I strug­gle to do a con­certina fold some­times, es­pe­cially with shapes. Do you have any sug­ges­tions that could help?

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafter’s Q&a - Ash­lynn Ete­bar, Lon­don

Katie says: A re­ally fun and easy way to cre­ate shaped con­certina cards is to use dies. Sizzix Bigz dies are per­fect for this as the steel rule blade will cut through sev­eral lay­ers of card at once. I have used the Sizzix Bigz Die – Hearts to cre­ate this con­certina card. It is fairly sim­ple to cre­ate. I sim­ply cut a strip of 12x12 card slightly longer than the die-cut shape. I then held the card over the shape and traced around it, mark­ing just a frac­tion in on ei­ther side so that when the shape is die-cut you get a con­certina fold rather than a sin­gle die-cut shape. I folded the strip of card into a con­certina us­ing the mark­ings to know where to fold and run it through my Big Shot. I then used the other hearts on the die to layer onto the con­certina hearts. To dec­o­rate the card, I used the Sizzix Mini Dies and some small sen­ti­ment stamps.

Cre­ate a con­certina card with any shape!

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