The theme of the Stampin’ Up! Card Swap in which I participated in February was, “Sweet Celebrations.” This is one of the cards (my own were another!) that featured the Sweetest Thing Stamp Set.
And, as with all the Fun Fold Cards in this swap, this card was one of my favorites. It’s called a “Double Z-Fold” card. While I know I’ve made a card with this design before, I’ll be darned if I can find it in my computer files. I’m thinking that, at some point in the past, there must have been another name for this fold. There certainly are other cards that have the moniker, “Double Z-Fold.” But maybe they’re called something different now? Oh, my, I’ll bet that I could do at least one blog post just talking about all the names different folds are called!
Anyway, we’ll call this a Double Z-Fold card for now, and this is another card that has an easy sketch to go with it. When I put this in my new greeting card tutorial book, I’ll get more detailed with what goes where and what you can do with all the layer possibilities. For now, just make layered pieces 1/4″ less wide and tall for each of the unfolded planes that you’ll be decorating.
Fold the card background piece so that the fold at 5-1/2″ is a valley fold and the one at 2-3/4″ is a mountain fold. Fold the front strip so that the 5-1/2″ fold is a mountain fold and the 2-3/4″ fold is a valley fold. Place adhesive from left to right at the bottom of the far left surface of the card base and adhere the 5-1/2″ length to that piece. Then place adhesive on the back of the 1-1/4″ strip between the right edge and the 2-3/4″ fold. Adhere that to the card base. I put the adhesive marker on the card base here because it’s a bit difficult to show something on the back of a layer in this situation. I’ll have photos in the tutorial book!
Here’s one more card that used the same Sweetest Thing Stamp Set, but in a different layout. Don’t forget that this Stamp Set is available until the end of May. So there’s still plenty of time to order it. You can do that by clicking on the image of the stamp set below. You’ll be taken to my personal Stampin’ Up! store. There you can find out more about the set, and there is no commitment to purchase it. But, of course, I hope you do!