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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Letting Things Unfold

Whew! Life has been a rollercoaster for several months, but I think I'm finding my footing again and am glad to be creating some things. When it's busy, my daily dose of crafting often takes the form of vicariously enjoying other people's projects and being inspired, even if I am not crafting myself. One of the things I bookmarked recently was Rachel Tessman's 3-panel scenery Z-fold card.

Once I got a chance, I recreated a vertical version of the card using the Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper, which is available for free during Sale-a-bration, starting January 5th. Isn't that a fun fold?

I liked it so much I decided to create another card using a different free Sale-a-bration paper, Dainty Flowers. This time, I tweaked the measurements to be able to use just an 8" width of patterned paper, since I had already cut off a 4" strip for another project. I also adjusted the folds so that the Designer Series Paper covers the front panel more fully.


-Smoky Slate cardstock

  • 10-1/2” (W) x 5-1/2” (H), scored at 3-1/8" and 6-1/4" along the long side

-Basic White cardstock

  • 2" (W) x 5-1/4" (H)

  • 2-3/8" (W) x 1" (H) or sized to fit sentiment

-Blackberry Bliss cardstock

  • 4" (W) x 1/2" (H)

-Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper*

  • 4" (W) x 5-1/4" (H)

  • TWO 2" (W) x 5-1/4" (H)

*Cut the Designer Series Paper in continuous sections so that the designs line up. The widest piece is on the left and will form the front of the card. It will hang over the cardstock panel, as you can see below. The middle piece of Designer Series Paper is attached to the right side of the middle panel so that the design flows with the other pieces when the card is opened.

I used a Stitched Rectangles die for the sentiment label and added some Brushed Brass Butterflies for a finishing touch


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