September 24, 2011

Gypsy Made Simple - Wedding Accordion Card

Good Morning! I had to scrap lift another card! The basic design of this card is scrap lifted from Bobby Hardgrave of the Cricut Couple.... we know him here as the Sassy Dude Well a couple of weeks ago Bobby made this wonderful accordion card and I knew it was meant to be a Gypsy Made Simple project! A card this good we just had to make! Bobby did a beautiful card that was pretty complex so I thought I would use the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sassy)system so we could all do this wonderful card in just a few easy steps.
I decided to do a wedding card as I am going to Chicago in for a friends wedding. I can't wait as we will be able to visit with friends and family. Now if you don't need that type of card then please make something that will work well for your needs.
So let's grab a cup of coffee, turn your Gypsy On and let's get to work.

Now wasn't that easy? Remember you can change out anything about this card to fit your needs you just need a window. I decided to leave the heart open on both sides as I was intrigued by the accordion shape and wanted to see it on both sides.


Now before we get into putting this card together let's get the accordion piece ready.
I took a 4.75x12" sheet of paper and placed it on my scoreboard. I scored the
paper every 1/2 inch. Then I flipped the paper over moved the paper over 1/4"
to make life easy and then scored every 1/2 inch once again.

I then folded the paper and set it aside until I was ready to assemble the card. I have to tell you my hands hurt by the time I finished doing this. I decided next time I am using velum as I think it would be prettier and a lot easier to fold that the heavy card stock I used.

Now let's put this card together. I can't wait to see it done. The colors I chose was to match the bride's colors and I just love the glitter paper that I have with this, don't you?

Now wasn't this an easy card? And so pretty. I know this is going to be one of my go to cards to make for weddings in the future... simple and elegant.
Now it is your turn. I challenge you to make an accordion card and link it up. Everyone wants to see what yours looks like. I know, let's make this interesting. I have a set of stamps that I will give away to one of the individuals that link up their card. The card must be linked by 3pm on Friday September 30th and the winner chosen using and will be announced on Saturday October 1st! Good luck and let's see those cards!

Thank you for joining us today. And thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me to share. See you next week.



Adele said...

Sheila your card is amazing, as are your video's thank you for making things so easy

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love watching your videos they are so helpful and you do make the gypsy easy to use. :)

Southernbelle said...

I LOVE this Sheila! It is such a cool technique and looks phenomenal!

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Lovely card♥. Thanks for sharing:)

Hugs Marita

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Sheila, It's just incredible! I love how you kept the accordian visible on the edges and that glittered heart... Oh My! It's just so beautiful. I really love how you can see the folding on the inside of the card too!

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful. Love the glittery paper. One of my friends did her wedding in this color, I would have loved to give her this card.

- - Sheryl - - said...

this is beautiful!

Larelyn said...

Oh Sheila, this is amazing! You really rock the Gypsy. I love that heart - I used it for my Circle Calling Cards. I'm really going to have to give this a try.

Lisa said...

Sheila, your card came out gorgeous. Thank you so much for showing a simpler way to make one. I loved making it. Like you said the folding was rough on the fingers but I was so proud of my card, I think I will try different ones now ;)

Dana said...

Love it. TFS. I am going to try to make one (without a gypsy). Wish me luck. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunnieday said...

Thank you for the inspiration.. was great fun

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh it's just so BEAUTIFUL Shelia... I love it... I didn't get my gypsy and follow along.. :-( will have to try to do one at another time.... hugs

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Shelia, Your card is beautiful!

I have a solution for the painful fingers when making the Accordian Fold papers! I use the Tim Holtz Rosette die! Check out my blog for instructions!

Suzanne said...

Where did the video go on how to put it together? I have it cut!

Suzanne said...

Thanks Sheila for fixing the video. I finished my card. Will have to try again to get the folding better but it was a lot of fun.

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, this card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!! And all the entry cards are beautiful as well!!!