Saturday, 1 September 2018

House of Cards September Challenge

Welcome to the House of Cards September Challenge! 
Birthday Theme and/or Colors

Create a card featuring your favorite birthday theme, or use this happy color palette to show us your ideas for late summer fun!

I found a paper in the 'Wonderful Sweetness' paper pad from The Works which virtually matched the colour swatch and I set about making a 'pull out concertina' card - something I had seen an example of online...not sure where so I devised my own idea!!

I though this would make a lovely Birthday card!!

This is how it comes out of the envelope - but pull on the ribbon and the concertinas open showing lots of tea party scenes...

The base is a 6.25 in square on white card matted with a 6 in square of pink.
I tucked one square of each of my concertina pieces under this on each side - strips from a 12 by 12, 2 in wide and scored at every 2in making strips of 6 squares folded backward and forward. Only 5 squares are visible from each strip. 
I then decorated the base and squares with the patterned paper.

I then added two strips of card fastened in the middle with a brad, and with the ribbon, to stick across the top squares on each side. I then tied the ribbon.

If you want to see a video of me playing with this card, look here!

Hope to see you make in the challenge!

Happy Crafting!!


  1. Oh my gosh, this is beyond words, amazing! Donna HOC teammate

  2. this looks like fun.
    Wonder what my ladies would
    think of it. Like to
    challenge them. thanks
    for sharing.

    1. Would love to see what they make of it! I think there are enough instructions in the post but if not let me know!

  3. So pretty, Susan!
    Em, HoC Teamie xoxo

  4. Wow! What an amazing idea, Susan!! Love the beautiful papers you used for this superb creation!
    Hugs, Rosi


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