SCS SWING Z FOLD CARD

HI THERE …better late than never right!! Z FOLD CARDS are maybe one of the most common types to share with beginners but I am going to show you a few variations on the idea that work if you a well seasoned card maker.  This first one is from SCS and what makes it unique is that you are going to use your die cut machine and cut the image ONLY 1/2 way out … so when card is folded only half the image is cut out of the card… This one is a little busy for my taste but you can see the idea and add or subtract as necessary…the important part is to only cut half way thru on your die so you may want to use tape to mark where you want to stop i.e. run it into die cut machine 1/2 WAY THEN BACK IT BACK OUT… if you do happen to cut it all the way out no worries use the cut out to glue on the inside of the card and still fold the Z its still impressive just not quite as involved.  SO, ready set GO…

AS ALWAYS its at good idea to watch the video first just so you know for sure how they are doing it and also the printed tutorial I would save in a sheet protector and then also cut at least the base card and score for a sample…our old brains just don’t hold what they use too…or maybe its just there is too much stuff to hold anyway here is SCS’s VERSION

SCS SWING Z FOLD CARD 

SCS SWING Z FOLD

SCS SWING Z FOLD

SCS SWING Z FOLD OPEN

SCS SWING Z FOLD OPEN

DAWN’S Z FOLD VIDEO

This is another take yet on a totally different pattern but still a Z fold and in case you haven’t figured out yet they are all called Z fold because if you look straight down on them standing up they are a Z shape…you know ZORRO… lol.. any way we have done some of these before and I may have even posted this one before but there is her link anyhow and I am going to do a halloween one ( what else) and show you my version of it with halloween stuff instead of flowers…. but it can be any thing you know… h

DAWN'S Z FOLD CARD no swing

DAWN’S Z FOLD CARD no swing

Dawn used layers and I like that but you can also try it with duplex paper and then you can do solid or multi colored flowers etc… any type of embellishment that goes with your card.  Bear in mind that if your embellishments stick up above the top of card that you might need a larger envelope like a 5×7 inch one….no extra charge for mailing unless there are bumps…but I think the card has more pizazz if you do put the embellishment part way above the card…and as with the SCS CARD they both will stand on their own….I don’t know about you but I love to display my cards so this Z fold is really good for that…

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one more z fold idea..most common but stellar idea

one more z fold idea..most common but stellar idea

The spider and web card above is from a FANTASTIC CLASS I recently took at IMPRESS RUBBER STAMPS IN tukwilia WA…The teacher was Linda ( didn’t get her last name)..all those cards plus several more were made in that class and was terrific…the spider and web ( both die cuts and I am not sure whose but they have them at Impress so you can call and mail order if you are not close by) are glued onto  the Z fold of that black card…so standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 and then score the front panel again at 2 1/8 and if you scor tool doesn’t have that measure then just fold the front flap back on itself so the front right edge meets the back left fold.

THEN just when I thought I was done I came across this one on Pinterest…no directions but close look and I saw it was the circle swing thinlit die or at least that is what I used. Last year I used DAWN’S FRANKIE and I loved it but when I saw this one I had to give it a try also and it is also a variation on swing folds…so here is mine…using the thinlits circle swing or flip flop fold die.

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sorry got it a little blurry but you can see it and on the inside I just layered another smaller circle on the swing part and wrote …GOT CANDY…for the HAIR… I just cut ragged pieces and you will need to use two pieces or the card won’t open or will tear when they try to open it… This thinlits die is available at AMAZON and also thru STAMPIN UP…

ok this is way late so I am going to post and move on to next week… AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY…kath aka wire headed cyber toad…

 

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