Snowy Z Fold Christmas Card

Today I’m sharing a snowy Z Fold Christmas Card with a pretty house decorated for the holidays and deer playing in the trees in the front yard.  I modified the Rubbernecker Stamps Spooky House (I love that house) and paired it with the Tree in Oval, Pine Tree Forest, Wildlife, Deckle Hills, Borders #3, Greenery #1 and Small Birds.  I used the Splatter Background to apply snow to all the trees. 

Come see how I made my scenic Z Fold Christmas card.

Card Base and Box

  • Use the pre-scored Easel card kit to create the base.
  • Use the Borders die to cut the decorative eyelet border on both sides of the card base.
  • Cut the 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layer using the strip from the kits.  Note:  place the strip of white 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.
  • Cute an additional 11.00 x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layer, score it at 2.75″ and 5.50″ and attach it to the card base.
  • Score the front Deckle Hills layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the back of the Deckle Hills layer and attach to the card base.
  • Cut three Deckle Hill ground layers 2.75″ x 1.00″″ and and attach to the insert strips from the kit using double stick tape. 
  • Score the insert layers 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.

The Trees

  • Cut three Trees in Oval and several Pine Tree Forest sections using green cardstock. Note:  I cut pieces of cardstock just large enough for cutting the large tree out of the frame. 
  • Gently rub the Magic Embossing Bag over all the trees to help remove static from the cardstock.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the Splatter Background and stamp all the trees.
  • Apply white embossing powder to the trees and heat with the heat gun.
  • Tuck the Pine Tree Forest sections in behind the snow layers on the back and side card base and attach using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach two of the larger trees to the front panel of the card base with mounting tape.
  • Apply mounting tape to the largest tree and attach to the back wall of the card base using three layers of mounting tape. Note:  I attached the large tree directly over the smaller line of trees on the card base.  I liked that the larger and smaller trees filled the space..

Come see how I made my winter Z Fold Christmas card.

The House

  • Cut the house using blue cardstock and the roof sections using white cardstock.
  • To modify the house cut off the tall pointed roof section on the left side.
  • Attach the white roof sections to the house using strips of rolled up double stick tape and glossy accents.
  • Attach the windows and doors to the house using Connect glue.   Note:  I like to use the Connect glue to attach small items like the windows because it dries perfectly clear and does not leave a shine like glossy accents.  Glossy Accents is still my glue of choice when attach items like foliage and flowers, etc. 
  • Cut several sections of greenery using green cardstock.
  • Use greenery tips to create the window decorations and roof top wreath and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Punch out red 1/8″ circles and attach them to the wreath and window decorations using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the house, tuck it in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.

The Deer, Greenery, Birds and Falling Snow

  • Cut the deer using white cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink over the whole body of the deer using a mini applicator.
  • Add darker shading to the deer body and antlers using Vintage Photo ink and a mini applicator.
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the legs of the left facing deer and attach to the snow layer.
  • Tuck the left facing deer in behind the snow layer and attach to the tree using a piece of mounting tape. 
  • Apply glossy accents to small pieces of greenery and attach them in behind the snow layers.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach several red birds to the card base.
  • Finish the scene by attaching small round circles to the card base and house using Connect glue to create falling snow.  Note:  I save all the small circles that come out of the decorative dies like the ones from the eyelet border.  I love how the popped up circles add a little bit of dimension. 

Come see how I made my snowy Z Fold Christmas card.

Here are links to all the products I used on this project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5160-03D Borders #3
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5165D Tree in Oval
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Wildlife Die 5142-04D
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
[ THP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Metallic Gold Foil – 5pk, Bazzill…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 1/16 Inch Hand Punch, Circle
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my winter Z Fold Christmas card.  I am having so much fun making these Z fold cards and challenge myself each time to make them more dimensional and more interesting.  This may be my favorite but then again I say that to myself each time I finish a card.  LOL!  You can more of my Z Fold cards here.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day. 

