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November 12, 2012

Nativity Accordion Card SVG

Hi, everyone!
My most popular requested file is my Nativity Side Step Card, and I had been toiling with the idea of a different card format for a Nativity Card for quite some time, when an idea struck me today. I have created an accordion card that features the Blessed Birth of Jesus in the manger.
Below are several images: I'm trying to show you depth and the way the folds create the scene.

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Materials List
American Crafts Card Stock
eClips Machine
eCal Software
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Sizzix Lattice Embossing Folder

This SVG is a file for sale - please click on the "SVG's For Sale" tab at the top of my blog.
The file includes the card base panels, including a blank one in case you wish to extend the accordion. I was actually thinking of attaching the all-white page of this one to the last panel to give the silhouette scene a background, and then adding the additional blank svg panel to the back side of the card to write in a note and maybe an additional Christmas wish. The beauty of the blank accordion panel is that you can use it to create any length accordion card you wish! :0)
The file also includes the frames, the panel decorative pieces (the pieces I embossed on my card that go around the silhouette), and the Bethlehem Star. The only thing shown on my card that are not included is the sentiment and the full white panel used on the last panel (it is cut 1/4" smaller than the length and width of the card - easy-peasy to use your paper cutter for that, or if you're savvy with the software, you can simply remove the oval from one of the panel decorative cut pieces). The pearls are also not included, but you knew that, right?! ;0) lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy my card!
Happy Crafting!

This card has been entered into the following challenges:


  1. love this what a great card so striking
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Fun you would do this kind of card when I was just thinking today about your other beautiful nativity scene and doing some for Christmas. This one is just as stunning!!!!

  3. Oh wow Cheryl. I am speechless! This is just amazing. I have never seen anything like this before and I love it!! Great job!!!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  4. Hi Cheryl
    A beautiful card love the colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  5. Wow this card is fantastic.
    It looks so great.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  6. Cheryl,
    Love this card!!! I'm trying to figure out if I could do it with my small Cricut with the 6 x 12 cutting mat. What do you think?
    Marla --

  7. Absolutely stunning card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.

    Laurence DT

  8. Wow, thats great!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

    Andrea :-)

  9. WOW! This is such a fantastic card! It looks like you have spend years in making it! I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  10. Very beautiful card Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, and best of luck. Louise

  11. This is an incredible card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

  12. love how you have a different silhouette in each aperture, it works really well!

    Thanks for joining us again!


  13. hello, what a sweet and gorgeous christmas card, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next time, biz

  14. A great card with lovely silhouettes. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  15. Very elegant card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

  16. I love this accordion fold card and your cut file is fabulous-thanks for sharing it with us at the Great Impressions Stamps "holiday challenge"

  17. Oh Cheryl...this is so awesome! I love silhouettes, but the added dimension is totally cool. I hope you will join us again tomorrow for our next challenge@ ♥ Sue Kment

  18. This is a beautiful card, I am also looking for a popup nativity scene
    I could put into an explosion box any ideas are welcome Thank You, my email is


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