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Project

3-D Valentine's Day Accordion Card

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Introduction

If planning to mail the card, measure the envelope first and size the card accordingly (usually about 1/4 inch smaller all around). For the cleanest results, cut the paper with a craft knife on a self-healing mat (cut straight lines along a ruler). Some cards need the additional backing to conceal cuts or add weight; create a border by cutting the back piece slightly larger than the base, and layer patterned and solid papers.

Try the Popup Heart Card, Popup Proposal Card, 3-D Accordian Card, and Garland Card.

Resources: Paper and envelopes, paperpresentation.com. Bone folder, screw punch, and craft knife, all by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com. White ruler, poppin.com.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print a template on card stock, cut, and trace onto the paper for the folded piece. (If making one card, print directly on desired paper.)

  2. Step 2

    Fold along score marks. Then unfold, cut out, and refold.

  3. Step 3

    Position the folded piece inside base card so it pops. Secure with double-sided tape.

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