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Tutorial: Z-fold card

Posted on: October 9, 2018

This is probably the simplest fun-fold card you could possibly make … and it’s my latest de-stashing obsession! I’m not sure if there’s an official name for this fold, but I’ve been calling it a Z-fold card.

Cardstock: 4.25 x 11″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″, and 4 x 2.5″
White cardstock: 4 x 2.5″

(Note: If you prefer video tutorials, click here! If you prefer written tutorials, read on!)

Score your cardstock at 2.75″ and 5.5″. Fold as below.


Attach your cardstock and DSP panels as below.


Embellish as desired.


It’s that easy! This card fits in a standard notecard envelope (5.75 x 4.5″) and best of all – unlike many fancy-fold cards – you can get two cardbases out of one piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, with no wastage. This might be why I’m obsessed with this fold right now …? I made about 130 of these on a recent weekend away! (I had cut all the cardstock and paper ahead of time, and assembled while relaxing in a hotel room watching Netflix with a dear friend on a girls’ getaway …. yep, that’s how we do it!!)


Here are some more of the finished cards:

I’m even using this fold for my October workshops:

Nature Z fold

The October 15th workshop still has room! If you want to come and make this card, along with two other fun-fold cards, go to the “Upcoming Events” page and RSVP before the class is full!

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!


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3 Responses to "Tutorial: Z-fold card"

[…] If you prefer written tutorials, click here! If you prefer video tutorials, read […]

[…] Z-fold Card: Once you’re in the “use it up” frame of mind, you will LOVE the z-fold card, because it’s a fancy-fold card with huge impact AND it uses more than a cardfront’s worth of DSP. Quick and easy to put together, wonderful fun for a loved one to receive! Learn how to make them here! […]

[…] Z-fold cards are a great way to show off our DSP and they are so simple to make, so I whipped up a set of these using a stamp from So Sentimental and the Layering Squares dies. Notice again I’ve got the white cardstock in behind the DSP so that it will pop, and I also used my sponge dauber on both the white layer and the scalloped layer here. […]

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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