Hats Off to the Outdoors – Guy or Girl Extended Z Fold Card with Stampin’ Up!®’s In Good Taste DSP


You’ll never catch me saying that a card for an outdoors person is a guy card – I’m fresh off the trail from a weekend backpacking trip in southern Illinois, with the sun and wind burn to prove it! The Hats Off Bundle (going going, gone soon) is the perfect stamp set to say thanks to my husband though – who is an amazing dad and scout leader. The wood grain varieties in the In Good Taste DSP (on sale at 40% off) provided the ideal complement to this Extended Z Fold Card.


For special people in your life – or ones who appreciate engineering, cards that move are my favorite layout. The Extended Z Fold has simple layers that come together to create a unique card shape with a surprise opening, plus 3 panels to convey your message.


How to Make an Extended Z Fold Card

  1. Cut card base to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 1 1/4″ and 11″.
  2. Fold in half, then fold front flap back. Attach 4″ x 4 1/4″ panel (In Good Taste paper here).
  3. Inside card, layer 4″ x 4″ Basic White cardstock for greeting, then add 1 1/2″ DSP strip for decoration.
  4. Stamp and decorate as desired, shown here with the Hats Off stamp set and coordinating Hat Builder Dies.

These stamps and dies are terrific together – great for outdoors cards, baseball and softball cards – pretty much anyone cards. Change up the colors to match your theme.


The Brushed Metallic Dots add the perfect accent to today’s card fronts – almost like faux nail heads.


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.

Extended Z Fold Cards: Hats Off – 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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Want to see some pics from my trip?

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Happy Stamping!

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