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Pop it Ups Wednesday with Fran – Hedgehog Halloween

October 28, 2015

Hi!  It’s Fran Sabad from the Karen Burniston Design Team ready to share a fun Rectangle Accordion Album .

My favorite part about Halloween is that there are no “rules” to decorating.  Sequins, cobwebs, princesses and ghouls – all go together to create some spooky fun!  This Pop It Ups Rectangle Accordion card is a perfect example of “everything goes!”  I started with three accordion panels in gray card stock and the Katie Star Frame Edges and Katie Flourish Frame Edges in black.  I stamped the Hedgehog Daisy Halloween stamp set on gray and colored it with Copic markers.(W7, W5. W3,W1 and W00)  Then I added some washi tape, sequins, and black glitter stars along with a glitter banner and big jewel.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 open


Here it is open.  Each panel has it’s own character. I used the Katie Flourish Frame Edges on the middle page and the Katie Stars on the two outer pages and on the front of the album.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 left sideThe moon is lightly colored with a white chalk marker.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 middle

The vampire has white chalk marker on the lantern, cummerbund, and bow tie and the witch has the same marker on her scarf.

PIU Rectangle Accordion 03 right side


The Rectangle Accordion makes scenes come together in such a fun way!  For matting each image, I also mixed in the matting dies from the Rectangle Pull card. Both sets of decorator rectangle dies work together and don’t duplicate!  Perfect!

For a video tutorial on assembling the Accordion albums, watch Karen’s video.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Stampin’ Up! Gray and Black cardstock, ink, washi tape, jewels, sequins and white chalk marker.

Copic markers

Pop it Ups

I feel Baaaad….

August 1, 2015

Hi Crafters it’s Caz here today and I am bringing you a fun and comical Rectangle Accordion featuring the adorable Snowball the sheep.  Looks like Snowball is looking a bit sheepish as he has forgotten someone’s birthday.  Look, he even has blushing cheeks

Instead of assembling this as a usual 3 panel Rectangle Accordion I have stopped connecting the third centre panel and made that into a stationary part of the card that will not swivel.  This could also make a nice surface for you to write on or a sentiment or verse.


1. Start by cutting 2 Yellow Accordion Rectangles and one Green one.  As you can see I have run the die/paper through with the embossing sandwich to make the built it stitched lines around the edges.  Rub a dauber into a brown ink pad and lightly swipe the ink around on the stitch marks to make them more prominent.

2. Attach the first two panels as normal by attaching the right hand side of the first panel to the left side of the second panel, then again the second panel attached to the third panel.  I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Double Sided Tape.

NOTE : You will need to decorate BEFORE attaching the central panels of the Rectangle Accordion.


3. Using the snowball dies I have cut a selection of “Snowballs” in different colours.  Three white and one black.  Please refer to picture for the different ways I have styled him.  It is amazing how little tweaks and differences in colour can really transform this die to look so differently.

4.  Cut a rectangle from Rectangle Accordion onto some notepad printed paper and stamp the Farm Greeting Stamps using black ink. Stick this onto the front panel.  I have also decorated this front panel with some cut out grass, a cloud and the slightly hiding Snowball.

5. For the second panel I have cut a sheep from black card, a fence from brown card, a bright pink bow and another fluffy cloud.

6.  The last panel has been attached to the others with the long side strip BUT I did not attach the inside swiveling panel to the others.  I cut the connectors off from the right hand side both the large one all along the side and the small one in the middle.  I cut a piece of green card to bit the back of the last panel from behind which makes it a solid card.

7. Decorate the last panel with another Snowball, this one styled slightly different to the others by using just white and using the solid layer as my bottom layer and using the detail layer I have cut the head off and mounted it slightly higher.  I have also used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons and another fluffy cloud.

Here are links to what I used from Elizabeth Craft Designs :

Farm Greetings Clears Stamps

Pop it ups Snowball the Sheep

Pop it ups Fence


Clouds – from Tree for all Seasons

Glasses & Bow from Props 1

Party Hat from Props 2

Accordion Rectangle

Other Items Used :

Glitter Washi Tape

Frayed Burlap Ink Pad

Sponge Dauber

Pencils for grass

White Chalk Pen

I do hope you have enjoyed my post today.  I had real fun making this card and trying to think of new ways to style Snowball.

Until the next time.  Happy Crafting!

Caz x

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