Thankful Concertina ~ Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Early last year, I helped make invites en masse for my friends' wedding. It occurred to me when rustling through the Project Life cards in our box this month that they're the perfect size for this little concertina purse made from Stampin' Up! C6 envelopes. Below is the original design we made. They were sealed and posted just like that.

Concertina Wedding Invitation ~ Susan Wong
Jo Currie Photography
And here's my new take on it. (School holidays - my son is the hand model this week.)

I'm Thankful For Concertina cover ~ Susan Wong

I'm Thankful For Concertina cover detail ~ Susan Wong

I'm Thankful For Concertina closure ~ Susan Wong

I'm Thankful For Concertina inside ~ Susan Wong

Want to make your own?

For the concertina:
Seal (licky licky) then slice a couple of millimetres off both ends of two envelopes.
Fold them in half and lay flat with all open ends at the top.
Stick them together with a thin line of glue between each layer.
Place Project Life Seasonal Snapshot cards in each pocket. I've done one each but you could fit more and add other embellishments if you choose.

For the cover:
Cut a piece 25.5 x 11.7cm.
Where the card bends we score 4 lines very close together to give it a wider bend without having to add a spine. Here are the measurements I used:
Score at 8, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4 & 16.4, 16.5, 16.6, 16.7cm.
Now is the time to thread your buttons on if you want a button closure.
Shape cover around your concertina envelopes and adhere with the same thin strip of glue in the centre.
Time to decorate :)

Supplies Used:
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes, Basic Black, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection (Holiday Catalogue), Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Watercolour Paper
Stamps: 135170 I'm Thankful For, little heart from 135095 Holiday Home
Accessories/Tools: 133763Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread

Teneale's up next. Go check it out :)


  1. I love this project to bits Susan! Can't wait to make my own! Vicky x

  2. very nice project, Susan! I love this!

  3. Awesome project Susan, totally love the front of the concertina purse!

  4. This is such a creative use of envelopes. I really love it! My favorite detail is the 3 little hearts. :D

  5. Love this keepsake and the creative use of envelopes