Double Z Fold Cards Made Simple: Fun Folds with Stampin’ Up!®’s Hello Beautiful & Abstract Beauty DSP

Do you love it when all the pieces are right at your fingertips? No need to search out more ink, look for tools or come up with cute accents when the Abstract Beauty Ephemera Pack will do all that work for you. Sure, you can let the parts inspire your own creations, but you can also add a quick accent from the perfect selection available as part of the Abstract Beauty Suite Collection. Combine with the Hello Beautiful stamp set and dies for coordinating fonts, messages and shapes, as many as you’d like to die cut.

From the front of the card, the fold isn’t visible. Using DSP for the left and right panels (I’ll show you how in the video tutorial) makes for clean continuous lines.

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Then the card opens just a bit to show off the ‘fun’ surprise inside.

And all the way open, there is a spot to write a short greeting, plus the pretty card front is visible when the card is opened — a feature of Z Fold Cards.

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 swear that you don’t need a PhD or an engineering degree to make these. I strive 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 3/4” 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. (Hint – I share a trick in the video starting with a 4″ x 4″ DSP layer.)
  4. Adhere the Z fold piece so that the ‘z’ is on the right side of the card instead of the left (see picture).
  5. Decorate as desired – the Ephemera Packs are great for little elements!

Today’s card is one of 4 featured in my March LovenStamps Monthly Tutorials with the Abstract Beauty Suite. Each month I carefully select a group of coordinating supplies – stamps, ink, papers and embellishments – then design 4 fabulous projects using only those products. You’ll love crafting these 4 projects at home! You can follow along with the monthly LovenStamps Project Tutorial videos, or you can follow the directions in my printable PDF tutorials – a new tutorial set is available free each month with an order you place in my online Stampin Up store.

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Plus if your order is at least $50, then you’ll also receive LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” – two ready-to-stamp card kits mailed to your home for 2 of the monthly projects – including today’s card. Just add your stamps and ink, and I’ll supply the pre-cut papers.

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 Abstract Beauty 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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Abstract Beauty Stampin’ Up! Supplies you’ll want for stamping at home:

Use Meg’s 1-Click Add-to-Cart Shopping Link for Stamping Supplies (Hostess code GUGBHBRJ) 

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Don’t forget that your order can qualify you for LovenStamps Perks Points and LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” when you use a hostess code! Check out the details on earning Perks Points and Card Kits with your order. March Abstract Beauty Tutorials are available through March 31.

Happy Stamping!

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Shop the January – June 2022 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, new suites and collections are available now!

  • Want a little? Place an order!
  • When you order: use March Hostess Code (GUGBHBRJ). Earn 1 LovenStamps Perks Point for every $25 you order online, plus LovenStamps Card Kits “To Go” with an order of $50 or more!
  • Want a lot? Host a party – or be your own hostess with a large online order! (Stampin’ Rewards begin at $150 in orders – don’t use the hostess code for orders over $150, since you’ll pick your own Rewards with your order)
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  • This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space! With this trusty tool, any crafter can make precise cuts and embossed designs for their projects with one pass. During the month of March, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!
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  • 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.
  • Shop the NEW limited-time Waves of the Ocean Suite

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Paper Pumpkin March 2022: BONUS Free Stamp Set This Month!! (sign up by March 10)

  • All the supplies you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express gratitude, greetings, and gorgeous little designs.
  • A FREE stamp set to celebrate how grateful we are to have YOU as a subscriber. (That’s TWO stamp sets in one kit!)
  • Paper pieces and embellishments that coordinate perfectly with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog.
  • Elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists to take your crafting to the next level. And save you so much time!
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