Fall Z Fold Card Ideas

Today I’m sharing fall Z Fold Card ideas using several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker Stamps.  I created a dimensional corn field scene surrounded by a picket fence and colorful fall trees.  The rusty flatbed truck is loaded down with cornstalks and the crows are circling and are totally ignoring all the cats playing in the fields.  Any of the fall components of this card are fun jumping off ideas for fall cards.  For this card I used the Flatbed Truck, Winter Tree, Tiny Leaves, Deckle Hills, Corn Stalks, Picket Fence, Cats, Small Birds and Cart Accessories #2

Come over to my blog for fall Z fold card ideas.

The Z Fold Card Base

  • Use the pre-scored Easel card kit to create the base.
  • Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″  and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer, apply clouds using Tumbled Glass ink, cloud stencil and ink blending tool and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut 2 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layers 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.
  • Cut four sections of the Picket Fence, attach them together using glossy accents and attach them to the card base.
  • Score one grass layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″ and the second at 2.75″ and 5.50″.
  • Attach one grass layer to the card base using double stick tape.

The Z Fold Box and Inserts

  • Attach the front grass layer to the card base using double stick tape.
  • 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.
  • Cut several sections of cornstalks and attach them to the grass layers using glossy accents.  Note: I attached a few pieces of yellow sections to the stalks with glossy accents to create the appearance of fresh corn.
  • Apply double stick tape to the folded tab ends of the grass inserts and attach them inside the box.

 

Come over to my blog for colorful fall z fold card ideas.

The Fall Trees

  • Cut the trees using woodgrain cardstock and the leaves using orange, red, yellow and green cardstock.
  • Use Antique Linen to color the tree and heat set the ink.
  • Apply Spiced Marmalade to the orange leaves,  Wild Honey to the yellow leaves and Fired Brick to the red leaves using mini applicators to add more depth of color.
  • Attach the leaves to the branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply rolled glue dots to the back of several leaves and mounting tape to the tree trunks and tuck them in behind the fence sections and attach to the card base,  Note:  I cut off a portion of the winter tree to create a smaller tree and folded it in the middle so it would fit in and add interest to the center of the card.

The Truck

  • Cut the truck sections using red, woodgrain and black cardstock.
  • Apply Rusty Hinge ink to the truck body to distress.
  • Attach the fender to the front of the truck using mounting tape.
  • Apply glossy accents to the truck rails and attach to the truck.
  • Secure the tires and wheels to the truck using glossy accents.
  • Attach several pieces of cornstalk to the truck bed using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the truck and attach it to the front grass layer.

The Finishing Elements

  • Cut a crate using woodgrain cardstock and corn sections using yellow cardstock, attach the together using glossy accents and attach to the grass layer using double stick tape.
  • Cut a few small pumpkins using yellow cardstock, color them using Spiced Marmalade ink and a mini applicator and tuck them in behind the grass sections.
  • Cut birds using black cardstock and attach them in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the cats using white cardstock and color the body parts using a black Copic Marker.
  • Attach the cats in the scene using mounting tape.

Come over to my blog for fun fall z fold card ideas.

Here are links to all the products I used on this project.  You can check out My Favorite Crafting Tools Page to see all of the tools that I keep close at hand and use on a regular basis.

 
5215-04D Old Flatbed Truck Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5215-03D Corn Stalks Die
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5214-03D Cart Accessories #2 Die Cut
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
[ THP ]
Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Circus…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Banana…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Fired Brick, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
[ RBB ]
Rectangular, Ranger Ink Blending Tool
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project with fall Z Fold card ideas.  I know the sizing of the cats are almost as big as the truck but I couldn’t resist the cartoony appearance.  I thought they added so much fun and interest to the scene.  The cat standing on the fence in the center section is definitely trying to get that crow.  You can check out my Z Fold card category as well as this Pinterest fall Z Fold card link for more inspiration. 

