Happy Friday Cardmakers!

As promised earlier in the week, today we’re making another fancy fold card.  Today’s is called the Double-Z Joy Fold Card and I’m so excited to share my Cricut Design Space Tutorial with you!

Double Z Joy Fold Card Banner

To learn how to create our first fancy fold, the Double Easel Card, visit our previous blog post here.

We’re going to create our fancy fold card using basic shapes and score lines in Cricut Design Space.  No need to create an SVG in Photoshop or Inkscape or even purchase an SVG.  It’s easy, peasy in Design Space.

Let’s get started on our fun fold card with today’s theme “Thinking of You.”

Materials

Maters for Fancy Fold Card

 

List of Materials

  1. Cricut Explore Air 2
  2. Nicapa Cutting Mat or Cricut Standard Grip Machine Mat
  3. Cricut Fine Point Blade
  4. Scor-Pal Tape
  5. Various paper from Michaels and A Cherry on Top Crafts
  6. Cricut Scraper Tool
  7.  Cricut Scoring Stylus
  8.  Foam Tape
  9. Thinking of You SVG

Now that we have all of our materials, let’s get crafty!

Step 1 – Design

First, create a new project in Cricut Design Space.

Next, let’s create the base and panels of our cards using basic shapes in Design Space.

Select the square image in shapes on the left sidebar.

Using the dimensions below, create all of your shapes and panels.

Tip: I find the best way to add my score-lines is to place my rectangles at 0 on the X and Y-axis.  I can then place my score-lines perfectly in the correct spots

Next, I changed all of my colours for my specific colour pallet.

The pink squares are going to be a floral patterned paper and the two bright gold 5.25″ H panels and 3″ square will be a grey wood grain pattern I purchased in the open stock aisle of Michaels.  

All of my other colours will be various gold, glitter and pearl metallic cardstock.

 

I then created an SVG in Inkscape with a few layers.  My sentiment for this Double-Z Joy Fold Card will be “Thinking of You.”

To download my FREE Thinking of You SVG, click here.

 

I wanted my colours to match the rest of my card so I altered the layers of my sentiment slightly.

 

Next, I wanted to add some floral elements to my card.

I went into images on my left sidebar and searched flower.  There are TONS of options but I decided to go with a couple I thought would work perfectly on this card.

 

Again, I changed some of the colours to match our card.

I placed them around the card to see where they would fit nicely and sized them accordingly.

Design Space Double-Z Joy Fold Card

 

Our project is now complete!  Time to make our project and get to cutting.

 

Step 2 – Cut

Cut all of the elements of your card following all the prompts.

Ensure to add your Cricut Scoring tool when prompted.

Now, you should be left with all of your card elements to create the ultimate Double-Z Joy Fold Card.

Double-z Joy Fold Card Elements

 

Step 3 – Create

On to my favourite step, putting it all together!

First, create your creases along the score lines.  This can be done easily with the Cricut Scraper Tool or a bone folder.

Secondly, add your panels to the base of your card according to sizes.

 

Next, attach tape or glue to the left side of your smaller square and the far right panel of your smaller rectangle.

 

Attach to the larger rectangle.

 

Add two of your floral elements to the front of your card.

I added foam tape to the back of my “Thinking of You” sentiment to make it really pop off the card and add some dimension.

 

Finally, add the last of your floral elements to the bottom rectangle of your card.

 

Ah, I’m gushing over this card!  It’s so fun and so unique to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Double-Z Joy Fold Card

 

How did you design your Double-Z Joy Card?  I’d love for you to share your cards with me.  I can’t wait to see them!

Have a fantastic, creative weekend!

 

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