Fresh and Fabulous Bayfair Z Fold Card

Spellbinders Bayfair Collection-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Fresh and Fabulous Bayfair Z Fold Card from Spellbinders

Hello, Friends!  I’m back today with another Fresh and Fabulous Bayfair Z Fold Card using goodies from my Spellbinders stash.  I wanted to show how versatile this lovely collection is, and give you instructions for one of the easiest fancy fold card bases ever!

The more I use this collection, the more I like it!  Today I’m showing off the pretty feminine elements from the collection.  If you missed the Fancy Fold Beach Shaker Card (with measurements and basic instructions) or the full tutorial for the Beach Themed Slimline Folio, just click on the links and they will magically appear.

TIP:  Use a die cut postage stamp frame to draw the eye to smaller focal images.  First, die cut the frame (with the insert in place) .  Then back the frame with 1/8″ foam tape.  Now create your collage inside the elevated frame.  The Amazing Paper Grace Postage Stamp Frame I used on this project is no longer available, but Spellbinders has released a new Postage Labe and Tag Die Set with this Bayfair Release.  I’ll link to that below this post.

Easy Peasy Z Fold Card Base


If you are looking for a quick and easy fancy fold card base, search no more.  It doesn’t get ay easier than the Z-Fold Card.  Here’s how I made this  Z-Fold Card Base.

  • First, cut a 6″ x 12″ panel of white cardstock.
  • Then score from left to right at 3 1/2″ and 7″.
  • Now fold the 3 1/2″ score line as a mountain fold.
  • Next fold the 7 ” score line as a valley fold.
  • Line the panels with (2) 3 3/8″ x 6 7/8″ and (1) 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ of pink cardstock.
  • Then line with slightly smaller panels of patterned paper.
  • Create a pocket with a 6″ x 2 1/2″ panel of pink stripe patterned paper. Score 1/2″ flaps on side and bottom, trim out the corners, fold and adhere.

See?  Easy Peasy!

Magnetic Secret Message and Sentiment Panel

Secret messages are always fun, so I added one to the center of my card base.  You can use the inside panel from the Postage Stamp Frame as the base.  Cut a panel of white cardstock that is 1/2″ taller, score a flap, adhere behind the panel and then line with patterned paper. Place magnets on the back of the secret message and under the patterned paper on the inside.  Add a butterfly pull tap so the recipient will know to open the secret message.

That’s all for me today, friends.  I hope you enjoyed this post, and feel inspired to go make something beautiful.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.




4 thoughts on “Fresh and Fabulous Bayfair Z Fold Card

  1. Helen

    So often we are on the same page! I have the postage stamp dies out on my desk right now. Another filled with fun and sun card, with a very useful format especially for postage and of course a pocket too. Thanks Kathy.

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I absolutely love this card! The buttons, dragonfly and pretty vase on the front just add so much pizzaz! And what a stylish, pretty lady in the frame! The Z folds are one of my favorite designs. This is a real beauty! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Joni E

    Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to make this Z fold card. What a great use of this paper collection!

  4. Cheryl Wells

    This bright, cheerful card is so pretty – and I love the Dragonfly on the front – thank you for sharing, Kathy!!


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