Create A Fast and Easy Slimline Concertina Card

I’ve gotten quite a few requests to do a how-to on my Slimline Concertina card that I made for the January Blog Hop.

So, I thought that I’d tell you how I did it and I created a little video to make things easier. This card is really easy to make and slimline cards are so easy to make.

Base

  1. Start with a cardstock base of 10.5” x 8″
  2. Along the 10.5” side score at 3.5” x 7″
  3. At the bottom right of the card, measure up 3.5” and mark with a tic
  4. Cut from the upper left of the card base to the right tic.
  5. Accordion fold along the scoreline with the short side to the right side.

Mats

  1. Cut 1 piece each @ 3.25” x 7 5/8”, 3.25” x 6 1/8” and 3.25” x 4 5/8″
  2. On the 3.25” x 6 1/8”, on the long side measure down on the left side 1 3/8” and make a tic. Cut from the tic to the upper right corner.
  3. On the remaining pieces, on the long side measure down on the right side 1 3/8” and make a tic. Cut from the tic to the upper left corner.

Patterned Paper

  1. Cuts 1 piece each @ 3” x 7 3/8”, 3” x 6 7/8” and 3” x 4 3/8″
  2. On the 3” x 6 7/8” on the long side measure down on the left side 1 3/8” and make a tic. Cut from the tic to the upper right corner.
  3. On the remaining pieces, on the long side measure down on the right side 1 3/8” and make a tic. Cut from the tic to the upper left corner.

Adhere the mats onto the folded base. And repeat with the patterned paper on top of the mats.

Now the fun part. Stamp, color and cut out the gnomes and mushrooms using our Welcome Gnome Stamp Set. From green cardstock use the Grassy Patches CutUps to cut various sizes of grass.

Embellish along the top edge of the Concertina card.

Stamp the sentiment “Don’t stop Believing” from the Live Love Bark Stamp Set on the inside of the card

From green cardstock, cut the scalloped diamond from the Fancy Flip Frames CutUps and stamp the sentiment “Have a little Faith” on the it. Use a white pen to doodle on the type and on the panel. Adhere with foam tape.

Click to see how

Now that you have the measurements it’s easy to make it. If your eyes started to glaze over when you got halfway through the instructions, like mine did. I’ve created a video, to make things easier. 😉

This card is perfect for Spring and perfect for our Think Spring TCP Tuesday Challenge. (See how I did that? Good lead in to the challenge, eh?)

Whelp! There is still time to enter our TCP Tuesday Challenge and you could win a $50 gift voucher for our website. Just make a card, (maybe a Concertina Card, now that you know how to make one) and enter it by adding it to the InLinkz at the bottom of this page.

Good Luck!