Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Birthday Accordion Card & Slider Box

It's time for Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge for March, with the theme:  "VACATION!" - where do you want to go? Beach? Mountain Cabin? Farm Livin'?" While I am not a beach girl - I chose to make an ocean themed project today. I started with the Slider Box and some pretty patterned paper from my stash. Then I chose a bunch of dies by Karen Burniston for my project, and they are all linked below.

The Rainbow Holographic cardstock adds a lot of shimmer and shine. I love a bright red crab, but went with soft purple for this one. Those little crabs from the Beach Borders are SO darn cute.

Using the decorator rectangles from the Slider Box with hinges from the Charm Accordion I  created an accordion card that folds up inside the box. It's a fun surprise when you slide the box open.

Using one of the frames from the Slim Frames I created a little shaker on the accordion card front, but I snipped two crabs from the border and adhered them down inside the shaker with the dream word sticker. So they don't move around when you shake the frame.

This is the bottom of the box, which is revealed when you remove the accordion card.

The back side of the card has some stickers from the same package as the patterned paper, but I had to use adhesive as they didn't stick well on their own.

I know just who this is going to for her birthday!

The rest of the Design Team is linked on the right side of my blog and I hope you will check out what they came up with for the challenge. Karen Burniston will have her post tomorrow (Wednesday) on her BLOG.

Late last year I was asked how many cards I make but I didn't have a clear number. Since many of my posts include more than a single card or project, I thought it would be fun to keep track this year. 

Card Tally for 2023
January - 53 cards
February - 56 cards
March so far - 15 Cards

Additional Supplies:
Purple textured cardstock - Bazzill
Crinkle seam binding - Stampin' Up
Rainbowow Hollographic cardstock - Recollections
White cardstock
Blending Brushes
Gems - Stampin' Up
Staedtler fine liner markers
Black sharpie
Alcohol markers

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StampOwl said...

I love everything about this :)

MadeByMeghanK said...

Oh Karen! I LOVE the soft ocean colors and your box is soooo fun! The cute sea critters are perfect!

Crystal Middleton said...

Ms. Karen, your card is so cute! I love the slider box card you did; it looks like so much fun. I think my dream vacation would be a cruise to Australia.

Kathy De Hay said...

I love your idea and how you used the non traditionally color for your crab. All the elements really make this card so fun.

Cindy Manott said...

What a beautiful card! I love your choice of papers and chatacters! What a great surprise in them slider box! I hope to get to visit the ocean this coming summer.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your project! The crabs are so cute! Great colors and details!