How to craft a fabulous floral card so that your day is WOWED: Z-fold card tutorial

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How to craft a fabulous floral card so that your day is WOWED: Z-fold card tutorial

Friday March 31, 2017
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Do you love to make shaped cards? Z fold cards are such a fun and easy of using the card fronts from our paper pads to make fabulous cards for all occasions! This style of card is very popular, great for beginners and advanced crafter's alike. It takes just minutes to make the card base and then it's up to you how you decorate it! It can then be as simple or intricate as you would like to create! All we ask is you have fun making lots of these for your friends and family.

Step 1 Cut a 12" x 6" piece of card and paper for the back of the card. Then cut a piece of card 11 1/16" x 3 14/16" to create the folded front of the card. Cut a card front from the paper pad and two pieces of co-ordinating papers 3" x 3 14/16"

Step 2 Adhere the 12" x 6" paper to the same size piece of card and score at 3" and 6".

Step 3 Score the card to make the front fold at 3" and 6" this will then leave enough space for the card front along the rest of the card. (You will need to turn it round so the two 3" scored lines are on the right side) Adhere the card front and two pieces of paper to the scored card.

Step 4 Stamp the sentiment and ink the edges of all pieces of the card.

Step 5 Adhere the right side of the front fold to the centre of  the edge of the right side of the base card.

I took several classes last year, and LOVED every single one of them! I felt like I was surrounded by crafty friends, the teacher was so nice and helpful. I took one by Emma Lou herself, that was a real treat!! I LOVE Heartfelt Creations products, they are top quality, their stamps, dies, and paper are just wonderful to work with. The company is a company that you can trust, the people are amazing!! -Michelle Orsborn

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Step 6 Fold the front flat and adhere the other edge where the card front is to the card. By doing it this way the card will find its natural place to sit which is approximately 1" from the edge.  Glitter the papers and stamp, cut, colour and shape the flowers, leaves and birds adhering them all to the card.

TIP Make a blank card up first so you don't spoil any of your pretty papers! It's always good to have a practice at a new style card before you cut into your papers! Another great tip is to use 3D pads to create depth when adhering the front fold to the card base.

Have lots of fun making some Z fold cards for your friends and family, they can be used for any occasion! We would love to see what you make, share them with us on our Facebook page.

Create your own now!

HCDP1-273 Woodsy Wonderland Paper Pad

HCD1-7111 Classic Rose Vines Die

HCPC-3753 Classic Rose Vines Stamp set

HCD1-757 Leafy Branch Die

HCPC-3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp

HCPC-3645 Leafy Branch Cling Stamp

71053 ColorBox Berrylicious Chalk ink

159723 Dries Clear Glue

HCPC-3354 Classic Message Cling Stamp set

Other Supplies Distress Inks Broken China, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans. Glitter glue, and gems.


   by Liz Gaze, social media manager, creator of beautiful cards, wife and mom.

