Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sizzix Accordion 3-D Flip Die - Birthday Card

I received a lovely letter from my friend Caroline  from Georgia, America yesterday. I started following Caroline's blog way back when I bought my first Cricut Machine and was looking for on-line help. We have kept up the correspondence over the years and I always enjoy hearing from her. She reminded me that I had not posted anything for a while, so here goes.
My mother-in-law turned 90 on the 9th December 2013. What a wonderful age and she is still as spritely as the day I met her. What a blessing to have had such a caring and loving mother-in-law over the last 40 years! (Secretly I think she was relieved that I took over the responsibility of looking after her son - but don't tell either of them!)
I wanted to make a 3-dimensional card because it always has more impact. I saw this wonderful 3-D Accordion die from Sizzix and could not resist!

Back of card
A bit of detail
The nice thing about this die is that you can start with two pieces and add on as many as you like.  I have realised though that you cannot use paper thicker than cardstock.  I made this card with thick board and not only had a problem folding it, but definitely could not add another layer.  This is also a great die for making mini albums. 
The embellishments were made with dies from spellbinders and die-namics.
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