Tuesday Tutorial from Kim Jeffress

October 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road, Petaloo

Do you remember as a child creating those little concertina folded friends? Well today we would love to share a project on how to make them using some CORE Essentials and some scraps of pattern papers from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress.

Step 1 Take a sheet of 12×12 Core Essentials cardstock and cut a strip off about 3 inches wide. Concertina fold it (back and forth) so you have four flaps, draw a person on one flap making sure the arms of the person are touching the fold line (this will keep the attached). Cut out around the edge of the drawn image.

Step 2 Unfold your cutout and using a sanding block or sand paper distress the edges of your little friends.

Step 3 Create a dress template from scrap card and then choose 4 co ordinating pattern paper scraps and trace around the dress template on the back of the pattern paper. Cut out.

Step 4 Ink around the dress to add some definition.

Step 5 Glue your dress to each body on your friends and embellish each different using buttons, pearls, lace and bows.

And here they are all dressed up! Add some buttons…flowers and trim and you have the cutest project!

Kim used our October Color Challenge for this project. Still time to enter!!!


6 Responses to “Tuesday Tutorial from Kim Jeffress”
  1. Kim H says:

    What an adorable project. Thank you for the inspiration, I can see doing these for all occassions by using different embellishments and papers.

  2. Tona says:

    Love the little concertina girls 🙂

  3. Dee in N.H. says:

    That is awesome!!

  4. Debbie C. says:

    Very cute and so quick and easy.

  5. LOVE this! As I was scrolling down, I was like, “what is she making?” And the final project could not be CUTER!

  6. That is just soooo sweet! I really love it.

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