Magnolia Accordian Mini File

Today I’m sharing a sweet project that Diana with Magnolia-licous picked as the DT Sketch project for September; it’s an accordian mini file – easy, easy, easy!   Stamper extraordinaire, Valerie Stangle, put the step by step directions together for us and you can see them HERE.  The cool news is that you can make your own and upload it to the Magnolia HighLites Blog by September 30th for the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Magnolia-licious.
For mine I followed the directions to a "t".  Because I’m sending off some stamped up images for coloring, I used vellum business sized envelopes that were cut down to the size specified in the directions.  Ooooh I like the see throughiness :)  I then cut the tops with a Fiskars scallop punch and added tabs with a tab punch.

I used  #287 Tilda Picking Lilacs for the front of my accordian file and for my card.  What a cutie pie.  She can be purchased on the Magnolia-licous site and the thing that I’ve found about these sweet urchins is that you cannot stop with just one.  Diana has just restocked the store so you have plenty to choose from.

I stamped and mounted my cut out Tilda on an oval cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large which I in turn mounted on Spellbinders Labels Five and used the same medallion for my card.

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  Magnolia – #287 Tilda Picking Lilacs

Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV – Rustic
Ink:  Memento – Black Tuxedo
Accessories:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Spellbinders Labels Five, Ribbon, Copic Markers, Flower petals and bling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember, you can still leave a comment for my blog candy HERE.

  • MarionSeptember 5, 2009 - 8:58 am

    Hi Becca, I see I am the first to respond to this beautiful work of art. I absolutely love everything about it. Going off now to have a go at making one of these myself.
    from one of your avid fans
    Marion UKReplyCancel

  • Michelle HogerSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:11 am

    I just love “Magnolia”, and this mini file is precious. I especially like the way you finished the tops of the sections instead of leaving them straight.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa LynneSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:17 am

    Absolutely Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration of all your work – it really is special.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:17 am

    that is just way too cute, great gift idea!ReplyCancel

  • DottiSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:25 am

    Beautiful as is all the work you do! I love the scalloped edges on the top of the envelopes gives it that special girly touch.ReplyCancel

  • LouiseSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:28 am

    Oh, it’s beautiful :)
    Louise xReplyCancel

  • Patricia RademacherSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:29 am

    Good Morning Becca,
    Such a beautiful card, I’m going to order this Magnolia stamp, I’ve been looking at them for a long time (especially the ones you have used) and I love this one best. This project is so cool, I’ll be making this soon. Thanks again for such wonderful work. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:32 am

    oh man i had to download the template for this one. you really did a good job. those stamps are so cute. and you color so beautifully.
    thanks for sharing.
    hugs to you

  • Barbara TaylorSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:33 am

    Cute, Cute, Cute. This would make a fabulous gift. Love all of your creations.ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Hi Becca,
    Great projects!!!!!
    I’m making these two for sure.
    Thank you,


  • lois skiathitisSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:48 am

    This is so sweet Becca, thanks for the link on the directions for the accordion mini file folder. Thanks for starting my day with a smile.ReplyCancel

  • SandySeptember 5, 2009 - 9:51 am

    This file is absolutely adorable. Must make one myself.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria C.September 5, 2009 - 9:54 am

    This is a great project for my granddaughter and myself. Just adorable, thank you for your inspiration.

  • Margaret ThompsonSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Just absolutely beautiful Becca. Your “Magnolia Accordion Mini File” would make a nice birthday card for a teenage girl with tid bits of her life from birth thru her current year in each pocket – her first picture, the birth anouncement, hair from her first hair cut, the first tooth she lost and some of those crazy tokens she felt were so very important to be saved while growing up.

    What wonderful ideas you come up with Becca. Thanks for sharing them with the public and especially those of us who do not have an imagination like yours.


  • ElizabethSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:56 am

    So super sweet with the little Magnolia darling!
    Maria Bell is the correct to credit for the tutorial though.
    Might want to correct thatReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.September 5, 2009 - 10:10 am

    What a beautiful folder!! Of course, your coloring is fabulous, as always:)ReplyCancel

  • Sue KmentSeptember 5, 2009 - 10:11 am

    I have to make one of these…great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 5, 2009 - 10:15 am

    this is a cut adaptation of the mini’s that i have seen before. so cute. thanks for the link to the tutorial, too.

