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SHOWSTOPPER Expanding Accordion Cards!

Hi friends, a couple weeks ago I made this amazing Expanding Accordion Card!

This showstopper card has been really popular, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing all your beautiful versions over on my Mixed Up Crafters Facebook group.

I was inspired after seeing a smaller version by Michelle Pepper here.

I made this Christmas version during a Facebook Live.

And this Birthday version for my YouTube tutorial.

You can make this as long as you want, so you are able to personalise this with someones name or add pictures onto the panels.

I used ribbon to close mine, but you can also use a belly band.

These cards will fit into my 5 x 7 box envelopes which you can find here.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE THESE CARDS

Sweets paper pad available here.

Donut stamp set available here.

Snowman stamps and papers are old, you may find some sellers on eBay.

Holographic card stock available here.

Silver Mirror card available here.

My Pink & Purple Scoreboard by Hunkydory available here.

MEASUREMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CARD

2 pieces of 11′ x 7′ card for the front and back of the card.

Score along the 11′ side on each piece at 3/4′, 1.1/2, 2.1/4, 3′, 3.3/4, 4.1/2, 5.1/4 & 6′

1 piece of 3′ x 7′ card for the extender.

Score along the 3’side at 3/4′, 1.1/2 & 2.1/4

18 pieces of 2.1/4 x 3.1/4 card for the flip panels.

18 pieces of 2′ x 3′ & 1.3/4 x 2.3/4 for the mats and layers on the flip panels.

4 pieces of 4.3/4 x 6.3/4 and 4.1/2 x 6.1/2 mirror and pattern paper to mat and layer the 4 sides of the front and back of the card.

Check out my full tutorial below.

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Happy crafting

Sam.

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