Beautiful accordion medallions are a snap to make. I discovered this trick a few years back, but it's time to share it again. This time I have found a nifty tool that simplifies the process, Rinea's Stars N More Templates. This banner spells out SPRING with pleated paper to frame each letter as well as birds and feathers to give it wings. Rinea's Pastel Foiled Paper Variety Pack in Spring colors was perfect for this project.
Step 1:Cut a 5” circle. Cut a 1.75” circle from the center, set this aside for final step.
Step 2: Fold circle in half, lining up outer and inner edges. This will mark the center line and give you a guide for the following folds.
Step 3: Place #6 Template on circle, lining up existing creases.
Step 4: Score remaining six lines. Fold circle at each of these score marks.
Step 6:Place #6 Template on circle, over new crease. Score remaining 7 lines. Fold circle at each score mark.
The finished medallion has 16 creases. The banner medallions have 32 creases.
Step 9:Spread glue on reserved center circle. Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect holds the foiled papers together. Spread evenly and allow to partially dry.
Foiled Paper and Template:Rinea
Ink:Close To My Heart
Alpha:We R Memory Keepers Punch Board