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Deck the Halls Chilly Gift Card Accordion

November 14, 2015

Hi!  It’s Fran Sabad and I’m excited to share with you a cute idea using Karen Burniston’s Gift Card Accordion with Chilly the Penguin.

Here is the card in the closed position:

PIU Gift Hard Holder 02 open

And here it is opened up:

PIU GHC 02 open


  1. Use the Gift Card Accordion Die cut to cut the following pieces:
    1. (2) full pages from sturdy red cardstock
    2. (2) pieces from patterned paper, using the paper over the inner rectangle only. Trim to just the rectangles and glue the patterned paper rectangles over the red cardstock pages, taking care to line up the tuck slots on Page 2 perfectly to be able to add a gift card later.
  2. Use the companion Flourish Gift Frame die set to die cut 3 white Flourish Frames. Adhere the frames to the pages, including one for the front of the album when closed.
  3. Assemble the Gift Card Accordion according to the package directions or by watching Karen’s assembly video here: Gift Card Accordion
  4. Die cut Chilly the Penguin using white, black and orange cardstock and assemble him.  Make slits between his body and arms.  Using gold thread, wrap Chilly as shown.EDC Nov 14 detail 2EDC Nov 14 detail
  5. Die cut the string of Christmas lights from the Holiday House die set four times (1 set each in red, blue, green and yellow) and trim into individual bulbs. For the bulbs that are adhered to Chilly, simply glue them over the thread. For any bulbs that are hanging off of Chilly, sandwich the thread between two bulbs adhered back-to-backPIU GCH 02 side
  6. Die cut the largest decorator tree from the Evergreen Pivot Card set and sponge green ink through the die to create the swirl pattern, Adhere the tree to the page with a pop dot and add a glitter star.
  7. Stamp “Santa Says” in green and “Shop!” in red using the Merry & Bright clear stamps. Die cut the circle and add to the page.
  8. Die cut 4 presents and bows using the Evergreen Pivot Card set – one each in yellow, red, green and blue. Assemble the presents and adhere them to Page 2, being careful not to cover the tuck slots that will hold the gift card.

PIU GCH 02 detail

Add your gift card and make someone smile!  Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock in red, white, blue, green, yellow and orange
  • Glittered star embellishment
  • Gold thread
  • Acrylic block, red and green ink
  • Coordinating patterned paper

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  • Reply Marjorie November 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Chilly is adorable with the lights. Very cute.

  • Reply Raquel Mason November 14, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Love the colors & especially Chilly all tangled in the lights!

  • Reply Michelle M November 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    So cute!

  • Reply Marlene L November 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm


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