Sunday, 8 April 2018

Tutorial for 3 in 1 Z Fold Cards

Yes you read that right... 3 Z Fold cards from one piece of A4 cardstock... quick & simple but a card loved by all who travel here! Whether physically for my classes... or virtually via the blog...

But before I start... don't forget that the Retiring List will be published at 8pm tonight...
So I decided to make these as my swap card for the Stampin Up! On Stage event held yesterday... I wouldn't usually think about doing a fancy fold card for a swap card... but SU! asked us for full cards instead of card fronts... and this one is seriously simple enough... and as you score for 3 cards at a time.... they are fast... so I went for it...
I made the cards in 4 of the 2017-19 In Colors... as funnily enough there were no Tranquil Tide papers left in my Fresh Florals pack!! And I have to admit that I had forgotten how nice these papers are...
Here is my box of swaps before I started swapping!!
And thank you to all of you that swapped with me on Saturday... I have some beautiful new samples to share with my team and customers... and lots of new inspiration for up and coming classes... and here is the tutorial as promised...
Craft Spa Recipe
In Color/Thick Whisper White A4 Cardstock
Fresh Florals Papers - Front 4.5 x 9.4cm; Back 9.4cm Square
Inside Panel  4.5 x 9.4cm (not necessary when using White card for the blank)

Other SU! Products
Ribbon - In Colors 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon
Dies - Stitched Shapes 2nd largest square
Stamps - Better Together

Again apologies to my US readers... as this tutorial/card is sized specifically from/for A4 card stock... so it wouldn't make sense with your US Letter sized card... 

Tutorial.... Blink and you will miss it!!
1. Place A4 card PORTRAIT on trimmer
2. Trim to 19.8cm wide

3. Score PORTRAIT at 4.95* & 9.9cm
(And an extra TIP... this card folds so much better if you score on either side of the cardstock... so I actually scored on the wrong side at 9.9cm...and then turned the piece of card over onto the right side and scored at 4.95cm)

4. Place LANDSCAPE on trimmer
5. Cut down to 3 x 9.9cm card blanks

6. Bone Fold as Mountain then Valley (ie starting from the left)

7. Adhere papers & die cut greeting
8. Tie a bow and adhere

Don't like lining up at 1/2mm*... then go here and use this 9.8cm square card version tutorial... and to do 3 in 1 you would need to cut the portrait A4 card down to 19.6cm wide, score as directed... and then place the card LANDSCAPE on your trimmer and cut your 3 card blanks down to 3 x 9.8cm


Terstamper said...

Fresh and pretty for spring!

Cherie said...

Love your cards! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!