Friday, November 9, 2012

Zig-Zag Birthday card by Lisa Silver

Hello!  It's Lisa with a project today, outlining how to make a Zig-zag card.  I've noticed this type of card posted recently on Pinterest and blogs lately and thought I would share my version of this project (thank you, ladies, for your inspiration!).

Celebrate Zig-Zag Card


Tools: Scor-Pal Scoring board, Scor-Tool, 1/2" Score-Tape, paper trimmer and rub-on tool by Basic Grey
Ink: Gathered Twigs Distress ink by Ranger
Paper: Natural White by Neenah
Patterned Paper: Jubilee by The Girls' Paperie
Other: In the Nick of Twine blue twine by Garnish, vellum stamp collector's envelope, rub-ons by EAD, Cork butterflies by Magenta

STEP 1: Begin with 2 pieces of 6" x 10" cardstock.

I personally love to use patterned paper when making a card like this.  When folded, you see both sides of the coordinating paper, making a visually interesting project.  If you'd like to make a similar project, start with a 12" x 12" piece of patterned paper.  Use the cutting template below to maximize your paper use:

STEP 2: Score your cardstock along the 10" side at 4", 6" and 8".

Repeat for the other piece. 
TIP: Consider your pattern when scoring.  Be sure to test how the lines or images will match up for the completed project.

STEP 3:  Mark each end of your cardstock at 2 1/4".  This will be where you trim for your zig-zag edge.  Refer to the templates above.

STEP 4: Trim to remove the excess paper, from the top of the first score line to the mark at 2 1/4" (on the side of your 10" width).

OPTIONAL: In some of the inspiring projects I found on-line, designers opted to use a designer punch along the edge.  If you'd like to do this for your project, begin your cut 1/4" from the last score line as depicted below.

STEP 5: Ink the edges and score line of your paper.

STEP 6: Adhere the main section of one piece to the other, using Scor-Tape.

OPTIONAL: You can create a hidden pocket or space for a sentiment in the main panel by how you opt to adhere to two pieces together.

STEP 7: This creates the large card base, which you can embellish.

STEP 8: Depending on your design or paper you selected for your card base, you can opt to close your finished card with a band.  Start with a 2" x 9" piece of cardstock.

Alternatively, you can select to use a piece of ribbon or a couple of buttons and looping twine to close your finished card.  If you do, you can skip ahead to the end.

STEP 9: Ink the edges of the band and adhere in the back to close.

STEP 10:  Embellish to complete.

Thanks for visiting,


Sandra H said...

Great tutorial and a lovely finished card x

Ravengirl said...

Super cute!!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card!!!
Thank you for the tutorial - this fold is on my "to-try" list and now it will be much easier to attempt :)

Diana Crick said...

Excellent tutorial, very easy to follow. Well written....fabulous card too.
Happy Scoring,

Ana Marcela Herrera said...

very cute!

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Ellen said...

Sweet fold! TFS

Colleen said...

Looks like a fun card to make but do have a question.
After reading your instructions and rereading you say in step 2 to score @ 4,6,& 8; then just below that where it says; 'Repeat other piece' you say to score @ 2,4 & 6.
Wouldn't both sections be scored the same? I'm just a bit confused on that part.
Thank you