How To Make an Easy Wild Animal Themed Accordion Card


It’s Marie Browning here today to show you how to create a fun accordion card using Lawn Fawn and Tombow products! I had lots of fun creating this card for Josie! Use any child’s name – just add or subtract the number of panels from the accordion fold!

making the accordion card base

Step 1: Create the Accordion Card

I cut 12 x 12 cardstock into 5 1/4″ strips. Score and fold the strip into 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ panels, you will need a panel per letter plus one. To adhere the panel strips together, use Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for a strong bond. I cut my letters with WE R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board and then attached them to the panels using the Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. I also added a greetings panel at the end.

Stamping and coloring

Step 2: Stamp and Color

Using the adorable Wild for You stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I stamped and colored the little critters for the card. I colored using the Dual Brush Pens and did a little blending with a water brush.

die cutting out stampings

Step 3: Cutting out the images

Using the coordinating Lawn Cut Custom Craft Die for the Wild for You stamps, cutting out was a breeze!

using XL Multi to glue in critters

Step 4: Glue in Critters

To adhere the critters into place, I used the MONO Multi XL Liquid Glue. The new large size of the MONO Multi Glue goes a long way as you need only a tiny bit for each motif to hold them strongly in place. For the end panel I used the Say Cheese Again custom craft die to cut out the photo frame. i glued in a photo of Josie and added the stamping using the Wild for You Stamp Set.

frount of card

Step 5: Create Belly Band

When the card is folded up, I created a belly band to hold it all together.

finished card using Lawn Fawn and Tombow products

Here’s what the unfolded finished card looks like! Cute, right? I’m glad I used Tombow Adhesives to hold everything together as 2 year old Josie just wanted to open and close the card repeatedly! Thanks you Lawn Fawn for the stamps and die cuts, I know I’ll use them for many other paper creations!

Tombow Signature Designer Marie Browning

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