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Pop It Ups Wednesday With Raquel – Chilly the Penquin

November 23, 2016

Hello my crafty friends! It’s Raquel Mason here today. Slider cards are fun to watch and this card is no exception as Chilly the Penguin slides around the card. I got the idea to use an Accordion die as the tracks for the slider when I was watching a Technique Friday video that Els did on a totally different technique. There’s inspiration everywhere! You can use any Accordion die for this technique, here’s a slider card using the Ring Accordion. Let me show you how I made this card.


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Love at Home Birds Accordion Card

September 6, 2016

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Mary here to share a fairly easy rectangle accordion card. The new Birds and Birdhouse dies from Joset Designs are super cute. They come with winter accessories but I decided to use them for a summer look, with fluffy clouds in the background and bright colors. The birds may look like they are kissing but they are really just dancing beak to beak. Continue Reading

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A Rectangle Pull Card with a little Sparkle and a Cup of Joe!

February 19, 2016


It’s Kelly Booth here with a sparkly fun coffee card using new dies and a stencil from Karen Burniston!  I’m a big fan of coffee and am loving all the possibilities of the new Cup Pop Stand and the Stage it Stencils. I just can’t put them down….

Here is how the card looks when it’s closed and ready to be mailed:

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And here it is when opened up:


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Pop it Ups Wednesday with Summer – Christmas Accordion

July 22, 2015

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here. Today I want to share with you a Christmas Tri-panel accordion card.

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1. Cut 3 Rectangle Accordion card panels, 1 set of Rectangle layers pieces, 3 sets of Katie Holly Frame Edge dies, a Holiday House, Jolly the Mouse and a Christmas tree.

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2. Trim the edge off of one panel and add tape to the other two.

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3.  Add the Katie Holly Frame Edges to all three pages.

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4. Attach the three panels together.

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5. Stamp the sentiment from the new Merry & Bright stamp set.

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6. Decorate the front panel of the card with the Merry Christmas Stamp or use a die cut from the Merry Christmas die along with the sentiment “from our family to yours”

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7. Decorate the interior panels with your completed pieces

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8. Attach the tabs and your card is now complete and is an A2 size card when folded up.

Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

1038 Jolly The Mouse 

Merry & Bright Clear Stamps

1037 Christmas Trees Pop Stand

918 Holiday House

905 Katie Holly Frame Edges

Double Sided Transparent Tape

Glitter Dots – Red/Gold

Other Supplies –

Ranger Archival Ink in Carnation Red and Leaf Green, Cardstock


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Pop it Ups Wednesday with Shelly – Steampunk Accordion Tunnel Card

May 27, 2015

shelly hickox accordion steampunk card open view

Hi all! It’s Shelly Hickox with you today to share my first Wednesday With tutorial. I saw an accordion tunnel card last year and knew there had to be a way to make it with Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups Accordion dies. Thankfully, Karen figured out that, with a few snips, her accordion dies could be reconfigured to create this fun and unique card style. I decided to use her Rectangle Accordion die, along with the gear dies from her Clock and Gears die set, and ECD Hinge dies plus Shimmer Sheetz to create a masculine, steampunk card suitable for Father’s Day or a manly birthday card.

Here’s how to make one of your own:

shelly hickox ww step 1Begin by cutting an 8.5” x 11” piece of kraft cardstock in half lengthwise. Fold each piece in half to create two top fold cards. Die cut the folded card, dropping the folded edge below the cutting edge of the die, so that the top fold remains intact. Repeat with the other piece of cardstock.

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Next, snip the connection points and remove the inner panels from the cards.

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Fold one card in half. Find the center and snip a small notch on the inside of the frame, top and bottom, cutting through both panels. Repeat with the other card, but cut the notches on the outer part of the frame.

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With the panels open and facing each other, gently bend one panel of the card with the outer notches and insert it through the other panel, fitting the notches together. Repeat with the other side.

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You’ve just made an accordion tunnel card! Now, let’s start decorating it! First, mark the left and right panels front panels so you know where they are for decorating. Disassemble card.

