Saturday, September 5, 2015

Apple Accordion Card

This card started with a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I chose some pearlescent red cardstock to use for the card base. Then I sized the card and and cut it out with my Silhouette Portrait. I then cut out the green stems and adhered them with glue tape.
Here's the card base:
Then I chose some school-themed digi stamps from Miss Kate Cuttables (Did you know she posts a new freebie every day? The freebies include SVG cutting files along with the .png and .jpeg files.) and sized them to fit inside the smaller apple cut file that came with the apple accordion card cut file. I cut those out along with a darling apple paper clip cut file on my Silhouette and then narrowed it down to which 5 images I wanted to use on the card.
I adhered the images with foam squares so they pop up a bit from the apple card base.
I'm entering it into the following challenges:
All sorts Challenge: Lots of layers (I'm hoping my accordion "layers" count!)
Crafty Calendar: ATG
Crazy 4 Challenges: Say Goodbye to Summer
Di's Digi Designs: Add a Sentiment
Just Us Girls Challenge:

Craft for the Craic: Anything but a square or rectangle card
Crafty Catz Challenge: ATG
Creative Corner Challenge: School
Digitally Sweet: Anything with Wings (owl teacher image)
Frosted Designs: Back to School
Fussy and Fancy: Back to School
Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG
Left of Center Creations: Red
Pattie's Creations: Back to School
QKR Stampede: Birds (there's an owl image inside the card)
Quick Quotes: ATG
Simply Create Too: Special Occasion
Simply Papercraft:ATG
The Stamping Boutique: School
Wags 'n Whiskers: Back to School
4 Crafty Chicks: Fall
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Fall Fun
Crafting With An Attitude: ATG
Crafty Girls Creations: ATG
Digital Delights by Louby Loo: ATG
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie: Photo inspiration (school theme)
Moving Along with the Times: Cute animal (I have an owl and a worm in my card)
2 Creative Chicks: ATG
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps: Fall Colors
Crafts Galore Encore: ATG
Crafting Musketeers: Autumnal Colors
Creative Craft Cottage: ATG
CCC Digi Creations: Include a Sentiment
Digi Galore: ATG
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: ATG
Oddball Art Stamps: Back to School
Our Creative Corner: Autumnal Shades
Paradise of Stamps: School
Petal Lu: ATG
Silhouette Challenge: ATG
Sparkles Forum: More than One Fold
Sunsational Stamps: Back to School
The Sisters of Craft: ATG
Your Scrapbook Place: ATG
Paper Sweeties Blog: Picture Inspiration (red, yellow, green and picture of a canning jar with pencils)
Crafting By Designs: ATG
Creative Moments: ATG
Inspiration Destination: ATG
The Sisterhood of Crafters: School Time
Word Art Wednesday: ATG
City Crafter: In a Jam (feature fruit or jam jar)
Crafty Sentiments: School
Doodle Pantry: ATG with digi stamp
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: ATG
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: ATG
Retarte: ATG
Artistic Inspirations: ATG with a twist of school
Bunny Zoe: Shaped Cards
Crafting from the Heart: ATG
Craft Your Passion:ATG
Incy Wincy Designs:ATG
Melonheads: Back to School
Ooh La La Creations: Autumn
613 Avenue Create: ATG
Lacy Sunshine's Color Your World: ATG
Lacy Sunshine Challenge:  Back to School
Noor! Design: Shaped Cards
Inspiration Destination: ATG
Scrapy Land: ATG with dies sold there (I used my Silhouette Die-Cutting machine)
Simon says Stamp: Make it Colorful
Penny's Challenges: Use a Sentiment


  1. A brilliant card. Perfect for a 1st day at school or even for the teacher. Thanks for joining Aud sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. really cute
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  3. Hi this is stunning I love the shape and the design. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 21 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

  4. Oh my goodness, that is the cutest little apple accordian card that I have ever seen! Such a darling little school theme project! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  5. This is fabulous! Gotta try this!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  6. This is really quite a sweet project. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  7. Just love your beautiful card Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  8. Bright and fun and a great shape. I am also a big fan of Miss Kate's freebies! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

  9. What a fun shaped card! Love all of the cute apples. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  10. Love this idea You did a terrific job creating this fun card! Thanks for joining Sunsational Stamps Monthly Challenge for September!

  11. Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine's "Back to school" challenge.
    Fiona DT xx

  12. Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Craft Cottage.
    Hugs Anneke DT

  13. So, so cute! What a fabulous idea! Looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SCHOOL TIME’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  14. Saw your wonderful Apple card at Wags & Whiskers. I have a Cricut Explore Air and am going to try to create somethijng like this by using the weld option with an apple image. Thanks for the inspiration. Also, totally amazed at the # of challenges entered.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Super cute project thanks for joining in with jugs

  16. I saw this linked up at 2 Creative Chicks and wanted to swing by and say I love it! This is a great idea!!

  17. this is a fabulous idea and so effective .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  18. this is fab and looks great, beautiful done
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  19. Beautiful idea, sweet and funny.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel, good luck.
    Hugs, Yaiza DT

  20. Fun cute card sure to make the recipient smile and perfect for our challenge at Craft for the Craic
    Thank you for joining in
    Pixie ( DT Member)

  21. What a creative idea! Love your card & it would be a perfect teacher card to let them know they are appreciated! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge!

