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How to Make a Z-Fold Card [The Hobby House]

How to Make a Z-Fold Card [The Hobby House]

All it takes is a few simple folds to add some extra interest and the WOW factor to this fabulous Z-Fold card. The daisy border from The Hobby House Daisy Dreams Collection is perfect for this style of card, teamed with the gorgeous daisy corner paper and coordinating topper, then finished off with a few die-cut butterflies to keep it simple but stylish.

This project was created & written by Debbie Simpson from The Hobby House.

Time to make: 20 minutes

Skill level: Intermediate

You will need:

Step 1:

For the card base, trim a piece of A4 Kraft card into two pieces measuring 14cm x 28cm and 7cm x 28cm. Score each piece on the long edge at 7cm and 14cm, then mountain and valley fold each piece of card.

Step 2:

Cut two pieces of the daisy corner paper from the Daisy Dreams Collection to measure 13.5cm x 13.5cm and 6.5cm x 13.5cm. Cut one piece of the lattice paper from the collection to measure 6.5cm x 13.5cm, then gently ink the edges with brown ink.

Step 3:

Trim the daisy border from the border paper in the Daisy Dreams Collection into 3 pieces; one should measure 6.5cm x 14cm and two should measure 6.5cm x 6.5cm. Gently ink the edges with brown ink.

Step 4:

Mat and layer all the patterned paper pieces to the base card, leaving a small border.

Step 5:

Position strong adhesive – either Red Liner Tape or wet glue – to each end of the 7cm x 28cm strip of Kraft card, ensuring that you only go halfway along the 7cm x 14cm panel. Then, adhere this strip to the base card. Secure the short panel to the right-hand side and the longer panel to the front left-hand side.

Step 6:

Adhere the die-cut topper from the Daisy Dreams Collection to the left-hand side of the base card, making sure not to put any adhesive on the top right quarter of the die-cut.

Step 7:

Die-cut some butterfly embellishments from the cream pearlescent card in The Hobby House Pearlescent Card Summer Collection and adhere one to a thin strip of acetate. Then, adhere the acetate strip behind the centre panel. Adhere a few other butterflies, as shown, adding some Hobby House Aurora Classic Adhesive Pearls to the body of the butterflies.

Step 8:

Finish with a die-cut sentiment from The Hobby House Daisy Dreams Collection, adhered to the bottom left of the die-cut topper.

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5 thoughts on “How to Make a Z-Fold Card [The Hobby House]”

  • Absolutely stunning. I have seen these Z fold cards before & will definitely be giving it a go. I love all of Debbie’s designs.

  • I stumbled on this two days ago by mistake and so glad I did – this card is lovely and easier to do than I thought it would be. I had some Graphic 45 Safari sheets that I was itching to use and now have a lovely card done with wild animals marching across the veldt amidst bright foliage and lovely parrots! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise which I thoroughly enjoyed trying.

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