Happy World Card Making Day! Yes, today is the day you have the world’s permission to make time for this fun paper-crafting hobby (in case you needed an excuse to get away to your craft room).

 

One of my most popular YouTube videos that I shared on September 16th featured how to get five different cards from one accordion folded piece of designer paper. I have that video on my September 16th blog post. I created two different cards with one of the folds. And then four days later on September 20th I shared the completed cards for the remaining four folds. Be sure to click on those links to see all the cards I created. Maybe those cards will inspire you today to pull out that designer paper that has been sitting on your shelves?

I’m sharing five more of the z-fold style cards from that fold but with different products. By the way, these cards all have a slightly smaller sheet of designer paper. I trimmed off 1/4″ from the left end to expose more of both sides of the designer paper on the front section. You can see the difference between the top card (that I shared on the 20th) and the bottom one.

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

So I’ll start with that one.
You may be wondering were I got that pretty blue designer paper? I added Balmy Blue ink with a sponge brayer and just sponged more ink on the left and less on the right to get that ombré look.

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Peony Garden Designer Paper
    • 5-1/4″ x 12″ scored parallel to the short side at 2″, 5″, and 8″ (then trim off 1/4″ from the left edge)
      • OR…5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ scored parallel to the short side at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″, and 7-3/4″
  • Basic Gray Cardstock
    • 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for die-cutting two rectangles
  • Whisper White Cardstock
    • 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″
    • 1-7/16″ x 3-7/16″
  • Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon
    • 6-1/2″

Directions…

  • Die-cut the 3″ x 4-3/8″ Stitched Rectangle from the 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Basic Gray piece. Then die-cut the 1-11/16″ x 3-11/16″ Stitched Rectangle from the center if this.
  • Stamp the images on the smallest Whisper White piece as shown. (The lighter gray is achieved by stamping off on scrap paper first.)
  • Brayer the designer paper – darker color on the left and hardly any color on the right to get the ombré look.
  • Fold designer paper. Attach ribbon and tuck it before adhering the left section down. (Watch the video for other tips on this fold.)
  • Assemble the layers as shown and add the sequins.

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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These other four cards are made the same way but show off the beautiful Gilded Autumn Designer Paper which is now on MAJOR backorder. It won’t be available until the end of November. (Sorry if you are one of those who ordered it and are waiting.) But if you DO have it (or can wait), these are some cards that you could recreate.

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Gilded Autumn Designer Paper
    • 5-1/4″ x 12″ scored parallel to the short side at 2″, 5″, and 8″ (then trim off 1/4″ from the left edge)
      • OR…5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ scored parallel to the short side at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″, and 7-3/4″
  • Early Espresso Cardstock
    • 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for die-cutting two rectangles
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″
    • 1-7/16″ x 3-7/16″
  • Ribbon
    • 6-1/2″

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Five fun z-fold style cards made with an accordion folded sheet of designer paper (that can also convert to four other style cards depending on how your adhere the folds). Click here to see photos of all five cards, get more information so you can recreate them yourself, and to get links to other cards featuring these folds. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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So make some cards today if you can find the time. And then send them out to friends and family this week. I’d love to know how many you create and send! Share your numbers with me in the comments below.

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