Christmas in July Z Fold Cards

Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of my favorite Christmas Z Fold cards .  All the dies used for these projects are included in the Rubbernecker Christmas in July Category and are included in the 15% off discount on all Christmas items in the shop.  Use code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at checkout. Scroll down to the bottom of my post to see the products used for each card.

Snowy Z Fold Christmas Card

Who wouldn’t want to live in a place with all those beautiful trees and wildlife out in the front yard.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

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

Christmas Train Z Fold Card

What little boy wouldn’t love to receive this dimensional train card.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Christmas train z gold card.

Snowy Z Fold Card

The snowy black background really sets off the all white trees.   Very light touches of brown were added to the deer family to keep them from totally blending into the scene.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

Come see how I made this pretty snowy z fold card with night sky.

Z Fold Snowman Card

I love these three snowmen and the wagon full of snowman parts and pieces – extra mittens, hats, earmuffs and carrot noses.  Click on the photo to go to my original post for step by step instructions.

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

I hope you have been inspired to celebrate Christmas in July by a Christmas themed Z Fold card of your own.  Just think how happy you will be this winter to have your projects done and checked off your holiday “hustle and bustle” to do list.  Hop over and check out Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July Category  and take advantage of the 15% discount on all Christmas items in the shop.  Be sure to use discount code RUBBERNECKERJOLLY at checkout.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good week. 

Snow Z Fold Christmas Card

 
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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Christmas Train Z Fold Card

 
5202-07D Train Die Cut
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Snowy Z Fold Card

 
5218-01D Tree Panel #3 Die
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Z Fold Snowman Card

 
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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Z Fold Camping Card

Today I’m sharing a fun dimensional Z Fold camping card filled with several of the newly released dies by Rubbernecker.  The thing I love about the Z Fold layout is how the depth of layers allow me to tell a more complete story with my dies.  The boat on the lake begins the story and the eye is drawn in with the campfire, cooking pots and then back to the tent in the background.  The trees on both ends of the card creates balance to complete the scene.

For this project I used the Camping Tent, Lake Boat, Camp Fire, Camping Items, Cooler, Winter Tree, Spring Leaves, Waves, Grass, Grass #2 and Small Birds.

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The Card Base, Grass and Waves

  • Apply clouds to the white Z fold card base using a cloud stencil, large blender brush and Beachside ink.
  • Cut a 5.50″ wide wave layer using aqua cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut 5.50″ grass sections and attach them to the back of the card base using double stick. 
  • Score 5.50″ sections of the grass at 2.75″ and attach them to the front and middle section of the card base using double stick tape.
  • Attach the wave layer to the grass section on the front of the card using double stick tape.
  • 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 11″ grass layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″ , fold at the score lines and attach it to the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut four grass layers 1.50″ x 3.75″, score at .50″ on each end.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the grass layers and attach them inside the box section.

The Trees

  • Cut the trees using Kraft cardstock and the leaves using green cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the trees by swiping the pad directly over the cardstock.
  • Form the leaves using the molding pad and leaf tool.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree branches using using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the grass layers and attach using rolled up strips of double stick tape and rolled up glue dots.

This Z Fold camping card is full of fun die cut images that work together to create an interesting dimensional scene.

The Boat and Camping Images

  • Use red, gray and white cardstock to cut the tent sections and attach them together using strips of rolled up double stick tape and glossy accents.
  • Cut the boat and oars using red cardstock and the boat motor using gray cardstock.
  • Use red, black and white cardstock to cut the cooler and assemble the pieces using glossy accents.
  • Cut the campfire using yellow cardstock and the stones around the fire using gray cardstock.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the fire and set it aside to dry.
  • Use red and gray cardstock to cut the campfire stools and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
  • Use dark blue cardstock to cut all the cooking items and apply white dots over them using a white gel pen.  Note:  I wanted the coffee pot, cups and pan to look like the old-fashioned granite ware.
  • Cut the lantern and birds using red cardstock and the globe of the lantern using white vellum.

