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Holiday Ring Accordion with Hanging Charms

December 2, 2016

Card Front

Mary here. This is a fun card that looks complicated but is fairly simple to make. I especially love the hanging charms, the silver glitter, and entwined frames.

Making the Card

1. With the main Ring Accordion die, cut two from snowflake paper (Wish List), one from candy cane paper (Magical), and two from red cardstock. Use the circle die to cut the center from both snowflake rings, one candy cane ring, and one red ring. Trim tabs, etc., off of one snowflake ring and one red ring so you just have 2 circle frames. Use the decorator edge die to cut 4 from red cardstock and 4 from white cardstock. Adhere the red edges to the back of the snowflake ring and the white to the front of the red ring.

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Pop it Up Wednesday with Caz – Honey Bear

June 29, 2016

Hi Crafting Friends,  its Caz here and I am back with another Pop it up Wednesday and with summer time now arrived (someone ought to tell the weather that) I wanted to make a sunny, bright card and I decided on a Ring Accordion card with some flowery papers.

Accordions are real WOW cards and fold totally flat to slip into a regular envelope.

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Pop it Ups Karen Burniston Designer Challenge – Characters in Costume

October 14, 2015

Hi, it’s Karen Burniston with the October Pop it Ups Designer Challenge. Each month I challenge my Designer Challenge team to use Pop it Ups dies for a specific theme. This month the theme is Characters in Costume and the goal is to transform the Characters in some way – perhaps it’s by dressing them in a costume, or perhaps it’s a complete repurposing of the die cut shapes. I think you’ll agree that the team was very creative this month and have provided 20 inspirational ideas.

For my card and video I decided on a Christmas theme and thought William the Goat would make an excellent elf. I used the Ring Accordion and a technique for adding the expanding trees from the Christmas Trees Pop Stand die into the pages.


Here is the video tutorial for this project.

When the Ring Accordion is folded up it becomes a circle with a diameter just under 5″, which means it fits nicely in an A7 (5×7) envelope for mailing.


Any of the Characters can be “elfified” by using the same techniques as shown in the video with William. The Agatha Flourish provides excellent elf shoes. I also added a scrap of leftover glitter line to William’s hat.


Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Expanding Trees Ring Accordion with William the Elf.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

  • Groove Tool – ArtC
  • Fineline Bottle 20 gauge filled with Lineco pH-neutral adhesive
  • Green ink, Copic Marker #R89
  • My Mind’s Eye “Sleigh Bells Ring” 6×6 Paper
  • Core’dinations Whitewash cardstock
  • Texture Paste, Glossy Accents – Ranger
  • Green, Red, White cardstock
  • Jingle Bell brad – The Paper Studio


Let’s see what the Designer Challenge Team came up with for this month’s Characters in Costume challenge.

Kelly Booth made a Tent Card from the Oval Accordion, following the great instructions by Frances Byrne, and decorating with the Oval Dots Frame Edges. She added the Outdoor Edges grass and the All Seasons Tree and then transformed Poppy the Owl into a ghost. What a cute Owl-o-ween card!


Frances Byrne created a whole new Character by combining pieces from Chilly the Penguin and Rocky the Crab. Meet her cute jellyfish on this fabulous Rectangle Pull Card.


Summer Hills-Painter transformed Honey the Bear into Santa for this sweet Ring Accordion. I love her color scheme of blues and whites and then the pop of Ho Ho Ho Honey! She used the Props 5 set for the Santa parts.

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Raquel Mason made a clever transformation by adding a label from the Lucy Label set to create turkey feathers. Dutch the Fox becomes Dutch the Turkey! She used Poppy the Owl’s foot for a waddle.


Donna Wright made this fun frosty Adirondack Chair card with Chilly the Penguin transformed into a snowman. Then she went to work using a lot of the decorator pieces from Pop it Ups sets to create her scene. This is a lovely feature of Pop it Ups dies – that the decorator pieces are included, and very interchangeable.

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Fran Sabad used the new Gift Card Accordion and companion Flourish Gift Frame for a fun 3-page accordion featuring Poppy the Owl as a graduate. She chose colors from their local high school and says her next job is finding a gift card to match the color scheme! (The gift card will slide easily into the slots on her center page).


