Stamping With Friends Blog Hop - Fun Fold Accordion Card

Today I'm hopping with my friends in the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop sharing Accordion Fun Fold projects.  I love to make fancy folds or fun folds so this Blog Hop was right up my alley!

The Stampin' Up! Earthen Textures Bundle and the stunning Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper has been on my craft table and was the perfect suite to show of this fold.  I love how the card turned out!  Wow, who wouldn't want this card in their mailbox!

Isn't it gorgeous in Copper Clay and Gold!


  1. Cut Copper Clay cardstock 5 1/2" x 11" and score at 1 1/4", 4" and 6 3/4".  Fold in a valley, mountain, valley configuration starting at the 1 1/4" score line.  Burnish scorelines using Bone Folder to form card base.
  2. Cut Designer Series Paper (Pattern 1) 1" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the first flap
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper (Pattern 2) 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the front of the 2nd flap
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" 
  5. Stamp stems in bottom right corner using Copper Clay ink
  6. Adhere to the back of the second flap
  7. Cut Designer Series Paper (Pattern 1) 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the last flap
  8. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Copper Clay ink
  9. Cut into 2 pieces and adhere to back flap so it shows when card is folded closed using Dimensionals
  10. Cut Belly Band 1" x 10 1/2"
  11. Fold around closed card (not too tight) and adhere with seam in the front.
  12. Cut out 4 "XX" shaped die cuts using Die from Designer Series Paper
  13. Adhere to the front of the belly band
  14. Stamp large vase and stems on Basic White cardstock using Copper Clay ink
  15. Cut out using Dies
  16. Cut out large leaf from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper using Die
  17. Cut out small frond from Copper Clay cardstock using Die
  18. Adhere stem, gold leaf and front behind card using Glue Dots
  19. Wrap gold ribbon around hand 2-3 times.
  20. Remove from hand and pinch in the middle
  21. Adhere to the belly band
  22. Adhere vase and stems over ribbon using Dimensionals
  23. Adhere copper sequins

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the Projects in our Blog Hop!

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  1. Great Card Melva

  2. This is a wonderful way to showcase the beautiful papers! Really love your project.

  3. Lovely card Melva, love the earthy colours x

  4. Gorgeous card, Melva. Love the papers you chose.

  5. Beautiful card Melva.
    Thank you for sharing and hopping with us.


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