  • Lana EdwardsSeptember 5, 2009 - 10:31 am

    FABULOUS !!! I love everything about this project! You are such an inspiration! I have to do this one now for sure!ReplyCancel

  • mary pSeptember 5, 2009 - 10:34 am

    Love love love your mini folder! You always pay attention to details which makes your creations spectacular!
    Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Carole RBSeptember 5, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Hi Becca

    Your accordion file is so beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial link!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanSeptember 5, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Truly amazing! Will try this myself. Your work is Awesome!!!!1ReplyCancel

  • NY DebbieSeptember 5, 2009 - 11:15 am

    What a great mini folder… Your attention to detail is amazing. Didn’t have a chance to blog hop in the past week, so I missed many of your beautiful creations. But I caught up today…Wow on everythingReplyCancel

  • SmritiSeptember 5, 2009 - 11:25 am

    Beautiful mini-book!ReplyCancel

  • Lynnor aka icensheba on SCSSeptember 5, 2009 - 11:33 am

    I love the pretty eyelet border you have added to the envies!! Beautifully done!!ReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 5, 2009 - 11:47 am

    The mini file is so sweet – love the vellum envies with scalloped edge. Thanks for inspiring me again.ReplyCancel

  • adelineSeptember 5, 2009 - 11:54 am

    This is gorgeous. I love the vellum idea!! Thanks for sharing with us again :)ReplyCancel

  • CindySeptember 5, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    I love it, and having three days this weekend, I’m determined to PLAY. And this is on my list. Wish me luck. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ESeptember 5, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    Love the punch treatment on each pcket. You always think of those little touches that make your finished prjects so extra specail!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 5, 2009 - 12:37 pm

    Good evening, Becca. This is such a pretty project and the use of vellum with punched edges makes it so feminine- love it!ReplyCancel

  • Becky ESeptember 5, 2009 - 1:03 pm

    Adorable! Can’t wait to try this.ReplyCancel

  • AnnSSeptember 5, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    All is can say is WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Heather WoodsSeptember 5, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Oh Becca … Everything you produce screams perfection!!! I haven’t seen that Tilda before – she’s gorgeous, must put her on my wish list.
    The colours you used are so natural and the pocket inserts are beautiful. It’s a lovely gift idea and one I must try. tfs.

  • Diana CrickSeptember 5, 2009 - 2:13 pm

    FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the scalloped edge to the envelopes, nice touch and of course superb colouring.


  • Jenny S. (UK)September 5, 2009 - 2:19 pm

    A fantastic tutorial and you made it your own. Lovely little extra touches that say ‘Becca’.
    Thanks for sharing, it’s now added to my ‘must do’ list. :)

  • ClareSeptember 5, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    I just love it. xxReplyCancel

  • Heather xSeptember 5, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    Oh this is so beautiful, Becca, I will have to have a go when I have more time.
    How do you fasten the flap to the front?
    *hugs* Heather xReplyCancel

  • BaukjeSeptember 5, 2009 - 3:16 pm

    I love your version Becca, and just adore all the Tilda images,one day I may even own some.ReplyCancel

  • helenSeptember 5, 2009 - 4:25 pm

    Neat :)ReplyCancel

  • Gina FSeptember 5, 2009 - 5:11 pm

    Beautiful colors!!Love your coloring,TFS>>gina fReplyCancel

  • Marion (Australia)September 5, 2009 - 5:17 pm

    Really gorgeous Becca.
    I love how you used the vellum envelopes and punched a fancy top on them. It finishes it off nicely. Will need to try this one.
    Hmmmm…could put some scripture cards in those pockets.ReplyCancel

  • ScrappywonderSeptember 5, 2009 - 6:07 pm

    Becca, thanks for sharing, your always lovely & wonderful work — so many times I view but rarely comment ;) RReplyCancel

  • Darlene GabrielSeptember 5, 2009 - 6:13 pm

    I love this. I’ve never done an accordian file but now I will have to try this one. Tilda is so cute. I love the matching card too. TFSReplyCancel

  • MissGSeptember 5, 2009 - 6:24 pm


    Beautiful as usual, I went to look at the directions They are very clear an easy to follow. I am going to try this one. Love it!!

