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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Tutorial for Z ~~Fold Card

I've had some requests for details on how I made the cascading hearts Valentine card I showed earlier this week. I did a tutorial on the Fiskarettes page on Facebook, but I know some of you don't do Facebook, so here it is. There is nothing new under the sun, you can find lots of YouTube videos on this type of card, but I like this one because you get two card bases from one A4 piece of cardstock, and if you use good quality double sided card, you don't have to mess around cutting out panels, so it is quick and easy

Take a piece of A4 double sided cardstock (8 1/2 x 11"). Score into three at 7 cm intervals,  and mark a point 11cms along one long edge

Turn the paper around, now mark 11 cms along the other long edge - I have marked these points with washi tape in the photo so you can see clearly where your marks should be

Now position these marks along the cutting line of your trimmer and cut

 You will have two shapes looking like this......

Now fold the card bases, one mountain and one valley fold like this.....

The two cards will look like this...


Now punch out various sizes of hearts, or it could be flowers of course. If you use a single sided paper, glue two hearts together so that the card looks pretty from all angles...

Glue some hearts flat to the top side of the card, attach some with foam pads, tuck them behind each other so that you have a pretty waterfall of hearts

I added some sequins for a bit of glitz - my new favourite way of adding a bit of shine to a project, and so much cheaper than gems

So there we go, I hope this answered your questions  Josie, Ann, Brenda and Maureen - thanks for taking the time to email


  1. Great cards Enfys.
    I love this fold on a card.

  2. This is one I haven't tried! Thanks!

  3. Great tutorial Enfys. I love those cascading hearts, definitely one to try. Cathy x

  4. Great tutorial on the Z-fold cards Enfys. I've made them before, but it was a long, long time ago. It's always good to have a refresher course. I'm afraid that I am not very good at the conversion tables (inches vs. cms), but not to worry, I've got the idea and can generally improvise enough to get by. *wink*

  5. Thank you for sharing, love the look!

  6. Great instructions, and now I know what to do with the new double sided paper that I have just won as a little prize. Thank you!

  7. Very pretty En, thanks. I'm bussing it should work about the same with our 8 1/2 x 11 card. Maybe a little tweeking, but with your tutorial, it should be a piece of cake. Thanks again, hugs, Jess

  8. As always, a wonderful tutorial and a great card. Thank you.

  9. Thank you so much! I am still so new to card making that I wasn't sure how to do approach this one! I appreciate the time you spend putting your posts together. I just love reading them!

  10. Love this card, keep up the great work, love getting your posts in my inbox :)

  11. You make it look so simple Enfys, love the shape and those gorgeous papers.


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Enfys x