Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sizzix Accordian Album for Christmas

Hello and welcome to my blog!!  Christmas is fast approaching so excited!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 7 Kids Challenge Blog.  The Theme is Anything Goes!

I decided to make a accordion card filled with Christmas spirit, well it took me 5 times to get it right so my spirit was tired by the time I finished this one! lol
My very sweet friend Anne gave me a accordion book and I loved it.  Hers is made perfectly though. So I hunted down the Sizzix die and thought this would be easy for me. lol

 I would like to share my Christmas accordion album with you.

Here is the front of the accordion using a Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia and Shabby White Frantage.  The poinsettia is made with red card stock and a brocade red clear paper from Stampin Up.
The designer papers I used on the accordion and pages are Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas and Bo Bunny Elf Magic.

Here is the flow of the accordion part.  I used each designer paper on each side.  Everything is taped securely Sookwang double stick tape.

Here is the middle on one side with a older sentiment stamp embossed with black embossing powder. I cut snowflakes and red stickles for the other side. On each page there are tiny Christmas stickers from Tim Holz and a few Simple Stories tags.

Here is the back side Tim Holz dies, fir tree, deer, 25. I added some ribbon and wooden snowflakes on the page including a snippet of the SU red and clear brocade page for the deers neck.

Here is the other side of the accordion with Bo Bunny Elf Magic papers. I used a smaller poinsettia die and the tags from Simple Story.  

At the end of the other side I wanted to join to pages with Star Flourish die from Memory Box on top and then Santa's sleigh from Impression Obsession which was a gift from my friend Christina.  

 I put a small amount of black stickles on the tops of Santa's sleigh for a night shadow.  There is platinum glitter for shine as the moon must be out!  Then a red glitter nose for Rudolph who is leading the way.

Here is a dimensional look from above the card.

The whole accordion card is flat and ready for a box to mail.

I hope you found this interesting as I am determined to perfect my abilities with this accordion die from Sizzix.  Way too much fun!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join us for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog to win the gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store!!

Have a grand day!!

Items from the store I used on my creation


  1. OMG.....WOWeeeeeee, this is a phenomenal creation, Kelly!!! It is gorgeous and sooooo festive. I love that impressive poinsettia and the way you joined the pages...brilliant work!!!!! This must have taken you a while to construct, but it's well worth the effort. Truly spectacular!!!

  2. Oh wow this is just stunning. So many beautiful details to feast on. Love the 3D design.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  3. Such a beautifully created accordian album, Kelly. Lots of wonderful detail and so festive!! Love it!! x

  4. Wowzer!!! oh this is SO beautiful Kelly!! I love the gorgeous papers and all the lovely little details on every page… I can't stop looking at the photos!!! it must have taken some time to make… but I'm glad that you didn't give up - it was well worth the effort… it's stunning!!
    Hope you are keeping well
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

  5. Hi Kelly, it did take me a few attempts to get it right too, but isn't it just so worth all the effort? I love your card, it is so full of festiveness and gorgeous colour and dimension - a true little work of art! I just love the way you have done that poinsettia, it is stunning. Well done for persevering.

    I have found a new and even more difficult die to use - the luminary - but it is great fun too, if you have nimble fingers (which I don't)!. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. gorgeous Kelly! I keep wanting this die but then I talk myself out of it! lol Beautiful designing, papers, dies and details! Perfectly Christmas!

  7. Oh my Kelly this is phenomenal!! Truly festive with so much to admire. Almost reminds me of a mini album. Wowzers totally beautiful. All of your hard work and determination sure was worth it. I love it all.
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. This is gorgeous and very Christmassy, love all the little panels, nicely done

  9. O my word... This is fantastic Kelly....the flower is amazing... Love all the elements & great papers... simply Fabulous work... Hugs May x x x

  10. Wowzers! This is an absolute showstopper, Kelly... From the utterly fabulous poinsettia on the front, to the flying reindeer under the stars to the wonderful texty tree, every detail is so brilliantly thought out and perfectly executed. It is just fantastic!
    Alison xx

  11. Wow Kelly - you did it kid! I am so glad you finally found this die. Anne does a fantastic job with this die. I do love your poinsettia . For a while there I thought you did it on plastic. What neat idea for the reindeer and I love the poinsettia with the tags. Well done Kelly!!

  12. Your card is stunning! So beautifully embellished. Love it!


  13. Unbelievably gorgeous!!! I know you spent lots of time on this beauty! I think you mastered this accordion!!!

  14. This is incredible!!! And of course you know I love the paper you used :)

  15. OMGOSH!!! wow wow wow Kelly! This is incredibly BRILLIANT! I am floored! Amazing .. just absolutely AMAZING! I love every single thing about this! You put a whole lotta work into this .. wowwwww! Did I already mention that I love it?!!! hehehehe!!!!

    Sending Warm Hugs,

  16. woooow!! t's amazing! you're so's simply stunning!!

  17. Wowsa! Now this is a piece of art if I ever saw one. My gosh.... that poinsettia looks like it's dripping with water! And I love that little star die... now I have to go find one for me!

  18. Bloody AMAZING!!!! I am speechless and stunned!


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