Accordion Christmas Card with Joyous

 Hello! Loes here today with an accordion Christmas card to share! I created this card with the beautiful Christmas collection, Joyous.

For this card, I used the accordion flip 3d album die from Sizzix. I die cut this part three times with paper from the 6x6 bundle and glued the parts together. Next, I did it again three times but took the inside out, then cut the four sides into a smaller piece. I used foam tape to put this little frame on the card.

 After that, I used the puzzle pieces and other die cuts from the collection to embellish.  

All of the pieces that you need for this card can be found in the Joyous Paper Crafting kit.

I couldn't resist, I just had to create a matching envelope! I love to send my handmade cards in a nice envelope! I cut a piece of 12 x 5.5 inch paper and made a score at 5.5 inch and another at 11 inches. On the small part, I glued a puzzle piece and made the corners round with a punch.

On the front, I cut a piece paper 5 x 5 inches, for the sides I cut pieces of 5.5 x 1 inch and made score lines on 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 inches and glued them on both sides of the envelope. I created space for  my card, and I need the extra space because I love to work with foam tape and that makes the card a lot thicker!

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I was able to inspire you! Now go out and pick up the "Joyous" Paper Crafting Kit and knock out all of those Christmas cards in no time! 
Products Used:
Authentique: "Joyous" collection: Paper Crafting Kit- 6x6 bundle, stamp icons,frames & corners,puzzle pieces
Memento: midnight black, pistachio


  1. I've made several of these cards and they are a lot of fun to decorate. thanks for sharing.

  2. Impressive! Of course, having the die really helps.

  3. I didn't know they had papercrafting kits! I'll have to watch for them! Fun idea.

  4. Wow, this is cool! I might need a tutorial on this one :-)

  5. This is so neat... I love that die ( I've used my a couple of times) . I'm finally getting the hang of it . I may have to try this ... absolutely love the envelope idea too !!

  6. What a clever idea! This turned out seriously amazing!

  7. That is just too cool!!!! What a fun, fun, fun card - and the puzzle pieces couldn't be more perfect to match the puzzly card!

  8. Oh, what a FUN & FABULOUS card!!!
    LOVE IT and even though I am new to the world of diecutting, I LOVE the design so much that I plan on trying to make one for my parents, as they both love jigsaw puzzles and receiving handmade cards!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration Loes :)

  9. Great fun with the puzzle pieces! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. Great Inspiration and thanks for the tutorial and list of products.


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