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13 March 2015

Paper Hugs -- a Tutorial

Hurray, it's Friday!  It's Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers with an easy tutorial for you. I have a step-by-step tutorial for an accordion card today.
Here's the finished card:

I used Crafty Sentiments rubber stamp, "Bundle of Hearts," featuring Benson Bear on this accordion card.
Here's how I created it (all measurements are standard, not metric):
Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 11 inch card stock.  Score it at 1 1/2 inches, 3 inches, 5 1/2 inches, and 8 inches.

Choose your papers.  Cut them at 5 1/4 x 1 3/8 inches, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches, and 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. 
Adhere in place.
Using a bone folder, score at the score lines made in the previous step.

Color your image, (I used Copic markers) and fussy cut around the circle.
Then, simply attach the circle to the front panel of the accordion card, using tape on only 1/2 the image.
The last step is the Belly Band.  You need a piece of card stock that is 7 inches by 1 1/2 inches.  Score it at 1 1/2 & 4 1/2 inches. You can leave it like this or stamp a sentiment.  I chose to decorate mine a bit by using an edger punch on it, and stamping a sentiment.
Here's the finished card one more time:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give it a try -- it's tons of fun!

1 comment:

Aunty Sue said...

great tut julie and lovely card