Back in March I saw this adorable concertina card created by Julie Kettlewell a demonstrator from England and I've been enamored with it ever since. I finally had time to make one for my mom for Mother's Day….but I forgot to take a picture! So for this blog hop I created a special graduation card for my son's girlfriend who is graduating from college this weekend--yay, Kelsey!
The card base is made with one sheet of 12 x 12 designer series paper cut into 3 -- 4 x 12 pieces. Use the scallop tag topper punch on one end of 2 of the pieces to create the closure for the card and then score each piece at 2.5", 5", 7.5", and 10" (make sure you don't start scoring on the scallop end). You'll have a cut the 2" piece off of the piece that does not have a scallop punch on either end. Glue them together and decorate! The black cardstock piece is cut at 3.5 x 2 and the whisper white is 1 3/4 x 3 1/4. Then the hard part…..deciding how to decorate! Here is a link to the video that Julie created.
You can't tell from here, but my owl has some crystal effects on his glasses--so cute!
Here's a picture of my box envelope with the card closed.
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Tools - SU Scoring Tool, Envelope Punch Board, Heat Tool
Stamp Sets - Go, Graduate (Retired), Endless Birthday (new photopolymer), Morning Post Alphabet, Pomp and Circumstance, Blue Ribbon
Ink: Basic Black, Staz-On black, Real Red
Cardstock/DSP - Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer paper, Polka Dot Parade d.s.p., Quatrefancy Specialty paper
Punches - 2.5" circle punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, star punch (from the holiday trio punch pack), decorative label punch, banner punch (SAB and new catty), artisan label punch, scallop tag topper punch
Other stuff: clear embossing powder, versa mark pad, mini brads, crystal effects