Nov 18 2007

Accordion Tag Holder

This is an Accordion Tag Holder that my ladies will be doing at Hostess Club later this month. The holder measures 14.75″ x 4.25″.

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Start with a piece 4.25 x 11 (1/2 sheet) and score into thirds — I used the Scor-Pal which has the 1/3 sheet markings — no thinking at all! Take another piece 4.25 x 4.25 and score on the 1st 1/3 sheet marking, and doing this will leave you a little tab where you can attach this 4th panel to the 1st three panels. Now, here’s the fun part. I actually used the Scor-Pal to create my angled shape on top — I’ll have a pic of that at the bottom of the post.

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These are the left 2 panels. I created pockets by cutting a sheet of DP 3 x 3.5 (width), and merely folding down (great use of 2 sided paper) 1″ on top. I then decorated each pocket as desired.

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Here’s the righttwo panels. I made the double scallop using my corner rounder with the guard removed. The little word window tab was put there to cover up an ink smudge, but it works for me!!! Those things happen (all the time – LOL!!) I typically would decorate the tops of the panels, but I chose not to in this instance as they don’t show at all due to the size/amount of tags I am inserting.

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These are all the tags inside. Each pocket has 3 tags,1 of each size. I used a ton of punches on these, which sure makes things go quick and easy! The tallest tagscould actually be used (given) as bookmarks if so desired.

Now here’s the fun part that I got my kicks out of. I am rather fussy about getting things *right*. When I cut angles on the top of the tag book, Iusually go through all sorts of contortions at my cutter to get each one cut exactly like the next. Well, no more contortions — thiswas sosuper quick it made me laugh, honestly. I folded my tag book closed, put opposing corners on the 3″ line,making sure it was perfectly straight, and scored on the 5″ line. Turned it and did it again for the other corner. Now, go to the paper cutter and you have a perfectly straight line on which to cut your corners off to form theangles on the top of the tag book. Literally only took seconds to get them all done and perfectly the same!!! That made mevery happy!!! Thank you Scor-Pal!!! You could do the same thing on any grid surface, only making a pencil mark — it’s just so much easier with the Scor-Pal. Here’s the picture:

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See how easy that was! OK, here’s the list of supplies used:

  • Stamps: Perfect Presentation, Many Merry Messages, Star Studded Season, Warm Words, Sidekick Sayings, Merry and Bright, Festive Favorites
  • Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Sage Shadow, Wintergreen DP, Soft Sky Prints DP
  • Ink: Black Stazon and all the above colors plus assorted SU markers to color
  • Accessories: Ribbons, Brads, Jingle Bells (from Wal-Mart), Red Sticky Tape
  • Punches: 1/2″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ Round, Round Tab, Horiztontal Slot, Word Window, Corner Rounder, Tag Corner, Large and Small Tag, Star.

That’s it for this one — I LOVE doing this type of project with many pieces. I feel SO GOOD each time one is completed!!! Thanks much for looking!!!

41 responses so far

41 Responses to “Accordion Tag Holder”

  1. Vicki says:

    I’m so excited — I’m first to comment! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this project. I have family coming for Thanksgiving and I was wondering what little Christmas-related thing I could make to give them. Well, this is it! What a beautiful gift for my DIL and SIL.

    Thanks so much for the inspiration — I always leave your blog feeling excited and ready to stamp something pretty!

  2. Sandra Smart says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this project! I am definitely going to try this later.

  3. This is absolutely stunning. The colors, the design, the details….everything! I’ll bet your hostess club will LOVE this!

  4. Dianne says:

    You are a true artist and inspire me with all of your beautiful creations.

  5. Kathleenh says:

    What a beautiful project this is! Your book and all of the tags are beautiful! Your stamp club ladies are going to flip!

  6. Sue B says:

    I want to be in your class!!!!! Seriously, this is over the top awesome. Between you and Leslie Miller this morning you are blowing us all out of the water. This is just wonderful.

  7. Stunning! I am linking you on my blog! Love your fantastic style! Thanks for sharing your creativity

  8. Joan B says:

    Fabulousis!!!! this rocks.

  9. Corie Foster says:

    OH my this is just stunning!!

  10. Tamara says:

    This is great! I am going to have to try and make one….Great Job!

