Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Z-Fold Birthday Card

For my post for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog today, I decided to try making a Z-fold card. It's super easy to make, and I think it adds something fun to the usual A2 sized card. My card base is cut at 4 1/4" x 11". I then scored it at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" and folded it like this:

For my patterned paper, I used my Imagine to cut two rectangles flood-filled with a pattern from the Imagine More cartridge. I used the 8x10 rectangle that comes built into the Imagine, but I cut mine at 4.2" and trimmed them down. The larger piece is 5 1/4" x 4", and the two smaller pieces are 2 1/2" x 4".

My little guitar playing fox is from the Birthday Bash cartridge. I flood-filled him with colors from the Imagine More cartridge and cut him at 3.8". A little inking, stitching, and google eyes finished him off.

The birthday cake is again from the Birthday Bash cartridge and flood-filled with Imagine More colors. It was cut at 3", and I ran the frosting through the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.

My sentiment is from My Creative Time's "Wow! So Many Candles" stamp set. I used a layer from one of the border pieces from Imagine More and changed it to a solid color. It's cut at 0.8" and trimmed to 5.25" in width. Finally, I added a place to write a note, using a little Papertrey Ink die.

Here's a look at the card when it's all closed up.

Be sure to stop by Creative Critterz Imaginations to see what the rest of the design team has made lately AND to enter our graduation challenge. You can win an Imagine cartridge!


Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado Cardstock
Bazzill White Cardstock
Provocraft Textured White Cardstock
My Creative Time's "Wow! So Many Candles" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink, Angled Labels Die, & "Label Basics" Stamp Set
Cuttlebug "Divine Swirls" Embossing Folder
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Michael's Google Eyes


  1. Hi Katie,
    Love the fold on this card. The colors and design are great too.
    Have a good day.

  2. I love the inspirational ideas from you. Love this card.


  3. Omgosh! I totally have to try this! What a great card!!!

  4. How fun! Love this, Katie!


  5. so creative katie! my mind is swirling with ideas now! I can that I'm not going to get anything done around the house today! lol!
    liz :o)

  6. This is SO cute Katie! You always make me want to try something new and different. Amazing job! I LOVE this card! hugs- Glora

  7. Katie, this is so adorable. I love the z card and thanks for the great idea! Have a great day!


  8. Love this card! :-)

  9. This is soooo cute! Great job!

  10. Super CUTE card Katie! I've never seen a Z card, thanks for the inspiration! :o)


  11. This is so fun, Katie! I love the guitar-playing fox with his googly eyes. Super card!

  12. Katie,
    Oh this is just ADORABLE! I love that you used the built in rectangle in the Imagine. Of course the papers are just incredible and i love his eyes! The stamps are the best too! So sad didn't even know it was there!LOL. I just did my first z-fold card ~ it was so fun to do. Might be my favorite type of card tight now! As always LOVE all your creations!

  13. So stinkin' cute, I love it!!!

  14. Awesome card! I made a sample and wrote all of the measurements on it, including the score lines. I made one tonight for a birthday breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

  15. Hi Katie,
    I visited your site from Everyday Cricut. I think you are doing a great job as guest hostess. I saw you had several imagine projects and I fell in love with the Fox Z fold card. If mimicking is flattery then I am the copy cat and you are the Crafty Zen master. I tried to recreate your foxy Z fold card and came close but there are several detail that I left out. I did mention your Blog and posted a linked back to your card so that others could learn from your great directions. I showed the card to my husband and he laughed out loud. Shaking the card so the Google eyes would move. Thanks for sharing.


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