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Pop it Ups Circle Accordion - Simple Halloween Card

Need a quick and simple Halloween card? Here's a 3-page Circle Accordion featuring Jack S. faces - so easy to draw with a black pen.

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I used some old stash paper for the pages themselves -  distressed gray - you could substitute cardstock or any similar patterned paper in dark tones. I used the Dots edge from the Square w/Circle Frame Edges set and cut it 8 times from black cardstock. I tore sections of the Frame Edges and glued them randomly around the pages to create an interesting texture to the frames. This is also a great way to make fewer frame edges fit more pages. For the faces I used the large circle decorator die from the Clock & Gears set, which is just slightly smaller than the Circle Accordion circles. A substitution would be to use the Circle Accordion die itself to cut the white cardstock, then trim out the circles to decorate as faces. I drew the faces with a black pen (search "Jack Skellington Cookies" on Pinterest for plenty of inspiration!) and then added Glossy Accents over the black pen to make the expressions raised and shiny. The greeting is a Stampin' Up! stamp from a set called "Halloween Bash". I believe that set is retired, but you could substitute any suitable Halloween greeting.

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Since my pages were made from patterned paper I also used Frame Edges on the front of the album - this time the solid edger from the same gray paper. A little pop of orange ribbon acts as a bow tie. The other two pages were backed with additional patterned paper frames to make sure all pages were a similar heft. If a strong cardstock is used for the pages this step could be eliminated.

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The Circle Accordion folds up to just under 5" square, meaning it fits nicely in an A7 envelope (5x7) and, if not too bulky, can be mailed for a single stamp. 

If you're new to Pop it Ups Accordion dies you can learn how to assemble them in this instructional video:

The dies for this card can be purchased at independent craft stores worldwide - wherever Elizabeth Craft Designs products are sold. If you have no access to a nearby store, you can also find the dies on the website here:

Additional Supplies: Patterned paper, "Halloween Bash" stamp set by Stampin' Up! (retired), black ink, white cardstock, black cardstock, black pen

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