Hi! I think it is fun to give cards with fun folds… something different than a store-bought card. Today I share a few different z-fold card designs. Super easy!
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My first z-fold design is the easiest to do and is the most common. You can create a card like this using any stamps or dies! I started by covering a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ side-folding notecard with soft stripes… using the Hero Arts Soft Vanilla Ink (SSS | HA) and the new Concord & 9th Stripes and Saying (SSS | C9). I then scored at 2 1/8″ down the center of the card and folded it back to create a z-fold. I added a Concord & 9th Laurel Frame (SSS | C9) flower so it was just attached to the front of the card. (I list the ink colors in the thumbnails below.)
When you open the card, you can see a spot for the personal message.
Another design option is to use partial die cutting. I really like this look! I started with a 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ side-folding notecard and did partial die cutting with the Concord & 9th Triple Step Thank You Die (SSS | C9). I then scored down the center of the card to create the z-fold. (Watch the video to see this in action.)
By the way, during the month of July, proceeds from the Concord & 9th Triple Step Thank You go to The Sharing Place: Grief Support for Children. I love when crafters support a good cause – thank you Concord & 9th!
You can also use either of the first two techniques to make a bottom-folding card. For the background on this one, I used the new Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout Stamp Set (SSS | C9) and lots of colors of Gina K Ink! (See them listed below.) I then folded the front half of the card down to create a z-fold.
I added a framed label from the Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Dies (SSS | C9) to the front fold and the inside of the card, lining them up. The sentiment is from the same die set… and I used a bit of Concord & 9th Neutrals Glitter Paper (SSS | C9).
This design works with just about any products!
I also have a few bonus cards featuring the new Concord & 9th Dip Dyed Cards & Envelopes (SSS | C9). These cards and matching envelopes are great for super quick cards. So pretty! I used mine with the Concord & 9th Heartfelt Smile Stamp Set (which is free for a limited time with a $60+ purchase) and WOW Silver Glitter Embossing Powder.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Concord & 9th. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.