I love different folds to cards. Even if it is just a top fold versus a regular side fold. And probably my favorite is a “Z” fold. There are many ways to change up a “Z” fold. But today I did what some call a “Double Z Fold”. It is very easy and I have all of the measurements for the multiple layers that I included on my card. I am highlighting beautiful Designer Series Paper as much as the fold.
If you go to YouTube, you will find multiple videos on Z fold cards and Double Z fold cards. I have seen several and do not know who to give original credit to. I apologize for that. I do like to give credit when at all possible.
Is that Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper not just the star of the show? My color inspiration came directly from this gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I love all of the different patterns in that paper pack. These two I have used are the front and back of the same paper. (Although I really wouldn’t consider it a front or back!)
- This card begins with a piece of Dapper Denim Card stock cut to 4 1/4 X 11. It is scored at 2 3/4 and again at 5 1/2.
- Fold and burnish the 5 1/2 score mark, and then do the same at the 2 3/4, but fold it the opposite direction.
- The layers for the main part of the card are Very Vanilla and the Eastern Beauty DSP.
- There are three pieces of Very Vanilla: 1 @ 4 1/8 X 5 3/8 and 2 @ 4 1/8 X 2 5/8
- There are two pieces of DSP: 4 X 5 1/4 and 4 X 2 1/2. (The one you do not see in the above photo has your sentiment and then your signature.)
- The 2nd part of the Z Fold is Very Vanilla card stock cut to 1 1/8 X 11. It is scored at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2.
- Fold and burnish this piece the same as you did the base of the card.
- The DSP for the strip is cut to: 1 @ 1 X 5 3/8 and 2 @ 1 X 2 5/8
With this next photo you see the card open and understand it’s name of a Double Z Fold. You have the main card and then a smaller version for the second “Z:.
To adhere the second “Z” section: Lay the card down folded closed and attach the long end to the left side. Then add your choice of adhesive to the shorter end and attach it to the other side. If my measurements I gave you are correct, it should match exactly!
I used two different stamp sets for the sentiments today. The front sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty set and is die cut using the matching framelits. The two inside sentiments are from the Five for All stamp set. That set has such cute sentiments!!
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The supplies I used today are listed below: