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.
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).
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.
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Cardstock in Real Red, Whisper White & Wild Wasabi (Stampin’ Up!)
Striped paper (DCWV Holiday stack)
Mono Aqua liquid glue (Tombow)
Spectrum Noir Markers