Monday 2 November 2020

Beauty Abounds - Upright Z-Fold Card - Video Tutorial

Today's Video will show you how I created these lovely cards using the Beauty Abounds stamp set.

They are a Fancy Fold, but when I created them I had no clue what the fold was called - if anything. After further investigating I've now discovered that they are Upright Z-Fold Cards - which makes sense to me :o)

This was my 'test' card. The layout is a little different to the others - I didn't like this one so much and changed the design for the next ones :o)

The main colours used are Gorgeous Grape and Purple Posy.

I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I used Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green and So Saffron.

After creating this card I changed the panel size used for the inside. I didn't like that you could see the top of it when the card was standing up.

The paper used comes from the 2019 - 2021 In Color 6" Designer Series Paper pack, but this one is a retired design.

The Whisper White panel for the front and inside of the cards were cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

The front panels for the first two cards were added using Dimensionals. 

The front panel slots under the circle die cuts when the card is flat. To make the card stand, you need to keep the top edge of this panel under the circles.

The main colours used here are Cinnamon Cider and Misty Moonlight. I used the Just Jade Blends to colour the leaves on the front panel.

This is the card I created in the Video.

I hand cut all the little Butterflies out, but if you have the coordinating Butterfly Beauty dies, you can die-cut them - I forgot! :o)

This time I added the front panel using wet glue BUT after trying this, I prefer to use Dimensionals - I think it looks nicer :o)

Here is a side view of the card.

And ... the card opened out fully.

Here is the Video ...


Note: If you use A4 as your standard sheet of card – follow the metric measurements (cms).

If you use 8½” x 11” as your standard sheet of card – follow the imperial measurements (inches).



Cinnamon Cider card base                      ½ an A4 standard sheet of card

                                                                                               (US 8½”x 11”)   


With the LONG side across the TOP, score down at: 7.4cm        (US 2¾”)



Whisper White (Inside)                           14.4cm x 10cm   (US 5¼” x 4”) 


Magenta Madness                                   14.1cm x 9.8cm  (US 5¼” x 4”) 

In Colour DSP – Magenta Madness       13.8cm x 9.5cm  (US 5” x 3)

Magenta Madness                                   9.8cm x 6.7cm     (US 4” x 2½”) 

In Colour DSP – Magenta Madness       9.5cm x 6.4cm     (US 3” x 2⅜)

Cinnamon Cider                                       10.7cm x 7.7cm   (US 4¼” x 3 1/16)

Cinnamon Cider                                       9.5cm x 6.5cm     (US 3¾” x 2 9/16)



You will need extra Whisper White and Cinnamon Cider card to complete the project.

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Kathie said...

Beautiful card. Having a hard time finding the video

Teri said...

Hi Kathie .... the video is towards the bottom of the post. Or you can find it by searching for my channel on Youtube (just look for my name).