FUN FOLD: Accordion Z-Fold Birthday Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So, how many of you tried the easy, breezy Basic Z-Fold Card I shared yesterday? Which of the three options did you try? Ready to step it up?? Today I’d love to share this beautiful card with you that is enhance with the Accordion Z-Fold.

For my birthday card I used the Hues of Happiness Designer paper …

I began with my Night of Navy card base and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper … You can see that I have used the coordinating dies to cut the floral pieces for the front. I will share measurement below so your can try out this car too.

Measurements: Card Base: (Night of Navy) 5-1/2″ x 11″ scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7 on the 11″ side. Hues of Happiness and white embosses panels on accordion: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″, DSP on inside: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, Folded mechanism: Night of Navy – 3″ x 6″ scored at 3″ on 6″ side and (3) White squares 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″, Night of Navy mat for the white inside is cut 3″ square and will be placed onto the designer paper as shown. Use the alignment tip that I shared in yesterday’s video.

I used the Painted Texture embossing folder on the two white panels on the inside of the card. Greetings were stamped from the Happiness Abounds bundle in Night of Navy… and to complete my card, I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

I hope you have time this weekend to play with these fun folds that I have shared in the past two days. Have fun and enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s Fun Fold Accordion Z-Fold Card …

A Wonderful World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A Wonderful World … Celebrate the natural beauty found around the world with this stamp and paper bundle featuring prominent flowers from across the globe. The stamps and paper are designed to coordinate perfectly for handmade cards as beautiful as Mother Nature herself.

The Wonderful World Bundle includes the Wonderful World Stamp Set and the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. Let me show what a beautiful combination these two are together…

I’m teaming it up with the Corner Flip Fold … an easy Fun Fold that gives your card extra dimension and an additional pop of color by exposing the designer paper we are using on the inside…. Instead of trying to write down all of the instructions, I have created a video from my LIVE presentation during my Summer Sale-a-bration & Mini Catalog Celebration.

I hope that the video explains how to create the fun folds and shows how beautiful this bundle really is. I love the “Distinktive” stamps and how realistic they are…. those sponge daubers add color so nicely to the stamps as well.

Thank you for stopping over today and checking out my blog,

Here is a list of the products I used for my two cards shown in the video ….

Simply Sunday: Reflected in Nature Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you created by my friend Lisa Solis Brown featuring the Reflected in Nature Stamp set. I’ll be share all the dimensions and step by step instructions for you too.

Measurements: 

  • Card Base: Night of Navy Cardstock- 4-1/4” x 11”.  Score at 2-1/4” and 5-1/2”.
  • Night of Navy Cardstock Layers: 3-3/4” x 3-3/4”, 3-3/4” x 3/4”.
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock Layers: 4” x 4”, 4” x 1”.
  • Basic White Cardstock Layers: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”, 1/2” x 3-1/2”; 4” x 4” for inside.

Instructions:

  • Stamp the image in Night of Navy on the 3-3/4” square. Glue this piece to the Night of Navy square, then these adhered pieces to Balmy Blue square.
  • Fold and burnish with Bone Folder at the 2-1/4” score line on the card base to make a tent fold.  Glue the bottom of the image piece the bottom portion of the tent piece as shown.
  • Stamp sentiment on Basic White strip.  Layer this piece with the Night of Navy and Balmy Blue strip.
  • Glue the 4 x 4 square near the top of the inside of the card.
  • Using Dimensionals, adhere the sentiment piece just below the 4 x 4 square on the inside of the card.  This will be the “bumper” piece to hold the easel fold open.
  • Apply 5 gems to card front.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share and tutorial. Thank you for joining me today.

Have a wonderful Sunday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Double “Z” Fold Card with Ombre Background …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share my card with you today! You’ll see how I created the Ombre effect on the pretty True Love Designer Series paper, and then use it while I show you how fun and easy it is to create the Double “Z” Fold card. I’ll be sharing my Facebook LIVE video with you as well as the dimensions for the card…

I really like the way this card turned out, a bit different and whimsical. Join me and sit a bit to watch how I created today’s card. Just click on the > to begin viewing …

Wasn’t that an easy card to make … sometimes watching a video just makes it easier to remember how to do it. Here at the dimensions you will need when cutting your for your card.

You can actually click on this picture and save it! Then you will have the dimensions to make as many Double “Z” Fold cards as you’d like! I love the surprise of a Z Fold card because when you look at the front of the card, it looks like a regular card front ….

You have a nice border all around … you can see the Ombre that we created, the cute daisy and even our colored droplets, but when you open it up … you are greeted with a fun fold that will put a smile on anyone’s face …

I want to thank you for spending part of you day with me today. I hope you enjoyed the video and feel inspired to try your hand at this fun fold … don’t forget to try out the Ombre technique as well.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Friday’s Fun Fold with Instructions …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing this fabulous Friday? I’m actually doing quite well … I’m back at work but only during the morning hours when the store is closed, so I’m home in plenty of time to get things done! So the studio is cleaned and I got a cute fun fold for you today!

