Monday, September 13, 2010

Cards Blog Challenge: Accordian Wreath

Today I made an accordian flower out of some Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. The accordian flower is pretty simple and I know some tutorials out there tell you to cut two strips of paper and then stick the two togethre to create a flower however if you shorten the width of the paper, you only need one strip. I needed a smaller accordian flower for this card so that's exactly what I did. All you need to do is score a 12" x 3/4 (up to an 1") strip of paper every 1/4". Then fold it along the score lines and adhere two ends together. When you press down into the circle you can manipulate how big the hole is in the middle. The first time I tried making the wreath, it didn't look right with a tiny hole so I stretched the circle out. I tied a tiny red bow on top so the recipient would know that it's supposed to be a wreath and not a flower. I used one of Kristina Werner's Finally Friday cards as a layout.

2 comments:

thesungirl said...

cute card! I need to get crackin on my xmas cards this year!

-Susan- said...

Nicely done Jaded One!