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Friday, January 21, 2011

Friendship & Love at The Beary Scrap

It's Friendship and Love week at The Beary Scrap and so I have a card to share with you today.

My card is an accordion style card made from envelopes, it's easy to put together, fairly light and has built in pockets for any goodies you want to slip into your card. I started with 4 regular sized (4 3/8 inch x 5 3/4 inch) envelopes.

I laid out three of the envelopes, gluing each flap to the front of another envelope like below:

The fourth and final envelope I turned the opposite direction, tucked its flap into the opposite envelope so that two of the pockets were facing each other.

This makes an accordion that looks like this:

Then I just began covering and decorating the inside of my card. I used the My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink line, which for me is just perfect for a Friendship/Valentine's card because it is simply cute and not too overwhelmingly "mushy" (as I am not a super big fan of Valentines' Day!)

I ended up covering up two of the envelope pockets and then using the other two to include small tags. This would be a perfect place to slip in a little bit of money for a birthday, pictures for grandparents and other relatives or a gift card to someplace fun!

For the front, I have been waiting for just the right project to use "Sidney the Skunk" and I was so excited to make this cute little guy. He was a breeze to make with Kimm's great pattern, directions and mulberry paper.

Here's a couple more views from different angles:

Thanks so much for stopping by today and please leave me a comment if you have a minute! If you have a friendship or love project you are working on, come enter it in our current Beary Sweet Challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to The Beary Scrap.


Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

so adorable! love the accordian style!


Kira Sortor said...

Hi I just read your comment you left on my blog the one and that is so exciting that you live in Blackfoot, I actually live in pocatello and worked in Blackfoot for a few years and I am currently a stay at home mom as well and trying to get my crafts and tear bears more of a business, but it seems so difficult to get my name out there! Anyway, if you have any advice for me let me know and so neat to know someone from the beary scrap that lives so close!!! My email is