Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Birthday Z-Fold Card!

Hello Friends!  Hope your day is going well.  Today I am back with a really fun and fancy fold card.  I needed a unique and pretty card that would give me lots of room to write inside for a special friend of mine.  I was surfing around the internet and found the Double Z-Fold card.  You can see the tutorial on how to make this fancy card HERE on Splitcoaststampers.com.  Here is a picture showing the supplies I used to make this fun card!

For this card, I used a 5 1/2 x 12" base of Kraft cardstock.  After scoring and folding (per the instructions), I cut about 1" off each flap so that I could adhere my pink cardstock border.  I made the border using A2 Bracket Borders dies from Spellbinders.  Here is a close-up.

I stamped the Tree Silhouette stamp using New Sprout Memento ink first and then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on top.  I cut/embossed this using Labels One.  I matted this to a Scalloped Labels One cut/embossed from pink cardstock.  Here is what my card looks like when opened.  I used a bit of seam binding to hold it closed.

Now I want to show you alittle trick I use when a sentiment stamp is a bit big or not quite the shape I want.  This Happy Birthday sentiment is so cute but I really didn't want to use it in that shape.  So I took my scissors and cut it apart.  GASP!!  I know but its not a big deal.  You can fit it back together, too!

See what I mean?  Sure you could just ink the Happy and then ink the Birthday but I am kinda lazy!  LOL  Hope you will give the Double Z-Fold card a try.....it was really fun!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Happy Birthday, Tree Silhouette
Paper: Bo Bunny- Prairie Chic 6x6 paper pad
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ; 'New Sprout'
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'- Cotton Candy Jellie Dots, Stick 'Em Up,  misc- rose seam binding, 3d foam squares
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinders® Paper Arts - Scalloped Labels One, Labels One, A2 Brackets Borders


Michelle said...

Cute idea, Debbie!

Karen T said...

fun fold card, great tip cutting your phrase stamp- I'm doing this all the time!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Very sweet card! Love the Z fold style!