Thursday, June 17, 2010

That's How Thursday!

Did you have fun Hip Hopping along!!!
 You have reached the end of the hop, but I have one last project and tutorial to share.



I recently learned how to make this accordion fold flower and couldn't wait to share with you how.  It is super easy but a bit bulky, so don't expect to be able to mail this card out!  :) 

  I used the Ippity Winter 2010 paper pack, Simple Things and Now & Always stamp sets in this card.  I cut out the center of one of the Now & Always flowers to layer on the folded flower and topped it with a button.  The stamped flourish and saying is embossed in white to help it pop!  I'm looking at the photo and I can't believe I didn't round the corners on this card!!!  Total shocker and I'm thinking it might really need it.  Don't tell anyone, but I might just have to add some before I give it away! :)

I'll show you how to make this accordion fold flower in the video below.  Here is the supply list to make the same sized flower in my card (about 3.5 inches).
  • (2) strips of patterned paper or cardstock (1.5 inches x 12 inches)
  • (2) circles of cardstock (1 to 1.5 inches round)
  • strong, quick drying glue (I used Fabri-Tac)
Part 1:  How to make an accordion fold flower.



Part 2: Create a Card video using the flower.



Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win
a Winter 2010 paper pack

Comments open till midnight central time for a chance to win. The winner to be announced here Friday morning.

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, then off you go to the Unity Blog.
You don't want to miss any of the AMAZING creations!

Lisa Arana

40 comments:

  1. I love this card .... soooo thats how you make those flowers, mine always end up wanky and given to the cat.

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  2. Love this Lisa! I love those flowers , great tutorials!! Fabulous card!

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  3. Fab tutorial .... I'm off to give one a try!

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  4. Thank you Lisa, for such clear step by step tutorials. I will have a try at the accordian flower. Enjoyed the hop, really inspiring creations - thank you to the whole design team - delightful amazing peeps x

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  5. you make me laugh. it looks great. what a fun tutorial. haven't made these yet, will have to give it a go.

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  6. Great card! Love the accordian fold flower. Thanks also for the chance to win some paper. :)

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  7. What a great tutorial. I'm gonna try this today. Thanks for the clear instructions.

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  8. Great tutorial and I have to try this. Thanks for the fun video and sharing your creative flower.

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  9. It's so nice to have these tutorials! I'm a hands on kind of gal so watching and doing certainly helps me grasp a concept/technique quicker than trying to read instructions. Thanks so much for taking the time to walk us through this process. LOVE the accordian fold!

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  10. What a lovely project - thanks for the assistance in making such a fab flower:-)

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  11. What a great card!! I loved your tutorial. I've always wanted to make those accordion flowers but didn't know how. Now I do!!! Thanks so much :)

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  12. Great tutorial super cute card!!!!

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  13. How cool is that? I just love the tutorials you guys do!!

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  14. Thanks for sharing the video!

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  15. i love that acordian flower!

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  16. Great Tutorial~~ Can't wait to give this a try! TFS!

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  17. As always I enjoyed and got so much inspiration for the blog hop. Thanks for sharing the video. I love to try something new. Have a great day.

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  18. Oh, Lisa--this is fab! I love watching your videos! Can't wait to use this on my cupcake papers:) I LOVE UNITY/IPPITY!

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  19. Great tutorial and blog hop! :) Thank you!

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  20. great blog hop and thanks for the tutorial - very cute flower :)

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  21. Great tutorial and lots of great inspiration on the hop!

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  22. I did enjoy the hop and found such amazing inspiration along the way.

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  23. Awesome tutorial. I can't wait to try this myself!

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  24. Thanks for the tutorials. I enjoyed learning how to make the accordion flower and how you put your card together.

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  25. I love the card. Thanks for the tutorial, I want to go make an accordion flower right now!

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  26. So pretty & so cool!!! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  27. love the tutorial, lisa-thanks so much:)

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  28. What a great Blog hop! I am a first timer and just really enjoyed all of the beautiful creations. I dont know where you all come up with such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. fun flower - I haven't tried these yet either - thanks for the inspiration

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  31. Beautiful! The recipient will love it!

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  32. Thanks for the tutorial Lisa I will be making them for sure.

    It was a great hop... sorry I missed out on all the forum fun... ended up in the er with asthma today

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  33. I love your card... and thans for the tutorial, can't wait to try it out, that flower is gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  34. lOVE the tutorial! Thx! and thx for the chance to win! Beautiful creation.

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