Tutorial – Z Fold
I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy this weekend’s blog hop. Here’s a reminder that just because the weekend is over, the posts have not gone away. Sandy has put together a handy inlinkz post for quick reference in case you want to go back and see your favorites.
Today we’re featuring a tutorial that was posted during the hop, to make sure everyone gets to see it. You guys have repeatedly told us that you like interesting new folds, and this card is one of those, and it includes enough space for our heros to write in. This was originally posted by Nancy at Scrap Happens! Be sure and stop by her blog and say hello. Nancy writes:
I call this a “Z” card because it is built on a fun little “Z” shape base. It sits up like a fun little decoration, and the inside edge matches the front. When closed, it looks like this:
Here is a a few shots of the card when it is standing up:
Here is another example of the “Z” card. . .
This card is fun to make to use up a whole lot of small embellishments, stamps, or leftover bitty things that you might have lying around. It would be a great use for small stickers or punches without causing the “sneeze” effect (just looks like a bunch of small things splattered all over the front of a card, without much organization!)
The instructions for making this card are really pretty simple.
Your base measures 4.25 x 12”. You can use a patterned, or solid piece of cardstock for this as shown. The 4.25 x 12” piece is scored at 3.25 and 6.5” and are folded as shown. Layer the card base with pieces of white that meaure .25 inches smaller than the surfaces that you want to cover. For example, the Red white and blue card has white pieces that measure 4 x 5.25 (inside), 4 x 3” (middle) and 4 x 3 1/8” (front.) Make sure you glue that front piece flush with the right edge so that the blue part doesn’t show when the card is closed.
The squares and 1 x 1” and 7/8 x 7/8” . Decorate each of these squares with your stamps, punches, or various small embellishments. I used a few Close To My Heart stamp sets for this – “Beautiful Day” and “Happy Holidays” stamp sets both have tons of small cute stamps.
The last step is to add these squares to the card as shown. The third row over, is centered on the fold and they stick out over the fold a little. Here is a shot of the card when open: