Nature’s Poem Modified Z-Fold Cards

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I've been having fun creating some fun fold cards that showcase our gorgeous Designer Series Papers.  When I was searching for some ideas a came across a cool fancy-fold card by Kate Morgan that does a fantastic job of showing off the double-sided papers in Nature's Poem DSP.  I couldn't wait to duplicate it and I loved it so much I ended up making them for our Too Cool Team swap in July. 

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Natures poem fun fold card - two coolCASEd from Kate Morgan at Craft With Kate.

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Once you create one of these cool fun-fold cards, you'll want to try it on all of your favorite papers!  I love how it shows off both sides so beautifully!
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Background Basics—I began by doing an exact CASE of Kate's card because I adored it so much!  The card starts with a 12" x 5-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper scored with the Simply Scored tool at the 1-3/4", 4-3/4" and 7-3/4" marks.  Fold the DSP accordion-style so that the it shows the patterns you want exposed and crease with a Bone Folder.  To give the card so stability, I adhered the back onto a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  I also secured the front-most flap to the next fold with SNAIL to make a sturdier front flap for the sentiment.

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Focal Point Stamping—I stamped the Rooted In Nature sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock, then mounted it onto a 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" layer of a Soft Suede with SNAIL and popped it up onto a 3" x 3" Grapefruit Grove layer.  The whole piece was popped up with more Dimensionals onto the front card flap. I stamped the Rooted In Nature tree in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then die-cut it with the Nature's Roots Framelits and adhered it with SNAIL onto the side of the sentiment.
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Inside The Card—The card pulls open like a Z-Fold card, and I added a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White on the inside for the message.
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Lovely Leaves—I created some cute little leaf embellishments using the Nature's Root Framelits.  First the leaves were die-cut from Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove cardstock, then I ran them through the Big Shot again using the matching embosslit that comes in the set.  I love the cool vein texture that it creates!  They are attached with Glue Dots and adorned with a Grapefruit Grove Nature's Twine bow, also added with a Glue Dot.
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Two Cool—I tried a second card with another pattern of the Nature's Poem DSP, keeping most of the elements the same.
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This time the sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and I included a Tranquil Tide layer mat.  I also tried the Soft Suede Twine on the leaves.

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1 thought on “Nature’s Poem Modified Z-Fold Cards”

  1. I like the Grapefruit Grove and Soft Suede best, but they are both very lovely. I hope to use this at my September workshop for a Fall Card. Thank you for sharing.


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