Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Z-Fold Pop Up Card


Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day and I will be away all day quilting the hockey quilt on a long-arm quilting machine – which I’ve never used before by the way…..except for about 10 minutes playing with it when my friend first bought it! Hopefully I will figure it out quickly enough. So today I’m posting the card I was planning on posting tomorrow. This one is for one of my grandsons and it meets the challenge for these two blogs whose requirements was to have a candy cane on the card.









This is a Z-fold card. So easy to make and yet it looks so complicated when done. Each of the three younger grandsons is getting this kind of card this year. There are several examples of this type of card on YouTube but our local Stampin’ Up dealer, The Pampered Stamper, has a very easy way of doing it and I’ve amended it just a bit. I’ll give you the measurements and quick instructions.

Take a piece of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock and cut 1 ½ off one long side so you end up with a 7 x 11 piece. Set this piece aside for future cards. If you using a 12 x 12 piece, just cut it to this size. Then score it at 2  ¾” and 5 ½”.  SCORE FIRST! Then cut 1 ½” off the long side again. This will be your flap. Lay the card flat and fold in half, then fold the top flat back. You have now created a Z-fold card. Decorate the flaps as you wish and then add the scored 1 ½” flap by first gluing the small flap down on the far right. Close the card and glue just the first 2 ½” of the long flap to the far left. This card confused me at first so I made a model card out of a piece of typing paper to keep as a sample. 



For my card I used some paper from a 6” pack to cover the square flap and the front flap. The middle flat is sort of hidden in the picture but I covered it with white paper after stamping a sentiment and writing the message for Jack. The penguin is just glued at the bottom of the long flap right at the edge so he pops up when opened. The Merry Christmas was die cut with a Memory Box die in red and glued on. I had double sided tape behind the red cardstock when I die cut it so it just peeled off and stuck down which is so much easier than trying to use wet glue for this. I wish I could find some of that “Stick-it” that I see advertised but no luck so far. I don’t order from the USA because the shipping rates are ridiculous. Anyway, back to the card. Once it was completed I decided it was waaaaaay too red. So I just happened to buy a stamp and tree die set on sale at Michaels so I pulled it out and stamped some plain green cardstock and die cut those plus some patterned green cardstock and started gluing them on. Much better. There were some bits of green left over after die cutting the trees so the Martha Stewart fern punch was used again to use up all the bits.



Well, that was a long post. Hope you hung out to the end of it. We are finally putting our Christmas tree up today. I’ve been too busy quilting to take the time to do it but its time!



That’s all for a cold, windy Tuesday, 2016-12-06



Cheers

Violet

Don’t forget you are more than welcome to save any cards to your Pinterest account for future reference. Simply place the curser over the picture until the Pinterest save sign shows up in the top left corner and enter. This will take you to your Pinterest account. If it doesn’t work, please leave a comment and let me know. Thanks.


6 comments:

Donna Schnees said...

Z-fold cards are so easy and quick. Love the penguin!

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a cute scenery you created for your penguin. Great card fold! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your z-fold with the darling penguin!!

Rema said...

Super adorable! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

Lisa Lynn said...

This card is just adorable. I have made several of these z fold cards lately and just love them. Your penguin is just too cute and love all the trees.

Lori said...

This card is so cute! Love the penguin! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

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