Have you ever made an accordion card? These beautiful handmade cards are a fun fold design and a card they’re sure to display!

Don’t let these DIY card design ideas fool you – they are easy to create! This pull up card allows it to expand, revealing numerous greetings and/or images. I’ll be demonstrating one in today’s video plus I have two other card ideas to share. These Stampin’ Up! products are both versatile and stunning! Who will you be making this 3D card for?

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Accordion Card Video

Let me teach you how to make an accordion card fun fold card! My YouTube card making tutorial will walk you through step-by-step.

accordion card tutorial






Accordion Card | Whimsical Trees

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas card for a few special people, look no further! This card is easily created using strips of cardstock which are accordion folded and attached to a layered card base. When pulled, the card expands to showcase the greetings and designer papers.

accordion card

The Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper is my favorite Christmas paper this year. The non-traditional colors are both soft and attractive but incorporate timeless holiday imagery. Incorporated on one side of each of the designer papers is a classy silver foil accent. *squeal*

diy christmas card

Whether you choose to stamp greetings, images or use designer paper on the panels, your card will expand to showcase them all! This would be a great card to celebrate a milestone birthday. Allow guests to sign white cardstock layers for each of the folded sections or you can adhere photos to make this a one-of-a-kind special greeting they’ll keep forever.

handmade birthday card

The finished card base is 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ which means it will require a padded envelope for mailing.

Don’t miss my tips in the video about securing the ribbon and how to speed up the cutting and scoring process.

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Accordion Card | Sweet Strawberry

Perhaps, like me, you have a friend that needed a bit of cheering up. I created this one with her in mind. The black and white gingham designer paper (Pattern Party) provided the perfect ‘picnic’ feel to her favorite fruit.

handmade accordion card

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle (stamp set + coordinating punch) create quick and easy images. This two-step stamp set provides both an outline and ‘fill’ image for the strawberry. 

handmade greeting card

Accordion Card | Love of Leaves

Isn’t this designer paper stunning?! These rich tones make great fall cards but, in my opinion, can be used throughout the year for a myriad of greeting card ideas. The Blackberry Beauty Speciality Designer Paper includes gorgeous foil accents on one side of each of the papers included in this package. Photos truly don’t do it justice!

diy holiday card

The Diamond Weave Ribbon is one that’s overlooked in the annual catalog. It pairs perfectly for these elegant designs and sturdy enough to withstand the weight of a fun fold card.

card making video

Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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accordion card tutorial



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