Flowering Zinnia Book Binding Z Fold

Simply Zinnia Book Binding Z Fold

View of card laying flat

Each month, I host a virtual team meeting for all levels of my Stampin’ Up! team of Kim’s Paper Krafters. We celebrate birthdays and acknowledge Stampin’ Up! anniversaries, promotions, and achievements; catch up on Stampin’ Up! news and promotions; and create a mystery stamping project. 

Today, I’m sharing our April mystery card. It’s called the Book Binding Z Fold, and it’s something I found on YouTube and Pinterest. It uses Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Zinnia stamp set and the Flowering Zinnias 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. These products are part of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Exclusives, a large selection of products found only on the online store. Visit the store often to see what’s there. 

Flowering Zinnia Book Binding Z Fold

Here are some cutting measurements for this fun fold. Be sure to watch the video below as I share step-by-step instructions for creating this card from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona.

  • 4-1/4” x 11” cardstock for card base
  • 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” cardstock for card front (these first two work best if they’re the same color)
  • 1” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #1
  • 2” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #2
  • 3” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #3
  • 2” x 4” Basic White cardstock for inside
  • 2” x 4” Designer Series Paper pattern #4 (optional)

Here’s a look at the card standing.

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia Stamp Set

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Kim

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Delightfully Eclectic Thank You Card

Delightfully Eclectic Thank You Card

Need a fun way to use your patterned paper? This fun triangle sketch works well. And with lots of different patterns and designs. 

Delightfully Eclectic Thank You Card

In today’s post, a share a number of cards using the triangle layout. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post. From my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, I give step-by-step directions for making this card. The featured card uses the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper; look for lots of fun patterns in this large package–48 double-sided sheets–found in Stampin’ Up!’s 2023-204 Annual Catalog. Beginning April 9, this paper is on sale for half price: $15. Now, that’s a value!

Here are a few details:

  • Crushed Curry card stock base measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Night of Navy card stock panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4
  • A piece of double-sided Designer Series Paper measuring 5 x 3 3/4, cut diagonally from top right to bottom left, then turn and cut from top left to bottom right
  • Basic white and Night of Navy labels die cut from Thoughtful Expressions Dies (January-April 2024 Mini Catalog)
  • Sentiment from Layering Leaves stamp set, stamped with Night of Navy ink
  • Glossy Dots Assortments

Enjoy these other card samples using the same layout.

Delightfully Eclectic DSP and the sentiment from the Circle Sayings Stamp Set

Nature's Sweetness Designer Series Paper with sentiment from Layering Leaves

Nature’s Sweetness Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from Layering Leaves

Nature's Sweetness Designer Series Paper and sentiment from Thoughtful Expressions stamp set

Nature’s Sweetness Designer Series Paper with sentiment from Thoughtful Expressions using the heat embossing technique.

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Kim

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Easter Bunny Easter Card

Easter Bunny Easter Card

Easter’s on its way in less than a week! This cute Easter card features Stampin’ Up!’s Easter Bunny stamp set and coordinating Easter Bunny Punch. (Hint: If you’re too late for Easter, this cute card can also be used to welcome a new baby or celebrate a child’s birthday.) Another hint: The stamp set and punch are retiring from the catalog. Beginning April 9, 2024, the Easter Bunny stamp set is on clearance for $9.50 and the Easter Bunny Punch is $17.60.

Easter Bunny Easter Card

Here are some details to help you create this card at home. Be sure to watch the video below. From my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, I give step-by-step directions.

  • Crumb Cake card base measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Balmy Blue card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 dry embossed with a folder from the Basics 3D Embossing Folders (Online Exclusive)
  • Basic White card stock panel measuring 4 x 3
  • Sponged a hint of Balmy Blue ink with Blending Brushes to create sky
  • Stamp bunny with Memento on Crumb Cake card stock and punch with coordinating punch
  • Stamped greeting in Parakeet Party (Note: This color is also retiring. If you love it, be sure to grab the card stock and coordinating products before they’re gone!)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Pack (Parakeet Party) die cut with fringe die from the Beautiful Balloons Dies. (I love how this looks like grass!)
  • 1/8-inch Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon

Here’s a sample of the same layout as a baby card. I changed the background to Petal Pink as well as the ribbon and Designer Series Paper. The sentiment comes from the Happy Labels stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Easter Bunny Stamp Set

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Simply Zinnia Joy Fold Card

Welcome to the Stampers Dozen March Blog Hop! Thanks so much for joining us. This month we feature cards showcasing a variety of fun folds. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain a host of paper crafting inspiration from some awesome stampers.

Today, I share the joy fun fold using products from Stampin’ Up!’s Flowering Zinnia’s Suite Collection, including the Simply Zinnia Stamp Set, the Flowering Zinnia 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, and the Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder. These are all part of Stampin’ Up!’s newest Online Exclusives release. You won’t find these in catalogs, but you will find them in my online store. I’m so loving the bright and cheery colors in the Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper. Click here to check out the Online Exclusives. There are lots of options here.

Simply Zinnia Joy Fold

Simply Zinnia Joy Fold Card

Here are some details about this card. Working from the bottom to the top:

  • Blackberry Bliss card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Fresh Freesia card stock measuring 8 1/2 x 4, scored at 5 1/4
  • Flowering Zinnias DSP measuring 5 x 3 3/4
  • Blackberry Bliss card stock measuring 9 x 3, scored and folded at 4 1/2
  • Fresh Freesia card stock measuring 4 1/4 x 2 3/4
  • Flowering Zinnias DSP measuring 4 x 2 1/5
  • Sentiment die cut with Countryside Corners Dies
  • Basic White card stock for inside measuring 4 1/4 x 2 3/4
  • Basic White card stock embossed with Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder measuring 3 3/4 x 3
  • Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from the Duo Ribbon Combo Pack

Here’s a view of the inside.

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia

How to Video

In this video from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, I give step-by-directions for creating this joy fold fun fold card. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Be sure to visit all of the blogs participating in the hop to gain more fun fold inspiration.

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Simply Zinnia Card Sample

Simply Zinnia Card Sample

If you’re looking for a burst of color to usher in spring, look no further than Stampin’ Up!’s Flowering Zinnias Suite. The Simply Zinnia stamp set and coordinating dies accent so well with the colorful and gorgeous Flowering Zinnias 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. See this blog post for other card samples showcasing the DSP. 

The products in this suite are available as part of Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives. As a reminder, these are products introduced and for sale online. (I can help you place an order if you have questions.) See all of the Online Exclusives by clicking here

Today, I share a card using the dies from the Simply Zinnia dies. These versatile dies help you build flowers to accent your greeting cards and projects. Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post that views a look at how some of the dies actually work.

Simply Zinnia Card Idea

Here are some details for today’s card:

  • Highland Heather card stock measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4
  • A piece of the Flowering Zinnias DSP measuring 5 x 3 3/4
  • Banner die cut in Basic White from the Nested Essentials Dies
  • Used masking technique to stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink on banner
  • Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, and Lemon Lolly card stock to create flower
  • Lemon Lime Twist ribbon from Duo Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Lemon Lime Twist from the Tinsel Gems Four Pack

How to Video

Watch as I give step-by-step instructions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, for creating this handmade greeting card at home using the Simply Zinnia Bundle. I also demonstrate the masking technique that allows you to use just part of a sentiment. 

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