*NOTE
If you don't wish to make the mobile you can make the babies up, add bits and pieces from either your scrapbooking, cardmaking or craft projects to make..  

3D Nursery Wall Hanging









3D Baby Birthday Cards









3D Nursery Door  Hanger






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3D Expanding, Multi Photo Albums
And Greeting Card Cutting Dies For 
Scrapbookers, Stampers, Punchers,
Paper Crafter And Those Wanting To
Start A Home Paper Crafting Gift Business  

From the original idea to completing this 3D expanding frame design was  a frustrating journey. This shape has enormous potential and I am already working on follow up designs that will enable scrapbookers and cardmakers to ‚Äč  achieve some totally new effects.




3D GREETING CARDS
If you enjoy making greeting cards the very same accordion die will let you create many different combinations of three dimensional "message cards" that you can embellish and personalize as you like. Lets make one.
By adding ribbons, studs, stickers, paint, different card stock or my bows, curls, bird and banner shapes you be amazed at the stunning effects can be the result.  When you punch shapes around the edges of the frames you get  even more effects.
"The things in paper you make and do, will motivate others to try it too"

HOW TO MAKE A 3D GREETING CARD WITH THE SMALL SIZE 3D EXPANDING ACCORDION FRAME CUTTING DIE 
THE LARGER SIZE FRAME CAN DISPLAY  4 TO 12 PHOTOGRAPHS OR GREETING CARD MESSAGES, AND THEN FOLD DOWN TO THE SIZE OF ONE. 
"Without persistence  and  passion you have no hope of  achieving your goals" 
THE SMALLER  SIZE FRAME ABOVE CAN HOLD BETWEEN 3 AND 9 PHOTOGRAPHS OR GREETING CARD MESSAGES.
"One of the most appreciated gifts you can give to anyone..... is encouragement"
There are two different designs
1. Cut the photo frame and the back support flap from medium thickness card. You can match or mix colours for different effects or themes to suit your own style and taste.  
This flap bends up
to cover the photos and make the front
      of the card


GLUE ACROSS HERE

  Glue to front section
  to create back flap
  that holds frame up

2.Use the AccCut see through die to cut your three photos to size or make card, plastic or clear soft PVC templates to lay onto you photos, then draw around and cut out with scissors. If you've got a   craft knife, use that because you'll always get a straighter edge. Keep an eagle eye on your fingers. You've got four, plus one thumb. Make sure you keep em!









             I made my templates 
             from 2m thick clear
             PVC plastic sheet that
             I bought at Bunnings.




In the USA you
can buy
the same
type of material
in a
hardware shop 

Apply glue
around outer
edges  of
your largest photo and
place down
onto to the
back of the frame as
shown.

Place glue on outer edges of  second largest photo and stick down into frame as shown. Line up the photo from the bottom edge upwards
*Make sure you line up the bottom edge of the photo
along the crease line


Bend this flap back
or forward to create
different effects


GLUE ACROSS HERE

  Glue to front section
  to create back flap
  that holds frame up

Now glue and insert the smallest photo into the fame
Fold the back support flap along the crease mark and run glue along the top as shown
Glue the back support flap to to the top of main photo frame just as you can see in the picture. 
Let you creative juices pour all over the frame  by 'em-belling' until your exhausted. 




Still on a creative
roll, I charged 
ahead with more
bows and curls.




Double Blingo!
(It's additive this
card making stuff)

THE MEANING OF THE WORD BLINGO.

"Something you have made that is really good, contains  lots of bling but has extra "bells and whistles" in there also."