Sandy Diller made this fabulous Etch A Sketch tent card and filled it with Cocoa, William and Chilly dressed like famous toys. She shows photos of each costume and how she made them with Props and decorator dies, so definitely click her name to go check it out.

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Caz Counsell made this fun Superbunny card using Lucky the Rabbit and the Gift Card Accordion. She used it for a card/gift for her son’s friend and I’m sure it was a hit!

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Frances Byrne made a second card for the challenge featuring Poppy the Owl wearing a pumpkin costume. She used the Tags Pivot Card and the grass from the Outdoor Edges turned sideways as borders. (Brilliant!)


Karen Aicken transformed Hoppy the Frog into a vampire for this fun Halloween Gift Card Accordion. I love the orange flies and how she colored everything with Pan Pastels.


Caz Counsell was inspired by one of her favorite rubber stamps to convert Whiskers the Cat into a flying bumblebee. She used the wings and antennae from the Butterfly Pivot Card and drew on the jumper with colored pens. She also used the Rectangle Pull Card very cleverly for a shaped top-fold card.

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Shelly Hickox was very transformative with Whiskers the Cat – converting her into a witch doll perfect for Halloween decor. Shelly got clever with Props 2 and a decorative oval die to make the hat.

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Sandy Diller was inspired by a friend to create Javelinas from Virgil the Pig. I just love the southwestern scene she created with the Western and Outdoor Edges, plus the branches of the All Seasons Tree. She also used the new Cocoa Western clear stamps. SD_hello gorgeous 1

Kelly Booth made this adorable tent card featuring Poppy the Owl all dressed for a luau. She used the Beach Edges to set the scene and framed the card with the new Flourish Gift Frame.KB_Watermarked Photo (2015-09-29-1541)

Karen Aicken made three cards for this month’s challenge including this fabulous Lucy Label pop-up card featuring Dutch the Fox as a chef. I love how she created the chef’s hat using the pail and cloud die. So clever!


Fran Sabad made a whole Halloween hay ride with four fun costumed Characters. She used the Lots of Pops die to animate her cart, and various Props dies to costume the Characters. Amazing!


Helen Cryer cracked me up with this fun Wonder Chick card. She dressed Cheepers the Chicken as the famous superhero, using clever touches like glitter dot earrings and cloud hair. Then she animated her wonder chick on the Lorna Label. Love it!


Raquel Mason made this adorable pop-up sleigh card featuring Jolly the Mouse dressed as Santa. She used the Merry & Bright Clear Stamps for the “Santa Says Shop!” greeting and I love those red pearls in the centers of the snowflakes.


Summer Hills-Painter felt Lucky in love and made this adorable Lucky the Rabbit turned Cupid card. She used the Spiral Circle Pull Card with the spiral cut from clear to animate all the little arrows (from the Rectangle Pull Card). I’d say this is a bullseye!

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Kelly Booth had fun dressing Cheepers the Chicken as a cowgirl. She used the new Props 6 and put Cheepers on an action wobbler so she jiggles and dances when the card is open. The Lorna Label provides the pop-up structure.

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And finally, something really important;

Karen Aicken found great meaning and purpose with this month’s challenge as a chance to transform Cocoa the Horse into a Purple Zebra, the symbol for Pulmonary Hypertension. Her granddaughter, Olivia, is living with advanced Pulmonary Hypertension and Karen explains a lot about the condition, the warning signs, and links to PH associations in four different countries. If you click to Karen’s post you’ll have the opportunity to win the four dies she used on this special card for Olivia. Elizabeth Craft Designs is providing the prize to raise more awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension.


There are seventeen Character dies and the team managed to use thirteen in their creations this month. That’s a lot of Character Costume inspiration! Ready to give some of these transformations a try? For THIS WEEK ONLY Elizabeth Craft Designs has discounted all Character and Props dies. Shop the sale here: October 12-16, 2015 Characters & Props Sale

Join me and the team next month on November 18, 2015 for the next Pop it Ups Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. Next month the team is going to be inspired by any of my Pop it Ups technique videos to make new creations based on the videos. It should be a fun challenge with the added bonus of video instructions already available for the techniques.

