Triple Accordion Fold Cards

I have a fun fold card for you today! This one is super easy but packs a huge wow for the recipient. Let me introduce you to the Triple Accordion Fold. This card is called a “triple accordion” because the card front gets scored to create three panels that fold like an accordion. It is a great card template for showcasing beautiful coordinating patterned paper. I’m going to show you 2 ways to make the Triple Accordion Fold.

Triple Accordion Fold Cards
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Triple Accordion Fold  made with Cardstock

  • 5-1/2” x 11” cardstock base, scored at 1-1/4”, 4”, and 6-3/4”
  • 4” x 5-1/4” patterned paper
  • 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”(need 2), one patterned paper, one cardstock
  • 1” x 5-1/4” patterned paper (need 2)
  • 1” x 9-1/2” cardstock


  1. Score the card base at 1-1/4”, 4”, and 6-3/4” along the 11” edge. Starting with the 1-3/4” score line, fold each consecutive score line in opposite directions like an accordion. The card front will have 3 folded panels when closed.
  2. Attach the pieces of patterned paper on each panel on the inside of the card, and one on the outside. 
  3. Fold the 1” x 9-1/2” piece of cardstock around the closed card so that the ends overlap in the center of the card front. Attach the ends with strong adhesive. 
  4. Create desired focal point design and attach to the belly band, covering the seam and popped up.
  5. Stamp the inside sentiment.
Triple Accordion Fold Closed with a belly band
Triple Accordion Fold opened

Triple Accordion Fold made with Patterned Paper

  • 5-1/4” x 12” patterned paper, scored at 1-3/4”, 4-3/4”, and 7-3/4”
  • 4” x 5-1/4” cardstock or patterned paper
  • 2-3/4” x 5-1/4” cardstock or patterned paper
  • 1-1/2” x 5-1/4” patterned paper
  • 1” x 9-1/2” cardstock or patterned paper (optional)


  1. Score the  5-1/2” x 12” piece of patterned paper at 1-3/4”, 4-3/4”, and 7-3/4”. Fold accordion-style.
  2. Attach the 4” x 5-1/4” cardstock or patterned paper on the inside back of the card. Attach the 2-3/4” x 5-1/4” cardstock or patterned paper on the inside.
  3. Follow the directions above if using a belly band to close the card.
  4. Create a focal point and attach to the belly band or to the small front flap.
  5. Stamp inside sentiment.
Triple Accordion Fold with patterned paper

I challenge you to give this card template a try and enjoy all the different pattern paper combinations you can come up with! Happy stamping – Robin

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