Panel Perfection: Accordion Fold Card Examples With Tonal Scrapbook Products

Today, we’re acting accordingly — or accordion-gly — for it’s all about fantastic folds and lovely layering… accordion cards! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is showing us how easy an accordion fold card is to make (and oh-so, eye-catching, too!). Crease and cut your way to cardmaking — and better yet, with tonal scrapbook products, that make for a cohesive, classy look.

To create these cards you will need:

Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock to measure 5-1/2” x 8”. Score at 4” on the longer side. Cut three pieces of patterned paper to measure 4” x 5-1/2”. Adhere two of the pieces to the card base as shown.

Step 2: Score at 2” from the middle line.

Step 3: Cut from one of the scored lines to the other at 1-1/4” from the edge.

Step 4: Use the Circle Punch to punch two circles from a piece of cardstock and two circles from patterned paper. Adhere the patterned circle to the cardstock circle. Use Precision Point Adhesive to glue the thread. Adhere another circle piece to cover.

Step 5: Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 3” x 4”. Place the piece to the card base as shown. Cut a circle using the inside edge of the medium Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern with the Blue Blade.

Step 6: Place the swinging piece in the middle of the circle window. Adhere the thread with some pieces of Tape Runner. Adhere the 3” x 4” piece to cover.

Step 7: Accordion-fold the card as shown. Use the Bone Folder to make the crease. Add a 4” x 5-1/2” patterned piece to the back of the card as shown.

Step 8: Cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 1” x 3-1/2”. Cut one edge to make a banner shape. Adhere the banner and stickers, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.

Do you like these awesome accordion fold card examples from Sachiyo? What are yor thoughts on the cohesiveness of the tonal scrapbook products?

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12 thoughts on “Panel Perfection: Accordion Fold Card Examples With Tonal Scrapbook Products

  1. I am confused in step1. Where do you score? Where do you adhere the cut pieces of 4″ x 5 1/2″. Arrows or lines would be helpful. I think I understand the rest of the instructions. Nice work.

      1. I reread the instructions. have 3 different colors of paper to start right? one main piece and the two adhered on top to that right? thanks

      1. Yes there’re three different patterned pieces; two goes in the front as you see in the pic of step 1 (dot patterned paper and star patterned paper). The third piece goes to the back of the card as you see in the pic of step 7 (blue star patterned paper)

  2. I love the card and can’t wait to try it! But it’s not clear from the instructions & photos what to do for steps 5 and 6. Do you have a video? Thanks!

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