I’ve done this fold before and it’s easy to do and just a little different than sending the same old flat card (those are pretty too!).  I used the “Love What You Do” stamp set in Grapefruit Grove … one of the In-Colors that will be retiring this year.

How would you like some instructions?  OK … Let’s do this!  … oh my!! I forgot to put my Early Espresso Base on!!

  • Cut your card base (It will be on the next picture) 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Folded (Grapefruit Grove) cardstock: 9-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ then Score at 2-1/2″ and 5-1/2″
  • Inside (Very Vanilla) cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Fold Grapefruit Grove piece in have (at 5-1/2″ score line)
  • Then fold “back” your piece scored at 2-1/2″ so its over the top and the edge is to the left.
  • Either die cut or punch 2″ through the folded piece (slightly less than 1″ from top) Die cutting is easier than punching!
  • Emboss the front piece (ONLY) Bring your folder to the score line and run it through your embossing machine.  I used the Layered Leaves 3D folder.
  • Glue the Scalloped Lace trim onto the back of the embossed edge (Let Dry).
  • You can either glue the flap down at this time, or leave it open to add a little more drama to your card!
  • Set your vanilla piece inside (do not glue yet) fold flap over so you can determine where you will stamp your flower.  I place my finger there to hold the spot before I fold the flap back over … then stamp.  If you are a “perfectionist” … draw a light pencil mark around your punched opening so you know exactly where to stamp. Then erase the pencil line.
  • Color in your flowers … be careful, I used Early Espresso, this will smear when coloring with the marker. I was just very careful.  Otherwise, you can use the Momento ink pad. Add a touch of the Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle!!
  • I did not measure my cardstock for the greeting … I stamped it onto a scrap piece and cut it to fit.
  • Finish card by adhering the vanilla to the inside, and card front onto the Espresso base.

Here is the sample with the Early Espresso base attached…

The Espresso base really makes the card “pop” and it ties in the Early Espresso mat behind your greeting and your stamped image.  I forgot in my instructions the Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon on the banner. That too will be retiring this year 😦  Love the 2018-20 In-Colors.

I prepared a list of ingredients for you as well …

Supply List

I can’t believe it’s Mid-April already!  The retirement list will be coming out soon, so I like to remind my friends that if they need any of the retiring inks / colors to pick them up before the list goes out.  Just the clearance rack … when it’s gone, it’s gone.  One more peek at that cute card … with or without the base?? lol
Thank you so much for coming over to my blog today! It’s fun to spend some time with you, just wish it was in person!!
Our “Safer at Home” has been extended to May 26th!! I’ve been practicing on Facebook so I can bring you a live stamping session! There is a video of my stamp room on there from yesterday.
Have a great day ~

 

Mosaic Mood Z-Fold Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Did you spend a lot of time online chatting with family and friends or are you lucky to have your family members with you.  Either way, hearts seem to find each other don’t they.

Today I am sharing another Z-Fold card and as promised … I will have Step by Step instructions for you to follow.  I’m using the beautiful “Mosaic Mood” Specialty Designer Paper … the pictures don’t always show the “embossed” areas on the paper, it’s so pretty! I had to cut out my rose and butterfly but I find that relaxing.

Let’s start from the beginning … our card base.  I used Blushing Bride on this card.

  • Cut cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ then score at 2-3/4″ and 5-1/2″
  • Fold cardstock in half, and then at the score line, fold the top back onto itself.  This will give you the Z in your Z-Fold Card!
  • Cut Designer Paper: 2 pieces at 4-1/8″ x 2-5/8″ and 1 piece at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″

  • Adhere your designer paper onto your card base.
  • Prepare front and inside of your card.  Die cut 2 pieces of Very Vanilla with the 3rd Largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Cut 2 pieces of Blushing Bride at: 4-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ these will mat (bottom layer) of the Very Vanilla

  • At this step I fussy cut my rose and butterfly from the “Mosaic Mood” Designer paper to prepare it for assembly.
  • Next step is to stamp the greeting onto the card front.  I have not assembled at this point.
  • Align your cut images into the spots you will want them so you know where to stamp your greeting.  My greeting comes from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set.

  • Now I adhere my Very Vanilla pieces onto the Blushing Bride.
  • Adhere the unstamped piece of cardstock onto the inside of your card … center it.  This will help you align the front piece.

  • When adhering the front piece, remember your front is “folded back upon itself” so only the left HALF of the stamped piece will get adhesive / glue.  If you glue the entire piece … your card will not open.
  • Final step is to attach your rose and butterfly … feel free to embellish with Rhinestones if you’d like.

Congratulations … you have made it through the Z-Fold.  It’s quite simple but a lot of fun to get in the mail!!  Stands up nicely too 🙂

Here are all the ingredients used for today’s card …

In the future I will share the “Double Z-Fold” Card … might have to be a Two 4 Tuesday as there can be variances in the Double Z, but that’s what makes them fun.

Thank you for hanging out with me this Monday.

Have yourself a wonderful day.