If I use the Tim Holtz Rosette dies to fold paper for rosettes...why not, use the die to cut paper for accordian fold projects? So, after a couple of tries, here is the result..
I cut three strips using my beloved Cuttlebug! You can use this die with the A plate, B plate, die, paper, B plate. You will need the 13 inch plates for this project!
Carefully trim off the decorative edge on one of the strips. Place this strip in the middle. Trim very carefully so that the edges meet together snugly.
Starting at one end, carefully line up the strips so that the perforations meet. Match the edges of the paper and tape the papers together. Do this so that the edges meet, but do not overlap.
Here is a completed paper ready to be folded. Please notice on the right side...there is a slight space between the edges. This is not a good thing! Be sure all the edges meet. After I folded this paper, I had to cut away that section because the open edges showed on the folded paper.
Here are 2 samples of the completed Accordian Folded papers. The papers folded so quickly and no pain to my fingers! Notice the patterned paper shows not seams at all! If you look closely, you can see the seams in the solid paper, but when it is used in a project, the seam will not be noticed!
Easy and Painless...Thank you Tim Holtz! Now would you make a 1/8th inch die?
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