Thursday, September 22, 2011

Design Team Inspiration with Kim!!

Hi Scrappy Friends!Today I wanted to talk to you about making your very own Accordion Flowers. I'm not much of a flower kind of girl but I do like to sometimes add a flower or two and what better way than to make your own!!!! I'm sure you have noticed that many manufacturers have hopped on the Accordion flower band wagon and are selling them to you, the consumer, pre-made. Well, why buy them when you can make a small investment, and make them yourselves. What I am referring to is the the new Tim Holtz die-cut that works with your Sizzix Big Shot and it looks like this.....

and this is an example of the flower made with the die.....

Now, if you would rather not buy a die for your flowers, you can always make them according to the following instructions and still get the same results.....

Step 1: Before beginning, decide how wide you would like your accordion to be. If you want it to span 2 inches, then cut your paper 1 inch. If you would like it 3 inches, cut your paper 1 1/2 inches. Measurements for either would be 12"x 1" or 12"x 1.5".

Step 2: Score the paper at 1/4 inch intervals the entire length of the paper.
Step 3: Fan fold at each score mark.
Step 4: Attach glue dot or sticky strip. Glue it end to end.
Step 5. Lay the flower out. Bring the center in tightly.

***Use a circle punch and punch out a piece of the printed paper to use for the back of the flower. This keeps the flower grounded.

Quickly adhere your embellishment to the center

I hope you find this informative and helpful!!!! Now go make those flowers and have a scrappy good time!!!!!!


  1. Thank you so much for posting this tut! I did a firt attempt last night, with no clue as to what I was doing - it didn't go so Off to try again ^.^

  2. Thanks for that Kim ... I just bought the die, now I need the extended platform!!