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Adhere a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs Adhesive to a piece of silver Shimmer Sheetz. Cut the Shimmer Sheets into strips of various sizes and shapes. Adhere the pieces to the left and right panels of the card that you marked before disassembling, trimming off any excess. Sand lightly. Use an awl or piercing tool to punch faux rivets along the seams. To highlight the seams, cover the faux metal with black paint and wipe off, being sure to protect the uncovered cardstock.

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While card is unassembled, stamp wood grain stamp using dark brown ink. Reassemble card.

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Cut gears from gold and silver Shimmer Sheetz using Karen Burniston’s Gears dies. Cut hinges from adhesive-backed gold and silver Shimmer Sheetz using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Hinges die. Sand and antique with black paint in the same method as step 6.

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With card assembled, add hinges to edges as shown. Punch holes and add silver brads.

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Finish card by adhering gears as desired to the front and back edges of each panel. Tip! Use punched waste from the larger gears to create faux brads for the smaller gears. Finally, stamp man figure and pointing finger, color and cut out, and adhere to card.

shelly hickox steampunk card closed front view


Shelly Hickox Wednesday With Card Top View

The great thing about this dimensional card is that it folds completely flat for mailing, but turns into a one-of-a-kind décor piece that the recipient will be able to display for months.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to make one of your own!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

972 Accordion Rectangle

917 Clock and Gears

962 Hardware 1 – Hinges

SS 0212 Shimmer Sheetz – Gold Metallic

SS 0211 Shimmer Sheetz – Silver Metallic

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet 8.5” x 11”

Other Supplies:

Kraft Cardstock

Stampers Anonymous  Wood Grain Stamp and Paris to London stamps

Quick Grab Glue

Silver Brads

Brown Ink



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Tea Time

March 3, 2015

Hello everyone,

It’s Joset here today sharing this Accordion Rectangle Tea Time card with you. I love the new Paris Edges die set by Karen Burniston, especially the elegant, detailed  fleur de lis doily-style die included in the set. You can use it to decorate any kind of card or use it to add a beautiful edge to your Rectangle Accordion. Let me show you how I created this card.

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1. Cut two rectangle accordion pages from light blue patterned paper, one from green dotted paper and one from light green cardstock. Use one of the light blue pages and the green dotted page to assemble your accordion card. Trim the long side tab and the smaller tabs of the right page (green dotted page).

2. Trim the long side tab and the smaller tabs of your second light blue accordion page and adhere this page to the back of the other light blue page.

3. The light green page we’re going to use to cover the back of the green dotted page but before we do we’re going to trim the side tab as shown in the picture below. You can also trim the 2 smaller tabs.

As you can see there is still a small green edge to adhere your Paris edges. I cut my tab this way so you won’t have any green of the tab showing through your lace.

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4. Cut 2 Paris edges from white cardstock. Ink edges with blue. Adhere one to the inside of the card and one to the back of the card to cover the green tab.

5. Now attach the two middle rectangle frames from by adding some adhesive on the smaller tabs from the left page.

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Photo of the back of the card.

6. Cut one rectangle from white cardstock and one from light blue cardstock using the same die. Adhere the white rectangle on the inside of the left accordion page and the blue one on the inside of the right page.

7. Now it’s time to decorate your card. I used the Coffee and Tea Peel-offs in gold colored on top of the Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. If you are new to this technique, check out this video by Els van de Burgt.

8. Once colored, cut out peel-offs and adhere to the inside of the card as shown. Adhere the teapot on the inside of the right page and the two cups on the left.

9. Cut the words “TEA” and “TIME” using Alphabet 1 – Caps. Adhere words on the inside of the left accordion page just above the two tea cups. Tip: apply double sided adhesive to the back of your paper first before die cutting.

10. Optional: Add Transparant/ Silver Glitter border where the Paris edges connect to the right accordion page.

I hope you enjoyed making this card using the Accordion Rectangle and the Paris Edges. See you next time!


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 Photo of the card closed.


Elizabeth Craft Designs
972 Accordion Rectangle
979 Paris Edges
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
2531 Coffee and Tea Peel-offs in Gold
7010 Glitter Border Peel-offs in Transparent/Silver
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Light Blue Patterned Paper –  Maja Design – Antligen collection
Green Dotted Patterned Paper – Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea Collection
Cardstock: Light Green, Light Blue and White
Ink – Light Blue
Copic Markers
Colorless Blender Pen

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