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Katie Accordion Battery-Operated Tea Light Luminary

September 22, 2014

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel. When I first saw the new Christmas Elves Peel-offs, I could not wait to use them on the Katie Label Accordion. I love discovering new ways to use dies, so when I realized I could make a 4-sided luminary with the Katie Accordion I was excited. Safety reminder: This luminary is designed for a battery-operated tea light candle, not the wax and wick variety. Let me show you how I made it.

PIU Katie Accordion fold down w candle

1.  From red card stock cut 4 Katie Accordion panels, cut off both of the little side tabs on all 4 panels.

2.  From pattern paper cut 2 Katie Accordion panels, cut out the center label (I didn’t use the frame portion).

3.  From green card stock cut 2 sets of Katie Holly Frame Edges (total of 4 each size for a total of 8 frames). Die cut 6 flourishes using the accessory die in the Katie Label Accordion.

4.  Adhere double sided adhesive to a 2.5″ x 5″ piece of white cardstock. Using the string of lights die from the Holiday House set, die cut 5 strings of lights. Working one string of lights at a time, remove the release sheet from the adhesive, cover with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess, polish the glitter with your finger. Color the glittered strings of lights with alcohol based markers.

5.  Adhere a piece of double sided adhesive to white cardstock large enough to fit desired Christmas Elves Peel-offs.

6.  Place desired peel-off stickers sticky side up on the release sheet. Take your white cardstock with the double sided adhesive and place it sticky side down onto the release sheet. Your peel-offs will now be stuck to the adhesive.

7.  Cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, shake off excess and polish with your finger. Color images with alcohol based markers, then cut out images.

8.  Adhere all pieces to Katie Label Accordion per photos below. Tip: To aid in keeping your peel-off sentiments straight, use a Transfer Sheet to transfer the Merry Christmas peel-off sticker to your project (tip courtesy of Frances Byrne).

PIU Katie Accordion fold down front

PIU Katie Accordion fold down 2

PIU Katie Accordion fold down 3

PIU Katie Accordion fold down 4

9.   Lay your Katie Label Accordions with the long tabs to the right and use liquid glue to adhere them all together. Connect the last tab to the first panel to create a box. The luminary will fold flat for mailing or storage.

I hope you were inspired by my tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,




Elizabeth Craft Designs Products –

903 Katie Label Accordion

905 Katie Holly Frame Edges

918 Holiday House

502 Double Sided Adhesive

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

2582 Christmas Elves Peel-offs in Black

2576 Merry Christmas Large Peel-offs in Black

7010 Glitter Borders Peel-offs in Red

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Products –

Cardstock in Real Red, Whisper White & Wild Wasabi (Stampin’ Up!)

Striped paper (DCWV Holiday stack)

Mono Aqua liquid glue (Tombow)

Spectrum Noir Markers


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  • Mary Prasad October 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Cool idea! What a wonderful decoration for the holidays!

  • Jacqueline Smith September 23, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Awesome project, Love it!!

  • kellyboothKelly Booth September 23, 2014 at 8:13 am

    So Creative Raquel….Love this so much!!

  • Frances September 22, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    such a fun project Raquel!

  • barb macaskill September 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    This is so pretty! I made one with fairies on clear acrylic center panels so the light really shines through!! TFS!

  • Joset van de Burgt September 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful project Raquel!

  • Rita Edwards September 22, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Raquel, this is such a lovely project!

  • judi kauffman September 22, 2014 at 8:34 am

    This project definitely lit up my morning, Raquel. Those elves look terrific all glittered up like that, and the luminary has so many possibilities. Could mix and match between Christmas Elves and Snowman in Frame peel-offs or make a Halloween luminary with Halloween in Frame peel-offs (both of them designed to fit the Katie Label Accordion). Could also be larger (5- or 6-sided).

  • Els van de Burgt September 22, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Love it Raquel! Your ideas are always so good!

  • Angela Styles September 22, 2014 at 8:16 am

    What a lovely idea! Definitely worth trying!

  • Karen Aicken September 22, 2014 at 8:09 am

    What a clever idea! Beautiful project, Raquel!

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