Assemble the Z Fold Camping Card

  • Tuck the boat in between the grass and water layer and attach with double stick tape.
  • Attach the tent in behind the grass layer on the back of the card using strips of mounting tape.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the cooler, fire, stools and camping items to the grass sections.
  • Attach the lantern to a pole using glossy accents and attach them to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Finish by attaching a few birds in the scene with pieces of mounting tape.

This Z Fold camping card is full of die cut images that work together to create a fun dimensional scene.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Z Fold camping card.  It took me longer to write the tutorial than it did to make the whole card. LOL!  I hope I didn’t leave out any important steps.  This is the 18th z fold card I’ve made since I started using different dimensional card layouts and you can see all of them in my Z Fold category.  A couple of my favorites are the Die Cut Scooter Z Fold and A Z Fold Box Card with Flowers.  Here is a link to lots more Z fold card inspiration. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a safe and happy July 4th! 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5323-03D Camping Tent Die
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5323-04D Lake Boat Die
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5323-01D Camp Fire Die
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5323-02D Camping Items Die
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5313-03D Cooler Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5309-06D Spring Leaves Die
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5202-09D Waves Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #9
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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The Paper Cut: Easel Card Base
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Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ 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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Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
[ ELH ]
 

Die Cut Scooter Z Fold Beach Card and Rubbernecker Sale

 

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Making this beach themed Z Fold card with the die cut scooter front and center was so much fun.  I always enjoy deciding where to put all the parts and pieces to create an interesting scene.  With the scooter out in the front I wanted the lifeguard tower to look back in the distance since it is so much smaller than the scooter.  Adding the palm trees on both sides of the card anchored the scene and draws the eye in to everything else going on in the scene. 

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Scooter, Lifeguard Tower, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Sun Moon, Grass #2 and Small Birds. 

Making this die cut scooter z fold card was lots of fun to put together.  Come over and check out how I made this fun beach card.

The Card Base and Waves

  • Apply clouds to the white Z fold card base using a cloud stencil, large blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Cut wave sections to fit across the back section of the card base and in the box sections using aqua cardstock.
  • Layer two 5.50″ sections to the back of the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut four waves layers 1.50″ x 3.75″, score at .50″ on each end.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the wave and sand layers and set aside.

The Sand Layers and Wave Box

  • Cut two 11″ sand layers to fit across the whole card base. Place an 11″ piece of cardstock on cutting platform, place the deckle die at one end of the cardstock and cut.  Place the deckle die at the end of the first cut, line up the ends and cut a second time.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the sand layers by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock and quick dry with the heat gun.
  • Attach the two sand layers together using double stick tape.
  • Score the sand layers at 5.50″ and 8.25″ using a bone folder to create a sharp crease on both folds.
  • Apply double stick tape to the sand layers and attach to the card base.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the wave tabs, tuck each  layer inside the box and attach the tabs.

The Lifeguard Tower

  • Cut the Lifeguard Tower using Kraft cardstock and the lifesaver ring  using red and white cardstock. and lifesaver board using yellow cardstock.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the roof and railing sections using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the roof and railing to the tower using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach the red pieces to the lifesaver ring and board using glossy accents.
  • Punch a 1/16″ hole in the tip of the lifesaver board and insert a single layer of string for the rope.
  • Attach the lifesaving ring and board to the tower using glossy accents and mounting tape.

Making this die cut scooter z fold card was easy and lots of fun to put together.  Come over and check out how I made this fun beach card.

The Palm Trees, Surfboards and Sun

  • Cut the palm fronds using green cardstock and the trunks using woodgrain cardstock.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the trunks and coconuts using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the green fronds and coconuts to the trunks using glossy accents.
  • Cut the Sun, attach the sections together and apply yellow tickles to create sparkle.

Handmade Scene Embellishments

  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock.
  • Create a handmade towel using thin cut strips of red and white cardstock attached to a white towel base.
  • Attach the red and white strips to the towel base using glossy accents.
  • Use snips to cut the end of the towel to create fringe.
  • Create the beach floats using a 3/4″ circle punch and a 1/4″ circle punch.  Cut the 1/4″ circle in a piece of white cardstock and then line it up inside the 3/4″ punch and punch out the larger circle.  I created two white floats and two red.
  • Hand cut the red sections of each float using snips and attach them to the white floats using glossy accents. Note:  I think you may see a great die set of beach toys by Rubbernecker coming out in the future. 

