How to Create a Stitched Accordion Card

A fun card for gift giving, the pockets created are just perfect for tucking in gift cards and sweet little surprises!!

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How to Create a Stitched Accordion Card
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This is a quick and easy card to craft, and it's just perfect for presenting gift cards or other small surprises!

This is a quick and easy card to craft, and it's just perfect for presenting gift cards or other small surprises!

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Score 12x12 paper at 6 1/2" from the top edge of the paper. Fold up from the bottom.

Score 12x12 paper at 6 1/2" from the top edge of the paper. Fold up from the bottom.

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Score vertically at 4" and 8". Punch a pocket notch in the middle section.

Score vertically at 4" and 8". Punch a pocket notch in the middle section.

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Sew each vertical score line.

Sew each vertical score line.

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Fold first section down an in inch or so. Tear and fold down the third section. Now each section has a unique pocket opening.

Fold first section down an in inch or so. Tear and fold down the third section. Now each section has a unique pocket opening.

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Prepare cut aparts and border pieces.

Prepare cut aparts and border pieces.

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Assemble embellishment pieces. I used my card as a Mother's Day card, but you can create any title/theme for your card.

Assemble embellishment pieces. I used my card as a Mother's Day card, but you can create any title/theme for your card.

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Adhere embellishments, cut aparts and borders in place.

Adhere embellishments, cut aparts and borders in place.

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The sewn pockets a perfect for tucking in gift cards, little mementos, photos, etc.

The sewn pockets a perfect for tucking in gift cards, little mementos, photos, etc.

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Accordion fold card when finished. OPTION: wrap and tie with a pretty ribbon.

Accordion fold card when finished. OPTION: wrap and tie with a pretty ribbon.

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Enjoy!!

Enjoy!!

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