Happy Crafting!

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July 28, 2015

LIKE, SHARE and WIN a set of dies from Karen Burniston Designer to create this fabulous Steampunk Poppy Accordion card by Shelly Hickox.


An all-time favorite from most people that have seen this Accordion card. We are giving away two sets with the following dies so you can create this beautiful card yourself!

Ring Accordion (904)

Poppy the Owl (910)

Props (911)

Clock and Gears (917)

What to do? Head over to our Facebook page, look for this card, and LIKE and SHARE the post.

Winners will be announced on Thursday. You can find all the info about this card on Shelly’s blog HERE.

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Embossed Snowflakes Ring Accordion Card

December 10, 2014

Happy Holidays Crafty friends!

It’s Debra Hensley here today to share an embossed Ring Accordion card with you – perfect to add to your Christmas Card stash. I’m always looking for unique cards that are easy to make and pack a big “wow” factor. Embossed snowflakes on the Ring Accordion panels, glittered and colorfully colored peel-offs, and a simple sentiment work perfectly together in this festive and unique card.

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Here’s how I made this card:

1. Die cut 2 Ring Accordion panels from light blue cardstock. Die cut 1 circle from white cardstock using the largest circle from the Ring Accordion die set. Die cut 4 decorative Frame Edges from white cardstock.

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2. Emboss the Ring Accordion panels with the Snowflakes Embossing Folder. The Ring panels are too big to fit inside the folder but the snowflake pattern makes this easy to work around. Emboss as much of the panel as possible the first go through the die cut machine. 
To complete the embossing put only the un-embossed section of the Ring panel into the folder on the sec
ond pass.

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3. Cut a piece of white cardstock large enough for one of Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Circles Peel-Off, one accessory holly peel-off and one christmas tree peel-off. Adhere Transparent Double Sided Adhesive to the cardstock. Transfer peel-offs to the adhesive cardstock using the technique Els is demonstrating HERE. Cover adhesive and peel-offs with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your fingers. Color with Copic markers or your favorite medium. Trim out pieces when complete.

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4. Ink edges of Ring Accordion panels with blue ink on both sides. Adhere the rings together connecting the tabs. Clip off extra tab on the right panel. Adhere white decorator Frame Edges to the front of the card panel. Adhere the colored Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Circle’s Peel-Off to the front of the card in the center. Adhere white circle to second ring panel.
Add silver Merry Christmas Peel-Off. Add glittered holly and snowflakes. Add snowflakes and glitter dots to edges. Add light blue ribbon to front to complete.

5. For an added touch you can adhere the negative of the Peel-Off on the back side of one panel with a transfer sheet (watch video “How to use Transfer Sheets” HERE). Add the extra colored tree to on foam adhesive.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you try embossing the Ring Accordion card panels for a special touch to your Christmas cards.

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

904 Ring Accordion
950 Ring Frame Edges 1
2586 Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Circles Peel-Offs in Black 
2567 Merry Christmas Large Peel-Offs in Silver
8530 Snowflakes Small Peel-Offs in Silver
7018 Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots
E126 Snowflakes Embossing Folder
600 Transfer Sheet
639 Warm diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other products used:

Blue ink
Cardstock- Bazzill
Copic Markers: E00, E04, E33, E39, R29, 0, y17, BG02, BG53, C0, C1, C3, C5, G00


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A Festive Ring Accordion Card!

October 29, 2014

Hi it’s Kelly Booth here. It’s time to start thinking about making some special Christmas cards for special people and I wanted to play with the fun Christmas Ornaments Round Peel-Offs by Elizabeth Craft Designs. They are so fun and work perfectly on the Ring Accordion Die set!

Here is a photo of the card I made for today’s tutorial

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Preparing the ornament peel-0ffs:

1. Take a piece of white cardstock 5″ x 7″ and a piece of Elizabeth Craft Designs Double sided Adhesive the same size. Remove the backing and place adhesive onto the piece of cardstock.

2. Remove the top backing piece and place two gold ornaments and two holly leaves from the Christmas Ornaments Round Peel-Off sheet onto the adhesive.

