TUTORIAL | Wedding Anniversary Accordion Card | “Our Story” Paper Collection by Craft O’Clock

The “Golden Anniversary”, 50 years of marriage together. So incredibly special and as rare as gold itself. So, I thought it would be perfect to create a special card for a special couple. I started with the “Our Story” paper collection by Craft O’Clock.


Our Story Paper Collection 20,32cm x 30,5 cm (8″ x 12″);
Our Story Extras to Cut I – premium;
Our Story Extras to Cut II – premium;
Our Story Envelopes to Cut;
Special Occasions Quotes V – Wedding/Anniversary

Other Supplies:
Distress Oxide Ink (Frayed Burlap);
Hodgepodge Hardware Metal Embellishment (Stampin’ Up!);
Large Heart Eyelets (Stampin’ Up!);
Crop-A-Dile Eyelet Tool;
Tim Holtz Tonic 5″ detail scissors;
Tim Holtz Tonic 9″ detail scissors;
Scor tape 1/4″ (.64 cm);
Mini Glue Dots;
liquid adhesive;
hot glue gun & glue sticks;
ribbon from my craft stash.

This card was created for the Craft O’Clock Creative Team by Sandpaper Road. You can check out the full video tutorial on the Sandpaper Road YouTube Channel HERE:

I used the 8″ x 12″ (20,3 cm x 30,5 cm) size double-sided paper collection for this card. First, I chose one sheet of paper to use as the card base. It was easy to score the card into thirds and fold accordion-style. Each panel of the card measures 4″ x 8″ (10,16 cm x 20,32 cm).

The “belly band” for the card was created from a 1″ x 12″ (2,54 cm x 30,5 cm) piece of paper. I chose to fussy-cut the lace off two sheets of the “Our Story” paper and then attach them together.

I scored the long belly band piece with the following measurements:

4″ (10,16 cm);
4-1/8″ (10,48 cm);
8-1/8″ (20,64 cm);
8-1/4″ (20,96 cm).

This left me with a small fold allowance in the belly band as I created the rest of the card and added dimension. I taped the belly band closed and cut off the excess, saving it to create a small pocket inside the card for decorative tags.

I used more of the patterned paper from the collection to create photo mats inside the front and back middle panels of the card. Since this is an anniversary card, I thought it would be lovely to have a space for “then-and-now” photos of the anniversary couple.

I also cut and folded an envelope from the “Envelopes to Cut” sheet and adhered it inside the card. This makes the perfect place to hide a gift card, gift money or vacation tickets for the anniversary couple.

Here’s a look at the finished card! I added lots of embellishments from the “Extras to Cut” sheets, plus a simple bow on the front using a ribbon from my craft stash.

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