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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Expanding Accordian Card

I’ve been meaning to try this popular style of card and couldn’t think of a better collection to use than the Happy Haunting!

I chose the 4x4 cut apart for the front with the name of the collection and two others for the inside panels. I reversed the matting colours: green for the front to contrast with the pumpkins and orange inside against the green spooky house paper.

I used 1" alphabet dies for the words and centred them across the card. I had to use an exclamation mark as my OCD kicked in because hunting had an even number of letters. for the top row I stamped the ghost, tombstone, zombie owl, spider, pumpkin and todstool. These are so easy to fussy cut and I kept to the original colours of the paperkit.

For the back, I returned to the green matting to match the fron of the card with the striking wordy page. 

One of my pet hates with clever folded cards is that there is sometimes insufficient room to write a personal message. I added a plain white 4" square tile to match the other designs and just scribbled little  webs and hanging spider in the corners to take off the plainness and match the collection. 

The finishing touches were 4 enamel dots in the corners on the front and black organza ribbon under the mats to tie. This was the perfect place for one of the fabulous tombstone charms too. I love how everything you need is included in the collection. 

Happy Haunting everyone!
Lesley x

Craft Consortium Happy Haunting collection products used: 
12 x 12 papers
6x6 papers
Clear stamps
Tombstone charm
Enamel dots 

Credit: There are so many similar styles on social media that I am unable to credit the original designer

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