3. Pour some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive with the peel-offs and polish glitter with your fingers. Shake off the excess glitter and return into the jar.

5. Color the ornaments and holly leaves with Alcohol markers (I used Copics for mine) and cut out staying close to the gold lines. Set these aside.

Cutting all the pieces for the card:

6. You will need 3 pieces of teal green cardstock  4″ 1/4″ x 8″ 1/2″ and three pieces of aqua cardstock 4″ 1/4″ x 8″ 1/2″. Take the Ring Accordion Die and cut 3 teal and 3 aqua panels from these.

7. Take the large circle die and the stitched circle in the set and place them in the center of two of the teal Accordion cuts taping them down with removable tape so they stay together and don’t shift and run through your die cutting machine.


8. While you have these dies out take a piece of white cardstock and cut another stitched circle. Stamp sentiment in the center with gold pigment ink.

9. Take your third teal Accordion cut and cut the center circle out making sure the outer ring stays intact. Cut away the tabs from the inside and outside of this ring.

10. You should have three circles in teal, two small ones and one large one. Emboss all three circles with the Lots of Dots Embossing Folder.

11. Take some gold pigment ink and lightly rub it over the embossed dots.


12. Take a piece of Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz 5″ x 11″ and place it onto a piece of Elizabeth Craft Designs Double sided adhesive the same size.

13. Take your Ring Frame Edges set and cut 16 Metallic Gold Edges using the pinked edge circle die. With the New Elizabeth Craft Designs adhesive these cut so easy and do not need a shim.

You should have all of these pieces cut, stamped and inked:



14. Take your three aqua accordion panels and lay them out so the bottoms are even. Place a little piece of double sided adhesive on the outer tabs of the first two and snip off the third. Adhere the three together.

15. Take your two small dotted teal circles and place them in the center of the first panel and the last panel using pop dots or foam tape to raise them slightly.

16. Place the white sentiment circle in the center panel and place one Red Glitter Dot to the beginning and end of the sentiment.

17. Take your ornaments that have been colored and covered with Silk Microfine Glitter and place them in the center of the first and the last panel using foam tape or pop dots.

18. Flip the whole accordion over so your looking at the back and place the three open teal rings onto each panel using small pieces of double sided adhesive.

19. Flip back over to the front and peel away adhesive backing on the ring edges you cut and place them evenly around each accordion panel.

20. Place some Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots on the dots on the ornaments and place the holly leaves at the top of the two ornaments.

21. Place little pieces of double sided adhesive on the inner tabs of the Circle Accordion and attach them together. First over the ring edges and then under the edges on the second panel.

22. Now gently fold the card so all the panels are working (mountain and valley folds).

I hope this project has inspired you to start your holiday crafting with a little sparkle and some ornament-filled Ring Accordion cards!

Thanks for stopping by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog!


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Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

904 Ring Accordion

950 Ring Frame Edges

2573 Christmas Ornaments Round Peel-Offs in Gold

0212 Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

7018 Red Glitter Dots

7018 Transparant/Gold Glitter Dots

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

502 ECD Double Sided Adhesive 8″ 1/2″ by 11″ 5 Pac

506 ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape  6-mm

E114 Lots of Dots Embossing Folder

802 Fine Pointed Scissors

Other Supplies:

Cardstock – Teal, Aqua, and White

Pop dots or Foam Tape

Alcohol Markers

Gold Pigment Ink

Sentiment Stamp by Mama Elephant

Die Cutting Machine

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A Ring Accordion Card with Hoppy!

August 29, 2014

Hi, it’s Kelly Booth here! I have always loved interactive cards. Now that I have grandchildren I love making them even more knowing that it makes them smile. 

For today’s card I am going to show you how you can make a shaker card with less drying time by using the Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided adhesive instead of glue.

Here is the card front:


The Inside:




1. Start with the main Ring Accordion die and the large circle die from the Spiral Circle Pull Card set. Cut both at once by securing them with removable tape. *Important: This tape will be left in place for Step 2 so that the two dies remain in the same position. You will only need the center ring from this cut and the ones made in Step 2.


