Accordion Cards · birthday cards · Concertina Fold Cards · Showstopper Cards

Hi everyone, this is my first Showstopper card of 2021!

I like to make one of these large mantle pleasers every so often and I’m really pleased with how this one turned out.

These may look big, but they fold down into a 6 x 6 size.

And will fit perfectly inside my 6 x 6 Box Envelopes.

I used the Craft Consortium ‘Circus’ collection to decorate this one.

I love the stamps in this range.

For this one, I used the adorable ‘Geri’ the Giraffe from my own range along with some tropical papers from my own stash.

She’s so cute looking.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE THESE CARDS

Geri, the Giraffe stamp set available here.

Craft Consortium Circus collection here.

MEASUREMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THESE CARDS

2 pieces of 8″ x 6″ card for the main centre sections.

Score along the 8″ side at 4.1/2 & 7.1/2

Score along the 6″ side at 2″ to the first scoreline only.

2 pieces of 4″ x 9″ card for the end sections.

Score along the 9″ side at 3″ & 6″

2 pieces of 2.1/2 x 5.1/2 white card and 2 pieces of 2.3/4 x 5.3/4 pink card to mat and layer the centre panel and back panel.

2 pieces of 2.1/2 x 3.1/2 pattern paper and 2 pieces of 2.3/4 x 3.3/4 pink card to mat and layer the very end panels.

8 pieces of 2.3/4 x 3/4″ green paper to mat the top and bottom sections of the end part.

4 pieces of 3/4″ x 1.7/8 green paper to mat the small side sections.

8 pieces of 1.3/4 x 1.3/4 pattern paper and 8 pieces of  1.1/2 x 1.1/2 pink card to mat and layer the pop out square sections.

8 pieces of 1″ x 1″ pattern paper and 8 pieces of 1.1/4 x 1.1/4 pink card to mat and layer the smaller squares.

2 pieces of 1″ x 5.1/2 pattern paper and 2 pieces of  1.1/4 x 5.3/4pink card to mat and layer the 2 long panels.

4 pieces of 1 x 2.1/2 pattern paper and 4 pieces of 1.1/4 x 2.3/4 pink card to mat and layer the centre pop out sections.

Use my templates below to help with the scoring and cutting.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I put it together.

 

There is space on the back to stamp and write your message.

I hope you enjoy making this card and remember to share anything you make inspired by my tutorials over on my Facebook group Mixed Up Crafters

Happy crafting

Sam

xoxo

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