Papertrey Ink Make It Monday | Z-Fold Card Video Tutorial

Happy Solar Eclipse Day! I have a fun post for you today on how to create Z-Fold cards for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday challenge. Click the link to enter the challenge for your chance to win a Papertrey Ink gift certificate to their store!

If you’re a card maker like me, then you are always creating the the same type of card with a fold on the top or the fold on the side. Well, why not create a unique folded card?! I’ve done a Make It Monday video tutorial before on a three-panel card, but today’s video is an angled Z-fold card.

I chose to create a back to school themed card as my daughter is moving to a new preschool class and this will be a perfect design for her new teachers.  I used Apple Prints stamps and dies to create a border of the angled card. However, you can choose to leave the angled border exposed without any overhanging die cuts and the card size (3-5/8″ x 6″) will fit in an envelope!

I also used Teach & Inspire stamp set on the front of the card for an encouraging greeting. I hand cut the banner part of the sentiment to create a pop of red and give it some dimension.

Here is a top view of the card. There are three panels of the card, so if you are interested in a design where you can add lots of stamping and/or text, then this folded card design is perfect. Not only do you have three panels, but you can also use the opposing side as well.

On one of the panels, I chose to use the new Stencil Basics: Dots to ink blend a pink polka dot design.

On this panel, I used the journaling lines stamp from Desktop Design stamp set to mimic handwriting practice paper. This is a great spot to jot down a handwritten note to the teacher.

Here’s a view of how the card looks folded. I added the ink blended polka dotted pattern so you could see how to add variations in each panel.

Stamps: Apple Prints, Teach & Inspire, Desktop Design

Dies: Enclosed: Apple, Apple Prints, Limitless Layers: 2-1/2″ Circles

Ink: Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, Pale Peony, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Cocoa Bean

Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Cocoa Bean, New Leaf

Stencils: Stencil Basics: Dots


To see the video tutorial on YouTube, click here or below.

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  • Carol Hartery - Ashley, this is the most beautiful card I have ever seen. Your video is inspiring and perfect. I had never made or even heard of a z-fold card. Your directions were so easy to follow. Thank you so very much for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Mia - Beautiful card!!! Thank you for the great tutorial, my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Janet - Ashley,

    Beautiful card but I didn’t understand the tick marks for cutting on the diagonal. Can you give those measurements again?


  • Greta H - Your darling Z fold card inspired me to give it a try, Ashley. Thank you so much for the sweet comment which totally brightened my day!ReplyCancel

  • Papertrey Ink | Beautiful Berries: Winter » Paper Suite - […] this card, I used my most recent Make It Monday tutorial on making a z-fold card. I adjusted the back panel by trimming off the angle. Doing so, will allow […]ReplyCancel

  • Daria - I love your card. Thank you for the video tutorial and all the details you shared on your blog. I am a retired teacher, and this card would have made my day!ReplyCancel

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