For my Cousin Maddi's birthday I wanted to make her an accordion card with photos that i took at her first birthday. I used graphic 45 On the boardwalk - She Sells Seashells. I made the envelope out of the same paper, but i use Mod Podge on the edges to ensure that the envelope would not split at the seams during mailing. I cut my 12x12 sheet of card stock into an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. and then i cut that in half to make 2 A2 cards (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4) then I attached two ends of the A2 cards and made an accordion card.
For the front of the card I ran vellum through my printer and I used Microsoft Word to type my text in a color that matched the card stock. (if your vellum is having a difficult time being accepted by your printer you can do what i did. I used my tape runner and ran a line across the top of a sheet of printer paper and just attached my vellum to the printer paper and it printed just fine) I used the Victorian Romance Cricut cartridge for my cut outs and I used mint card stock and yellow glittered paper.
On the back panels I used vellum and put a few interesting facts about my cousins Maddi's name and the origin of it and under it I used cut outs from the other parts of the card as a background. I adhere it with glue dots and placed my hearts to cover it. The small heart on top of the double heart is actually a paper clip, that can be pulled out and used. I then used velvet ribbon with gems to separate the sections. The next panel is the same layout as the other one with the photo.