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.
Card Base and Front Panel
- Please refer to Bronwyn’s tutorial for the exact dimensions to use for this Z fold card shape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is my all time favorite card!!!❤️❤️❤️
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!! Kittie, this is GORGEOUS!!! Makes me think I’m in a Green House! LOL SO PERFECT for Spring!!! It is STUNNING! SO MUCH DETAIL & just GORGEOUSNESS!!! LOVE EVERY ASPECT of this card! The little pop up box part with the flowers is WONDERFUL added to the Z-Fold! TRULY STUNNING work, Kittie!!! 😉 You make me WISH I had a green thumb! LOL At least I can “pretend” with paper! 😉
Totally AMAZING just Love everything in your garden Thank you for sharing how you made this
Oh I don’t think you went overboard on the number of flowers at all! This card is stunning and well worth your efforts!!! Beautiful!!!
Wow, Wow, Wow! This is AWESOME! Love, love, love it! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing!
What a fantastic card! So much in it, it mustve taken you hours!!
Oh wow! This is a beautiful card, Kittie. It’s outstanding with all the elements. Thanks for sharing it! Have a wonderful day!
Your cards are absolutely stunning and this one is outstanding!!
This is just a wonderful card, Kitty! I don’t always comment on your cards, but want you to know I look forward to my emails from you and seeing all of your creations. They are very inspiring to me, thank you!
Kittie, this beautiful card is a Show-Stopper! Lovely flowers are definitely in your blood.
Amazing card! Your attention to detail and the amount of detail you put into a project has always amazed me and this card is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us!
Oh, my goodness. You have really outdone yourself this time. This card must have taken a long time with all those tiny flowers but it is gorgeous. It is absolutely amazing! I have that little flower die and just cut out bunches of them in different colors and save them in a ziploc snack bag for when I need them.
What an extraordinary card….. I so love it. I could never make it but sure enjoy seeing it. Thank you for sharing your creativity…
Absolutely stunning as always! Glad you found my tutorial helpful.
Wow! So Awesome, and beautiful! So many neat details and a perfect card for spring!
Are you SURE that’s your first try? “Stunning” doesn’t begin to describe your card! I know I want to be your new BFF and be on your birthday card list!
Oh wow another outstanding card, your details are just amazing!