Accordion Card | DIY Colouring

A gorgeous family friend had her birthday last week.  I always like to design custom cards when I can and with this little miss loving Kawaii characters, a cute colouring card seemed like the perfect option.

Kawaii is the culture of cute in Japan, typified by the sweetest characters and a rainbow of pastel colours.  One of the most popular characters is Pusheen – a cartoon cat who was first designed for comics and now appears in books, stationary and clothing.  Pusheen is the star of my colouring card.

Accordion Colouring Card | kelly kent

This card style was adapted from the accordion card I made earlier in the month.  You can see the full post by clicking here.

This version has a slightly longer accordion section to allow room for the pencils on the right side.  Adapted measurements for the accordion pull out: 4 3/4″ x 11-1/2″, score at 1″, 3-1/2″, 6″, 8-1/2″ and 10″.

The panels from left to right on the fold out will be 1-1/2″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-1/2″ & 1″.  The 1″ panel has holes for the string to tie in the pencils and is adhered to the card base layer.

Accordion Colouring Card | kelly kent

The black and white images for this card are all Pusheen themed colouring pages I found via Google and printed on Whisper White cardstock.

Accordion Colouring Card | kelly kent

I coloured in the back page using Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette*). *retired colour

Accordion Colouring Card | kelly kent

Rather than cover this up, I attached the accordion fold only at the right edge and decorated both sides.

Accordion Colouring Card | kelly kent

The DSP is one of the new patterns from the 2020 edition of the colour stacks.  Highland Heather, So Saffron & Balmy Blue.

Accordion Colouring Card | kelly kent

Rather than a sentiment that was stuck on the to card, I used a mini clip (from a previous catalogue and recently available on the Clearance Rack) to attach a Birthday Wishes label.  The die is from the Hippo & Friends Dies and the sentiment is from the Fancy Phrases stamp set.

This card was fun to make and was a hit with the birthday girl!!!  Thank you for letting me share it with you.

Have a great week!