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…
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Carta Bella Paper – Botanical Garden…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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…
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IIT’s fun to make a z fold window card.

8 thoughts on “Z Fold Window Card”

  1. Kittie, that floral paper is the “Inside” of the house with it’s wall paper! LOL I LOVE IT! It looks SO CUTE with the kitties looking in, which is what they do here! LOL They’re just like little children when they go out, go out one door & come in another. Even coming in the windows if they could! LOL LOVE the little chair in the flower garden too!!! AND your kitties are PERFECTLY COLORED! BEAUTIFUL WORK, Kittie!!!! ;)<3

    • This is 3 cards in one….wonder how long this card took you Kittie. You are really making me want to make a Z fold card. Have not done one yet…Well done. And to Becky above…I had a friend whose cat did come in through a window of her house. Ha! Kittie, I would love to see what this card looks like when closed. Hugs

  2. What can I say that I haven’t said a million times over the years….lol. This is another gorgeous card. Perfect flowers & more perfect kitty’s… Thanks for sharing your talents..

  3. Oh my goodness, I just love it, too cute, I love the papers you picked for the inside wall paper and the cat getting in the flowers reminds me of my kitten 🙂

  4. OMG! You have got to be kidding me! This is so AMAZING! You have really hit it out of the park! The details- floral wall paper, kitties, chairs, flowers along the fence… all terrific!
    I LOVE your z-cards!
    I really have to attempt a z-card- but how long did this take you to make? However long it took you, it was well worth your efforts!
    You are my inspiration! BRAVO!


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