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Mon 05

Funky Accordion Fold Fall Cards
by Anne

In cleaning out one box or bin or another in my craft room this week I unearthed a package of Funky Accordion Fold cards that inspired this post.  There are several tutorials on-line for creating your own Funky Accordion Fold cards.  The ones I found in my stash are pre-cut and pre-scored which made this a pretty speedy project.  This form in black cardstock seemed the ideal base for a series of fall/Halloween-themed creations.

Card One


Remember that stack of stenciled papers I made a few weeks back?  This card form provided lots of options for trimming those pieces to fit the various rectangles before adding the die cut images.

Materials Used:

  • FALLING MAPLE STENCIL 88608; Hero Arts Butter Bar, Fresh Peach, and Raspberry Jam inks; white cardstock
  • DELICATE WEB STENCIL 88610; Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink; white cardstock
  • LOVELY OAK STENCIL 88607; Hero Arts Butter Bar and Fresh Peach inks; white cardstock
  • BIG AND SMALL SPIDERS die 99546; black cardstock; black gems for heads
  • HARVEST PUMPKIN OVAL FRAME die 99525; orange cardstock; use just the large pumpkin; sponge on some Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink  for stem and edges
  • PLUMP PUMPKIN die 99521; orange cardstock; sponge on some Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink for stem and edges
  • FOREST CLEARING OVAL FRAME die 99482: black cardstock; cut in half, one piece for each of the tall end sections; mounted on Squash Distressed Dots paper
  • 1" circle punch for moon cut from orange cardstock

This is what the card looks like lying flat:


And it all folds up into a standard A2 size (4.25X5.5)!


Card Two


Additional Materials Used:

  • GRACEFUL BRANCH OVAL die 99465; black cardstock against Licorice Distressed Dots paper on the tall end sections behind the two pumpkins
  • BOTANICAL STEM die 99088; black cardstock

And here it is folded for mailing:


For Card Three, I had a piece of 12X12 Memory Box Halloween-y paper that I'd been saving that I cut and used for all of the backgrounds:


Additional Materials Used:

  • FOREST OVAL FRAME die 99497; black cardstock; cut in half and used on the two tall sections
  • EVERGREEN WINDOW die 99505; black cardstock

And folded up:


A find like this reminds me that there are lots of different card forms that I can use.  And the stenciled pieces on the first two cards tie into this month's challenge!  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




What a fab find and love all your cards,we don't tend to celebrate halloween much in the UK apart from occasionally children will trick or treat and adults tend to use it as an excuse for fancy dress parties. Harvest festival is often celebrated in school and church but its not really the same and if you're not religious but want to celebrate mother nature , but anyway your cards are fab and fun.Thank you for sharing.

wonderful, wonderful, wonderful: love this card.

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