Christmas House Z Fold Box Card

Good Tuesday morning.  Today I’m sharing a Christmas House Z Fold Box card with lots of pretty birch and evergreen trees.  The red truck is delivering the Christmas tree and I used the red birds to draw the eye up from the full ground base and to add interest.  I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Spooky House (modified), Birch Forest, Tabbed Birch Trees, Tree in Oval, Truck, Pine Tree Forest, Small Birds, Greenery #1, Tiny Leaves and Deckle Hills.

Come over to my blog and check out how I made this Z Fold Box Christmas house and truck card.

Card Base and Box

  • Use the pre-scored Easel card kit to create the base.
  • Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ blue layers  and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut and 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layer using white cardstock. Note:  place the strip of white 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 Deckle Hills layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the back of the Deckle Hills layer and attach to the card base.
  • Cut four ground 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.

The Truck

  • Cut the truck sections using red and black cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces together using rolled double stick tape and glossy accents.
  • Attach the tiny accessory pieces using glossy accents.
  • Attach two tiny holly leaves to the truck door using glossy accents.

The Trees

  • Cut a  Birch Forest section and Tabbed Birch Trees using white cardstock.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the birch trees and attach them to the card base. Note:  I cut the Birch Forest into two sections.  I wanted some of the trees to look attached and the others to look separate.
  • Cut four Tree in Oval sections and cut the trees away from the frame.
  • Attach two of the trees to the scene using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut two of the trees to fit inside the truck bed and attach with double stick tape.
  • Cut a few sections of the Pine Tree Forest and tuck them around the scene and attach with mounting tape and glossy accents.

Come over to my blog and check out how I made this colorful Z Fold Box Christmas house and truck card.

The House

  • Cut the house using brown cardstock and the roof sections using white cardstock.
  • To modify the house I cut off the tall pointed roof section on the left side and the pointed outer roof section on the right side.
  • Attach the white roof sections to the house using strips of rolled up double stick tape and glossy accents.
  • Attach the windows and doors to the house using glossy accents. 
  • Cut several sections of greenery using green cardstock.
  • Use greenery tips to create the window decorations and roof top wreath and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Punch out red 1/8″ circles and attach them to the wreath and window decorations using glossy accents.

Finish the Scene

  • Attach a double layer strip of cardstock to the back of the house using double stick tape and attach the whole house to one of the box insert layers using double stick tape.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the back of the truck and attach it to the front snow layer.
  • Cut several red birds and attach them in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

 

Come over to my blog and check out how I made this pretty Z Fold Box Christmas house and truck card.

I had so much fun making this Christmas House Z Fold Box card.  I especially love that the Spooky House can be so easily modified to look like a normal house.  I think it looks so cute nestled in the trees.  Here is a Pinterest link for more Christmas Z Fold Box cards if you would like more inspiration.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable day.

 
5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5162-11D Truck Die Cut
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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Birch Forest Die Cut 5167-01D
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5165D Tree in Oval
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
[ THP ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 1/16 Inch Hand Punch, Circle
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Rectangular, Ranger Ink Blending Tool
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
7mm (3/10″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
15mm (3/5″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
25mm (1″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
3/8″ (4029), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Mini (3/16″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue -…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Precision Base Plate for…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Z Fold Box Spooky House Halloween Card

Today I’m sharing a Z Fold Box spooky house Halloween card made using several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker Stamps.  I have so much fun creating Z Fold cards because they allow for so much more dimensional landscape than a regular flat card front.  For this project I used the Spooky House, Spooky Tree, Wrought Iron Fence, Deckle Hills, Ghosts, Witches and Pumpkins and Ivy die sets.

Come see how I made this Z Fold Box Halloween card.

