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Center Accordion Fold Card

Back at the end of May, I had just come home from the Stampin' Up!® incentive trip on Tuesday and had a team meeting on Zoom planned for the following Saturday, June 3. I had to quickly come up with a make 'n take project to do with my team - one in which they could provide their own supplies. I found a fantastic fun fold card by Cheryl Hamilton (see her card here) with an accordion pop up in its center. Cheryl called it an accordion card, but I chose to add the word "center" to be a bit more descriptive. After all, it's the center of the card that has the accordion.

Let's start with the outside of the card, which is decorated with some Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper and fun stamps and dies from the Gone Fishing Bundle.

But the inside of the card gives a WOW!

I think my favorite part of these pop-outs is the hook attached to the bobber by some Linen Thread. Seriously. How cute is that?

When I made this card with my team, I just created the bare bones of it. I shared basic paper sizes in the video, but these measurements cover all the Designer Series Paper and cardstock...

Mossy Meadow cardstock:

-5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored in half at 4 1/4"

-Three 1 3/4" circles for the pop outs

Very Vanilla caardstock:

-Tacklebox compartment die, specifically one of the compartment cut-out pieces for the sentiment

-Scraps for the fish and tackle on the outside of the card and fish and bobber on the inside of the card

-Two 1 1/2" circles

-1 3/4" x 5"

Pebbled Path cardstock:

-Tacklebox compartment die, trimmed to three compartments

Silver Foil Paper:

-Hook die

Let's Go Fishing Designer Series Paper:

-2" x 5 1/4" (front)

-Tacklebox compartment die, specifically one of the compartment cut-out pieces for the bottom two sections

-1 1/2" circle

-Accordion: 10" x 5 1/4", scored at 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", and 8"

I recorded our assembling of the card and have trimmed the video down to streamline it for you without the banter and fun our team was having that day. Please excuse the crazy edits and voiceovers, but it's a short and sweet compilation of necessary clips for you to have success with this card. You can watch here:

You can see below the products I used to complete the card. Think of all of the amazing possibilities with this great fun fold card! I'd love for you to share your center accordion fold cards with me when you give it a try!

Happy creating!


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