Happy day before Thanksgiving!! So happy you’ve stopped by. I’ve got another fancy fold to share. This time, it’s an interlocking accordion.  Showing off all those Brightly Gleaming designer series papers was my #1 priority.  

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You will need a sheet of 12×12 cardstock to create the interlocking accordion fold. But you know what, that’s not a problem. Did you know that there are assorted packages of 12×12 in all color families? Yep, that’s right. Flip to page 144 of the Annual Catalog. It’s the second item in the left hand column. 

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I wanted an extra special card for both my son and daughter, I’ve really stepped this one up. You can add or delete design details or CASE this one as is to send your own special Christmas card. Are you ready to see the inside.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t be intimidated by the interlocking accordion fold. I promise I’ll break it down for you step by step. There are even two panels for you to add your own handwritten notes.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First of all, to cut the windows and frames, I’ve used the Rectangle Stitched dies. 

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Are you in love with those papers yet? They were so popular last year, Stampin’ Up! just had to bring them back for an encore.  The specialty papers have copper foil accents on one side and great versatile designs on the other. You’ll be using the paper long after the Christmas season.

Interlocking Accordion Fancy Fold, Christmas Gleaming, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know I’ve got lots of visual learners out there, so here is your FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Pretty Peacock CS – 5 1/2″ x 12″, scored at 4″ and 8″. Cut the framed openings in panel #2 and panel #3 with the 4th largest rectangle stitched die. Pretty Peacock CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, scored at 1/2″. Cut the open
  • Inside Accordion – Very Vanilla CS – one @ 9″ x 3 1/4″, scored @ 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 8 1/4″. One @ 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, scored @ 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Front Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″. Brightly Gleaming DSP – 3 1/2″ x 5″.
  • Ornaments, Leaves, Sentiments – Very Vanilla CS – 2 3/4″ x 11″. Stamp the ornament and “Merry Christmas” in versa mark, sprinkle with copper embossing powder, heat set with heat tool. Stamp the other two sentiments in Pretty Peacock. Punch with the Rectangular Postage Punch. Stamp the holly leaves in Mossy Meadow. 
  • Sentiment Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 1/2″
  • Interlocking Accordion Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – six @ 3″ x 2 1/2″. Brightly Gleaming DSP – pattern #1- two panels @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, pattern #2 – two panels @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Very Vanilla CS – two @ 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Stamp the flourish in Mossy Meadow.
  • Frame Mats – Mossy Meadow CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, nest the 2nd and 4th largest rectangle dies in the center of the mat and cut. Two @ 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ – with the center with the 3rd largest rectangle die.
  • DSP Inside Panel Mats – Brightly Gleaming DSP – two @ 3 1/2″ x 5″.
  • Ribbon – Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible – 10″
  • Scalloped Lace Trim – Very Vanilla – 2″
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, using the envelope punch board. Punch and score @ 3 3/4″.

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I would love to hear if you give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations