Pop-Up Accordian Memory Box with Teresa Collins

by | April 18th, 2017 | Comments Off on Pop-Up Accordian Memory Box with Teresa Collins

I could not be more excited to share with you my signature line of products that I have designed for and with Clearsnap. Okay, I’m passionate about being creative and living a creative lifestyle. I love things that make me want to create and finish my next DIY home project. So it was a honor to design these amazing wood stamps from my favorite images, quotes and my own handwriting. I design from my heart. I believe that we TELL A STORY when we create.

I am so IN LOVE with my pigment inks with Clearsnap. I had no idea the quality of the ink until I started to compare and learn the differences in inks. So this was my first line of inks- EVER- in 15 years of designing product. I knew it had to be the RIGHT company and the RIGHT products.

I love this layout with my Teresa Collins Best of Essentials paper pad. It features my products and die cuts but most importantly my signature wood stamp: LOVE and my BLACK LOFT pigment ink. This beautiful layout was designed by Lauren Hender. She is a mega talented Australian designer who has designed for me for several years. On a trip to teach in her beautiful country, we met up and this photo was taken. I love that she used our photo together to create this stunning layout. (die cuts: Teresa Collins Silhouette Design Store)

I wanted to share a WOOD BOX pop up accordion card that I created in January for the last trade show. I brought this $1.99 wood box and pink flower from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts store. It came in natural wood so I painted it white and adhered this beautiful pink flower to the top with a hot glue gun.

You can see that the box opens up and inside is my secret card. I love adding photos and meaning to all my projects. I designed this box for my daughter Gentry of her new baby boy. Isn’t he a cutie? Biased grandmother here. This is Cooper.

The box is about 4.25 x 4.25 so I cut my card stock paper 12×12  to be right at 4×12 sections and then scored at the 4 inch marks and did this to create this entire pop up. I added black ribbon to the top of the first card so it would be a way to lift up the accordion cards from within the box.


I love to use stickers… officially addicted! This is from my NEW range at JoAnn right now called B JOURNAL. I am loving the black with cooper lettering. You can see here the next section is a dimensional butterfly that I created with my stamp and ink.

I simply stamped TWO of my butterfly stamps with my TC pigment ink: Passion Pink onto manila file folders. Then I simply cut out them both from the stamp outline. I stapled the two together in the center with my gold stapler. Then I adhered to the next card section in the center with pop up dots. This allowed the wings to be dimensional and look like they can FLY.

I also stamped my LOVE stamp with TC black loft ink. I adhered this to the bottom of a photo of my daughter and her son.

I love using my stamps and ink to TELL A STORY. I love the words of AFFIRMATION inside my butterfly. I did this for people to remember we are WARRIORS and strong in life.

I then stamped my TC stamp- BE FEARLESS with TC pigment ink: Gold Shine on another piece of my manilla file folder. I cut it out and adhered to another section of the card.

I love how this simple project turned out and can be displayed anywhere you like. It’s the perfect gift  for a wedding, birthday or Mother’s Day too. Project designed by: Teresa Collins

I admit, I love to just display and look at my stamps and how they can be used over and over.

I have to share this beautiful project designed by TC Dye. She was creating a travel card and fell in love with my TC cityscape stamp and TC GOLD GLITZ pigment ink. She could not believe how metallic and gold my line of pigment inks are. It is quite stunning to see how it almost looks foiled.

Now for all of you planner girls and boys… my stamps and inks are going to be the perfect addition to your next project. The TC pigment ink used is one of the favorite: Platinum Silver. This was from my TC GOLD GLAM collection and designed by Lauren Hender.

I am thrilled to let you know you will be seeing a lot more of my designs and new inks in the future too. I am honored to be working with Clearsnap. I would love it if you will share your projects with me and feature what you are doing with my signature line of inks and stamps. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram and read my blog for the latest and greatest. and

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Thank you and I hope you feel inspired to GET CREATIVE today!

Teresa Collins

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