Fancy Fold Friday #2

Happy Friday everyone!

Fancy Fold Friday’s posts are posted on the first Friday of each month and are about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!

This week:  Z-FOLD.

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The “Z-Fold” is another easy card fold but also has an interesting look to it as it is not the typical A2 size card {4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″}.

You will need {to make the card base}: card stock, scoring board, pencil, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice and a bone folder. *Additional supplies may include patterned paper, adhesive and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

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Start with a 8 1/2″ x 11 ” piece of card stock. Cut a section from the top length of the cardstock at an angle. This can be as short or as steep as you like but my cut goes from the top right hand corner to 2″ down from the top of the left hand side ~ measure and make a little tick mark on the left side, then line that up with the top right corner and cut.

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Score and fold the card into three equal sections. Starting from the shorter edge I measured and scored at 3 5/8” and at 7 1/4” then trimmed a tiny amount from the longest edge {on the right} to make them all even. The first fold is a mountain fold, the second is a valley fold.

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Next, you need to decide how long you want your card to be ~ that’s the length from the bottom to the top right hand corner. I trimmed off 1 1/2″  from the bottom which results in a finished card size of 3 5/8″ x 7″ which will fit in a 4″ x 7 1/2″ envelope that I will make on the Envelope Punch Board. *Please note: if you do not have an Envelope Punch Board, you can just trim down the length of the card to fit in whichever envelopes you may have on hand.

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Now it’s time to decorate the card base. I matted some patterned paper on card stock, added a sentiment, a ribbon closure and put some diamond stickles on the flowers for a bit of sparkle. *Please note: I left the inside middle panel plain for the message to be written on but patterned paper could be added there as well.

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I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!  🙂

 
Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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