I didn’t realise how many cards I had made on holiday and since coming home. It was encouraging to see just how many I had made. Some I cannot show as Card Captain because they do not have Michael Strong stamps on them but will show them here on my blog over the coming weeks.
Well, here we are at the end of another week of cards. The instructions for Day 5 card are shown below. I was going to use this as Thursday’s technique but thought it was not really very technical.
As of today I am starting study again so I may not be so productive with cards but I’ll be back later in the year to share another week of cards.
Here are the instructions:
The frame is made with a 6″x 6″ piece of patterned paper. I used a sheet from a 6×6″ pad. You need to have paper that is sturdy but foldable.
I stamped the smaller of Michael’s penguins onto white cardstock to give a “picture” effect and then used some Ranger Distress ink “Stormy Sky” to “distress” the frame, the “picture” and the patterned background as well as the card blank before assembling the card. Only double sided tape was used for assembly, but for the frame I used just a couple of pieces of mounting foam, because it was made as a sample which could be taken apart to see how the fold works.
Now: With the paper face up square in front of you, fold bottom up to meet the top edge, bone score to make the crease sharp, then open up and fold from left to right and crease.
Next fold each side into the centre starting from left into the centre, open and repeat on right, turn paper so you can repeat. You should have folds showing small squares. When you fold the sides to the centre it should look like a little cupboard. Your paper when opened up should look like a sheet of little boxes.
Then open and turn paper face down and fold from bottom left corner to the top right corner – giving a triangle and crease, and repeat the other way.
To save having to read my chaotic explanation which would also take twice as long, I have attached the PDF copy of the original article AccordionBookInABox . There is also a video on YouTube here.
What I have done is simply use one of the six frames in the article, so it is totally up to you whether you make the actual little accordion album and the box it goes into, or simply make one. Another way you can use, is perhaps make 4 and use on a card if you use smaller squares or use the 6″ x 6″ squares and include on your scrapbook page, you can make two or three perhaps for a scrapbook page depending on your photos.
So there you have it, the Framed Penguin card. You also have all the instructions to make your own. Let me know if you make one, or show on my Crafty Things page on Facebook.
Have fun and thank you for visiting. Cheerio until next time.