Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boo! A Pop it Ups Halloween Accordion Card

Hi everyone! I'm back again today with another card to share for Karen Burniston's Spooky September challenge. For this card, I used Karen's Katie Label Accordion die. It's always fun to play around with the accordion dies - there are so many different ways you can use them.

I love the look of floating or clear panels, so I decided to cut the centers out of the panels and replace them with transparency film. I didn't actually cut the whole card from transparency for this card. Instead, I cut the card panels from cardstock, just like you'd do for a regular card. Next, I cut the center from the panel using one of the companion dies, leaving a frame.

To create the clear portion, I cut transparency sheets using the full die, then trimmed them, keeping just the center portion. I stamped the panels with spiderwebs and a spider from Tim Holtz's Halloween Cutouts stamp set using Stazon Ink. Next, I stamped the letters to spell 'boo' on coordinating cardstock and adhered them to the center of the panels. Finally, I glued the clear panels to the back of the frames that were left after cutting out the centers.

I hope that makes sense! This technique is fun to use for any accordion card, no matter the theme. I hope you're inspired to try it yourself!

Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium and Amazon via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - at IE to save 10%.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure and check out Karen's post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday for another amazing tutorial from Karen plus lots of inspiration from the whole team!


  1. You do accordion cards so well Shelly! I love how you added the 'floating' elements and I love the new larger die too.

  2. Everything you create is so awesome!

  3. Love your accordian cards. The acrylic with the spider web is fabulous!

  4. I'm gonna have to get that accordion die!! I love the creations that you make with it, Shelly and this Halloween card is no exception! I love those floating center panels! Truly magical!! XOXO-Shari T.

  5. Amazing card! love the transparency with webs ^.^


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