Die Cut Barnyard Z Fold

Good Sunday morning.  Today I’m sharing a die cut barnyard Z fold card using several of the newly released dies Rubbernecker Stamps.  I had so much fun making and sharing the flower Z fold card yesterday and thought I would switch gears with this fun scene barnyard scene.  The box gave me the perfect place to corral the cow and bull and I love the white picket fence framing the whole scene.  I used Bronwyn Eastley’s Z Fold Tutorial for the measurements of my card.  Please refer to her tutorial if you would like to see the step by step directions and measurements to create a card of your own. 

For this project I used the Barn, Tractor, Farm Animals, Winter Tree, Small Ivy, Leaf Group, Picket Fence, Grass, Grass #2 and Small Birds,

Come see how I made this die cut barnyard z fold card.

Card Base

  • Cut the card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut the scene background layers using white cardstock.
  • Apply a cloud background to the layers using a cloud template, Tumbled Glass ink and ink blending tool.
  • Attach the cloud layers to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut two grass sections using green cardstock about 1-1/4″ tall, attach them together using double stick tape to create the grass background for the scene and attach them to the card base using double stick tape.

The Trees

  • Cut two tree sections using Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the ink pad directly over the tree. Heat dry the ink with heat gun.
  • Cut several sets of the small ivy leaves.  Note:  The Small Ivy die has three ivy branches but also has 10 individual leaves that are the perfect size to use with this tree.
  • Gently form the leaves using the leaf tool from the Garden Tool Set and the molding pad.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the upper back portion of the tree trunks and several rolled up glue dots to the back of several leaves. 
  • Tuck the tree trunks in behind the grass layer and attach them to the card base.

Come see how I made this colorful die cut barnyard z fold card.

The Barn, Box, Fence and Grass

  • Cut the barn using red,  white and grey cardstock.
  • Attach the roof using strips of mounting tape and attach the doors and window using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting to the back of the barn and silo, tuck them in behind the grass and attach them to the card base.
  • Cut three card box inserts using green cardstock and the grass die and score the ends on each side.
  • Attach double stick tape to the back of each tab.
  • Space the three card box inserts apart evenly and attach the left side of the tabs to the card base.
  • Cut four fence sections and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back lower portion of the fence and attach it to the card base.
  • Attach the right side of the three card box inserts to the fence to finish the box.
  • Cut two sections of grass, attach them together and attach them to the front of the fence using double stick tape.

The Tractor and Animals

  • Cut the tractor using red and black cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach using glossy accents and mounting tape.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the tractor and attach it to the fence.
  • Cut the animals using white cardstock.
  • Color the cow using a black Copic marker.
  • Color the bull and horse using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink and mini applicators.
  • Cut the tiny cow collar using red cardstock and the cow bell and bull nose ring using metallic gold cardstock.
  • Attach the collar, bell and nose ring to the cow and bull using glossy accents.
  • Score the back portion of the cow, fold out facing the front of the card and attach to the card base using double stick tape
  • Apply glossy accents to the front of the bull and attach him to the back of one of the grassy card box insert sections.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the horse and tuck him in behind the fence and attach to the card base.

Come see how I made this fun die cut barnyard z fold card.

Finish the Die Cut Barnyard Z Fold

  • Cut a couple of the individual grass die sections and tuck in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents
  • Cut one section of the leaf group using green cardstock , cut the branches apart and tuck in behind the grass layer and attach to the card base and barn using glossy accents.
  • Cut the small birds using red cardstock, color their beaks using the black Copic marker and attach to the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

Do you have family and friends that may enjoy receiving a die cut barnyard Z fold card?  It would be a perfect card for a little boy or girl and even a masculine card for a farmer or rancher.  I had such a good time making mine and it was way less complicated to make than it looks.  It’s all in the layering.  I hope you enjoyed seeing it.  I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

 
5201-01D Barn Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5201-03D Tractor Die Cut
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5201-02D Farm Animals Die Cut
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Die Cut Flower Z Fold

Good Saturday morning.  Today I’m sharing my first attempt at making a die cut flower Z fold card.  I am very challenged when it comes to making cards with different folds.  I usually mess up the measurements and don’t find out until I’m half way through the project.  LOL!  I wanted to try my hand at a Z fold card and decided to Google Z fold cards and found lots of great examples and tutorials.  I was most impressed with a tutorial by Bronwyn Eastley and couldn’t wait to give it a try.  You can find Bronwyn’s Z fold tutorial here.  You may want to check out Bronwyn’s tutorial page with more than 100 tutorials and wonderful step by step instructions and photos.  Here’s what I came up with for my first attempt.  Believe it or not, I was able to make all the basic parts and pieces work together to create a base Z fold card for all of my flower pots and accessories.  I used lots of different Rubbernecker die sets to create my project and you can find them all linked at the bottom of my post.

Come see how I made this die cut flower z fold card.

Card Base and Front Panel

  • Please refer to Bronwyn’s tutorial for the exact dimensions to use for this Z fold card shape. 

Come see how I made this colorful die cut flower z fold card.

Assemble Decorative Lattice, Window Frame and Inner Strip

  • Cut two circle lattice pieces using white cardstock.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the lattice pieces and attach to the card base.
  • Cut the window frame section using woodgrain embossed cardstock .
  • Attach thin strips of mounting tape around the back top window sections and double stick tape to the lower section and attach to the back card base panel.
  • Attach one of the woodgrain embossed front strips to the card base using double stick tape.