  22. Great design and so unusual...perfect for our challenge...thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog...Jo. X

  23. I was entering some school challenges and everywhere I were too...Love that you are sharing this wonderful creation with everyone...Great card and love how you put your Silhouette to such great use! Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges as well!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  24. Beautiful idea!!!! It's nice. Thanks for joining us at Retarte59 in Stampartpapel. Good luck!
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  25. Cute project! Thanks for join us at Creative moment, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs, Beatriz DT

  26. Cute card design! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  27. Such a adorable and fantastic card design. Love the details.Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Frosted Designs!

  28. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

  29. With my other DT hat on. Gorgeous card Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  30. Great little project. Don't you just love your silhouette? I just started using mine and love it.Thanks our "Include a sentiment challenge" @ CCC Digi Creations. Good luck!
    Kitty DT

  31. Awesome thank you for joining us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  32. So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  33. What a fun and fabulous project for our challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  34. Gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CCC Digi Creations.
    Sabina DT

  35. This is perfect for our current challenge “BACK TO SCHOOL” at Pattie’s Creations. What cute images too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  36. Wonderful card, I love it, so unique, & such a great shape. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for our Bird Challenge. Karal DT

  37. Lovely layers for my theme at Allsorts, thank you for sharing;-))m

  38. A Fabulous design I love everything. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  39. This is truly a fun card, so lovely with all the apples, love it. Thank you so much for joining our challenge. Please do come back on september 18th to see who the winner is and to join in our next challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT member CreativeCornerChallenges

  40. What a cool card and great idea! Great use of the Silhouette and digis! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  41. Totally darling! LOVE the fun accordion fold--the shape is perfect for a back to school card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  42. Oh how sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  43. Great card, what a fun idea! Love the colours too!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends for our "Use a Sentiment" Challenge, good luck and hope to see you back again soon :)

    Tanya xx

  44. What a fun project. Thank you so much for joining us at Give A Crafter A Cookie Challenge.
    Naz xxx

  45. Such a fun take on our theme and it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

  46. very very clever. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments. Hope to see your work again soon. Annie xxx

  47. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  48. This is adorable! Love the apples for the accordion fold. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  49. cVery cute idea! Thanks for joining the Simply create Too challenge

  50. Fabulous card, love your design

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  51. I am loving how you made a little apple book on the first day of school. Each of the fall details are awesome. The owl is sooooo cute. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Fall Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  52. Love it - great job :-). Thanks for linking over at Silhouette Challenges.

  53. Oh, how CUTE! Love, LOVE it! Thanks for sharing in our QKR Stampede Birds Challenge this week!

  54. Love it Carrie - it's a brilliant idea and looks great! thanks for joining us at Oddball Art and we hope to see you again soon
    Andrea x

  55. Thanks for sharing this cute card with Artistic Inspirations!

  56. So much fun! What a wonderful technique. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

  57. What a creative Apple accordion card! Sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, don't forget to play along for our 200th challenge!!

  58. What a brilliant card for a 'school' occassionCarrie.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

  59. wow , stunning work , super cute , thank you for entering Digital Delights challenge Lisa DT x

  60. Gorgeous accordion fold back to school apple shaped card. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Make it Colourful Challenge! :)

  61. Clever and cute!! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

  62. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations hugs Sue DT xx

  63. Lovely project.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  64. This is wonderful! I love the shape of it. Thanks for joining our Back to School challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Julie, DT

  65. This is adorable. Great little "mini-album".

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you back soon again!

  66. Great card. Thankyou so much for joining us at Left of Center Challenges. Good Luck..Genny DT xxx

  67. So cute! I love this! What an adorable, clever idea!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft this time around, good luck!
    Jennifer, DT

  68. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 29, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  69. Fab accordian card Carrie. This is just too cute. Thank you for joining us at Scrap-Creations in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  70. Brilliant and inventive. Clever card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Caz DT

  71. Awesome...
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  72. Such a great Back to School project! Just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  73. This is adorable. Love the accordion fold and the cute images popped up on each apple. Thank you for joining the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  74. Sweet project! Love that idea of an accordeon card. Thank you so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK challenges.
    Hugs, Karina xxx

  75. Oh my goodness... this is amazing!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  76. Fabulous project! I love the apple shape and all the cute images inside. Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge this month!

  77. thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Quick Quotes this month!


  78. Fab & fun, a great it! Thanks for joining us over at Oddball Art this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  79. How awesome is this?!! Thanks for sharing in Di's Digis "Include a Sentiment" challenge. I hope you get a chance to join in our latest challenge too Donna ☺

  80. A brilliant creation, I wish I could think outside the box! It's so cute. Thank you for joining us at Petal LU x

  81. Super cute! Thanks for sharing at Frosted Designs.

  82. What an amazing apple accordian card you have made here which fits perfectly the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month of “the colours of fall”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).

    PS If you would like to be a future Guest Design Team Member please make sure you add “GDT” after your name on your entry for the challenge or write a comment in the comment box.

  83. What a cute idea....awesome! Thanks for joining Sunsational Stamps Monthly Challenge for September...good luck :) Hugs...Janie

  84. Cute and adorable project.. love your design idea.. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog monthly challenge.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck at the draw ;)


  85. This is really cute. Love the shape. Thanks for joining our ATG/optional Girlie Girl Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy. Julie, DT

  86. Super cute shaped card! Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month

  87. Such a cute shaped card, I love it! Thankyou for joining us this month at Craft for the Craic

  88. This is AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!!!

  89. LOVE the apple accordion...such an adorable project!
    Thank you for joining Craft for the craic.
    Suchi DTxx

  90. Carrie - Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #114 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar. Also grab the 'I Won Badge'.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

  91. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

  92. Super cute and very clever! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

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