Monday, May 29, 2017

AH 214 - Double Z-Fold Card "It's Your Day"

It's such a beautiful time of year with the flowers blooming and a perfect time for the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts... little flowers in a centre square. You don't have to use flowers but it's that time of year - in my area, anyway. People are just starting to plant for the summer months now that the last frost overnight (hopefully) is behind us. 

I chose to so something a little different for this sketch. The front of my card is where you see the actual sketch (minus the ribbon). I put the sentiment on the right side of my card as it is a double z-fold card and it fit better there. I wanted the front to be a floral focus. 

The black background is one of the papers from the Live Beautifully Paper Pack and the flowers are from the May Stamp of the Month (Love, Laugh, Love). Both of these products are only available during the month of May so if either of them appeal to you, be sure to place your order THIS MONTH as they will not be available after May 31st! 

Join us at Atlantic Hearts and show us your interpretation of the sketch shown above. You have until Sunday evening to link up your project. 
Due to a number of requests as to how to create this card, I am posting the cutting and scoring details here...

Double Z-Fold Card Instructions
This card will fit in a standard card size envelope :)

Cardstock 1: Cut 41/4" x 11"    Score at 23/4" and 51/2"
Cardstock 2: Cut 31/2" x 81/2"   Score at 21/8" and 41/4"

Patterned Paper 1: Cut 4" x 51/4" and two of 2 1/2" x 4"
Patterned Paper 2: Cut 31/4" x 4" and two of 17/8" x 31/4"

To easily line up the top piece, do all the folding, then butt up the bottom folded edge of the top piece to the folded edge of the bottom piece.
(Personally, I found it much more helpful to look at the finished card to figure out how to assemble it!) Don't adhere anything until you figure out how it goes together...

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Live Beautifully Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Stamps: Live, Laugh, Love, Sending Smiles, Ink Blot
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Black
Accessories: ShinHan Markers, Clear Shimmer Brush



  1. Fabulous card fold! I love the colors you chose and the pretty panel of flowers. Really gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me yet again!
    :) Marie

  2. Alyson, What a gorgeous card. I love the colours and I LOVE the Live Beautifully collection. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  3. That black design paper really looks stunning in the back of all the folds and the turquoise flowers pop...And I've yet to use this stamp set...what's the matter with me.

  4. Great card! Thank you for sharing the cuts and scores!


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