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Make It : Accordion Fold Rebus Valentine

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Today's guest post comes from Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting:

When it comes to creating paper goods, I love bright colors, and working with unusual formats and folds. I also love old-fashioned rebuses. So my valentine design incorporates this combination of pictures and words ("Dear, please be my valentine"), an accordion fold and a colorful palette to charm your loved one. Enjoy!

SUPPLIES:

Ruler

X-acto knife

Pen

Clip art printout - download it for free here!

A small jewelry box (1.5"x2.5"x.75" box from Michael's), or a business card sized envelope (2 1/4" x 3 1/2")

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Print out the card design on an 8.5x11

2 Print out the card design on an 8.5x11" mid-weight sheet of paper. Two sizes are provided -- one to fit into a small matchbox-sized jewelry box, and a larger size to fit into a business card sized envelope.

Using an x-acto knife, metal ruler and a self-healing mat, cut out the provided design.

3 Using an x-acto knife, metal ruler and a self-healing mat, cut out the provided design.

Score the card in four places, where the colored panels meet.

4 Score the card in four places, where the colored panels meet.

Fold where the card is scored to get an accordion-fold look.

5 Fold where the card is scored to get an accordion-fold look.

The smaller size fits perfectly into a small matchbox-sized jewelry box. (I found mine at Michael's; they are 1.5

6 The smaller size fits perfectly into a small matchbox-sized jewelry box. (I found mine at Michael's; they are 1.5" x 2.5" x .75")

If you print and use the larger size design, it will fit perfectly into a business card sized envelope measuring 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.

7 If you print and use the larger size design, it will fit perfectly into a business card sized envelope measuring 2 1/4 x 3 1/2."

(I used a Gravel colored baby envelope from Paper Source (www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/baby-envelopes/2506.001/101.html).

8 (I used a Gravel colored baby envelope from Paper Source (www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/color/baby-envelopes/2506.001/101.html).

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