Card Base and Box

  • Use the pre-scored Easel card kit to create the base.
  • Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ purple layers  and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ layer and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut and 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill 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 four sections of the wrought iron fence and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Measure and cut a strip of fence to fit across the front portion of the grass layer, apply glossy accents to the front of the fence and tuck it in behind the grass layer and attach.
  • Measure and cut two small fence sections to fit on the box side and card back, tuck in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the back of the grass 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

Come see how I made this fun Z Fold Box Halloween card.

The Spooky House

  • Cut the house using lavender and light green cardstock.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the roof sections and attach to the house.
  • Apply Gina K Connect Glue to the back of the windows and door sections and attach to the house.  Note:  I like to use the Connect glue to attach small pieces like the windows because it dries clear.  I still prefer to use Glossy Accents when attaching pieces together like flowers, etc. 
  • Cut a piece of scrap lavender cardstock to fit on the back of the house to use to secure it to the inner grassy layer and attach the scrap layer and house together using double stick tape.
  • Apply several strips of double stick tape to the front of the bottom support section of the house and attach it to the last grass insert layer.

 The Spooky Scene Parts and Pieces

  • Cut four Spooky Trees. 
  • Score one of the trees right down the middle and fold in half.
  • Apply double stick tape to the left side of the fold and attach it to the inner section of the card base.  Make sure the branches on the right side of the tree show in front of the house.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of two of the trees and attach one to the front section and one to the back section of the card base.
  • Cut the fourth tree apart and attach the branches to the grass inserts using glossy accents.
  • Cut several pumpkins, apply Spiced Marmalade ink using a mini applicator and color the stem using a brown makrer. 
  • Draw faces on the pumpkins using a black multi-liner marker.
  • Form the pumpkins slightly with your fingers and attach to the grass sections using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut a moon circle, attach to the back card base using mounting tape and apply shimmer using a shimmer pen.
  • Attach a flying witch to the moon using mounting tape.
  • Finish by attaching a few white ghosts to the scene and attach using pieces of mounting tape.

Come see how I made this spooky Z Fold Box Halloween card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Z Fold Box Halloween card.  It has lots of parts and pieces and was so much fun to make.  Check out my Z Fold Card Category if you would like more inspiration.  And for more inspiration check out the Pinterest Z Fold Card pages.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good weekend.  Here in Florida we are bracing for Hurricane Dorian so I may not be able to post for a while if we lose power.  Keep us in your thoughts and prayers. 

 

 
5216-05D Spooky House Die
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5216-06D Spooky Tree Die
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5216-02D Ghosts Die
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5215-05D Pumpkins and Ivy Die
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5216-03D Witches Die
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Gummy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black, 4pc
[ ELH ]
Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
7mm (3/10″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
15mm (3/5″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
25mm (1″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
3/8″ (4029), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Mini (3/16″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue -…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Precision Base Plate for…
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Sizzix – Cutting Pads – Standard – 2…
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
[ AMZUS ]
 

Scarecrow Z Fold Box Card

My project today is a scarecrow Z Fold Box card made for Dare To Get Dirty Day 2 of the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty week long challenge event. This event is a special thank you to all of the fan club members who support the site all year long. Have you had a desire to be on the Dirty Dozen design team? This special week of challenges will give you tons of opportunity to be inspired and to show off your wonderful and creative projects right along with the current Dirty Dozen team as well as the alumni team members.  Are you a member of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club? If not go here to check out all the benefits of being a member. If you are a member hop right on over the special challenge forum here.

I used several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker Stamps.  I used the Scarecrow, Corn Stalks, Pumpkins and Ivy, Apples, Corn and Pears, Picket Fence, Wheelbarrow, Grass and Birds.  I used the new Cloud Stencil for the sky background and the card base was made using The Paper Cuts Easel Card Base.  I love the Z Fold Box card because the layout allows me to build so much dimension to the scene.  The multiple layers of cornstalks creates a full looking cornfield and the scarecrow standing tall in the box draws the eye in to the scene.

Come see how I made this fun scarecrow z fold box card.

