Tuesday 23 July 2019

Concertina Fold Pop Out Tutorial

Last week i posted a House Mouse baby card that featured a concertina pop out section inside and i was emailed by a lady who wanted to know how i made it so i have made a little tutorial.
At the bottom of the post i will list the items needed to make the card as well as just the concertina part.



1. Take an A4 sheet of white card and trim it down into 2 4in x 8in pieces.
Fold each piece in half to create a 4x4 card. Make 3.




 2. Take one of the cards and stick double sided tape to both sides, then stick the remaining cards to each side, creating a concertina. This is the inside pop out section.
TIP: When making this part, using a thinner card helps as it wont make the card stick up too much which is useful if sending in the post. I used 160 gsm.

3:Decorate the concertina with papers or like mine, images. 
If you visit the house mouse card i made last week you will see i decorated with papers and stuck on images whereas with this card i have used toppers.
Keep the 4th panel free and stick a diecut circle on for people to write their message on.


4: Turn the concertina over and stick double sided tape on the ends of the concertina, ready to put inside.


5:Decorate your 6x6 card with papers. This is important as it will be visible.


Stick your concertina onto the right side first in the centre.
Peel off the tape on the concertina and then press the left side of your card down. Open up to reveal the pop out.


7: Decorate the front however you wish.

Items needed to create the concertina element:
6x6 card base , 2 sheets of A4 white card , trimmer , double sided tape, score board

Items i used to decorate my card:
The Paper Boutique Happy Days collection


  1. Wonderful, Natalie. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for the tutorial. [Bunny]

  2. Thanks for the tutorial, Natalie, and the fabulous creation! hugs, de


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