Friday, October 16, 2015


Our Just Add Ink challenge this week, set by Di, is to create a FANCY FOLD CARD.

Now, I don't ever get too "fancy" with my card making.  I'm pretty strictly an A5-sized card girl, mostly 'tent fold' (with the fold at the top), but sometimes conventional side fold.  That's about the extent of my mixing it up!

I have, however, stepped outside of my comfort zone.  Not too far, mind you; the card I've made is a very simple one.  It's called a "Z-Fold card", and I found a tutorial here:

This type of card is a great canvas for showcasing Designer Series Papers.  I've used a couple of designs from Stampin' Up!'s English Garden paper pack.

Here's the front of the card:

.... and opened up a bit:

.... and the inside panel on which a message can be written:

Given the rather large size of the card (it was made using an A4 piece of card), I custom-made an envelope with my trusty Envelope Punch Board.  Love that you can create an envelope to suit, in just minutes.

Listed below are all the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.  If you are in Australia, and would like to buy any of the items yourself, just click on a thumbnail image, and you'll be taken direct to my online store.

Be sure to check out the stunning creations of the rest of the Just Add Ink team; there are some wonderful ideas to inspire you, right here.

Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots


  1. Lovely card Christine - the colours are delightful.

  2. You've fancied up very nicely with your z fold card, Christine. It's so sweet & pretty with the dainty floral background & big, happy flower taking centre stage.
    Hugs, Di
    PS. 4 weeks to go till I see you - woop! :-)

  3. I'm wondering if you're going to start stepping out of that comfort zone a bit more after this challenge - there are so many gorgeous folds to try. In saying that I usually stick with the basic tent fold as well lol.

    This is definitely a great card to show off dsp - love your choices this week, very pretty! xox

  4. Oh this is very pretty Christine! I love your choice of the English Garden DSP it's so fresh and delicate and lets your big flower just pop. xxx

  5. Great card Christine - very pretty papers and a lovely way to showcase them. I really like your little bow on the front and how you have decorated inside. Chantell x x

  6. Such a special card Christine! I love the ascending height of your panels and your DSP looks so pretty with your big bloom and leaves too! xx

  7. This is a perfect Z fold card, Christine! Love the dsp and pretty flower. xx

  8. Very pretty Christine! The colours and dsp are such a lovely mix and l love this fold, it may be simple, but it's very effective. Love that beautiful bloom. xx

  9. Such a clever design, and oh so beautiful!

  10. Oh Christine this is a very cute card and so girly!! I think you've done a fab job stepping out of your comfort zone to create this pretty thing!!