  11. angie says:

    oh my goodness, that Tag Accordion Holder is fantastic!!! So glad you shared it with us!! have a good day

  12. Pam says:

    OH MY! This is a FABULOUS project! I love all the tags and the folder too! WOW! Sure wish I could be in your Stamp Club!!! Smiles, Pam
    p.s. your blog is one of my FAVS! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

  13. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    Woo Hoo– what a GREAT project for our Christmas get-together!!! Amazing, truly amazing!!! Can’t wait!!!

  14. Jacque (SCS: Petals) says:

    Holy toledo! Well worth the wait! I hope you did get some good rest 🙂 And thank you for stopping by some of my SCS cards. I adore your work (MANY of which are in my FAVES), and feel so special that you took a minute to comment on mine. Thanks!

  15. Jacque (SCS: Petals) says:

    Oh, and I sooo wish I could be a club member. I would love to just come sit, visit, and make this with you. Just fantastic!

  16. Elizabeth Glass says:

    This is just lovely! I LOVE your blog!! Elizabeth

  17. Silke Ledlow says:

    OMG you are just the best…..I love your accordion folder and the tags and everything!!! I have told everybody about your blog…..

  18. Mavis says:

    WOW!! This is absolutely STUNNING!! Right about now I would love to be a part of your Hostess Club =^) Kind of difficult from Manitoba, Canada though, eh!!

  19. Jaspere says:

    Great project. I will definitely have to try this one.

  20. Rhonda says:

    Whoa! Another amazing project! I wanna come to your class!! 😀

  21. erinmckinney says:

    Wow!
    This is stunning! I love all the tags!

  22. Phyllis Rollins says:

    Another killer project, this is just amazing!

  23. Susan says:

    Absolutely adorable! I love, love, love this project. You’re just awesome.

  24. Dee says:

    This is wonderful Sharon! I love the colors and different sizes.
    Dee

  25. You’re amazing!!!!! This is such a fantastic project! Seriously, I could just look at your stuff all day — it’s eye-candy! 🙂

  26. This is such an awesome project!!! Your work is so fantastic and such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing what you do!!

  27. Michelle R says:

    Fabulous. And talk about a “WOW” effect! I would LOVE to come to your class!

  28. Rose Ann says:

    Oh my….this is awesome, Sharon!!! I love it!!!

  29. Bev says:

    Love your project-from your instructions here, I bet you have really good classes. tfs

  30. erinmckinney says:

    HI!
    I just wanted to say thanks for the kind words and being the first comment on my new blog! Your projects always inspire me!

  31. Jenn D says:

    This is amazing! The colors are gorgeous and what a great project.

  32. trudee says:

    Sharon, I just adore your work! This project is fabulous!!!

  33. I wish I could channel some of your creativity! This project is sooo fabulous! All of these tags are just perfect….

  34. Becky G says:

    Oh wow! This is fantastic! I am going to have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

  35. Billie says:

    Pssstttt please pass the tags.

    Oh that is to darn adoarble I love it

  36. Celeste says:

    These are so beautiful. They reminded me that I had a poem to attach to Christmas tags. I think I want to do something like this for a few gifts. I am leaving the poem, just in case you can use it too.

    Christmas is coming,
    There are many things to do.
    We hope this
    Bag of Christmas tags
    Will help you
    Tie up a few!
    Happy Holidays!!

  37. This is beyond fabulous, Sharon! Wow! Look at all those tags! You’re amazing! I love the way it looks and I’ll bet whoever receives this will love it, too.

  38. Debbie Olson says:

    Sharon, how do you do it? It’s just one fabulous project after another! This is amazing. . .

  39. joyk says:

    WOW Sharon! All these tags are just fantastic! I love every one of them. Thanks for posting them!

  40. Carol says:

    Sharon – I love all your projects, and yours are the first that I go to for ideas. Thank you so much for sharing.
    I want to use this Accordian Tag Holder for gifts to my female relatives on December 1st. I must be a little brain dead today but I can’t figure out what you mean by:
    “Take another piece 4.25 x 4.25 and score on the 1st 1/3 sheet marking, and doing this will leave you a little tab where you can attach this 4th panel to the 1st three panels”

    I figure out the rest from the photographs.

    Here’s wishing you lots of more inspiration that you can share with us this Christmas!! :0)

    Carol

  41. AnnMarie Pszybylski says:

    I absolutely LOVE this project. This is so whimsy and chock full of surprises for the recipient. Thanks for sharing your awesome work.
    Stay well,
    AnnMarie

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