Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sitting on the fence

I spotted this style of card in a copy of Crafts Beautiful that had been passed onto me. Caroline Blanchard did an article on card tricks and really liked these small concertina cards. It's a new slant on a tried and trusted design. I could see the possibilities for this shape and guess what I had a class coming up teaching concertina cards. was I lucky or what. Anyway here's a few card I made with Caroline's idea. 
Using Hero Arts, birdcage and birds

and flowers stamped using Stampenudous build a flower stamps.
The base card was made by cutting a 7cm strip from an A4 card then folding in 3.
 I tend to trim A4 to 27cm when I need to make a tri fold so that I can score every 9cm rather than fiddle on with odd measurements. Of course if you have a score board with tri fold measurements you're sorted.
Sorry the photos look a bit pink.
Thanks Caroline for a great idea


  1. They're really pretty... I love the birdcage.

  2. Love these designs, they're fantastic! I think I want to try this too. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

  3. I love these cards, I think I'll try too.

  4. great idea indeed....and love your take on it.

  5. These look great, lov ethe way the elements woul overlap when the card is closed flat!

  6. Beautiful cards, I love the flowers.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Love the flower one Jan.

    P.S can I have your cottage cheese/vege quiche recipe again please. I know you have already told me like 3 times at glue n stick but I keep forgetting, and I actually bought the cottage cheese last week and had no idea what to do with it hahaha

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog today. New craft room has been such a joy to work in! Yes, it can get messy when I am working in it but the new layout makes it a cinch to tidy up!

    Your cards are wonderful! I enjoyed looking at all the different varieties of shapes you use to create! Each is so unique and full of inspiration!

  9. Love your cards Jan, they are so different !!

  10. Beautiful cards, love the format


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