Saturday, 19 March 2016

Double Z Card?

Hello, Crafters.

My computer teething problems are slowly being sorted out - YAY!!

On Sunday, I'm going to our quarterly training and will be doing a presentation on videoing. I'm not an expert by a long chalk but I do know what works for me and how it works. 

A lot of people say you can use your phone but I've never tried it, so the only things I know this method is what I've heard, read or seen.........which is nowhere as reliable as my actual camcorder experience.

I've prepared a presentation with absolutely minimum notes which will keep me talking for however long Natalie wants me to.

Personally, I'd rather be asked questions because that way, I'd know I was telling my audience want they want to know rather than me telling them what I think they want to know!

As far as swaps are concerned, I'm in the same position about this training as I was last time i.e. no swaps done or planned! Last time I did a last minute triangular box which were all completed in time but I didn't have any time to get any chocolates or anything to go inside! Ooops, never mind, it was a great little box!

I have a video to make today and I'm hoping to make 26 of today's cards in miniature!!

I don't know what this style of card is called so I'm calling it a Double Z. I made the Pool Party and Blushing Bride card first but it took too long to be able to replicate it for a video.

It's a really beautiful birthday card which I'm going to save for my Mum's birthday. I can put MUM on the front of the card on the first short flap at the bottom or somewhere on the part that's hidden when the card is closed. There's no rush to make a decision as her birthday isn't for another eight months yet! As long as I don't put it away and forget where I've put it. LOL!!

I decided to make two changes for the video card. First of all, I decided to use flowers and butterflies that are punched out! Don't get me wrong! I absolutely love, love, love the flowers that can be made with the Botanicals Builder Framelits Dies but they are very time consuming.

The second change I decided to make was to use a far less fussy design of Designer Series Paper (DSP). Again, don't get me wrong - the floral design I used on my first card is probably my most favourite DSP ever! I love the colours and the actual design but I don't think it was the correct design to use for this card.

For the second card I used a Hello Honey design from the Wildflower Fields DSP which is one of the products available free as part of Sale-A-Bration 2016 offerings.

I'm not going into all the details of how I made these cards as they'll all be in the video. In case you don't want to wait these are the stamp sets I used:-

Pool Party & Blushing Bride Card No.1

a). Botanical Blooms - flowers along band
b). Party Pants - front sentiment
c). Pictogram Punches - flowers on sentiment
d). Cottage Greetings - sentiment inside

Hello Honey & Blackberry Bliss Card No. 2

a). Party Pants - front sentiment
b). Bloomin' Love - flowers on sentiment
c). Flower Shop - large Flowers
d). Petite Petals - small flowers
e). Cottage Greetings - sentiment inside
f). Papillion Potpourri - butterflies

If you have any questions about how I made these cards before I've release the video, please contact me, I'm always happy to help:

I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


PS the big gaps between paragraphs is another issue caused by my new PC - hubby is trying to correct it! J.


  1. Hi Jan, ooooh how I love this pool party & blushing bride card. I just wish you would put the measurements on your blog, so I could make it while waiting for the video. Great job...Ann

    1. Hi, Ann. I've emailed you. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Love those cards and like the other lady would love to have the measurements to give it a try, looking forward to the video,kaye

    1. Hi, Kaye. It's too late to help you on this occasion, but going forward, please email your request to me and I'll be only too pleased to get back to you ASAP. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. I love these cards could you please email the supplies used and the measurements to me
    Debbie G

    PS I just found you on you tube and subscribed and I too am a SU Demo

    1. Hi, Debbie. Many thanks for subscribing to my YouTube channel. All the measurements and product numbers are listed in the box below the video. This is the link:- ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Hi Jan, I've always been a fan of Z fold cards and wow, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the double Z card, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring! I saw one of your double Z cards while browsing on Pinterest and knew I'd have to CASE it. I just went immediately to my craft room to make my version - thanks to your fab instructions and video it was easy and I'm very happy with the finished result! I've spent a while looking at your blog and watching some videos - gorgeous creations and loads of inspiration - and I've got to try the baby wipe technique some time soon! Thank you SO much! Ruth x

    1. Hi, Ruth. I'm really pleased you find my blog and videos inspiring! You'll love the baby wipe technique once you've tried it. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  5. I love your double Z-fold cards. Can you tell me how to find your video? (I tried the link in the above comment, but it said it couldn't be found). Thank you.

    1. Hi, Nana711. I'm sorry you've had problems accessing my video. If you COPY the link and PASTE it into the search box on YouTube it'll take you there. I've just tried it and it worked but if you continue to have problems, please let me know. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.