Yesterday was such a scorcher! My heart goes out to people who have health issues that are adversely affected by hot weather. My grandson Jack has been working for the last eighteen months or so as a trainee for a professionally qualified gardener. He has started to branch out on his own, and is registered as self-employed. As well as gardening, he is also planning to do a part-time course at a local college. He knew we could use him as a gardener, and came round yesterday to see what we needed done. Despite the weather being so hot, he spent two and a half hours on the first part of his job to get our garden back up to scratch! Jack is such a delightful young man – I love him to bits!
Today’s video shows how to make an Accordion Fold Birthday Card. It was requested Margaret, a crafter in Australia, who had seen one that had been made by Kayla Renee Macauley. Margaret wasn’t able to find any instructions on how it was made and asked if I could help. The first one I made used retired products; just in case it went wrong! It didn’t! It was a great success.
This Accordion Fold can also make an album, which was the second one I made. I love this idea for occasions like me wanting to send some of my wedding photographs to my sister who just happens to live in Australia! LOL!
I chose to make a masculine birthday card for the video. The result is very pleasing. The colour scheme I used is Balmy Blue and Night of Navy Cardstock (CS). I used the Sailing Home Stamp Set, and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. If you’re confident you can decorate the inside of the card, you would only need to watch the first fifteen minutes of the video.
I know I say this almost every video, but this fancy fold is very easy to make. The photograph above shows the Album with blank spaces left for the photographs. When I have added the photographs, I will decorate each frame is a similar fashion the the sentiment on the front page. I won’t have time to finish it before the Incentive Trip Cruise to the Greek Islands at the end of this week, but I hope to get it done after we reurn to the UK.
If you are put off my videos because they are long, you may like to try the first fifteen minutes of this one today. That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the mean time, happy crafting.
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