The Scooter and Birds

  • Cut the scooter parts using red, black and gray cardstock.
  • Attach the main pieces together pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the decorative embellishments and wheels to the scooter.
  • Apply a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the scooter and attach to the front card base.
  • Cut the birds using white cardstock and apply Pumice Stone ink on the wings using a mini applicator.
  • Finish the card by attaching the sun and birds with pieces of mounting tape.

Making this die cut scooter z fold card was easy and lots of fun to put together.  Come over and check out how I made this dimensional beach card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut scooter Z Fold card. It may still be chilly where you live but the temps here in Florida have been in the upper 80s and tiptoeing into the low 90s.  I thought the beach card was the perfect backdrop for the new die cut scooter.  Keep an eye out for another scooter beach card coming soon only it will be on a shutter card layout.  Check out this Pinterest to see more scooter card inspiration.  And, you can see 17 cards in my Z Fold category.  I sure appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Here are the dies used to make my card.

 
5308D Scooter Die
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5202-09D Waves Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are the tools and supplied used.

 
The Paper Cut: Z Fold Box Card Kit…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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My Colors Cardstock – My Minds Eye -…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Mini…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Mini (3/16″), 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
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Making this die cut scooter Z Fold card was so much fun.

 

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…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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So are you up for making your own Z fold box card?

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…
[ 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
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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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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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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IIT’s fun to make a z fold window card.

Christmas Train Z Fold Card

Today I’m sharing a festive Christmas train Z Fold card.  I love the Rubbernecker Stamps Train Set and thought it would be fun to create a scene with the train pulling into the station on a z fold card.  The train is taking some very sharp turns around those corners but manages to stay on the track. LOL!   The station was created using the Cabin set and the scenery was created using the Evergreen Trees, Pine Tree Forest and Deckle Hills and the snowy background was made using the Splatter Background.  The train was decorated using the Tiny Leaves and Tiny Flower Buds and the scene was finished using the Small Birds.  I used The Paper Cut Z Fold Box Card kit. for the card base.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this Christmas train z fold card.

Card Base and Box

  • Use the pre-scored Z fold card kit to create the base.
  • Cut 2 2.5″ x 4.00″ blue layers and one 5.25″ x 4.00″ blue layer.
  • Stamp the snowy background on the blue layers using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder and attach them to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut the 11.00″ x 1.50″ Deckle Hill layer using the strip from the kit.  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 front Deckle Hills layer at 5.50″ and 8.25″.
  • 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.
  • 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 Evergreen Trees

  • Cut several sections of Evergreen Trees using green cardstock.
  • Stamp the snowy background on the trees using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Attach trees to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Attach trees to the card box inserts using glossy accents.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this festive Christmas train z fold card.

Assemble the Train and Track

  • Cut the train pieces out in the colors of your choice.
  • Follow the step by step directions below. These directions will live on the Rubbernecker store site with the train link.
  • I used glossy accents, rolled glue dots and mounting tape to assemble and attach all the pieces.
  • I modified one of the train cars by using the top roof portion of the engine housing to create a caboose.
  • Decorate the train using tiny holly leaves and tiny flowers.
  • Attach the train sections to track and snow layers using glossy accents.

Finish the scene by attaching the cardinals to the card base using small pieces of mounting tape.

Come over to my blog to see how I made this fun Christmas train z fold card.

Here are links to the stamp and dies using to make my card.

 
5202-07D Train Die Cut
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5177-02D Cabin #1 Die Cut
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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1231 Splatter Background
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Here are links to the tools and supplies used for my project.

 
The Paper Cut: Z Fold Box Card Kit…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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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,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Woodgrain Embossed 110 lb Tan – 10…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
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Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Making this Christmas train z fold card was so much fun.  I hope you enjoyed seeing it and will take the opportunity to create a z fold card of your own.  You can check out this Pinterest link for more Christmas train z fold card inspirationHere are links to all of my z fold cards.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.