Friday, 25 January 2013

Weekly project - Upright Z fold card

Hi all,

Its my turn Lyndsey today to provide you with a bit of inspiration here on the Little Claire blog.

Today I am going to show you a very simple card with a bit of a twist the classic Z Fold Card turned on its side creates - The Upright Z Fold Card.

I am also going to stick with this weeks tree theme - and am using the Changing Tree stamp with the gorgeous Girly Embellishments.

You will need

6x6 card blank
Piece of A5 or bigger white card
Border Punch
Oval & Scalloped Oval Nesties
Circle punch & Brad

1. Take the card blank, fold together along the pre-creased score line. Then fold the card front back on itself to create the Z Fold. (make sure to give your folds a good crease).

2. Turn your card around so that the RH side becomes the top & the fold is at the bottom.

3. Trim a piece of patterned paper to 14cm sq & add to the back of the card (making sure the pattern is the correct way up).

4. Trim a different piece of paper to 7cm wide x 14cm tall & add to the front part of the card

5. Punch a circle from co-ordinating card/plain paper and secure to the top of the card with a brad

6. Trim a piece of white card to 11cm wide x 15cm tall & punch a border along the 11cm edge

7. Trim a piece of patterned paper to 10.5cm wide x 13cm tall, add to the punched panel

8. Add the punched panel onto the front of the card, the top of this panel will slot under the circle to keep the card standing up

9. Stamp the Changing Tree Base & Girly Embellishments to suit, colour & Die Cut with an Oval Nestie

10. Mat the image onto a piece of co-ordinating card/plain paper Die Cut out using a Scalloped Oval Nestie.

11. Finish off with a cute Bow, Flowers & Gems 

Side view - so you can see the fold better.

Thank you for joining us at Little Claire today - hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial

Lyndsey xx


  1. What a really pretty card Lyndsey. I shall certainly have a go at this one when my crafting mojo puts in an appearance again. I think it's trying to find it's way back and this will definitely help. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Toni xx

  2. WOW! Lyndsey - such a fantastic card, thank you for the step by step guide. Gill x

  3. WOW!! This is gorgeous. I love the design and such a fab tutorial.


  4. Fabulous Lyndsey - thank you for sharing such a brilliant project xxGaynor

  5. Perfette le spiegazioni...bellissimo il risultato
    Ciao da Ale

  6. Wow great idea..I made one of these yesterday and am so pleased with it. Can't share just yet though as it is a DT card. Thanks for the inspiration..

    Sylvia x

  7. I think this is a great design and aim to have a go soon :o) x

  8. What a brilliant design idea. I'm definately going to have to give this style a go.


  9. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing. Pat K x

  10. This is very beautiful. I liked the idea of putting brad on top