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Little Birdie Purple Passion Zig-Zag Card Tutorial

Little Birdie Purple Passion Zig-Zag Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Purple Passion Zig-Zag Card Tutorial for Little Birdie Crafts

Hello, Friends! I’ve created this Purple Passion Zig-Zag Card Tutorial for my Little Birdie Crafts Guest Designer post this month.  Purple is such a great color for spring!  Think Grape Hyacinths, Crocus, Pansies, and Iris…all great spring blossoms!


This 5″ x 7″ zig-zag card base is an original design.  It may look complicated, but it’s actually quite simple to make.  I have a few step out photos and measurements to help you make your very own.

Getting Started

First, score an 11″ x 7″ piece of lavender cardstock at 1″ and again at 6″.  Then accordion fold with a mountain fold at 1″ and a valley fold at 6″.

First,  we will cut the slope.  Start at the left hand edge of the card and measure up 4 3/4″ from the bottom edge.  Make a light pencil mark as seen in the photo.  Place the paper in your cutter.  Then cut on the diagonal from the pencil mark on the left to the top of the 6″ score line. Now accordion fold the card base so that the 1″ flap is on the front right hand edge.

Cut a 4 3/4″ square from grey cardstock.  Then mat a 4 5/8″ square of Purple Passion designer paper on the front flap.  Cut a second 4 5/8″ square from a complementary pattern and adhere it to the back side of the flap.

Lining the Card Panels


If you wish to line the card panels with grey paper, that is the next step. Cut (4) 4 5/8″ x 6 7/8″ panels of grey cardstock.  Adhere 2 of the rectangles to the front and back of the 5″ x 7″ rectangular panel on the card. To create the sloped liners, measure up 4 5/8″  on the left and make a pencil mark.  Then measure up 6 7/8″ on the right and make a second pencil mark.  Cut on a diagonal line between these 2 marks.

To cut the patterned paper for the sloped panels on the zig-zag card, place your patterned paper behind and trace as seen in the photo above.  You will add pockets to the bottom of the sloped pages to cover any gaps.

The Front Cover:  Hidden Pocket with Tags

Mat a 3″ x 3″ panel of designer paper on both white and grey cardstock.  Place foam tape on the top, bottom and left hand side to form a hidden pocket.  Decorate the front with a Little Birdie Chipboard Oval Frame, Fairy Rosa Purple Passion Flower Cluster and the glittered lavender basket from the Ephemera Die Cuts Package.

Now die cut some tags with your Little Birdie Square and Oval Tags Dies.  These cut like butter with the Dream Cut Die Cutting Machine!  Stamp a little sentiment on white cardstock and finish the tags with designer paper, glittered ephemera, ribbons and charms.

A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of the card with a little die cut banner, a pocket and more tags.

I love the stitched edges on the Little Birdie Tags dies. It gives everything such a beautiful finished look!

Here’s a peek at the card fully opened.  These cards are great for display on a table or shelf.

Fussy cut the large lavender basket and the butterfly from a 4″ x 6″ Journal Card.  Mat the bottom of the butterfly journal card on folded paper to make a note card insert.

This is a great place to tuck in a gift card…

…or a little treat!

I hope you’ll have fun making this unique card design.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




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