Monochromatic Accordion Card Dragonflies Dandy Garden

Create a Monochromatic Accordion Card with the Dragonflies Dandy Garden Paper! Today is Part 7 of my “Create With DSP” series and we’ll be focusing on using the coordinating colors to create a stack of cards.

Pick your favorite coordinating color and then make your card around that color. On the other hand, you can also do what I did: make one in each of the colors!

This is the SEVENTH installment in my “Create With DSP” series! Wow! There are just a few more to go.

With lots of tips and recipes to showcase your favorite Designer Series Papers (or a good way to clean up your stash!), click here to start at the beginning!

Monochrome cards, or cards that use a single color throughout the design, can be striking to look at. Pair that with a fun fold card, and they are fun to make and fun to receive!

See below for how to create a Monochromatic Accordion Card:


How to make a Monochromatic Accordion Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Your favorite coordinating color
    • 5 1/2” x 11”, scored at 1 1/4”, 4”, and 6 3/4”
    • 1” x 11”, scored at 3” and 7 3/8” (this extra bit allows it to fit around the thick card base.
    • Scrap for the sentiment
  • Designer Series Paper (3 different designs)
    • 4” x 5 1/4”
    • 2 1/2” x 5 1/4”
    • 1” x 5 1/4”

Adhere it down!

  • Using your favorite adhesive, glue down each of the designer series paper pieces to the card base. ensure they are showing on the front of your card. I usually fold the card on the score lines first, and then glue the largest piece down first. Next glue down the two remaining pieces.
  • Next, fold the belly band around the card and glue the ends together.

Decorate the belly band:

  • Die cut a coordinating tag and glue it onto your belly band. Stamp a sentiment and add that to your tag.
  • Lastly, stamp a dragonfly, color it with a marker in your coordinating color ink, and punch it out before glueing it to your sentiment.

Supplies for a Monochromatic Accordion Card:



Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this fun-fold card, and if you always want to be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!

How about making a few similar projects using the Dragonfly stamps? Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Thanks again for joining me for a bit of creativity, and Happy Crafting!

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