Summer holidays are wonderful for their lazy days to be creative.
I had picked up several BoBunny paper pads at my Tuesday Morning store which included the BEE_UTIFUL YOU 6 x 8 paper pad. The collection features bees. I also picked up at the same time Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection Little Things Cling Stamps set which has a bee about to land. Needless to say, I felt the need to get BEE-zy and created something from all this inspiration.
This simple Oval Landscape Accordion fold card was created using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Karen Burniston Pop It Ups die set 1108. I cut six frames with the inner oval taped to cut a narrow frame around the pivot oval.
Once all six frames were cut, I mixed the inner ovals patterned paper and taped them into the oval frames on the back side using white paper backed double-sided tape. I left the backing paper on the tape until I was ready to adhere two frames together. Once I had decided on the fronts and back of the frames and the order of the patterned paper on the frames, I placed double-sided tape on the backside frames (only the three patterned paper for the backside of the card.) Starting with my last frame on the right, I peeled off the backing paper on the two oval sections and carefully matched them up. I did not press the ovals together as I wanted wiggle room to remove the backing paper from a side of the outer frame, one-at-a-time, matching the sides together as best I could. I did not put tape on the two tabs that would attach to the next frame. I snipped off the two tabs of the back frame. Next I folded back the backing paper off just on the tape on the back frame of the middle section where the two tabs would adhere. I lined up the tabs and pressed them onto the tape of the middle section and started the process again to adhere the ovals first and then the outer frames of the middle frame section. Finally, I cut off the tabs on the first section before adhering the middle section tabs to the first frame as described before.
The ovals tabs were inserted between the sticky sections, aligned and firmly pressed together to adhere. (See Karen Burniston accordion assembly video which shows a different shape, but the principles for accordion assembly are similar.)
I decorated the ovals after I had assembled the frames so that I would not over embellish them. To mail this card, I needed it to lie flat, but I wanted some dimension to the panels. Using small flower shapes cut from colored food boxes, I assembled six small flowers and two large flowers (see Supplies Used list for specific dies). On the Thinking of You frame, the flower and bee come from a Burts Bee’s box I had saved in my stash.
The last oval has a lacy oval of cream colored card stock to write a personal note on.
- Elizabeth Craft Designs #1108-Oval Landscape Accordion – 5 die set designed by Karen Burniston
- Medium flower in Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company – Flowers and Bee #1026
- Flowers and Leaves in Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths for Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 37
- “Thinking of you” and “Hello” in Karen Burniston in Cahoots with Riley and Company – Word Set 1 – Greetings #1002
- “Sweet” in Recollections Word Fetti cutting dies
- Lacy oval – Sizzix Framelits -Layered Ovals by Courtney Chilson