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A Christmas Accordion Oval Card with Sparkles

September 19, 2014

Hi, It’s Kelly Booth here. Are you starting to think about Christmas cards? I seem to always wait until the last minute as it is still so hot here – it is hard to think about Christmas!  I Love the new Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-0ffs and wanted to use them for my card today.




1. Cut 4 accordion panels from the Oval Accordion card die set, 3 red and 1 green
(Note: Before removing the die cuts from the die take a white gel pen and trace through the stitched openings in the die. Do this on two of the red and on one green one). 
The extra red panel will be used later.

2. Take a 5″ x 5″ piece of  Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive and adhere to a
5″ x 5″ piece of green card stock. Cut the Oval Dots Frame edges using this piece. You will need two long and two short ones.

3. Cut an accent white stitched oval for the sentiment using the largest oval accent die and the stitched oval. Cut these at the same time by taping the stitched oval die inside the larger oval die before running the dies though your die cutting machine. Stamp your sentiment on this piece using black dye ink.

4. Take a piece of double sided adhesive  5″ x 12″ and a piece of white cardstock the same size. Peel the backing from the double sided adhesive and place it onto the white cardstock.

5. Peel away the release sheet and place two of the Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-offs, two hats and two candy canes onto the release paper sticky side up. Press the sticky side of the cardstock on this picking up the Peel-offs.

6. Take off release sheet, then pour Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive and the Peel-offs and polish with your fingers. Brush off the excess glitter; return it to the jar for other projects.

7. Color all images using alcohol markers of your choice. I used Copics on these. Then cut around all images close to the black lines. I used some liquid pearls to raise the snow dots on the second oval doll.

Here is a Photo of all the pieces you should have:



8. Place three of the panels side by side, one red, one green and another red with the tabs facing to the right. Place strips and pieces of double sided adhesive on all four tabs of the first two panels,  the tabs on the last one will be snipped off. Remove the adhesive backing from the long tabs and join all threee panels together.

9. Place one of the colored doll ovals in the oval of the first panel using foam tape or pop dots to pop it up slightly. Use a piece of foam tape or pop dots to add dimension to the hat.

10. Cut out the oval from your extra red panel and place in the center of the green accordion panel. Adhere your white stitched sentiment piece on top of this using pop dots or foam tape. Place candy canes onto this piece using foam tape or pop dots.

11. Adhere the last oval doll peel-off in the center of the last panel also using a piece of foam tape or pop dots to pop it up slightly. Adhere the hat onto her using foam tape or pop dots.

12. I like to fold my card at this point (before connecting the ovals with the small tabs).
The first fold is a valley fold, the second is a mountain fold. At this point, snip off the tabs from the last panel since they will not be needed.

13. Adhere the open red oval panel with no stitching on top of what will be the front of the card using adhesive. Take the Oval Dots Frame edges, peel off the backing and adhere to the front of the card (backside of panel one) spacing them evenly.

14. Connect the ovals by joining the small tabs as follows. First two ovals are connected so that they form a mountain fold over the valley fold of the outer panels. Second and third ovals are connected so they are connected as a valley fold, under the mountain fold of the outer panels.

15. Add a ribbon bow, centered, at the top of the second panel.

Here are a few close ups:



I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial and I have inspired you in some way! Thank you for stopping by The Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment here.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Double Sided Adhesive 5″x12″ 5 pack

Oval Dots Frame Edges (776)

Accordion Oval Card (772)

Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (640)

Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Oval (2587)


Other Supplies:

Cardstock – Green, Red and White

Black Dye Ink

Sentiment by Printworks

White Signo Gel Pen

White Liquid Pearls

Narrow red ribbon

Foam Tape or Pop dots


Die Cutting Machine


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  • Mary Prasad October 2, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Such a fun and colorful card! I love the clean design.

  • Marge Burns September 21, 2014 at 5:54 am

    very clever

  • Chris Boldovici September 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    What a super card Kelly. I just bought this die set at the TX show a few weeks back, you have inspired me to give it a go. TFS Love it and all your creations.

  • Frances Byrne September 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Who wouldn’t love to receive this at Christmas time! Love it!

  • Jody September 19, 2014 at 9:21 am

    This is a really cute card Kelly. I love all your cards. I know what you mean about it being hot. It isn’t quite as hot here but has still been in the high 90s. Jody

  • Raquel Mason September 19, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Wonderful coloring Kelly! Your tutorial makes Accordions look so easy…..and they really are that easy to assemble.

    • Kelly Booth September 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Raquel…They are and so Fun!

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