3-Panel Scenery Z Fold Card – A Club & Free Card Kit Project!


Hi stamping friends Melissa Kerman here
with Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse. I am an independent Stampin Up demonstrator
and I sell all the products that I share in my videos. In this video you’ll learn
how to make a simple Wow card that incorporates both a fun fold and a great
way to showcase designer series paper. Iit’s called a three-panel scenery Z fold
card. This fun fold layout was designed by Rachel Tessman. For today’s cards
I’ve used the feels-like frost specialty designer paper. This designer paper is
now sold out however it will be returning in September 2020 in the
holiday catalog. I’ve also used the To Every Season, Merry Christmas To All and
Artisan Textures stamp sets. The To Every Season stamp set and coordinating
punch pack will be retiring as of January 2nd 2020. Now this is one of my
November/December 2019 Club and Free Card Kit projects. To learn how you can
get free card kits make sure to check out the link in the video description
below. So I’m going to start with heat embossing my snowflake images and
sentiment images first. Now I created card kits in three different color
schemes with about six different designer paper patterns so what I’m
doing here is the heat embossing for two of the three color schemes, blackberry
bliss and early espresso. So I’ve stamped my snowflakes and now I’m going to stamp
the sentiment pieces and of course I’m using my embossing buddy on my cardstock
so I don’t get any specks of embossing powder where they don’t belong. The
embossing buddy is an anti-static of course and then I’m going to go ahead
and put all of those pieces into the white embossing powder and heat it with
my heat tool. As you can see I got some specks on the cardstock even though I
used the embossing buddy so I’m using a small paintbrush just to remove those
excess specks. Given that this is pretty dark cardstock the white specks will
show up quite a bit if I don’t remove them. And now I’m
just doing my heat embossing. Now I’ve heat embossed three snowflakes in each
color scheme and a sentiment in each color scheme as well and now I’m going
to just use my snowflake punch from the Every Season Punch Pack to punch out my
snowflakes. This is a set of four very cute little punches that coordinate with
the To Every Season stamp set. Next, I’m going to use my rectangle stitched dies to
die-cut the sentiments using my Big Shot. Once I’ve die-cut the sentiments I’m
going to attach each of them to a small whisper white backing. Now that all my
little pieces and parts are assembled for my card, I can start assembling the
actual card itself. Now I’m going to be putting together the card that’s made
with the BlackBerry Bliss card base and I’ve pre-scored this piece of card stock
at one and a half inches and four and a quarter inches and then I’m just going
to fold my card in half and then fold back that flap and burnish the folds so
they’re nice and well crease. Now I’m taking some Versamark ink with an image
from the artisan textures stamp set and I’m just stamping the whole cover just
to give it a little bit of texture and sort of look like snow in the background.
I used Versamark here so that regardless of what color card body people were
using at my class they would still be able to get that tone on tone look. Now
as you can see here I’ve got a six by six piece of designer series paper
that’s cut down in panels and as you can see I’ve lined it up first to make sure
that the pattern is continuous and this paper does come as six by six paper so
it works perfectly for this card design. So I took my designer paper piece cut it
down to five and a quarter inches tall and then cut that into three strips, one
that was two and three-quarter inches wide, the middle one that was one 1/8
inch wide, and then the one on the right two and 1/8 inch wide.
So I’m starting by taking my piece that measures two and three-quarter inches
wide and attaching it to a base, a cardstock base of blackberry bliss
cardstock. And now I have a small white strip that I’m going to put on the
inside of the card and I’m going to align this on the far right-hand side of
the card, making sure to leave it evenly spaced, so it has the same edge on
the right and the top and the bottom and as you can see I put my other piece of
designer series paper in there to kind of help me position that white piece. And
then I’m going to take the panel that measures two and 1/8 inches wide and
it’s going to fit right next to the whisper white piece of cardstock again
so that I’ve got even spacing all around that panel. And last but not least I’m
going to attach the 1 1/8 inch wide strip again with about of an eighth of
an inch between it and the other piece to the right, so that I’ve got a little
border on each of the pieces of designer paper. So now I’m getting ready to put
the card together, to assemble it, so as you can see I’m putting adhesive down
the small strip on the front and this is going to hold that largest panel right
there and I’m lining it up so that it’s justified to the far right of the card
when it’s closed and to the edges of the small flap that was scored there and now
I’m just burnishing the folds to make sure that it lays flat, to the extent
possible. Now I’m going to take my sentiment piece and I’m going to put a
couple dimensionals behind just the right hand side of it and I’m laying out
my heat embossed snowflakes into the position where I would like them to be.
Now I obviously don’t want dimensionals on the left side of the sentiment piece
because it attach the front of the card to the left
side of the card and we’ll attach it shut and then it won’t fold open the way
it’s supposed to like a Z. And now for my snowflakes I attached the one on the top
right with a glue dot and then I’m going to use a mini dimensional on the
snowflake in the lower right and another mini dimensional for the snowflake to
the left of the sentiment on the card body. There’s my finished card. I hope
you’ve enjoyed this three panel scenery z-fold card and will give it a try with
one of your favorite designer series papers at home. Here’s the full set of
three cards that I made and some photos of the night of navy card that I think
is actually my favorite. As a reminder, this is one of my club and free card kit
projects for November/December 2019. To learn more about my clubs and free
card kit program click on the link in the video description below. If you
enjoyed this video please give it a thumbs up share it with friends and
subscribe to my youtube channel. Thanks so much for spending some time with me
today and happy crafting!

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