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Standing Z-Fold with Cottage Wreaths

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

This month's Challenge Card, chosen by Donna, is to make a Z-Fold card. Now there are several variations and lots of flexibility for Z-folds, but I'll show you a few here. To begin, here is my Standing Z-Fold Card using the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from Stampin Up.

This card starts with a standard half sheet folded in half, then score one side in half again. (Begin with 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock, score at 5 1/2 and again at 2 3/4 inches). That forms the basic Z Fold card base.

I was inspired by a card made by Frances Byrne that I saw online, I'll link the blog post HERE. The Designer Series Paper panels are cut to these measurements:

Large Mossy Meadow back panel: 5 1/4 x 4

2 smaller wood panel design pieces: 2 1/2 x 4

I chose the colors of Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow with Basic White.

The main image panel is Basic White 3 x 3 3/4 with a Calypso Coral Mat of 3 1/4 x 4.

Inside sentiment panel is Basic White 3 1/2 x 2 with a Calypso Coral Mat of 3 3/4 x 2 1/4.

I made a video to show this card being made and also explained some of the unique dies in the Cottage Wreath Die set - You can find that video HERE

Next I'd like to share a sympathy card I made, also a Z-Fold, but just a basic format. I chose the calming colors of Fresh Freesia and Very Vanilla. The stamp sets used, both in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, are Flowers of Friendship and Inspired Thoughts.

The flowers were colored with my Fresh Freesia Stampin Blends. I'll add the supplies for this card separately below. The Fresh Freesia DSP is from a retired pack called Friendly Hello DSP. When my friends mail in their challenge cards I'll add to this post to include their cards.

Until then, thanks for stopping by. Remember Sale A Bration ends on 8/31/22.

ETA - New Cards from Friends!

Here is Donna's Halloween version of a Z-Fold Card - look at those details.

And here is Kathleen's Thanksgiving version of a Z-Fold card. As you can see there are so many options of Z-fold layouts and card bases. It's a pretty broad term. I hope you enjoyed these cards and they inspired you to try a Z-Fold card yourself.

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