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Monday, January 11, 2010


WOW!  I can't believe the response to this card!  MAHALO ALL!  I will try to do my best on this, as I have never done a tutorial before.  Please have patience and send any questions you may have if I am not clear on the directions...  

As I said, I saw a picture of this card and DID NOT have written info on the dimensions.  Here is the BLURRY picture that I got it from:

I chose an envelope and made the card to it's size.  Scoring your fold lines will really make it easier.  Also, remember you can click on the picture to make it larger and easier to see.  So here we go!

Envelope measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/4 "

The card base is 11 1/4" x 6"

Score and fold the base card piece in half (5 1/8")

On both sides of the center fold make two more folds 3/4" apart

At first fold line, fold the paper upwards toward you.  At second fold, fold the paper away from you, third fold up, fourth fold away, and last one up creating the accordion in the middle!  YEAH, the hard part is over!

The little panels that flop up measure 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" and you will need to cut 6 of them.  Decorate them any way you like, the sky is the limit!

Attach the tabs as follows:  On left side of first accordion pleat glue one at top and one at bottom 1/8" in from edge:

Next, on the right side of the first accordion pleat glue one in the center of the pleat so they are centered evenly.

Repeat this process again on the second pleat!  Way to go, you've got it!

I sure hope this was not too confusing and that you are inspired to make a beautiful new kind of card!  They are lots of fun with so may different possibilities, go for it!!!


  1. Your card is so pretty!!! Thanks for the tutorial...I'll have to give this one a try (I've been making all different types of cards recently and have never seen this before).

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog Joanne..and I have no problem with you scraplifting my 'Luv Bugs' card...I'd love to see the card you make for your Dad!!!

  3. Thanks Ever So Much. Your instructions are perfect. Looks a little time consuming, but simple. Hope mine comes out 1/100th as nice as yours. Think I will wait my my new "E" to get here before I attempt it.

  4. Thank you so much for the instructions. I can't wait to try the card.


  5. Wow, thanks for the tutorial. I'll be making one of these next week! It's gorgeous. I'm amazed at how you figured it out. Genius you are!
    Mahalo nui loa

  6. Oh what a beautiful card!!!! Thanks for the instructions.

  7. Love it, love it! Thanks Joanne for the tutorial, am going to try this as soon as time allows!

  8. This is a great tutorial, made mine already and linked the instructions back here, hope it's ok. =)
    Hugs, SannaS

  9. This card is just gorgeous! Love to try different folds. Wow!

    Thank you for the instructions. I am in the process of making one for my mom for her birthday in Feburary. I don't think it will be as good as yours but I'm making sure she doesn't see yours ;)

    I was wondering though that this card does not close completely...does it?

    Sorry if a silly question just wanted to make sure I'm not doing something wrong. Thank you so much!


  10. YES, the card does close completely! Not a silly question at all! It is hard to tell. Aloha...


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