Attach Card Box Inserts and Outer Front Strip

  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the card box insert scored tabs.
  • Attach all three of the card box inserts to the left side of the base with the tab facing out.  Space them evenly to fit inside the box.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the front strip. 
  • Attach the left front section to the base and fold at the score lines to create the box.
  • Attach the right side of the card base inserts to the inside of the front strip with the tabs facing in towards the card base.
  • Attach the last section of the front strip to the left side of the card base.

 

Come see how I made this spring die cut flower z fold card.

Flowers, Flower Pots, Watering Can and Cart

  • Cut the flower pots using yellow cardstock and apply Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge ink with a mini applicator.
  • Cut the flower cart and watering can using grey cardstock and apply Rusty Hinge ink with a mini applicator. Cut the wheel using black cardstock.
  • Cut large and small ivy and foliage leaves using green cardstock. 
  • Cut several different flower shapes using white, pink, aqua, purple and yellow cardstock.
  • Apply ink to the flower centers using mini applicators.  Wild Honey for the yellow flowers, Shaded Lilac for the white and purple flowers and Worn Lipstick for the pink flowers.  The purple and aqua flowers were not inked.

Come see how I made this fun die cut flower z fold card.

Lattice and Card Box Inserts

  • Attach large ivy sections to the lattice walls, back panel and card box inserts using glossy accents.
  • Attach the purple and pink three flower clusters to the ivy on the lattice sections using glossy accents.
  • Attach single yellow flowers to the ivy on the back wall using glossy accents.

Come see how I made this summer die cut flower z fold card.

Assemble the Flower Pots and Garden Cart

  • Create arrangements in each flower pot and garden cart.
  • Attach foliage sections first and attach with glossy accents.
  • Form flowers using stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach flowers to the foliage sections using glossy accents.

Complete Die Cut Flower Z Fold Assembly

  • Attach three pots of flowers in the windows on the back panel using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach a flower pot of flowers to each card box inserts using glossy accents.  Apply glossy accents to front of pots and attach to the back of the inserts.  Stagger the pots to fill the space.
  • Attach a large flower pot to the right back of the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach the watering can and stack of flower pots to the front left base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach the garden cart to the front box section using a strip of mounting tape.

Come see how I made this pretty die cut flower z fold card.

Wow!  It’s one thing to make a die cut flower Z fold card but another trying to describe all the steps.  I have to admit this card took lots of time to make with all the different parts and pieces and it was a challenge but I had a great time.  I may have gone a little overboard with all the flowers and pots but I really love how it turned out.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card and are inspired to make one of your own.  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Saturday.

 
Window w/ Pierce 5148-02D
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Circle Lattice Die Cut 5026D
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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5210-06D Tulip Stems Die Cut
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Tulip Tops Die Cut 5147-18D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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5209-04D Apple Cart Die Cut
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Wide Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-17D
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Tall Terracotta Pot Die Cut 5147-16D
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Watering Can Die Cut 5147-12D
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Taffy,…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Shaded Lilac
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wild Honey
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Worn Lipstick
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Die Cut Kite Scene

Good Friday morning.  Today I’m sharing a fun die cut kite scene card made using the newly released Rubbernecker Kite paired with the Winter Tree, Cloud Trees, Grass, Grass #2, Picket Fence, Small Flowers #1, Small Birds and Nested Rectangle Scallops with Holes.  I thought it would be fun to fill the sky space with the cartoony appearing tree with the big puffy cloud shapes.   I was going to use more than one kite but somehow the tree took over.  LOL!

Come see how I made this die cut kite scene card.

The Scalloped Sly Background Layer

  • Cut the scalloped rectangle using white cardstock.
  • Mask off the scalloped edges using Eclipse masking tape.
  • Apply a cloudy sky background using an ink blending tool, kite stencil and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Remove the mask, apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the layer and attach it to the card base.

The Grass, Fence, Tree and Flowers

  • Cut the grass strip and grass pieces using green cardstock.
  • Cut the fence using white cardstock.
  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and cloud tree using light and dark green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree by swiping the pad directly over the paper.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the tree trunk and attach it to the scene base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the two fence sections and attach to the scene base.
  • Attach the grass section in front of the fence sections using strips of mounting tape.
  • Tuck several individual grass pieces in behind the grass section and attach with glossy accents.

Come see how I made this fun die cut kite scene card.

Finish the Die Cut Kite Scene

  • Cut the kite using red, aqua and yellow cardstock.
  • Fill in the red kite outline frame using the aqua and yellow pieces and attach with double stick tape.
  • Attach the red kite tail to the kite using glossy accents.
  • Attach the kite and tail in the sky using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the birds and flowers using red cardstock.
  • Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the grass pieces using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny white Nuvo crystal drops in the flower centers using glossy accents.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the flying birds in the sky area and in front of the tree using small pieces of mounting tape.

Come see how I made this cheerful die cut kite scene card.

I had lots of fun creating this die cut kite scene card.  I really love the masked off blue sky area that shows off the sky but still allows the white eyelets of the layer show well.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.

 

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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5202-04D Kite Die Cut
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5210-01D Cloud Trees Die Cut
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Knob Top Fence Die Cut 5152-02D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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My Colors Cardstock – My Minds Eye -…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Judikins Eclipse Twins
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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