Like the title says, this is a real wow card. However, it’s not a difficult fun fold to make. When the steps are broken down, you will see it’s actually pretty easy, and I’m sure you are going to want to make more.

Here are the stepby-step instructions:

Project Recipe:

Step 1Cardstock measurements

  • Real Red cardstock – Cut at 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ 
    • This is not to be cut as a typical card base that would open.
    • You would normally cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score a 4 1/4″
    • But in this case, the cardbase will not open.  It’s the concertina fold layer that opens
  • White layer – Cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Terracotta Tile layer 11″ x 4 1/4″ – scored at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″. Burnish folds with bone folder.
  • Belly Band: Cut Real Red cardstock 10″ x 7″ and score at 2 1/2″ and 7″

Step 2 – Designer Series paper measurements for concertina panels:

  • Panel 1: 1 1/4″ x 4″
  • Panel 2: Leave empty
  • Panel 3: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (coordinating 2nd DSP)
  • Panel 4: 2 1/4″ x 4 (white – for writing a sentiment)
  • Panel 5: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (coordinating 3rd DSP)
  • Adhere the DSP and white piece to the panels (see photo below)

Step 3 – Putting the card together

  • Adhere the white 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer to the Real Red card base
  • Then adhere Panel 5 (the largest panel on the right of the concertina fold) to the center of the white layer

Step 4 – Belly Band

  • Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment from Best Year stamp set onto a piece of scrap white cardstock. Then die cut with 2nd largest die from Stitched So Sweetly framelit dies.
  • Adhere the die cut sentiment to the front of the belly band (the two cut pieces will go in the back)

Step 5

  • Wrap the belly band around the card and glue the two ends together.
  • Apply two red rhinestones from either the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels or the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

And here is a photo of the finished card. Nice, right? I hope you agree that it was not a difficult card to make. But oh so elegant.

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Below is a list of supplies I used to make this card.

Product List