Saturday, June 18, 2011

Z-fold Pictorial, Pt. 2

Hello and thank you for coming back today.  I would like to say "Welcome" to my new crafty friends and thanks for completing the Cricut cartridge poll to the upper left. So far Kate's ABC is looking like a winner. If you haven't told me what you think, please share your opinion. There is time before the poll closes. 

It has been a satisfying Saturday with a birthday/pool party this morning and quiet time this afternoon. The boys went to Bass Pro (a definite man store) for goodies for their upcoming Boy Scout trip, which leaves my daughter and me at home.  :)

Therefore, I wanted to add Part 2 today since I have been working on a few more Z-fold cards.




To begin with, you should have your base card that was created in part 1. Now you are ready to decorate. I cut my first solid piece of card stock the same size as my base, so my angle is aligned. If you are not making an angle on your Z-fold and you are keeping your top straight then you do not have to do this step.  I then cut my decorative piece of paper so the angle is the same. Score the lines the same as the base. Mine are: 3 1/4" and 6  3/4".

Next, I cut on the score lines vertically. You will need to trim one side of each piece and the bottom, so it is slightly smaller than the base. I like to see the various colors when layering. Also, you will want to save the bottom strips you trim off to decorate the envelope.

Before adhering any of the papers, try using an edge punch to create a topper. I have not used my punches very much, so this was a great chance to explore. I sure do like the look an edge punch adds and it is super quick and easy. You can change the topper for the theme or season as I did below.


Here is the card after adhering all the papers, but before adding my die cuts and embellishments.

I used Create a Critter for the shell (2"), sandcastle (3") and the crab (1 1/2") all located on page 40 of the booklet.

  I layered florals on these two card. On the left card, I added another piece to the front that slightly hangs over the edge and another for the sentiment on the back flap. The pink card is still a work in progress.
The possibilities are endless with a Z-fold card.

You still have time to enter the Playtime Paper challenge. You can even go look at the Design Team's creations to get a few more ideas.

What are you waiting for? Give one a try!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Oh my great job with all your cards!Beautiful and fun,Amazing details and super fold projects!:)

  2. wow, what beautiful cards!
    thanks for sharing how you made them.


  3. I love how your Z cards turned out.. very pretty.

  4. These are awesome!!! Super job...I love the crab one....just perfect and the colors are perfect!!! Thanks so much for sharing these. Thanks also for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments. Have a super weekend.

  5. Beautiful cards! Love the punched borders too. Very nice, Georgiana.

  6. Thanks for the great tutorials!! I love the punching at the tops of these cards- TFS! I also left a blog award for you on my site as well! :)Amy

  7. awesome tutorials....i love these cards love the color combos are beautiful..great cards


  8. OMG what beautiful cards, you really did a fabulous job!! Thanks so much for the tutorial too! I'm always looking for a different way to make cards. I will definitely have to try it :0)

  9. Beautiful cards and lovely clear instructions to follow. Thanks for sharing.
    Kim xXx

  10. Love your Z fold cards! My favorite is the beach with the sandcastle and the little crab!
    Thanks for the comment on my card! I don't think you will see a lot of cards out of me but I think I will make them every once in a while!

  11. Thanks for the idea to use by border punch at the top!!! I plan on entering the Z fold entry. Thanks - I have a lot of punches too!

    BTW - enjoy the HL Coupon... we do not have one here in MA but thought to post for all!

  12. Beautiful cards! I love the angle cut. Hope to try this soon! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

  13. These are so much fun!!! I haven't made a z-fold card yet, but I am going to have to try one!


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