A Z Fold Box Card To Knock Your Socks Off!

Ok – I will admit it – this z fold box card IS over the top! I went a little nuts, what can I say? But the BASIC form of this Z fold box card can be used in about a zillion ways, as complex or as simple as YOU want to make yours, and it will STILL be a showstopper!  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Circle Lattice, Window w/ Pierce, Tall Terracotta Pots, Tall Buckets, Apple Cart. Watering Can, Leaf Group, Large Ivy, Small Ivy, Flower Buds and Small Flowers #1.

Today I am sharing an over the top Z fold box card - come check it out and see what YOU want to try!

The Z Fold Card Base and Box

  • Use the pre-scored Z Fold Box Card  kit to create the base.
  • Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ designer paper layers  and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the Window w/Pierce and Circle Lattice sections using white cardstock.
  • Attach the lattice sections to the card base using double stick tape and attach the window using mounting tape along the top sections and double stick tape along the bottom section.
  • Score the 11 inch strip of white cardstock from the kit at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
  • Attach the strip to the card base using double stick tape on both ends of the strip.
  • Apply double stick tape to the tabbed ends of four box inserts and attach them inside the box. 

 

While this z fold box card might be super ornate, the basic card can be used a zillion ways - come check it out!

The Terracotta Pots, Buckets, Watering Can and Apple Cart

  • Cut the terracotta pots using yellow cardstock, the bucket and watering can using gray cardstock and the apple cart using Kraft and black cardstock.
  • Use Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge ink and mini applicators to color the terracotta pots, bucket and watering can.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the Apple Cart using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the bucket handle to the bucket and the wheel to the apple cart using glossy accents.

The Flowers and Foliage

  • Use green cardstock to cut the foliage sections.
  • Cut the small flowers using bright pink, pale pink, yellow, aqua, purple and yellow cardstock.
  • Apply dots of color to the some of the flowers using Distress Inks and mini applicator.
    • Wild Honey ink for the yellow flowers.
    •  Worn Lipstick ink for the pink flowers.
    •  Dusty Concord ink for the purple flowers.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and a molding pad.
  • Attach several large ivy sections to the lattice walls using glossy accents.
  • Fill the flower pots with small and large ivy sections and attach the pieces to the back using glossy accents.
  • Attach flowers to the flower pot foliage and lattice wall foliage using glossy accents.

Click through to see how you can use the basic Z fold box card template here to make your own works of sendable art!

Assemble the Card Pieces

  • Begin assembling the card by attaching the back flower pots to the window section using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach ivy and leaf group branches and pots to the box insert sections using glossy accents.
  • Use glossy accents to attach flower pots to the cart and attach it to the card front using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish the card by attaching the bucket, watering can and additional flower pots to the card front using mounting tape.

This Z fold box card flower shop was SO much fun to make - come see how you can make your own!
So are you up for making your own Z fold box card? Give it a shot! They are fun and you can start easy and work your way up to something like this! Check out this Pinterest link if you would like more Z fold box card inspiration.  I have twelve more cards for you to check out in my Z fold box card category.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great week. 

Here are links to the dies I used for my Z fold box card.

 
Circle Lattice Die Cut 5026D
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Window w/ Pierce 5148-02D
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5209-04D Apple Cart Die Cut
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Watering Can Die Cut 5147-12D
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Tall Buckets Die Cut 5147-13D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Here are links to the tools and supplies I used.

 
The Paper Cut: Z Fold Box Card Kit…
[ THP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Dusty Concord, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Worn Lipstick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

So are you up for making your own Z fold box card?

A Simple Double Shutter Card

Having a template for a double shutter card is a great thing to have in your card making arsenal. They are easy to make, can be done in an endless variety of papers, motifs, themes and you can dress them up or down any way you want. AND a double shutter card is PERFECT for when you want to send something but don’t have a lot to say because there’s naturally not a ton of room to write a message! Unless of course, you want to fill the back of the whole card, at which point you have TONS of space. So you can see why this is such a great idea to have handy!

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Scallop w/Holes, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #2 and Blooms Your Way

Click through to see how to make a simple double shutter card you can use for any reason!

The Card Base

  • The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from  White Double Shutter Card kit.
  • Use your bone folder to sharpen the folds of the card.
  • Cut the Carta Bella Home Again designer papers to fit the card base. I used two different papers to add interest to the card.
    • Cut 4 2.00″ x 2 3/4″ pieces of paper in each design.
    • Cut 1 4 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ pieces of paper in each design.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the designer paper and attach them to the card base.
  • Cut 4 1/4″ strips of white cardstock and 1 4 1/8″ strips of white cardstock.
  • Attach the white strips to the card base using double stick tape.

Come learn why a double shutter card is one of my most useful types of cards to make and send!

The Rectangle Scalloped Layers

  • Cut two scalloped layers using white cardstock.
  • Pull out your Stamp-a-ma-jig set and make ready to use to line up the red rubber sentiment and acrylic block.
  • Secure the stamp on an acrylic block, apply ink, secure the block in place against the Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp on the clear image sheet.
  • Line the image sheet up over the white scalloped layer where you want the sentiment to be stamped and secure the Stamp-a-ma-jig against the corner of the clear image sheet and secure in place.
  • Remove the image sheet, apply ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment by lining up the acrylic block against the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • Check out this video to see how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up your stamped images.  It’s makes so much more sense when you see it in action.  I have wasted lots of paper over the years by thinking I could line up a red rubber stamp and get it perfectly straight where I wanted it.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the middle of the card base.

