Sunday, May 30, 2010

Z-fold Thinking of You

by Kathy Berger

This card is very quick to make but looks special because of its fold-back panel. I hope you'll give it a try.

Z-fold Thinking of You


  • Paper
    • Bazzill Basics "Places We Love" 5-color packs, Martha's Vineyard, Apple Sauce     ( BB-PWL-Martha   $11.99)
    • White card stock
  • Inks
  • Stamps
  • Embellishments
    • White Organza Ribbon, 1/4" width, 12 inches     ( CR-ORG4-Wht   $0.30/yard)
    • Adhesive mesh joint tape from the hardware store (used for sheetrock seams)
  • Adhesives
    • ATG-714 Double Sided Adhesive Tape Gun for 1/4" tape     ( ATG-714   $59.99)
    • Double Sided Refill for ATG-714     ( 1/4" x 36 yd   $5.95)
    • Glue Dots Mini Size, 300 dots, 3/16" dia     ( GLUE-Mini   $3.99)
  • Tools
  • Miscellaneous
    • About a dozen 2" rubber bands
    • Coloring tools of choice (I used colored pencils and GooGone™)


  • Cut the cardstock.
    • Applesauce cardstock:
            one piece 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
            two pieces each 3 1/2" x 2 3/4".
    • White cardstock:
            two pieces each 3" x 2 1/4"
  • Corner chomp the small rectangles of the applesauce and the white cardstock using the STUB side of the chomper.
  • Using the Versafine pad, stamp the bird on one of the white rectangles, and the "Thinking of you" on the other. Color as desired.
  • Mount the white panels onto the applesauce panels. Set aside.

  • Using the Scor-pal score the applesauce card in the landscape orientation at 2 1/8" and at 4 1/4".
  • Mountain fold the card at the 2 1/8" score line, and Valley fold at the 4 1/4" score.
  • Use one of the rubber bands to bind the other bands into a clump. Use scissors to trim the loops off one end of the bands.
    (My daughter named the resulting tool a "Splongee" when she was 3 and it stuck.)

  • Tap the ends of the "Splongee" onto the Versamark pad and stamp onto the front folded-back part of the card only. Repeat to randomly cover that part of the card.
    This will add a subtle "texture" to the folded panel.
  • Cut a strip of the seam tape to about 1" wide, 5 1/2" long. Apply to the the part of the inside of the card that is visible from the front.

  • Affix the panel that has the saying stamped on it to the inside of the card.
  • Apply glue tape to the back of the left half of the panel with the bird stamped on it (WARNING: this will be the RIGHT side of the panel when it is face down!)
  • Affix the bird panel to the front folded-back part of the card, taking care to align the panel so it completely covers the saying panel on the inside of the card.

  • Add a bow tied out of the organdy ribbon to the lower right of the card.

Thanks for coming by. See you next time!



  1. gorgeous, simply stylish

  2. Beautiful card! I love the look the splongee gives it. I will definatly have to make one for my crafting room. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Loved the idea ! Tks !