steps along the way. Very easy to follow.

  • Reply Carol Addleman April 16, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Wow your instructions make this look easy for me to try it. I love all the hats. Thank you for sharing.

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