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Accordion Book with a Pop-Up Heart; An Odd Valentine Flash SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Newsletters, Retro Valentine Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

Sweet and clever! Design Team Member Rhonda Thomas has made Vintage Words From The Heart using the new 4×4 Chipboard Accordion Book, plus scrapbook papers, tons of Dresden (and collage sheet images) — and she copied a vintage greeting card’s design for a pop-up heart! There are photos below showing the heart as the book is opened, and there are more tutorial photos in Rhonda’s blog post:

This month’s My Retro Valentine Kit is stuffed with so many goodies. I used several of them to create a 4 inch accordion book with a Victorian feel and many simple details.

I knew I wanted to make a pop up card, but it had to include my accordion book. So I flipped through a batch of vintage cards that I have collected over the years and found one that got the wheels turning. You can see it below, along with a few pics of how I created my own.

Inside are two pockets of sorts, but really I just cut a slit in the paper with an blade and added some Red Thin Looped Dresden Border. I inserted two Tiny Square Cream Envelopes that hold hearts with vintage words from the heart.

You’ll need to visit Rhonda’s blog post to see the heart-shaped cards inside the envelopes: Rhonda used the new Large Heart Punch to create tiny inset hearts to write her “words from the heart” on.

To close the accordion book, all I did was use a hole punch and an Antique Gold Dresden Starburst Rosette on the very front of the accordion. Using a piece of vintage lace, I wrapped the book and tied it closed.

Read more (and see more photos in Rhonda’s blog post! Below are a few of the items from Rhonda’s supply list… and keep reading as there’s a related Flash Sale and Giveaway!

What else is NEW today?

A smaller size of accordion book (beside the new one in Rhonda’s artwork) plus 2 Heart Punches and tiny doilies! Note that those punches and the PINK doilies are part of the ODD Flash Sale! (See below for why!)

NEW Flash Sale: Red or Pink or Hearts

Wow! This is a crazy group: everything with “red” or “pink” or “heart” in the name. That caught some unexpected items (at least for Valentine’s Day) like Little Red Riding Hood.
40% off on Collage Sheets!
30% off on EVERYTHING ELSE in this collection! Over 200 items!
– Anything on clearance or a rubber stamp or a digital image in this collection is marked down to 50% off! More of the digital images included: flowers and curtains.

The sale ends MONDAY NIGHT, February 10th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Hooray for the Valentine Accordion Book Giveaway!

Wow! Where to start? Well, with the My Retro Valentine Kit: beside some of the polka dotted scrapbook papers and gold heart Dresden Rhonda used in her artwork, that kit also includes heart cards and envelopes in all 3 color options, TWO collage sheets, plus extra polymer clay sprinkles and heart beads!

Then I’m adding all of these things from Rhonda’s Supply List:
new 4×4 Chipboard Accordion Book
– My Valentine 6×8 Paper Pad
– Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Red
– Red Dresden Heart Frames
– Antique Gold Dresden Starburst Rosettes
– All of the collage sheets Rhonda used!

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork, although “just” the items listed above are included in the Giveaway.

To enter the Valentine Accordion Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY Night, February 10, 2020).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via

Oh! The Valentine Wonderbox Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Karen Young! Please check your email for more information AND PLEASE PICK WHICH SHADOWBOX YOU’D LIKE.

Posted by Leslie, February 9th, 2020

31 responses to “Accordion Book with a Pop-Up Heart; An Odd Valentine Flash SALE!”

  1. Kim R says:

    Wow! Love the pop up heart! So pretty!

  2. Kathleen Weber says:

    I just love your pop up Valentine Book! Thanks for hosting the contest! Kathleen Weber.

  3. Joette M Rozanski says:

    What a lovely idea! Especially the pop-up heart.

  4. Nadine says:

    So many wonderful Valentine items!

  5. Laurie S says:

    Love red, hearts, and Valentine’s!!!

  6. Kathy S. says:

    The dimension makes it even better.

  7. There is still time to make a few more Valentines! Show your love by using your creativity to your family and friends. They will love you even more!

  8. Dee Neff says:

    Really creative as always. Sparks my own creativity!

  9. Kitty Tatman says:

    I love the texture heart frames!! Too cute 😍

  10. Laural says:

    Outstanding! This idea has warmed my heart

  11. jo says:

    I love the pop-up heart valentine! And all the lace and filigree hearts – so cute!!

  12. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are beautiful!

  13. What a great idea love the accordian book

  14. Jean Marmo says:

    Love the accordian book! And those heart frames!

  15. Kathy says:

    Oh, pop-ups! I love them.

  16. Susan Coolidge says:

    Love to work with pop-ups. Beautiful accordian book!

  17. Lea Cook says:

    This is sweet. Love the dresden❤️

  18. Karen Mallory says:

    I love this!! I like to make accordion books and love Valentine’s Day!

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful project! I love Valentine’s Day! It would be a fun project to work on an accordion book!

  20. Jen says:

    What a lovely Valentine

  21. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Beautiful valentines project!

  22. Nancy S says:

    I love pop-ups. This is such an elegant card!

  23. Deanne says:

    Valentines, accordions, pop ups and Dresden…what’s not to love?

  24. Lana says:

    Simply gorgeous and I LOVE the punches.

  25. Janet Turner says:

    Super cute. What a great Valentine’s Day gift.

  26. Kathy Toews says:

    Here’s something to pour your heart into.

  27. Rhonda says:

    I love Red and love Valentines Day. Its so pretty.

  28. Bridget Haig says:

    What a great giveaway, just in time for Valentine’s day!!!

  29. Carol Slowik says:

    So stinkin’ SWEET!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  30. Janet Stoffel says:

    Wow! A pop up book just in time for Valentines Day!

  31. Randi Davis says:

    Luv the accordion book