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 …
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 ~
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.