The Card Base

  • Cut three pieces of white pieces of white cardstock to fit on the three sections of the card base,  apply clouds to the layers using an ink blending tool, cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass ink and attach to the card base using ATG adhesive.  Cut two 2.50″ x 4.00″ and one 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Cut several sections of the Crass using green cardstock to create the grass layers and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
    • Cut two grass sections 2.50″ x approximately 2.00″ tall and one 5.25″ x approximately 2.00″ tall.
    • Cut three grass  sections 3.75″ wide x approximately 2.00″ tall.
    • Score the insert layers .50″ in from each end. and set aside.
    • Cut one grass layer 11.00″ x approximately 2.00″ and a second one 11.00″ x about 3/4′.  I cut the cardstock piece at 11.00″ inches, placed the die and ran through the machine. I lined up the die where the first cut ended and ran it through a second time to create the full 11.00″ piece.
    • Score the 11.00″ grass layer at 5.50 and 8.25″.
    • Apply ATG adhesive to the back portion of the 11.00″ layer and attach to the card base. Apply to the first 2.75″ on the back left and the last 2.75″ on the back right side.
    • Apply double stick tape to the insert grass layers and attach them in place in the box.
  • Cut several fence sections using woodgrain cardstock, attach them together using glossy accents, score them at at 5.50″ and 8.25″ and attach to the grass layer using double stick tape.
  • Attach the front grass layer using double stick tape.

 

Come check out how I made this scarecrow z fold box card.

The Corn Field

  • Cut several sections of the corn stalks using green cardstock.
  • Tuck them in behind the grass layers on the front, side and back sections of the card base and attach using glossy accents.
  • Fill the box section with corn stalks and attach them to the insert layers using glossy accents.

The Scarecrow

  • Cut the scarecrow using multiple colors of cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Cut the crows using black cardstock and attach them to the arms of the scarecrow using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the lower portion of the scarecrow and attach him in place to one of the insert layers. Note:  I reinforced the the scarecrow with an addition strip of cardstock going up it’s back to hold him straight up.

The Wheelbarrow of Corn

  • Cut the wheelbarrow using gray and black cardstock.
  • Color the handles using a black marker.
  • Color the wheelbarrow using Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo to distress and age.
  • Attach the wheel to the wheelbarrow using glossy accents.
  • Cut the corn using yellow cardstock and corn husks using green cardstock and attach the husk to the corn using glossy accents .
  • Attach the corn sections to the back of the wheelbarrow using double stick tape and glossy accents. 
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the wheelbarrow and attach it to the fence section.

 

Come check out how iI made this colorful scarecrow z fold box card.

The Pumpkins and Crows

  • Cut several pumpkins using yellow cardstock.
  • Color the stems using a brown marker.
  • Apply Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge ink to the pumpkins using mini applicators.
  • Slightly round the pumpkins with your fingers, apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of each and tuck in behind the grass  and attach to the fence layer.
  • Cut several black birds, attach small pieces of mounting tape to the back of each and finish the scene by attaching them to the sky area and wheelbarrow.

Come see how I made this scarecrow z fold box card.

I have to admit that this scarecrow Z Fold Box card took quite a bit of time but I enjoyed every minute of it.  Have you tried making a Z Fold Box card?  If not, you should give it a try.  Check out my Z Fold category if you would like to see more examples of my cards.  There is lots more inspiration for Z Fold cards on Pinterest.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

 
5216-04D Scarecrow Die
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5215-03D Corn Stalks Die
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5215-05D Pumpkins and Ivy Die
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5215-06D Apples Pears and Corn Die
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Wheelbarrow 5147-01D
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
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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, Peanut…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Circus…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Gummy…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Rusty Hinge, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Spiced Marmalade, Ranger Distress Ink…
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Rectangular, Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Mini MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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7mm (3/10″), Be Creative Tape
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15mm (3/5″), Be Creative Tape
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25mm (1″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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Molding Pad
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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3/8″ (4029), Glue Dots
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Mini (3/16″), Glue Dots
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Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
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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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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue -…
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The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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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 – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Precision Base Plate for…
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Sizzix – Cutting Pads – Standard – 2…
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Christmas in July Z Fold Snowman Card

Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” with a fun Z Fold Snowman card made using several dies by Rubbernecker Stamps and the The Paper Cut Easel Card Base kit.  I used the Snowman, Pine Tree Forest, Tree in Oval, Deckle Hills, Wagon, Small Birds and Tiny Leaves to create this fun winter scene. 

