Easy Birthday Card With Accordion Fold

Happy TuesDIE Cottage Cutz Friends!
Melinda here with you on another Terrific TuesDIE. Today I am sharing a fun and very easy card I created featuring dies that are part of the Great Labor Day Sale Happening Now!

Here's a look at my completed card. This is a shot of the outside and the inside.

Here is what it looks like when closed. It is a standard A2 side folding card. 

The base of the card is a piece of Kraft cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5. It is folded to make it a 4.25 x 5.5 size. I then cut two pieces of patterned paper at 4 x 5.25. I mounted them on to each side of the inside of the card. 

Next I cut a piece of Kraft cardstock to 1.75 x 8.5. I then folded it in half and then folded those two halves in half again. This made four equal panels. I then made sure the folds were valley, mountain and valley. I then cut a piece of patterned paper to 1 5/8 x 4. I folded that in half with a mountain fold. Once I did this, i adhered the patterned paper to the center of the Kraft paper strip. Mountain on mountain.

I then applied adhesive to the backs of the two end squares. I adhered one side down roughly in the center and about a half inch from the edge. I then held the folded squares down and closed the card. I burnished the card onto the square with the adhesive so that upon opening back up, it would be solidly adhered to the opposite flap.

I opened it back up and then decorated the flap. I added a scallop, eyelet stitched square from the die set to each end. To their centers I added a piece of matching paper and then a pretty butterfly from the Kayla butterfly die. To the center two squares, I added a smaller square in Kraft cardstock with two hearts from the Stitched heart die set.

Here is another photo of the card opened.

Here is a closer look at the front of the card opened. I added a mat of patterned paper and then two hearts, one white and one Kraft from the stitched heart set. I added another butterfly. For the butterflies, I started with plain white cardstock (actually one was Kraft cardstock) and then colored them with my markers to give them that gradient colored look. I adhered the butterfly to the center of the heart. I die cut the happy birthday in white cardstock and then used my markers to color them as well. For the happy, I just angled it around the heart as I adhered it. For the dot of the "I", I used some stickles.

Here is one last look at the finished card. This is a real easy and quick way to add a little extra something to your cards with minimal extra effort. Plus the sky is the limit on the sizing and style options for this. It is a real easy go to!


Nested Stitched Eyelet Square Set

Stitched Heart Set

Happy Birthday W Shadow

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Well that about covers it for today! Until the next time, have a wonderfully craft-die day!

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