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Celebrating 100 Years Young!

Celebrating 100 Years Young!

Celebrating 100 years young!!  No, I’m not the one who’s reached this milestone but we were lucky enough to be invited to a celebration for this happy event!  The woman who was celebrating is an amazing lady!  She was our neighbour on the farm for more than 20 years, was my junior high school teacher and has continued to keep in touch while moving to a few locations in Alberta before settling in our home town of Spruce Grove!!

What a delight to be able to visit and catch up on family happenings with her, her son and his family, her granddaughter, her grandson & his family – 4 generations of family friends – we are so blessed to know them!!

Of course, when we knew we would be attending, I just knew I had to make an extra special card for this extra special lady!!  I’m happy to share my creation with you here:

This is the front of the card:

When you open it up, it unfolds with this greeting and images:

You can see more details of a wedding card here and a birthday card in this post.

Pull Up Accordion Card

Pull Up Accordion Card

Thank you to Wendy Cranford for sharing her instructions to make this Pull Up Accordion Card!  I love sharing “Fun Fold” cards with my customers so I was very excited to find Wendy’s instructions online.  I would expect you to make this kind of card for an extra special someone in your life.  I don’t think you would want to “mass produce” them but, if you do want to, I’m going to share the dimensions and assembly instructions with you.



  • Card Base:
    1 – 6-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ base (blushing bride)
    1 – 6″ x 6″ base layer (DSP)
  • Accordion Pieces:
    4 – 2″ x 12″, score at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ & 10″
  • Layers:
    20 – 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ base squares (fresh fig)
    16 – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ base layers (DSP)
    4 – 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Whisper White for images and/or greeting
  • Top Pieces:
    2 – 7/8″ x 3-1/4″ for cross (fresh fig)
    2 – 1-1/2″ circle (blushing bride)
    1 – 1″ circle (fresh fig)
    12″ length of ribbon
  • Envelope:
    1 – 9-3/4″ x 9-3/4″
    Score on Envelope Punch Board at 4-7/8″


1. Cut all pieces as indicated above. TIP:  Instead of cutting the strips of 2″ x 12″, leave this piece 8″ x 12″ and score on the 12″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ and 10″. Then place cardstock in the trimmer and trim on the 8″ side at 2″. This will yield 4 strips of 2″ x 12″ cardstock already scored.

2. Layer all base square pieces and the base layers on to the squares on the strips.  Leave the bottom (last) square empty.  This square will attach to the card base and does not need to be decorated.  TIP:  Stamp the images and/or greetings on the white card stock pieces before adding them to the base squares.

3. Turn the 6″ x 6″ designer series paper upside down, and mark at 3″ on each side.  Draw a line across the paper from both sides creating a cross.  Use these lines to line up the accordion pieces by placing the centre of the last square on the 2″ x 12″ strip over the centre of the pencil drawn cross.  Use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to attach so that you have a bit of “wiggle time” before the glue sets.

4. Turn DSP over with attached pieces – use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to attach the bases together.

5. Use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to attach the cross pieces together and to attach the top square to the cross as per the picture.

6. Add the ribbon through holes that you punched in the middle of the crosses and the circle punches.

These are the products used for this card:

(click on the item to order it from my online store)

This picture shows the card when it’s being pulled up by the ribbon!


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