Gorgeous card love the shape and the beautiful detail. Hugs Julie xxx
Friday 31st of March 2017 09:13 AM
Video would be nice.
Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17 AM
just love all the cards u do and love birds!
Friday 31st of March 2017 09:57 AM
All I can say is "Gorgeous - Simply Gorgeous"!
Friday 31st of March 2017 10:10 AM
So beautiful. I aM making this card. I have the perfect recipient in mind.
Friday 31st of March 2017 10:16 AM
Thank you for sharing I can't wait to try this card it looks so beautiful and fun
Friday 31st of March 2017 10:24 AM
Beautiful card and so glad to have the measurements and instructions!
Friday 31st of March 2017 10:51 AM
Everything, especially the great instructions! My heartfelt thanks to you!
Friday 31st of March 2017 10:58 AM
Beautiful card! Love Heartfelt Creations products and all the wonderful creative inspiration. Thanks for the great tutorial.
Friday 31st of March 2017 12:22 PM
Love your card. Thank you for sharing how to make this card. It is a new technique I am going to use.
Friday 31st of March 2017 01:03 PM
I love the card and am going to try to make one!
Friday 31st of March 2017 01:22 PM
Beautiful card. I have made Z cards but I really like this one because of the larger Z it gives you more opportunity to be creative with your decorating. I love the paper line. Wonderful colors and I always love butterflies.
Friday 31st of March 2017 01:35 PM
Wow, this is a beautiful card. Thank you for the instructions.
Friday 31st of March 2017 01:36 PM
I've made similar Z-fold cards, but I love the way this one looks with the extra panel in the center rather than at the bottom. Thanks for a great tutorial.
Friday 31st of March 2017 01:53 PM
great card,love it
Friday 31st of March 2017 02:45 PM
Fantastic! I have the stamps with the birds and flowers. they are so beautiful
Friday 31st of March 2017 03:11 PM
I love the card. I plan on trying it. The instructions appear to be "spot on". Thanks.
Friday 31st of March 2017 05:13 PM
What a great way of using the card fronts!
Friday 31st of March 2017 05:28 PM
Liz you are an excellent artist and your card is so beaitiful ,give us the opportunity to use all our beautiful collection in a very clever way
Friday 31st of March 2017 06:56 PM
This card is exquisite and, with the clear directions and visuals in this tutorial, I think even I can create a Z fold card. What a great way to try new things with my HC purchases. Thanks!
Friday 31st of March 2017 08:35 PM
like the z card fold simple but lovely. thanks for showing it. Love getting your emails thanks.
Friday 31st of March 2017 11:53 PM
I loved making this card for my friends.
Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:14 AM
Just so lovely.Just cut one out and very simple to follow. The Little baskets I made for table decorations for a function they were greatly admired.I put Easter Eggs in them and they were so lovely. KEEP THE IDEAS COMING.
Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:05 AM
Beautiful card. I really like the dimensions of this card as I usually make larger ones. Z-folds seems like a popular design right now and I really like your design on this one. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.
Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:33 PM
Hi Liz, I have never made one of these shaped cards yet, thank you so much for this tutorial, and your finished card is gorgeous !! Lots of love from Patricia xx
Saturday 1st of April 2017 03:36 PM
Your card is beautiful. It's so nice when someone appreciates the work you put in to making a card. I like the placement of the birds.
Saturday 1st of April 2017 07:57 PM
Beautiful!!! I saw for the first time yesterday, your products and creations, , at the Penrith Paper Crafts Festival, so first thing this morning looked up your website. So now I have just placed an order and can't wait for it to arrive.
Saturday 1st of April 2017 10:07 PM
Great card! I started making mine right away. Thank you for all the good ideas. We all need inspiration and you and the HC team give us a lot of it.
Sunday 2nd of April 2017 09:05 AM
Hallo Liz. Ik vindt je kleuren combinaties zo mooi!!! Het papier en de vlinders maken je zo blij.Ik blijf jullie volgen hier in Nederland. Dank je wel voor zo veel moois.
Sunday 2nd of April 2017 10:07 AM
a fabulous and wonderful set of instructions on how to make a a very beautiful card. thank you so much - just made my first! a success!
Sunday 2nd of April 2017 10:52 AM
Splendid technique for a different looking card. Thank you for sharing your beautifully designed card.
Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:29 PM
Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with us - I recently discovered your site - wish I had been following all along!
Monday 3rd of April 2017 01:08 AM
hi Liz. What a gorgeous project, the colours are really pretty. I like the card design too, must have a go. Thanks Carole
Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:09 AM
I loved this card -- so much so that I made a similar one for Easter, using the Flowering Dogwoods.
Monday 3rd of April 2017 12:45 PM
Thank You for such a wonderful Tutorial ! Loved this ! ! ! ! Even I can make this with what you have shown! Thanks again and Blessings to you !
Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:02 PM
Cannot wait to try to make this
Monday 3rd of April 2017 07:25 PM
AWSOME! Thank you for sharing.
Friday 7th of April 2017 06:11 AM
Beautiful card , love the little birds and flowers .i need to get the collection . Thank you for sharing. Sincerely jeanne
Monday 29th of May 2017 06:00 PM