This sweet double shutter card is adorned with a simple paper flower bouquet - click through to see how easy it is to make!

The Flower Bouquet

  • Cut the small flowers using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light shade of Antique Linen ink to the flowers using a mini applicator. I wanted the flowers to match the flowers in the paper but needed to add the light shade of Antique Linen so they would show up well against the white scalloped layer.
  • Place the flowers face up on a molding pad and form them using the small round stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the flower centers and attach pre made black Nuvo Crystal Drops.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the leafy branch and attach it to the white scalloped layer using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the branch using glossy accents.
  • Hand cut a couple thin strips of cardstock to use to extend the blower bouquet branches and attach to the end of the leaf branch using glossy accents.
  • Create a black multi loop bow and attach it to the bouquet using glue dots.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the left side of the flower bouquet layer and attach it to the front of the card base.

Have you ever made a double shutter card? Click through to see why this card will become a favorite!

I’d love to hear about your trying out a double shutter card – be sure to let me know what you thought in the comments!  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday

Here are the dies and stamp used for my project.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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5210-05D Small Flowers #2 Die Cut
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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1319-17 Blooms your way
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Here are the tools and supplies I used for the project.

 
Carta Bella Paper – Home Again…
[ SBC ]
The Paper Cut: White DOUBLE Shutter Card
[ THP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 3.25″ X 4.25″…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Stamp-a-ma-Jig, EK Success
[ ELH ]
Offray 1/8″ Wide Double Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Making a double shutter card is so much fun.

Z Fold Window Card

I love the spring feel of this z fold window card with the brightly colored papers, flowers and awnings and all the kitty cats.  I have been wanting to create a z fold card with a window or windows for a while but wasn’t quite sure how it would look.  When I first started I thought I would use only one window but ended up using four.  It looks like the outside of a house with it’s awning and fenced in yard.  I couldn’t resist using the beautiful designer paper in the background even though it doesn’t really look like the outside of a house.  LOL!

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Window 4 Pane, Borders #2, Grass, Tall Terracotta Pots, Picket Fence, Leaf Group, Beach Chairs, Flower Buds and Cats.

I love the spring feel of this z fold window card with the brightly colored paper, flowers and awnings. Click thru to see the step by step instructions.

The Z Fold Card Base and Box

  • Use the pre-scored Z Fold Box Card  kit to create the base.
  • Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ designer paper layers  and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the four windows and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use bright pink cardstock to cut the awning layers and attach them to the windows using mounting tape.

Create the Box with Fence and Grass Layers

  • Cut an 11.00″ x 1.50″ grass layer using green cardstock. Note:  place the strip of green cardstock on the cutting platform, place the die at one end and run through the machine.  Place the die where the first die cut ended, line it up and run through the machine a second time.
  • Score the grass layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
  • Cut several sections of picket fence using white cardstock and attach them together using gloss accents.
  • Score the fence at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
  • Create a fence and grass layer 5.50″ wide, score at 2.75″ to fit on the inside two sections of the box and attach them to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Attach the grass layer to the fence layer using double stick tape.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the back of the grass/fence layer and attach to the card base.
  • Cut four grass layers 3.75″ x 1.50″ and score at .50″ on each end.  Fold left side forward and the right side backwards.
  • Apply double stick tape to the folded tab ends of the grass inserts and attach them inside the box.

 

I love the spring look of this z fold window card with the brightly colored paper, flowers and awnings. Click thru to see the step by step instructions.

The Flower Pots and Garden Flowers

  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the terracotta pots and apply Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge ink using mini applicators.  Note:  The yellow cardstock shows through the ink and allows the lighter highlights of the pot to show to help create the terracotta appearance.
  • Cut the flowers using light and bright pink cardstock and the greenery using green cardstock.
  • Use snips to cut the branches off the leaf group foliage and attach them to the back of the flower pots using glossy accents.
  • Form the tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the flower pot foliage using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the pots in behind the fence sections and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Create several additional branches with flowers and tuck them in behind the grass layers using glossy accents.

The Cats and Chair

  • Cut the cats using white cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the body of the cats using a mini applicator.
  • Use Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator to add darker shading on the cats. 
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the cats and attach them to the grass/fence layer and card base.
  • Finish the card by attaching one beach chair to a grass inside the fence using glossy accents.

I love this spring z fold window card with the brightly colored paper, flowers and awnings. Click thru to see the step by step instructions.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my z fold window card. Here is a Pinterest link to more z fold window card inspiration.  Check out my Z Fold Category if you would like to see my cards with all different themes.  I think there are 15 in that category now.  Can you tell how much I love making them!  You will be seeing more coming over the next couple of months as I am working to create new cards for Rubbernecker to show off in their display at the Scrapbook Expo shows.  If you are attending a show this year be sure and visit the Rubbernecker booth.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Here are links to the dies I used for this card.

 
5157D window 4 pane
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5159D beach chairs
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5160-02D Boarders #2
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
The Paper Cut: Z Fold Box Card Kit…
[ THP ]
Carta Bella Paper – Botanical Garden…
[ SBC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
[ SSS ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

IIT’s fun to make a z fold window card.