Accordion cards both look great and lend themselves well to any cardmaking occasion. They don't have to be complicated though and even a simple accordion card can look amazing. Here's how to make a simple one!
Get a rectangle-sized cardstock 28cm wide x 11.5cm in height. Score the card vertically at 4cm, 8cm, 14cm, and 20cm. If you work in inches, your rectangle cardstock will be 11in wide x 4.5in height and your scores will be at 1.5in, 3in, 5.5in, and 8in.
Now, it's time to take your scored piece of card and fold it like an accordion. This means that you fold each score in the opposite direction leaving you with five distinct panels. Once folded, you should see three panels as in the example below. Focus your styling on panels one, three, and five as these are the panels that are seen when the accordion is folded up.
I adore accordion card making for birthday greetings because it's super versatile and will be appreciated by both adults and kids alike. There is also plenty of room on panels two and four to write a lovely birthday message. If you include an overhanging piece or tags like in the example below, just make sure you don't accidentally glue it to the adjoining panel when sticking it on.