This die shape allows  you to increase by five times or more the amount of pictures you can insert into  your scrapbook pages whilst creating a pull out 3D display of each page. Once you've surprised your friends with this neat effect, you just fold the frame down and close the scrapbook flat. This idea was just begging to be called Flap Booking.
Lift the 3D photo frame and pull out each frame size starting from the smallest one in the cetnre of the frame
You have revealed many more hidden photos and the 3D frame is still attached to the scrapbook page
Add themed embellishments or  word messages inside  each frame if you wish
This is just an example of a basic frame
During development I  meticulously measured and drew up everyone of my experimental versions and cut every line by  hand with a surgical knife. Each one took me over an hour to do. There were lots of mistakes. By the time I was satisfied this idea would would work, I had well over at 60 versions scattered around my studio floor. 


Its truly heaven on a stick cutting out a perfect frame in  minutes with the AccuCut Die and the Grande Mark Cutting Machine. (My new best friend)



I'm working as fast as I can to make the video tutorial workshops showing how to fold and create some amazing cards, scrapbook effects and picture frame projects with these cutting dies. 

3. Fold up the front cover of the card
4. Fold card flat  again
Fold out the card with the
support flap at the back

Now wasn't that worth the wait?
5. Fold down to reveal the largest  window
This is what the frames should look like when expanded out
Back Support Flap
shape

Front frame section
Back Support Flap shape
Back Support Flap shape
IMPERIAL
4 and 7/10th  of an inch wide X    3 and 8/10th

3 and 11/20th of an inch wide   3 and 3/20th

2 and 9/20th  of an inch wide x  2 and 1/20th





6.  Fold card flat  again
7. Fold down to reveal second largest window
8.  Fold card flat  again
8. Fold down the smallest window
9.  Fold card flat  again
10. Lift up the largest window frame and  fold away from you along the two small left and right side crease on the top edge of the second size frame
11.  Fold card flat  again
12. Lift up the second size window and fold away form you along the two small left and right side creases only  along the top edge of the smallest window
13.  Fold card flat  again
Now your ready to sitck the photos or message cards into the frames

Yes I know it  looks tricky but its not really. Just look at the pictures on this page of some finished frames and you'll see how it works and what it ends up looking like. Fool around with a frame for a few minutes and I promise you it will suddenly all fall into place. Sorry, I mean fold into place! And I also promise to get moving on doing the YouTube video version.
This shows how the top edge folds should look like  on the left and right side of  the  frames
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Now is the time to sit down and have a cup of tea. There's no need to rush. Just take it one step at a time. Stretch your legs a bit and then come back. It gets easy from here on in. Trust me when I say it really is going to be worth the effort.  Just think of all the people that are going to say....."I really can't believe that you made that yourself. Its great. You're sooooo clever with your hands. It's  just not fair and shouldn't be allowed. "

Okay....lets get started again. Grab hold of your cut to size photos and we can start by inserting the largest one first that goes at the back. 

Open your scrapbook,
go to to the 3D frame page and lift the clear flap covering the frame
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I punched holes around the edges of the frame, then attached to the flap at the front of the card one of my bows with a paper stud and topped it off with a First Birthday sticker.  Blingo!
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Fill your  3D frame with photos and glue into place on your scrapbook page. Cut a three sided flap into the clear page protector around the outside of the 3D frame with the top edge uncut to create a bottom lifting flap. Close the scrapbook.
The larger A7 3D Accordian Frame is assembled in the same way as the smaller A2 size but can hold more photographs. I am experimenting at the moment to see what happens when you lock or glue several frames together to form a  box frame that can potentially hold 30 or 40 photographs. I will let you know what happens. New creative challenges. I love em!
These are the measurements of the photo sizes for the larger A7 Frame that will make templates to draw around and to cut out your photos or card messages.
IMPERIAL
6 and a half of an inch width   x  4 and 2/10th height

4 and 9/20th of an inch width  3 and 7/20th height

3 and 7/10th of an inch width  x  2 and 7/10th height

METRIC
120mm  wide  X  97mm  height

90mm    wide  X  80mm  height

52mm    wide  X  62mm  height




METRIC
165mm width x 106mm height

113mm width 85mm height

78mm   width 68mm height

43mm   width 51mm height