Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Heartfelt Creations - Mother's Day Accordion Card

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Happy Wednesday!  My Heartfelt Creations project this week is an accordion card for Mother's Day.  It's really more of a booklet and the finished size is 4" x 4".  It uses Spellbinders' Labels 1 for the front and back covers.  Here's a little trick for the pearls which were white.  I colored them with a copic marker to give them the off-white/beige color you see so that it would match my project better.

If you are interested in getting the full instructions for this project, please visit the Heartfelt Creations Blog where you will also see some amazing projects from the other Design Team members.

ETA: In case the above link to the Heartfelt Creations Blog isn't working (there were some technical difficulties this morning - 3/7), here are the instructions:

Cut 2 of the largest size Labes 1 die from brown cardstock and decorate with patterned paper.  Cut a piece of brown cardstock to 3.5” x 10” and score at 3.5” and 7”.  Cut another piece of brown cardstock to 3.5” x 7” and score at 3.5”.  Attach one flap of largest piece to one flap of smaller piece to create your accordion and fold along score lines in a mountain/valley fashion.  Attach one of the Label 1 pieces to the front of the accordion card and one to the back.  Adhere patterned paper cut to 3 3/8” square to each of the pages and decorate as desired.  (Optional: sponge edges of all cardstock and patterned paper with Chocolate ink as was done here.)

To make the large carnation on the front, from pink patterned paper, stamp and cut one each of the carnation dies using Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Sponge edges with Inka Gold Rose.  Shape using the Paper Blossoms tool kit, layer and adhere with Dries Clear adhesive.  Use a copper brad in the center.  Using Dries Clear adhesive and the Metal Glue Tip, add glitter to the edges of some of the petals.   Mask off bottom portion of sentiment with tape leaving the word Mom free and ink with Memento Rich Cocoa.  Pull off tape and stamp onto Vintage Cream cardstock.  Cut into a banner and sponge edges.  Attach lace to front and using dimensionals, add the Mom banner.  Color white pearl flourish with copic marker to blend and attach the pearl flourish and the large carnation to the front of the card.  The flowers on the inside pages were made with the two smallest dies from the Spellbinders Carnation die collection, cut from patterned paper and the edges inked with Inka Gold Rose.  They were attached to the crosses cut from the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs with a copper brad.  For the sentiments, stamp sentiments from Sentiments for Mom and cut with second largest Scalloped Oval die.  Stamp grass from Feather Grass in Baby Pink ink over sentiments and sponge edges with Chocolate ink.  Cut flourishes from Parisian Motifs and attach to corner of page with a copper brad and some adhesive then using foam dimensionals, add sentiments.

Products Used:
Paper – My Mind’s Eye – Madison Avenue; PTI Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream
Ink – Memento Rich Cocoa; CTMH Baby Pink
Copic E43
Pearl flourish, copper brads, foam dimensionals, lace ribbon


  1. This is very beautiful! I love the paper you chose and your flower is just beautiful! All this gorgeousness wrapped up in one pretty package!

  2. I keep getting error messages when I try to connect to Heartfelt Creations blog through your post on facebook. I love the Mother's day card and would like to see the turorial!

  3. Such a lovely card. I am sure your mom is going to love it. I had to pop over here after I saw this card on SCS. Thanks for sharing. (PS. I couldn't get the link to work...must be a glitch somewhere...)

  4. Gorgeous, Cibele! The colors are so warm and inviting and the detail! Wowzers! Lucky recipient!

  5. This is just beautiful. You can tell it comes from your heart with all the beautiful detail you put into it.

  6. Cibele, I love this accordian card! Every page is wonderful!

  7. Gorgeous in every way! Love that big beautiful flower on here and thanks for the tip about coloring pearls.

  8. Ahhh, this is so pretty I could look at it all day long! The pink and brown are so good together - and the beauty is way more than skin deep! LOL I love it!



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