    Be blessedReplyCancel

  • Michelle RSeptember 5, 2009 - 8:27 pm

    Simply adorable! You did a beautiful job, as always! I just love your coloring on the image, your use of the Spellbinders Labels Five, and your cute, cute accordian file. I’m off to see Valerie’s instructions! I think I *need* one of those! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerSeptember 5, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    Becca I must try this sometime. Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.September 5, 2009 - 9:53 pm


  • LatishaSeptember 5, 2009 - 10:35 pm

    Becca, I think this is so flipping cute!! You colored her just perfectly!!

  • LindaSeptember 5, 2009 - 10:43 pm

    What a gorgeous little gift…beautiful work from you as always Becca. I’m off to check out those directions. :)ReplyCancel

  • lisa808September 6, 2009 - 2:49 am

    Darling accordian file.ReplyCancel

  • LoriSeptember 6, 2009 - 4:20 am

    WoW…this is beautiful!! I luv everything about it!! TFS! This is my first time visiting your blog and I’m now a follower. I luv your beautiful blog and lovely creations! Your sooo talented!


  • Sonia Sellers UKSeptember 6, 2009 - 5:08 am

    Hi Beeka,
    I just love your creations, they all have that WOW factor!!!!!!
    and the ways in which you use your spellbinders is such an inspiration.
    You are one very talented lady!!!
    I have visited your blog nearly every day since a friend told me about you but this is the first time I’ve left a comment as I’m very new to this blogging thing but I’m sure I’ll become addicted.
    I’ve also added you to my sidebar, hope you don’t mind.
    Hugs Sonia xxReplyCancel

  • SandiSeptember 6, 2009 - 7:04 am

    This turned out so darling, it is soft and feminine. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • niseSeptember 6, 2009 - 7:37 am

    Sweet! Gorgeous image and I love those little lace edged pockets. You sure know how to add the best little things to make it all come together.ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}September 6, 2009 - 9:39 am

    Wow Becca! This is so beautifully done! Thanks for the link to the tutorial too!ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaSeptember 6, 2009 - 11:07 am

    OMGosh! Fabulous as usual! Your creations are ALWAYS so gorgeous. Love this little mini album.ReplyCancel

  • Val WSeptember 6, 2009 - 11:58 am

    Cute accordion mini file. Thanks for sharing it, and the link to the tutorial, with us.ReplyCancel

  • PriscillaSeptember 6, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    Love those Magnolia girls! This is such a cute gift idea – thanks for sharing. :)ReplyCancel

  • cherylSeptember 6, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    Hi Becca…I LOVE the accordian album but for some reason I can’t get it to dowload the directions for me…is there any way that they can be emailed to me frome someone??? Pretty Please????

    Thank you so much….

  • BillieSeptember 6, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    She is so cute you did an awesome job again. Love the coloring and looks like a fun project to make. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to all you projects.ReplyCancel

  • EricaSeptember 6, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    Great project. Keep up the great blogging :)ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsSeptember 6, 2009 - 11:37 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Oh I do love the colours of your DP and your colouring. As well as the pearls, flowers and once again your wonderful ribbon!!!
    I also love the papers you used for the pockets and that you cut them so fancy – makes it very special.
    Big Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • annekeSeptember 7, 2009 - 5:05 am

    prachtige accoreon kaart
    I always look on jour blog and than i forget to comment you. sorry

    have a good day!!
    groet annekeReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)September 7, 2009 - 5:22 am

    Beautiful beyond words!ReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 7, 2009 - 6:10 am

    Becca I love how your project turned out it is so very cute! I like how you used vellum envelopes great idea! You are a fabulous designer!

  • DorothySeptember 7, 2009 - 10:36 am

    this so beautiful I love it will you please put a tutorial on so I could make it I look at your blog each day so I wont miss it if you do put it on love from the UKReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenSeptember 7, 2009 - 3:04 pm

    What a great idea. I love how your file turned out. I am definetly making one for myself. Thanks Becca.
    As always,

  • Ree DonnellySeptember 12, 2009 - 7:50 am

    Becca, I am always truly amazed at your quality work. How absolutely GORGEOUS this project is! Thanks for the inspiration…ReplyCancel

  • Julie GlasgowSeptember 16, 2009 - 10:20 am

    I love this project. It would be a great way to send grandma some pictures for her birthday.ReplyCancel

  • IlaSeptember 24, 2009 - 1:08 pm

    What a Fabulous project and a Gorgeous card!! Your work is Beautiful!!ReplyCancel