Friday, 10 April 2020

* Accordion Card with Janet Klein's Cuties


Today I am delighted to be invited as Guest Designer on the Craft Stamper blog. Way back in February I made a watercolour floral card for their Take It, Make It challenge, and was chosen as winner. Being GDT is one of the prizes.

I decided make an accordion card using quirky, cute character stamps designed by Janet Klein and available through AALL & Create.  Each stamp set features a whimsical character, a beautiful sentiment and ephemera elements that are fabulous for mixing and matching with other characters.

Here is the front and back cover:

and here is the accordion centre:

Aren't these characters adorable!
The accordion is the easiest to make. It is two square cards. One simply has the front and the back folded in half to make four sections. The first and fourth section are glued to the front and back of the second card.

I coloured the characters and all the elements with Copic markers, adding highlight details with a white Posca pen. The images were fussy cut up to the black line.
The backgrounds were made by smooshing Distress Oxides and water (Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw and Fossilised Amber). Once dry, I added some background stamping using Heartfelt #304  and Bubble Block #310, both AALL & Create products. The edges of each background are inked in black archival ink to add a frame. The sentiments were cut into strips, inked and added to the backgrounds. Each background was matted onto black card and adhered to the white card base.

The front and back also has crackle paste through the Lotsa Dotz #39 stencil.

Here are close ups of the pages.

The front uses The Giving Heart #298:

and the back uses Simple but Significant #297:

The inside features two of Janet's boys. 
Here is All Good Things #296:

and here is Oh Boy! #316:

Janet Klein, the designer of these stamps, is also the owner of Vera Lane Studio.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #129 AG 17/04 
Alphabet Challenge A for AG 23/04
Cardz TV #112 AG 24/04
Love 2 Create #4 AG MM 27/04 TOP 3

Stinkin Inkers Crafter's Choice 28/04 TOP 3

Classic Design Challenge #4 AG 29/04
Let's Craft and Create #158 AG 30/04
613 Avenue Create #232 AG 30/04
Love to Craft #45 (1/5) AG 30/04

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 



  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. That design is fabulous and the characters are so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh gosh how I love this card and interesting fold..Love this adorable designed card, very sweet..x

  3. A gorgeous card. The images are so cute. I can see a lot of thought and detail has gone into making this, you are so creative Carole

  4. I love the card fold, Carole! What a wonderful canvas to tell a story on. And yours is gorgeous, I love your backgrounds and the characters are so cute.
    Hugs Monica

  5. Oh my! Each panel gets better and better! What a fun card!!!! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  6. Wow! several cards in one, lotsa techniques.....fabulous creation. Thank you so much for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge xx Lynda DT

  7. So much work put into your card, but wow! It is incredible! Thanks for joining us at Stinkin' Inkers.

  8. What a great card! So many fun images and sentiments. It's a gift in itself. Thanks so much for entering it into our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

  9. Fabulous accordian card and backgrounds love all the cute stamps
    Carol x

  10. What a beautiful card. Love the sentiments and sweet images. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

  11. What a great fancy fold design! I love this!!! Wonderful coloring and those Vera Lane characters are fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us for our 10th Anniversary at the Alphabet Challenge!
    Rachelle - DT : )

  12. Fantastic colours and design Carole..Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Hi Carole just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  14. Fabulous work! I love all the yummy detail! Thanks for your colorful and fun submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  15. Wonderful creation - thanks for sharing with us at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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