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Saturday, September 10, 2011

THANKS BOBBY!!! YES, YOU "MR. CRICUT COUPLE"!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!  Wow, you have all been having a crafting great time, and I've so enjoyed visiting your blogs seeing all you've been up to!!!  I'm still working at getting to some of you but I think I'm making good progress.

A little while ago, my friend Bobby of http://cricut.couple.blogspot.com/ made a frame card with an accordian-fold behind it that I loved, so I tried to make one.  I really should have followed Bobby's tutorial but, of course, that would have taken more time than I wanted to spare so I just took the plunge!!!    And besides I wanted my own spin on it!!!

I practiced using scraps from my scrap drawer and wow did I go through a lot of scraps, and I still wasn't getting it -- either the accordian behind the frame was too small or too large -- but it was always something that ended up just plain wrong!!!  So I sat down and constructed it in my head!  Well, needless to say, I didn't get anywhere near close to what Bobby did but I did get something!!!  LOL!!!  At least enough of something to think I'll be able now to go back and do a better one.  I think when I started this project I was making it much harder than it really is.   And, eventhough I want to do one that has my own twist,  I'll still probably go back to watch Bobby's video tutoriral.

Anyway, I made more of a rosette acccordion to go behind the window of this card (being a test sample, I just hand cut the window randomly as it was only my practice card).  I stamped the sentiment which ended up being crooked...uuugh... but I'm going to share this with you anyway because although it may not look great it took a lot of work just to get a COMPLETED card!!!  So, ugly or horrid, like it or not...


I'll be doing a version of this card again, until I'm satisfied with the outcome!!!  Soooo...., get ready, this may be a long and bumpy ride for you!!!  I do hope you'll have patience enough not to run away!!!  LOL!!!

Ha-haaa, have you noticed how I always try to cover up what I think is "unattractive" by using lots of Stickles and now Pearl Pens?!!!  LOL!

Well, thanks a lot Bobby!!!  What an inspiration and a headache you gave me all in one fell-swoop!!!  But I love every minute of it!!!  LOL!!!  I can definitely say this was a challenge!!!

Thanks for stopping by, love you all and big hugs to you...

I'll be seeing you!!!

23 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to try to attempt to make the accordian card next week so I am going to go read the instructions! I always do that usually when everything else fails so I appreciate you sharing how hard it was to make this beautiful card. Yours turned out beautiful. TFS

lisa808 said...

The rosette behind the frame looks so pretty.

Charlotte said...

Oh, Audrey, WOW! This is beautiful. I love the rosette accordian behind the frame. It is beautiful. The frame is beautiful with all the detail. I have been wanting to make an accordian frame card, but have not gotten to it. You have inspired me to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, I love the paper you used.
Deborah

flowerdisco said...

audrey, i am loving it. it is BEAUTIFUL and so elegant and feminine. you outdid yourself, if that is possible :)
hugs and thanks for the love my friend.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I think the whole design is beautiful! I tried to find the tutorial he had but wasn't lucky enough to find.
I am always amazed at the projects you attempt and succeed making.

She's Crafty! Studio said...

I love accordion cards and haven't quite got the hang of it yet. I think I will try it. TFS and inspiring.

Monique Barr said...

I am like Lisa that rosette is 2 cute I love it. For you to make it better I can not wait. I just love coming here to see what you have done

Lisa said...

I'm with you, that tutorial seems like a challenge but the outcome is absolutely gorgeous. Yours came out beautiful, great job.

girlia said...

Love the card. The rosette behind the frame is just so pretty.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

ROFL... you are so funny Audreay.. and who would ever get tired of seeing your beautiful work.. Just wanted to pop in for a minute,,, I am so tired. Went to Rocklin yesterday for a crop at the Green T... I had sooo much fun, but I am so tired.. the other day our ice box had gone out so we had to go buy a new one.. it came in today... (what a job we had trying to get it in the house.. Alex and Brent were here to help, but so mine... and to make a sad story sadder, Thurs our stove went out, so when we picked up our ice box we had to order a new stove, it won't be in till the 19th.. :-( I am just rambling on and on.. going to get myself in bed here in a few minutes..... hugs my friend

Cricut Couple said...

OK... So first of all Audrey, I had to laugh at the stickles and embellishment comment because I have been there. Unfortunately, mine didn't always get better. You know? Kinda like trying to spray perfume on a turd, right? Hee! Hee! I also had to laugh at the "Cut randomly" because that cut could be on a Cricut Cartridge. Doesn't look random to me. I think it really looks great! Your work always does. I really do love the accordion cards. I love how you did the circle for the center as well. The first thing I ever did like this was a scrapbook layout for a challenge after seeing Anna Griffin showing one on HSN. Every since, I have been addicted to them. They do get much easier, the more you try, but you started with the most difficult which is trying to do the circle. Since you completely pulled it off and made a beautiful card, I don't think you will have any trouble in the future. BTW... If you hit the edges with a border punch before you fold and make your circle, it's a fantastic background for a round card or an ornament! Love that you tried and succeeded! Can't wait to see your next project, but please... no headaches. Just fun! HUGS! Bobby

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

You can tell all your hard work that went into this! It looks amazing to me! Love the colors too!

Ladybug said...

Your rosette is gorgeous!!

I attempted one. Thought everything was fine until it popped open and right off my card. Tooooooo funny! You'll see it on my blog shortly cuz it's an anniversary card for hubby! I think I'll use the ol' standard glue gun for this baby!! LOL :-)

Jean said...

I think this turned out beautifully.

Peggy T. said...

Audrey, I love your card. I have it on my to do list to make an accordian card. Yours is beautiful. I like your "twist" on it. Nice.

Brenda said...

Now...I don't see anything horrid or ugly??? Did you post the wrong picture. Hahahaha. Seriously this is gorgeous. I love the rosette also. Great job
Hugs
Brenda

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh my, this card is absolutely goregeous!! I just love it. The colors are amazing as is the design! Fantastic!!

It's ok if you stamped a little crooked, its homemade afterall and that is the important part!!

Don't be so hard on yourself, my friend, your working is amazing!!!

Laurie

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

I think it is absolutely beautiful! (as always!)

I love all the embellishments and the rosette, is aweome!!!

Great job on this one. It is stunning!

Hugs!

Mary said...

I love what you did with scraps! This is so pretty with the accordian fold behind it. Never apologize for using stickles they are always a welcome sight on projects! Have a great night. Hugs, Mary

- - Sheryl - - said...

it is beautiful! I must try! thanks and have a wonderful day.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful rosette on a beautiful card!!!

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow, I have never seen a card like this before. You did a fantastic job with it.
Doesn't look like you were challenged at all. You are just a master of crafting!
Truly lovely my friend.
God bless.
Hugs,
Sonia