Today’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge is to create a card with a sentiment as a focal point. I hadn’t made an Accordion Card in AGES, so I combined this challenge with a remake of the old Accordion Card tutorial.

For my covers I used the largest of the Nestaboard Label 1 pieces. Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper was cut with the largest Label 1 Nestabilities die. I ran the patterned paper pieces were run through my Xyron and adhered to the Nestaboard pieces. Next the paper was slightly sanded for a softer look.

The largest of silver Rhinestones Label 1 Nestabling was adhered to the front cover. The card was tied shut with May Arts ivory Organdy Ribbon.

A piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with Nestabilities Label 18. A sentiment from Butterflies & Blossoms was stamped in it’s center with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. Flowers from the same set were stamped in Antique Linen partly over the label. The inside was sponged first with Antique Linen and then with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The label was adhered over the ribbon with dimensionals.

I didn’t have the right color green Rhinestones to match the green on the paper so I colored silver Rhinestones and a partial Silver Rhinestone swirl with Copic Marker YG96. On top of the rhinestone swirl I added a tissue flower cut with the smallest of the Eyelet Circle Nestabilities die. The flower was stained with a mix of water, Tattered Rose and Fired Brick Distress Reinker plus a tiny big of Perfect Pearls. Once it tried I added an orange Rhinestone to finish it off.

The inside pages were also created out of Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper. The corners of the papers were rounded with my Corner Chomper. The first page was decorated with a piece of Neenah Solar White paper cut and embossed with the 3rd biggest Label 1 Nestabilities die. The image is from Flourishes newly released Sweet Days of Summer stamp set. It was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

The label was sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress ink and the edges were paper pierced. Kindred Spirits, a sentiment from the same set, was stamped in Antique Linen ink behind the image. The layer was adhered to the page with dimennsionals.

The second page includes a pocket on the bottom. A small tag was cut with a Label 18 Nestabilities die out of white cardstock. A butterfly from Butterfly and Blossoms was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink . The label was sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink before it was slipped in the pocket. Part of a Silver Finesse Swirl (want2scrap) as adhered to the pocket.

The third page holds a label cut and embossed with a Label 13 Nestabilities die. A sentiment from Sweet Days of Summer was stamped in it’s center. Like the other pieces it was sponged. Flowers from Butterflies & Blossoms set were stamped over the label with Antique Linen. The label was adhered to the page with dimensionals.

The last page was decorated with the other half of the swirl from the pocket page.

Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Team members:
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
Allison Cope – August Guest Designer

I hope you have time to participate in this challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Copic Certification coming to town!
Lori Craig and Jennifer Balcer will be teaching a Copic Certification class here in Oklahoma City on the 26th of August. I will be there as well. It will be fun! I hope to see some of you there!!!


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

50 Responses to “Charming Gardeners”

  1. This is so stunning! I absolutely love it! Brilliant!!

  2. OMGoodness Miss Beate, this is Fabulous! Love your Gorgeous Accordion card! Fabulosu dp’s and sentiments too. love all the Beautiful bling too! Thanks so much for the inspiration, as always!

    Shannon 😎

  3. How cool, beautiful book and the pages are gorgeous!

  4. Ein toller Spruch und schoene warme Farben!

  5. Hi Beate,
    This is an amazing card. Love the accordian style and the focal sentiment is lovely.

  6. Holy cow girl…this is amazing! I love the pretty book and beautiful PP paper. You sure know how to cook up some good ones girly. 🙂

  7. Beate I LOVE your book, I really need to try one!! GORGEOUS!!~

  8. Beautiful design, Beate!

  9. Oh Beate! This one is so Spectacular! I am so in awe of your talented ideas and design! I think this card is Fabulous and so Vintage/Shabby Chic (love those kinds of cards) 🙂

  10. This is fabulous Beate!! I love this and will have to try to do one of these :).

  11. This is amazing and you’re amazing Beate!! I love your accordion card! All elements are beautifully put together!

  12. Beautiful mini album. All the colors and DP works so well together. I love how crisp you make this color combo look.

  13. What a beautiful accordion card, and a treasure for sure. Pretty tissue flower, too.

  14. So soft and pretty! You always create the neatest things. 🙂

  15. Those swirls of rhinestones are absolutely breathtaking…a Gorgeous keepsake card, Beate.

  16. I thought the front of the card was outstanding. I had NO idea there was more amazing goodness yet to come…sweeet! 🙂
    Love your creativity.
    Lisa xx

  17. What an amazing project. Absolutely

  18. Beate, this is just beautiful!

  19. This is such a charming project and I love the quotes! I also love all the little places to put a message or another image. the video was super, it was nice to learn about Nesta-Board as you sure can’t cut anything that heavy with Spellbinders! LOVE this, it is like a beautiful little mini album, so many ideas come to mind!

  20. GET OUT!! You knocked my socks off with this amazing album… wowza!

  21. absolutely stunning….what a treasure

  22. Gorgeous design, Beate. LOVE that sentiment.

  23. Absolutely beautiful project! Every page with it’s every detail is delightful! 🙂

  24. What a beautiful book! Love it!

  25. Beautiful card Beate! I am going to have to make an accordion card soon!

  26. WOW! Absolutely stunning, Beate! Gorgeous book design and details! Beautiful!

  27. Beate, this is so gorgeous! I love that each page is so different and beautiful! Wish that I could come to Okla. City – it’s only an 8.5 drive for me, so you never know!!! Gosh, I’ve been so busy that I’ve been able to only peek and run for the last two weeks! Yay for being able to comment again!!! Have a great day – hugs!

  28. Gorgeous! What a fabulous creation!

  29. Such a pretty card! I have not tried this style yet-but this just might inspire me to do so. T4TI

  30. What a sweet little book … love all that bling!!

  31. What a sweet, sweet treasure! It’s so elegant and charming, rich and soothing! Love all of the details, from the precious images to the bling! Gorgeous work!

  32. Gorgeous little book – I love all the beautiful DPs you’ve used. You always such wonderful detail to your creations. Thanks also for the link to the tutorial – you make it look so easy when you do it.

  33. Oh wow this is Extremely Gorgeous, love your tissue flower and how it just pops, Love that quote, and your inside pages are so lovely they could be the cover, just wonderful!!!

  34. Beate, I don’t think you have ever made a card that I didn’t just fall in love with. Your cards are just stunning! And thanks for the great video.

  35. What a work of art, Beate! I love the soft colors in this project…and thanks for the great tutorial. Yours are always the best!

  36. What an awesome album, Beate. Love the sentiment and all the beautiful pages.

  37. What an awesome card thanks for sharing with us.

  38. wow! absolutely gorgeous! amazing project, Beate! love love it!

  39. Gorgeous album Beate, I lovelovelove this! TFS your wonderful video too!

  40. wow.. your little book is just gorgeous!

  41. BEAUTIFUL card!!! All the panels are wonderful!!!

  42. Beate, this is FABULOUS….love this idea!!! Hugs ~S~

  43. Oh my Beate! Your card is truly breathtaking! I love all the page details and your stamping details are stunning! Gorgeous girl!

  44. What a work of art this is Beate. Absolutely wonderful.

  45. Lovely …what a great little album..great job!

  46. Adorable album!! Love all the bling.

  47. What a fabulous book!! I want one…guess I better get busy. Beautifully designed.

  48. Love this vintage look–just lovely!

  49. This is really pretty! I love all the lovely jewels that you’ve used!!

  50. your card is absolutely gorgeous!!

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