Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tag Accordians...FUN!

So, I was online a few weeks ago and found a project that I really wanted to try!! It was a tag accordian decoration for Christmas! I went to Sharon Johnson's Blog and found the directions for this super project! Her accordian is beautiful!! I did use the same paper, but I think that is about it...but go check her accordian out, it is awesome!! I made a few of these--10 I think for the Christmas Market and only came home with 2! So, it made me happy that other people liked them too!!

This first post is a photo of the accordian we made at a class I had last week. Everyone had a great time making them! It was great to see the satisfaction on the faces of my friends after accomplishing this...they did awesome! Oh, I just noticed that this little accordian only has one dew drop.....my friends found out they really liked the dew drops and used them on each of the letter panels. *sorry this guy only has one!*

For the stars on this first accordian, we used the large and small star punches from SU. Punch your small star out first, then use the large star and punch around it, giving you this great "star outline". Two way glue all the way around and dipped in dazzling diamonds...love it!! I don't have the felt flurries....(and I'm wishing I did!) but when I found these red felt snowflakes at my local Real Market, I knew they'd do a good job!

This next one is the one that I sold a bunch of at the Christmas Market.
This Merry Chistmas one is the first one that I made, and after making it I decided to try a smaller word for reproduction! I used Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock, Ski Slope Designer paper, the so many scallops retired stamp set, contempo alphabet, real red ink, the rub-ons from the level 3 hostess bundle, 1 1/4" square punch, lage and wide oval punches, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelets, glitter stars and silver bells from my local Kaufland market, and 5/8" red grosgrain ribbon! Here is the whole accordian and the next photo is a close up photo of one of the sections. The whole things goes quite quickly when you have decided all the pieces. Sharon gives great details on how to make it, so check there for specific insturctions. I scored the paper and cut the tag shape, then cut the ski slope paper to it's tag shape and attached it to the accordian. I stamped the merry christmas letter and then used my 1 1/4" punch to punch them out. I cut my paper to mount them on at 1 1/2" instead of using my 1 3/8" punch, I wanted just a little bit more border to show. Then I attached them to the accordian with dimensionals. Next, I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes for my silver bells. I used the crop-a-dile to set my jumbo eylets, then tied the silver bells on. I then tied a nice red ribbon around to cover the little sivler string the bells had to tie on with! I found these fun stars at my local grocery store...and the bells too! I attached the stars with dimensionals. Then, I stamped the "celebrate the season" snowflake scallop and cut out just the center of the image with my 1 1/4" circle punch. I did layer it on a 1 3/8" circle of red cardstock. The rub-ons were the finishing touch. I decided which panels needed a little more, and then added the white rub-ons. The seasons greating rub-on is a chocolate chip one, from that same hostess bundle.

Didn't it turn out fun!? I've got this big merry christmas one out in my family room and it makes me so happy when I walk by it! :) I love having the necessary items to make fun decor! So, thanks for being patient with me while I worked through technical difficulty! I hope you are all having a wonderul holiday!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

8 comments:

Mary Fish said...

This is so cool. It would be divine on a shelf or by a front door as a fun decoration. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Mary

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! Love the different sayings and those dew drop do look great on there!

Rhonda Kelly said...

These are FUN! I love them...you did a great job. I have not had a chance to try one yet but I am going to do one soon. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn D said...

These are fabulous! I haven't yet tried them out, but I may just have to. I'm glad everyone loved making them and that you got a lot sold.

Lisa Brown said...

very cute, jeni! Just love it!

jules p said...

I love this..but I still can't find the instructions on how to make it. Yours turned out so good. I love them.

musingsofanaddict said...

these are really adorable!

wendyp said...

These are just adorable!!!