You’re going to love this DIY Father’s Day Card with its accordion fold! If you’re looking for easy cards to make, this is definitely a fun fold card you’ll want to try!

Masculine cards are ideas I’m always in need of so today’s Father’s Day card is simple because the designer paper does all the work. This expanding card showcases the Stampin’ Up! He’s the Man designer paper. But don’t stop there! This accordion fun fold card is perfect for any occasion. I’ve got several other samples to share below which are great ideas for cards. Grab your free project sheet for all the cutting dimensions and supplies for these three card making ideas.

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DIY Father’s Day Card Video

Looking for simple card ideas that pack a lot of wow! This panel expanding accordion fold card is just that! Use your favorite designer paper to create cards for any occasion! 

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DIY Father’s Day Card | Details

I love stamp sets with feminine images so creating masculine cards can be a challenge. But that quickly changed when the He’s All That Bundle debuted in the 2022-2023 annual catalog!

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And if stamps and dies weren’t enough, you won’t want to miss the Suite of products that include the He’s the Man designer paper and Brushed Metallic Dots. These coordinating accessories created this card in minutes! 

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The expanding fold feature of this card provides the perfect place to house your favorite designer papers. Themed papers allow you to make gorgeous cards in minutes and Stampin’ Up!’s award winning designer papers never disappoint!

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DIY Father’s Day Card | Expanding Accordion Card

If you love special features you’ll enjoy knowing that the He’s The Man designer paper includes two sheets of 12″ x 12″ pre-colored die cut accessories. Whether your masculine card needs a Father’s Day theme or a birthday theme, these die-cuts include images ranging from nostalgic bow ties to outdoor imagery.

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Thes specialty designer papers have a simple color palette which means they’re perfect for every man on your card making list!

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Expanding Accordion Card | Rainbow of Happiness 

Did you see the Last Chance Products sale? These products are all retiring on July 1 and Stampin’ Up! and marked a huge selection of products up to 50% off. One of those products is the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies).

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The images in this retiring Bundle allow you to create happy and encouraging cards in minutes. Photopolymer stamps are super easy to align to create the perfect rainbow every time!

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These cheerful papers are part of the Butterfly Kisses Designer Papers. These 6″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper are perfect for fun folds that have narrow spaces to fill. Mix and match their two-sided patterns for endless possibilities. 

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Expanding Accordion Card| Sending Smiles

Don’t miss the Sending Smiles Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies) on page 14 of the annual catalog. This Bundle includes a large script greeting that works with the stamp set to build custom phrases. 

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One of the best features of this stamp set is the ability to mix it with any designer papers. Whether you favorite simple geometric patterns or floral prints, this stamp set has images that work with both.

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I used the Design A Daydream designer paper for this card. These papers are a FREE host exclusive selection when you place any $150+ product order (before tax and shipping). Host exclusive products can’t be purchased so be sure to peruse the selections with your STampin’ Rewards before checking out.

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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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Stampin’ Up! offers regular specials that include promotional and limited time products. From stamps, dies and accessories there are even more ways to be inspired! Click on the button below to check out the current specials. Remember, products are available for a limited time and while supplies last. 


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