Swinging Z-Fold Card
by Beate Johns
Create a unique card with some cuts and an extra score line.
- Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
- 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" Cardstock
- 4 1/2" x 9" Cardstock (optional)
- Three 4 1/4" pieces of patterned paper
- Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
- Craft knife and cutting mat
- Cutting die (Spellbinders Nested Hearts used here)
- Additional cardstock for main image
Score the 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/8"
and then at 4 1/4".
Adhere one of the patterned paper pieces to the unscored side of the cardstock base.
Apply adhesive on the scored side of the cardstock base. Add additional adhesive on the outer panel.
Apply patterned paper over the adhesive.
Score panel again at 2 1/8". It will make folding the side easier later.
Turn the cardstock over. Apply adhesive, and again add more adhesive on the outer panel.
Adhere last piece of patterned paper over the section.
Score the side again at 2 1/8".
Fold scored side of the card base.
Place die template in the center of the folded side of the cardstock. Trace shape onto the left panel of the scored side.
Cut traced shape out on the left hand side.
If you have a hard time cutting through three layers, trace and cut shape before the last piece of patterned paper is adhered. Then adhere paper piece and cut through the last piece.
Cut and decorate shape using the same die, cut out of additional cardstock. Adhere shape to the center of the folded card side.
Decorate the inside of the card.
If desired, adhere to a bigger card base or square.
Simple Z-fold Card
Skip Steps 7 to 9. Adhere main image over the center of the folded side.
You can create any size card into a Z-fold card. Just score your cardstock at 1/4" and 1/2" of its length.