Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial
Hello, Friends! It’s November, and you know what that means, right? Time to get to work on our Christmas Card lists! Nothing gets the old mojo flowing like a new fancy fold card design. That’s why I’ve prepared this Christmas Z Fold cards 3 ways tutorial for you today. We’ll be using Authentique’s awesome Vintage Christmas Collection Kit and 6×6 paper bundle to create 3 fabulous Z Fold Card Designs!
One of the things I love the most about Fancy Fold cards is the “wow” factor they bring to cardmaking. They look like little masterpieces, but the bases are actually really easy to build and super fun to decorate.
Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #1 Christmas Snow Globes Standard Z Fold Card
The standard Z Fold card base takes about 10 seconds to create, so it’s perfect for the busy holiday season. It folds flat for mailing or storage, but opens out to reveal a loads of depth and dimension.
This simple card mechanism allows a card to stand for display on a side table or Christmas mantel. So your card can do double duty as home decor. And you’ve just gotta love that!
In the video tutorial below, you’ll learn how to incorporate a gift card/treat pocket in each card design. So now your card is a gift, too. Sweet!
Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #2: Cookies and Cocoa Easel Style Z Fold Card
Some of our family’s best Christmas memories are tied to the tradition of baking cookies together. This darling easel style Z Fold Christmas card celebrates that fun family tradition.
Not only does this adorable card stand for display, it also contains a fun mechanism that makes it exciting to open.
The inner panel contains a mini paper bag envelope with enough room to hold a sweet treat, some cash or a gift card. I’ll show you how to make this exciting interactive card design in the YouTube tutorial below.
Z Fold Cards Tutorial 3 Ways: Card #3: Dashing Through the Snow Pop Up Z-Fold Card
Pop up cards are such fun to open…and create! Learn how to combine your beautiful Authentique papers with some stylish dies and in no time flat, you’ll have this fabulous Z Fold Pop Up card ready for gifting.
And of course, there’s a gift card pocket tucked into this design, too. Oh, what fun!
Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards 3 Ways Tutorial on YouTube
So are you ready to get your craft on? This YouTube Video will guide you step by step through building the base, adding the papers and decorating your cards. Grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain you, because we’re making all 3 cards and I don’t want you to faint on me. You might also want to grab a pencil and notebook to write down measurements and the like.
I’ve linked up to the papers, dies and ribbons that I used in this post below. I hope you have as much fun making these Authentique Vintage Christmas Z Fold Cards as I did!
- Authentique Papers
- Vintage Christmas 12×12 Collection Kit (Includes Stickers)
- 6×6 Vintage Christmas Bundle Pack
- Artisan Cardstock Red Linen (2 12×12 sheets)
- Really Reasonable Ribbon