Friday, January 14, 2011

Accordian Fold Baby Cards With Crafters Companion

In an effort to really get comfortable with The Ultimate (which I am presenting on The Shopping Channel Tuesday) I have made several different sample card sets.

The accordion fold or concertina card has always been a favorite but like most people I got tired with all the measuring you need to do to make a card body.

With my Ultimate board I can make these card bodies in under a minute.

Really! I'll be demoing them on TV. Once you have a wonderful card body, it is so easy to just decorate it. These baby cards were so much fun to make. But then I had a thought.
I added a lot of thick embellishments to these cards. There was no way I would be able to get them into an envelope.

So out came my Crafter's Companion Ultimate again! Using their box making instructions I scored these pieces of card stock.

The boxes are an even better addition to these cards than an envelope would have been! Plus, I had yet another surface to decorate.

A small piece of ribbon makes this card the gift.