Punched Accordions

 I LOVE finding new and awesome products. While attending CHA back in February I was able to meet with the company, We R Memory Keepers. I was so impressed and excited to see all the fun product they carried, especially their Lucky 8 Punches. These babies are awesome!! They cut 12×12 pieces of paper in 3 different ways.

You can cut just the outside border. Or you can cut the inside design only. Or you can do both at the same time.

I decided I wanted to create some Punched Accordions using both of the designs on the Lucky 8 Punch for my daughter’s 1st Birthday Party next week. I’ve known for awhile I wanted to make some accordions (I know, I’m obsessed – LOL!} to hang but wanted to jazz them up some how. When I saw the punch, I knew  it would be my answer to embellishing the accordions and making them even cuter!

I LOVE how they turned out and can’t wait to hang them with my flower tissues and other decorations.

Here is how you can do it too:

SUPPLIES:

- Scrapbook paper

- Lucky 8 Punch

- Paper Cutter

- Hot Glue Gun

- Fishing Line/String

DIRECTIONS:

1. Begin by using your punch. What you will do is put your paper in the corner, PUNCH, and then flip the paper and PUNCH again. I only needed the edges punched, so I flipped to the opposite side and punched again. If you want the whole paper punch you just continue to punch – flip – punch – flip – punch – flip, etc. until you have done all the sides. For a video tutorial on how to use the punch you can go HERE.

2. From there I cut the paper in half at 6 inches and then cut off the excess.

3. Then I folded the paper in half and folded the paper back and forth so it was zig-zagged. I continued to make the accordion by hot gluing 5 pieces together and then hot gluing that together in a circle. From there you will push the centers in and hot glue. Hold until it stays together on it’s own. Add a circle piece on top to help hold it.

4. You will also add a circle piece in back. You will then cut some fishing line and hot glue onto the back.

5. Hang and display.

{I LOVEEEEEEE the detail in these – so cute and adds so much! And I love that you can see the wall color poke through!} :)

These are such an easy and great way to embellish your home for a party or holiday. And what’s great is you can totally customize the accordions depending on the color of scrapbook paper you use. You can see from mine that the party next week will be mostly pinks, red, yellows and greens. SO FUN!

Can’t wait to show the rest of the decor. :)

And good news for you – the Lucky8 punch just hit retailers last week – woo hoo!! They have several punches available too.

{Told you they were awesome!}

To find out if there is a store who carries it near you, you can visit this link HERE.

For more fun products and to like We R Memory Keepers on Facebook, please go HERE.

ENJOY!

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  1. 1

    Okay, those are way cool! At first I was trying to imagine it cutting out a whole 12×12 at once (before I got to the tutorial) and thought “there’s no way it’s that big!”. Haha. Duh. Can’t wait to see all about your party your do for your one-year-old. Too bad she’s not a boy so I could just copy you with my one-year-old in 3 weeks. ;) Who am I kidding!? I don’t throw parties for my one-year-olds. I give them a cake and call it good.

    • 2

      The punch is SUPER cool. It’s great if you’re a scrapbooker too. I don’t scrapbook but I know I’ll be using it tons for all the paper crafts I do. And yes, can’t wait to show the rest of the party decor – haven’t really worked on it, but will be busting it out next week. It will be fun! :)

  2. 3

    Wow that is so cool! Thanks for sharing! :)
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  3. 4

    That is a stinkin’ awesome punch Kristyn! Can’t wait to see all of the amazing party details!
    Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} recently posted..Favorite Things *Free* Printables!My Profile

    • 5

      Thanks, girl! I’m no party planner like you but I do have some fun ideas. We’ll see if I actually have time to execute them – LOL! Have a great St. Patty’s! :)

  4. 6

    love this little tool, i can think about sooo much use for it, especially for party decorations and invites. thanks for the review and great blog
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    • 7

      This punch is awesome. There really are SO many fun thing you can do with it and it’s SO easy to use. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend. :)

  5. 8

    I am rosette obsessed and have so wanted these punches. Now I want them even more! Thanks for the beautiful idea and the tutorial.

    • 9

      These punches are awesome! Not only are they so easy to use but they have great designs. I’m hoping to collect all of them myself. And I LOVE how they made the accordions that much cuter! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! XO

  6. 10

    Wow, these look so cool! I love the creative edges. So pretty! Oh no…another toy to buy!! Love it!
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    • 11

      Trust me – you’ll love this Punch. I’m kinda of a punch addict and LOVE this one. There are so many fun things you can do and the punch makes it so easy!! :)

  7. 12

    Kristyn, these are SO cute! So bright and springy and happy!
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    • 13

      Thanks, girl!! The punch was an easy way to spruce them up. Congrats again on 10,000 subscribers! That is a HUGE accomplishment! XO

  8. 14

    hello! I just made some accodions myself…inspired by yours…I can’t remember how I got to your website butI loved the look…I don’t have an 8 punch cause I would not use it that much but I do a scrapbook crop once a month and a lady there has ALL the 8 punches…so I might have to punch a bunch of paper the next time I see her :)

    Thanks for the inspiration and the directions!

    http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/05/get-your-craft-on-magnetic-boards.html

  9. 15

    Okay way cool, I must have the punches now!


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