Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter “Z”. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Z” element will be featured in their post.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome! If you just hopped here from DIANA SAUNDERS’ Blog then you are in the right place. The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultants at the bottom of this post.
The letter “Z” can also be a difficult letter to come up with ideas for there is always the ZipStrips at the top of the Close to My Heart paper. But I thought I remembered a fancy fold card that started with “Z” so I went to my Pinterest boards and there it was…..Upright Z Fold card. So that is what I set out to make. Here is the final product then I will walk you through the steps.
This is what is looks like from the front. Now let me show you how it was made.Starting with an 11″x 4 1/4″ piece of paper which will be you card base and your final card will be 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ when folded flat. Score along horizontal edge at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″.
Then you will adhere your pattern paper to the top and bottom of the card. You can use the same or mix up the paper. The bottom measurement is 4 ” x 2 1/2″ and the top is 4″x 5 1/4″ (sorry I made a mistake on the text in the photo).I cut the Holly Border #m418E9A from the Artisty cartridge cut at 1.01″ high by 3.62″ high. I cut this three times two Fern and one in Chocolate. The two fern ones I trimmed the fern looking leaves leaving the holly leaves and balls. In the photo above I am using the cocoa and the first fern cut.Here I am attaching the second Fern holly but I am only attaching it at the top. This will allow me to slide the card front between the two Fern cuts and help hold the card in the Upright Z. I added some gems. I then attached the front panel which is cut at 3 1/4″ x 4″ and the insert which I embossed is cut at 3″ x 3 3/4″.Here is the side view of the completed card.
- Paper Pack ~ White Pines X7200B
- Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Chocolate, Champagne and Fern
- Glitter Paper ~ Gold Z3076
- Cricut Cuts ~ Artbooking #m3d45c and Artistry #m418e9a
- Embossing Folder ~ Confetti Z3118
- Embellishments ~ Pink Enamel Z3091
- Stamp Set ~ Holly Jolly Christmas D1657
Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.
Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.
- Catherine Nowak – CatScrapbooking ~ You are here!
- Darlys Recker – Crafty Happy
- Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
- Diana Saunders ~ Farmer Di Stamps