This 3 step card has a unique accordion fold. These tiered card fun folds create the perfect panels for designer paper, your favorite images and greetings.

Whether creating Christmas cards or a birthday card, as I’ve done with these three projects, you’re going to love the versatility that this fun fold provides. This fancy fold card design will be a card they proudly display. Don’t miss grabbing the project sheet below which includes pictures, cutting dimensions and supplies for all three designs.

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Christmas Step Card Video

This pop out card includes 3 steps with an accordion fold. It’s perfect for your designer paper scraps whether for Christmas or any other year-round theme. Let me teach you how to make it!

3 step pop out card tutorial






Christmas Step Card | Sending Cheer

The Sending Cheer Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies) will create simple and adorable Christmas images AND tags! 

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Pair it with your favorite holiday designer paper to fill the panels. Mix and match Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating papers to create quickly and easily.

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Consider the using the dies independently on cardstock or designer paper for quick images. Better yet, mix and match in stamped images!

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It’s in the Details

This Bundle makes creating this layout easy since the tags hold the included greetings perfectly!

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The ‘see through’ panels of this card make for an interesting display.

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Looking for room to stamp a sentiment and sign your card? Flip it over and add a layer (or two) of cardstock!

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Christmas Step Card | Year to Celebrate

I’ve quickly fallen in love with this Bundle because it can be used for all types of occasions. Birthdays, New Year’s cards, retirements, announcements and much more!

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With several party blowers to choose from, your toughest decision will be which to use first!


The Merry & Bold Designer Paper is not only for Christmas. These double-sided papers will work well all year long!

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The Full View

Add die cut shapes like the stitched circle from Stylish Shapes used on this card to hold larger images and greetings.

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Don’t forget the backside for space to add your signature and personal message. 

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Christmas Step Card | Translucent Florals

There’s nothing more versatile than a flower card! Gorgeous blooms can be used with any color palette and any theme. The Translucent Florals Bundle doesn’t disappoint!

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If you love shimmer, foils and glitz, be sure to add the Shining Brightly specialty designer paper to your wish list. This stunning paper has metallic accents that are irresistible!

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Heat emboss the greeting to play up those gorgeous foil accents and bring attention to the sentiment of your card.

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All the Angles

I added a layer of vellum cardstock to the front panel to soften the metallic shine which allows these gorgeous flowers to be the ‘star’ of the card.

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Perfect for display and a card they’ll swoon over for days after they’ve received it!

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Consider adding small strips of scrap designer paper to the sentiment area of your cards. It’s a great way to use up those small scraps and add a bit of coordination from the. front of your card to the inside.

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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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3 step pop out card tutorial



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