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Z Fold snowman card.

The Card Base

  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock 11″ x 5.50″ .
  • Cut several sections of the Deckle Hills using white cardstock to create the snow layers and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
    • Cut two Deckle Hills sections 2.50″ x approximately 2.00″ tall and one 5.25″ x approximately 2.00″ tall. Attach the pieces to the card base using ATG adhesive.
    • Cut four Deckle Hills sections 3.75″ wide x approximately 2.00″ tall.
    • Score the insert layers .50″ in from each end and set aside.
    • Cut one Deckle Hills layer 11.00″ x approximately 2.00″.  Note:  I cut the cardstock piece at 11.00″ inches, placed the die and ran through the machine. I lined up the die where the first cut ended and ran it through a second time to create the full 11.00″ piece.
    • Score the 11.00″ Deckle Hills layer at 5.50 and 8.25″.
    • Apply ATG adhesive to the back portion of the 11.00″ layer and attach to the card base. Apply to the first 2.75″ on the back left and the last 2.75″ on the back right side.
  • Cut several Pine Tree Forest and two Tree Tree in Oval  sections using green cardstock.  Cut the large trees away from the oval to use in the back of the scene.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this fun Z Fold snowman card.

Assemble the Snowman and Wagon full of Snowman Parts

  • Cut the snowman parts using white, black, red, green, woodgrain and orange cardstock.
  • Assemble the pieces to form the snowman using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny holly leaves and red berries to the hats and scarf using glossy accents.
  • Cut the wagon using red and black cardstock and attach the pieces using glossy accents.
  • Cut additional snowman parts in red, black, green, woodgrain and orange cardstock and loosely assemble them and attach to the wagon using mounting tape and glossy accents.

Assemble the Z Fold Snowman Card

  • Tuck the trees in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base using rolled up glue dots.
  • Apply double stick tape to the edges of the insert layers.  Fold the left scored side toward the back of the card and the right scored side to the front of the card. Attach the layers to the box portion of the card.
  • Attach the trees to the insert layers using double stick tape. 
  • Tuck the two small snowmen in behind the snow layers on both sides of the card and attach using mounting tape.
  • Apply double stick tape to the lower front portion of the large snowman and attach him to the insert layer.
  • Attach the wagon full of snowman parts to the front snow layer using mounting tape.
  • Attach snowflakes to the sky area, trees and images using Gina K Connect glue.  Hint:  I have several dies with eyelet borders so I save the circles from those when I cut to use as snowflakes.  I use the Gina K Connect glue to attach them instead of my favorite Glossy Accents  as it dries perfectly clear in case some of the glue spills out from under the snowflakes. 
  • Finish by attaching a few red birds to the scene for an additional touch of color using small pieces of mounting tape.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this colorful Z Fold snowman card.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Z Fold Snowman card.  I took a close up picture of the wagon full snowman parts for you to see since they don’t really show up well in the other pictures.  I thought it was such a fun idea to make it look like there were lots more parts and pieces to build additional snowmen.  You can check out this snowman Pinterest link if you would like inspiration.  As hot as it is around the country it may be cooling for the soul to start making your winter holiday cards this weekend.  LOL!  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

 
5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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5165D Tree in Oval
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5162-07D Wagon
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Circus…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Connect Glue, Gina K Designs
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100 – Black, COPIC Sketch Marker
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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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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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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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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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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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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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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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 – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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