Double Z Fold Card: Waves of Inspiration from Stampin’ Up!® Waves of the Ocean Suite Collection


Sometimes a card goes from complicated to easy peasy with a simple tip. That’s what I love about Double Z Fold Cards – it looks like the layers are hard to line up and tricky to coordinate, but the two tricks I’ll share today will make this fun fold card layout a favorite for your stamping toolbox. Featuring the Waves of the Ocean Suite (stamps, dies and designer series paper), you’ll want to file this idea away for your future projects.


Don’t forget your Blue Foil Sheets (also from this collection) and coordinating Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels to make the most of all your supplies. And with pretty little dies like these, the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is an ideal crafting companion.


Are you also a fan of cards with a little ‘extra’ surprise? My blog includes a ton of sample ideas for fun folds and cards that move. I work to create tutorials that make these cards simple to create, without complex or weird cutting sizes. 

How to Make a Double Z Fold Card

  1. Cut cardstock to 4 ¼” x 8 ½” for card base and 1” x 8 ½” for Z fold piece.
  2. Score both pieces at 2 1/8” and 4 ¼” and fold in Z shapes.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper layers and white cardstock layer to 2” x 4”. Adhere background layers.
  4. Adhere the Z fold piece so that the ‘z’ is on the right side of the card instead of the left. If you use the trick in my video, you’ll start with both folds matching, then do a pancake flip on the strip to put it in the right orientation. (I promise – it makes sense in the video!)
  5. Decorate as desired!

Looking for easy-print downloadable PDF tutorials for building your card idea library? Tutorials from the LovenStamps Archive are available for purchase in the LovenStampsCardMart on Etsy.

Double Z Fun Fold Card with Waves of the Ocean DSP – Stampin’ Up! Video Tutorial

View below or use the link to view directly on my LovenStamps YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!

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Happy Stamping!

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Waves of the Ocean Limited Release Product Suite

  • Explore artistic expression with this exclusive, early-release collection!
  • Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection. With blue hues, sparkles and swirls, and paper with imagery of hand-poured paint, you’ll be swimming in a sea of inspiration! Craft with this coastal collection for projects that’ll make a splash.
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