A Magical Day

Double Z Fold, fancy fold, magical day 

Double z fold, magical day

Not only is this Double Z Fold card magical, but today is a magical day. Today is the first day of the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

What is Sale-A-Bration? This year, Stampin’Up! has UPPED the freebie potential. As usual, for each $50 in product purchases, you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And new this year are additional items for every $100 spent, like an awesome set of dies.

The starter bundle offer is outstanding too. For just $99 you get a completely customizable bundle, plus two free stamp sets (up to $101 total), free shipping and an additional $25 in free product. And there are no strings attached–your $99 also gets you a discount for six months if purchased in January. No obligation whatsoever except to get a pile of goodies and craft away. Sounds like a deal to me – if you think so too, contact me today and I’ll help you get started.

So since it’s a new year and a new catalog, I thought I’d make it a magical day as well.

The new stamp set Magical Day cast a spell on me the first moment I laid eyes on it. It has dragons! Wizards! Mermaids! Unicorns! And the matching paper has all of those, plus it has glittery embossed bits! Be still my heart.

The Double Z Fold is one of those cards that’s a big wow but is very easy to make, once you know how.

How to Make a Double Z Fold

I cut my Basic Grey cardstock at 11″ x 4 1/4″ and scored the long side at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″. Then I cut a second piece of Basic Grey cardstock at 8 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ and scored the long side at 2 7/8″ and just a smidgen under 5 3/4″. Fold each piece to resemble the letter “Z”.

I cut my unicorn paper to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and two more pieces at 2 1/2″ x 4″. I used the largest square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out three pieces of Shimmery White cardstock.

Adhere the cut pieces as shown to the two Basic Grey base pieces. Then flatten the small z piece so it looks like a square and center it over the back panel of the z peace and adhere. Close the big z piece and wherever the little z piece overlaps it, apply adhesive and press down. Voila, you have a perfect double z fold! Decorate as desired. Below is a list of all the product I used to make my card. Hope your day was magical!

 

Stand Up Card

 

Stand Up or Pop Up Card
Stand Up or Pop Up Card

This square card is perfect for those upcoming graduation gift needs. It folds flat for mailing, then pops up when the grad opens it. And you can even add a pocket for a gift card! Stop over to my YouTube channel for a quick video on how to make the base. It’s super easy.

Details for the front of this card:

Stamp the big dipper image from the Going Global set in Sahara Sand ink on the Sahara Sand card base. Stamp the compass image in Mossy Meadow on Lost Lagoon cardstock and punch out with circle punch. Cut two mats from Lost Lagoon, measuring 2 1/4 x 4 and 1 3/4 x 2 3/4. Cut a layer of the marbled design from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Pack at 2 1/4 x 3 3/4. Cut a layer of the script image from the same pack at 1 1/2 x 2 1/2. Assemble and adhere as shown.

Pop Up Grad Gift Card Holder - Inside View
Pop Up Grad Gift Card Holder – Inside View

Details for the inside of the card:

Cut two Lost Lagoon pieces of cardstock  4 x 4. Stamp with the big dipper image from Going Global set in matching ink. Cut a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock to 1 x 4, and punch with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. Stamp the sentiment from the Tin of Cards set in Archival Black Ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and punch with the Decorative Label Punch. Punch another label from a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock, snip it in half, and layer behind the sentiment. Make a gold thread puddle on the back of the sentiment, using dimensional. Punch an assortment of stars from Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla scraps with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Cut a piece of the compass design to 4 x4 from the Going Places Designer Series Paper, then cut in half from tip to tip. Apply Tear and Tape to just the right angle sides. Layer and adhere all elements together as shown. Slide gift card in the pocket created on the ‘floor’ of the pop up card.