2. Cut 4 more rings from ECD double sided adhesive using the same method shown in step 1.
Cut 2 from Green Fun foam and 1 from a piece of lime green cardstock backed with ECD double sided adhesive. You need to cut all of these before removing the tape (the tape that holds the 2 dies together) so all your circles are the same exact size.

3. Adhere the 2 fun foam rings with a double sided adhesive ring between them. Add a second double sided adhesive ring on top of the 2-layer ring.

4. Cut one Ring Accordion panel from light blue cardstock. You can use scraps as all you would need is the inner circle. Trim all edges around the circle once cut., then ink the bottom with distress ink creating a water look. Take a medium lotus flower peel-off and place it on a piece of White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz and cut it out cutting away the stem. Put a little picce of ECD double sided adhesive on the back and adhere it to the water part of the circle towards the left side.

5. Place another ring of the ECD double sided adhesive on the back of your sandwiched fun foam and press it down on your inked circle with the lotus flower. Now add your beads and sequins to the center of the shaker and place another ring of the ECD double sided adhesive on top.

6. Cut one inner circle from clear acetate the same way as in step 4. Place this one on top of your fun foam circle that has the circle with ECD double sided adhesive on top. You have now sealed your shaker. I like the to finish of the edges of my shaker by putting a little liquid adhesive around the edges and wrap some twine around three times.

 7. Cut 4 Ring Accordion panels from Lime green Cardstock. Before removing the die from the cardstock use a white gel pen to mark the stitched lines in each one.

8. Now take the green circle with the ECD double sided adhesive on it and peel the backing away being careful not to touch the adhesive. Cover adhesive with (635) Spring Peridot Silk Microfine Glitter and burnish it in with your fingers. Tap off excess glitter. You can now attach this to the front of your shaker by using little pieces of ECD double sided adhesive.

9. Hoppy the Frog (ECD/Karen Burniston Character die) is small enough to cut from scraps of cardstock. I used ink-splattered cardstock for the body and glittered cardstock for the lips
(Silk Microfine 614 True Red). The backing is black; I used black and white for the eyes. Position the completed Hoppy as shown in the photo, just to the side of the shaker.


10. Take the four accordion panels cut in Step 7 and cut the centers out of two, leaving only the main circle. These will be put on the back of the card to cover the tabs and strengthen the rings.


11. Line up the large accent circle and the stitched circle  from the Ring Accordion set onto the Light Blue cardstock and cut once. Cut a small white circle for the sentiment (I used a circle die from the Accordion Circle Card die set (769).

12. Place the two whole accordion panels in front of you with the tabs pointing to the right.
Attach the panels by adding a small piece of adhesive on the outer tab of the first panel.
Snip off the outer tab on the second panel (the one at the right). Turn the card over and adhere the extra stitched rings to the back, covering where the tab joins the panels. Make a valley fold.

13. Put some pieces of ECD double sided adhesive on the back of your shaker and place it on the right panel.

14. Place your Lt Blue Stitched circle to the front and the small white sentiment to the center using some foam mounting tape or pop dots to create dimension. I added a small Silk Microfine Glittered Heart to the sentiment using a die from Poppy the Owl.

 15. Put a little piece of ECD Double sided adhesive on the small inner tab from the left panel to attach both inner circles. These inner circles will form a mountain fold. You can snip off the small inner tab from the right panel. Take the inner circles you cut from the backing circles and place them on the back side covering up the small tabs and giving the card a finished look.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!


Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

904 Ring Accordion

916 Spiral Circle pull Card

911 Props 1

909 Hoppy The Frog

910 Poppy The Owl

769 Accordion Circle Card

2515 Lotus Flower Peel-off Sticker

614 True Red – Silk Microfine Glitter

635 Spring Peridot – Silk Microfine Glitter

501 5×12″ 5 pack Double Sided Adhesive

SS0102 White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz – 3 pack

Other products:

Lime green and light blue cardstock

Scraps of red, black, white and green cardstock

White Gel Pen

Clear acetate

Salty Ocean Distress Ink Pad

Black dye Ink Pad

Liquid Adhesive

Blue and white twisted twine

Die cutting machine

Foam mounting tape or Pop Dots


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