Saturday 27 May 2017

Tutorial - Double Z Card

Double Z Card

Cary posted some projects this week and we have had a request for a tutorial.
So here we go...
I'm not sure what the card fold is called but I call it my Double Z fold.
This first image is of one of the cards that our ladies made at our recent all day class.
I used Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White card stock and the DSP is from the 
2016 - 2018 In color designer series paper.


I started by just playing about with a strip of Grid paper and got these folds.
A bit tatty I know but that's how I usually start with my folded cards. 
Just using a scrap of paper!

This is the new version I made for the tutorial.

I started with a piece of  Emerald Envy card stock and cut it at 14.85 cm (just under 6 inches) by the full length of the card which is 29.7 cm. (8 and a half inches?)
I then scored along the long edge at, 10 cm. 16 cm. 22 cm. and 25.7 cm.

 I then turned it so that the card was portrait to me and using a pencil marked 
on the 10 cm score line 2.5 cm from the edge and again on the 22 cm line.

 On the 22 cm score line I also marked at 5 cm from the edge and again at the end of the card at 5 cm.

 I cut the excess off as shown. It doesn't matter if you work on the left or the right 
of the card base, as long as all of the cutting is done on the one edge.

You can fold the card either way you like. Just as above and below. 

Then measuring each of the panels, I matted a Whisper White mat on each if the facing panels.

I added some pieces of DSP from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Again they need to measured to your card just in case the measurements are slightly different.

Next, I decorated the rest of the card by die - cutting some of the flourish pieces from 
the Flourish Thinlits. Some are in DSP and others in the card stock. 
Yes, that is a fine strip of DSP on the left.
As all of our ladies know...
"It's your card, so decorate it as you like"

I finished off by adding some different messages on the card mats using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set. 

I hope you like the tutorial. If you have any questions or difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact us. 
Please also share pictures of your cards when you make them? 
We would love to see how you get on with any of our projects.


  1. Love this fold, clever you :)

    1. Thank you Christine. It's amazing what you can do with a scrap of paper isn't it? Gill

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you. Please don't forget to share pictures of yours should you make one too.

  3. Great card and great tut
    Thank you

    1. Thank you Christine. I hope to see a project you make following on from this. Yes?

  4. Great card and great tut
    Thank you

  5. Hello love this card do you have this measurements in inches thank you