Monday, June 13, 2011

Z-Fold Cards

Whoooooo's ready for another Paper Playtime challenge?!!

Our Challenge #48 is to make a Z-Fold card.  Z-Fold cards are very easy to create. Just fold your card like you normally would, then fold the front cover back onto itself.  Voila! 'Tis created.

I made 6 of these Cherry Z-Fold cards.  I love them!

#153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158

Cherries page 31 cut @ 3 1/2"

I cheated a little bit and used the Blackout feature to cut the main cherry image in White.  These white cherries were cut smaller than the size I'll put on the front just so it would cover the see-through holes on the cherry, but not stick out around the edges.  They were cut @ 2".  
I then cut the stem away from the cherries and cut the 2 cherries apart.  I used this white piece to adhere to the back of the cherries so the white would show through.  The handbook shows you cutting very tiny pink oval pieces for the highlighted areas on the cherries.  Those of you who know me know that I HATE tiny pieces. LOL

Solid papers & Card base from Recollections
Card base is 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock cut in half @ 4 1/4"

Each card is then scored @ 5 1/2" for middle fold & 2 3/4" for Z Fold front

Pattern papers are from the Recollections stack "ALL GIRL".

Cut 1 large Green mat @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Cut 1 large Black mat @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Cut 1 large Cherry mat @ 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
All of these large mats are for the inside of the card.

Cut 2 Green panels @ 2 1/2" x 4"
Cut 2 Black panels @ 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Cut 2 Cherry panels @ 2" x 3 1/2"
These are for the outside Z and the next panel that shows when card is open.

"Family" label was cut @ 2" including Shadow feature.

The "Family" label on the keypad overlay is Row 3, Column 2.

My Pink Stamper Clear Stamps "Fruit & Veggie Puns"

Here is another Z Fold Card I made!

Owl page 36 cut @ 3 1/2" with Shadow Feature

Solid Papers from *Stampin' Up & Recollections
Pattern background mat papers from Recollections, ALL GIRL
Cut 2 panel mats @ 2 5/8" x 4 1/8"
Cut 2 panel mats @ 2 1/2" x 4"
Cut 1 large mat @ 5 1/4" x 4"
Cut 1 large mat @ 5" x 3 3/4"
Buttons & *Rhinestones from stash
Sentiment hand-written says, 
"Whoooo do you think I'm thinking of? YOU!"

Go check out what the rest of the Design Team created with their Z-Fold Card challenge! And don't forget to play along with us.  

I am also listing these cards I had so much fun making on Alex's Made It Myself Mondays list. Come check it out!


  1. Both your Z-fold cards are WONDERFUL!!! I love them both :-)

    -Sam :-)

  2. These are great! Wow I really love that adorable owl! Love the colors on him!

  3. Your posts are always so informative, thanks for sharing your techniques with us. You are a valuable resource.

  4. Those cards are really cute. I just love the cherries.

  5. I love these cards! Thanks for sharing.

  6. you make it seem easy! i gotta try it =)

    ps looove the cherry patterned paper

  7. Adorable cards; they look so cute!

  8. Hi I saw your blog and really nice stuff you greetings from Venezuela joel