Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pocket and Accordian Folder

Linda Hansen another fabulous "Crew Girl" from the UStamp with Dawn and Friends group, shared a project with us the other day, utilizing the new In Colours and Circle Circus stamp set. She called it the Circle Circus Pocket and Accordian Folder. I really liked her sample but didn't have that stamp set, so improvised by using some other stamps on hand. This pocket card is a really fun and easy project to put together and it can be used for endless gift possibilities. It can be a photo journal, or a combination photo journal and gift card holder, or it could be a place card holder announcing different meal courses......just to name a few.

For my sample I used Orchid Oppulence cardstock (CS) for the envelope, Whisper White for the belly-band and 1 3/8" circle. Rich Razzleberry(RR) CS was used for the 1 1/4" and scallop circles. One of the images from Stem Silhouettes was stamped in white craft ink and embossed with white EP on RR CS. An image from the Fresh cuts stamp set was stamped in white craft ink and embossed in white EP on RR and then punched out with the scallop circle. The beautiful polka dot ribbon is in Razzleberry. An SU retired rub-on was used for the "celebrate" sentiment. Finally the bottom of the envelope was crimped to give it some additional detail.

The accordian fold insert was folded and then cut from RR using the top note die cut. Whisper White card stock was adhered to the front of the folded sections with Snail Adhesive. For my sample, which I will be using as a "hostess incentive" I've incorporated some Stampin Up images from a past year's postcard series (how lucky the colours were perfect). I stamped a "Wish List" from my Taking Care of Business stamp set and included my business card.

Of course the lucky hostess who books a party from me will receive this accordian card folder and a gift certificate for free merchandise. How cool is that?

Hope you enjoyed this sample. If you are interested in learning how to make this folder please give me a call to book a class or workshop.


Papercraft Cafe said...

This is a fabulous idea Penny. Love the colours you used too. What are the measurements for the accordian fold book?

Penny Hanuszak said...

Hi Marie. Thanks for the nice words. I liked this idea too and I know I'll be doing a lot of these folders in future. The measurements for the Accordian folder are 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 scored every 2 7/8" (3 scores in total). The neat thing is when you put it through the Big Shot there is no waste as you get 2 accordian folders out of the length of card stock. How cool is that? The envelope is 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 scored at 3 1/8 and 6 1/4. Have fun and let me know what you make.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

What a marvelous idea Penny! I'm definitely going to CASE this one! Now I know what do do with some of my old postcards. Great showcase for the new in colors too. You also have a real knack for substitution.

Hugs and blessings from a sister Demo - Jean Fitch

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Jean for your wonderful comments. I'm new at all this and an improviser by heart - can't miss opportunities because I havent' got all the right stuff. Glad you liked my use of the new In Colours. Come visit my blog again.

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