Tuesday 11 February 2014

Inspired by Stamping - Spotlight


I am very excited to show you what I have made today as I am REALLY out of my comfort zone!!

Since being accepted as part of the Design Team at Inspired by Stamping, I have tried very hard to create cards and projects that are not CAS. Gasp! But, thanks to Joanna and the team at IBS, they are all so clever creating the whole Vintage and Shabby 'look'. 

This project can be for all them, in their honour. I would like to thank them all for inspiring me to create in this way.

I saw a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers to create an Accordian Card. Luckily I actually had something in a drawer (with many other items that I probably thought I would never use) that could be adapted to use for this project. 

The tutorial called for 2 x pieces of 'Nestaboard' or other chipboard pieces around 4" square. I had purchased a set of these that are part of a drink coaster set with their own stand. As there are six chipboard pieces in the pack, I am going to be able to make more than one. 

Ok! Here we go! I have a lot of photos to show you, so bare with me...

I have used the Vintage Floral Paper pad throughout this card. 

Here is a shot of the front with the ribbon tied. I have used IBS Flowers, Vintage Roses stamps and the Fancy Labels 2 Dies. The Seam Binding Ribbon is beautiful!

This is how the card is once opened up -

Next are the close up's of the inner panels.

The first panel uses the Vintage Floral Paper and I have cut out one of the pink roses and popped it up on dimensionals. The stamp is from the Vintage Roses set.

This is my favourite panel. I once again cut an element out of the paper - the beautiful butterflies. I have layered more die cuts from the Fancy Labels 2 set and the stamp is from the Vintage Tickets set which I have cut out using scissors (there are cut files that you can purchase from the store).

This panel is very simple but so beautiful. I have simply used one of the designs from the Vintage Floral paper pad.

I have created the background and banners from the Vintage Floral paper pad. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Iris set and cut with the Fancy Labels 2 die.

And there you have my Accordian Card. It was a lot of fun making this for the first time. Next one I make, I will create a longer panel for the inside and probably add photographs etc. Why not push myself some more??

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Wow! You are way out of your comfort zone and it suits you. This is divine, you've done such a good job. Can't wait to see more xox

  2. This accordion card design is wonderful, Kylie! It's a stunning vintage design! I know you do mostly CAS, but it doesn't look at all like you're out of your comfort zone with this creation:)

  3. Absolutely beautiful Kylie, I love this sort of project, so pretty with a vintage feel:)
    Val x

  4. Gorgeous!! Loving this new creativity. Looks like you are "in your comfort zone" with this.
    Take care,
    Flo X

  5. wow Kylie this is so pretty and must have taken hours to make but for sure, it was worth it, well done hon, it would scare me to try to make this!!

  6. Stunning project, Kylie! zz

  7. Well yay for you, Kylie. What a wonderful project. BTW - loved you last STAMPlorations card too, the red beauty.

  8. Oh my goodness you really went way out of ur comfort zone and the end result is mind blowing :) super gorgeous !!

  9. Beautiful design Kylie. Love the vintage style papers and embellishments. You've created a gorgeous keepsake treasure for someone special. Loll xx

  10. Absolutely love this vintage creation Kylie - lots of time and love has obviously gone into the making of it , and the result is stunning.
    Sylvia xx

  11. Stunning, Kylie... So feminine, romantic, beautiful... What a sweet project.


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