Pop-Up Accordion Card

by Kyla Maestas

Create an impressive pop-up card that is sure to get a wow!


  • 5 ½ x 4 ¼ piece of cardstock for base (Rose Red)
  • 5 ¼ x 8 ¼ piece of cardstock for card (Regal Rose)
  • 2- 4x4 piece of cardstock for accordian (Chocolate Chip)
  • 4x4 piece of cardstock for accordian (Rose Red)
  • 6x6 cardstock for accordian (Whisper White)
  • Coluzzle© (Cutting Blade, Cutting Mat and Circle Template)
  • 12x12 Paper Cutter
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Ribbon (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Using your 2- 4x4 pieces of cardstock (Chocolate Chip) and 4x4 piece of cardstock (Rose Red) cut 3 circles using Coluzzle™. All 3 circles should be the same size.

  2. Step 2

    Fold circles in half.

  3. Step 3

    Using your 12x12 paper cutter, cut 2 slits in each circle and fold as shown.

  4. Step 4

    Take two folded circles and adhere them back-to-back with Sticky Strip™, making sure to not adhere slits to other pieces.

    Repeat this step adding the third circle to the group in the same way.

  5. Step 5

    Using your 6x6 cardstock and the Coluzzle™ cut 3 semi-circles, all 3 should be the same size.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere semi-circles to slits on large circles.

    Adhere accordion into 5 ½ x 8 ¼ card using Sticky Strip.

    Tie Ribbon around card front and back of card.

    Adhere card to 5 ½ x 4 ¼ card piece of cardstock for base.

  7. Step 7

    Finished card!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Pop-Up Accordion Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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very very cute!
shan  |  Tue Apr 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM
i love this card! i will be giving it a go
marcelle baldwin  |  Tue May 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM
Fantastic idea and great instructions, I think I might even be able to make this! Thank you for sharing this idea.
Cathy Sue  |  Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 4:17 AM
This looks like fun - I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing.
Joni  |  Thu Feb 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM
Nice work.. Super art.
Amarnath  |  Tue Jun 5, 2012 at 6:19 AM
I love all accordions! Even paper made :D
Accordion Videos And Links  |  Thu Dec 6, 2012 at 8:09 AM

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