Fancy Fold – Triple Z in Opposites

This fun card is so easy to make and it looks so difficult.  Your family & friends are going to love the Triple Z in Opposites.  I made this name up because the folds are in opposition to each other.  I’m sure there is some technical name for it, but I like mine!

Here’s the recipe:

8 ½”x11” or 12”x12” card stock
Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5 ¼”x1 ¾” (2pc), 3 ¼”x 1 ¼” (2 pc)
Coordinating card stock 5 3/8”x1 7/8” (3pc), 5 3/8”x1 3/8”, 5 3/8”x3 3/8”, 3”x4”
WW or VV (depends on your DSP) 3 7/8”x2 7/8”, 2”x3 ½” and scrap if you desire extra sentiment

You will need 12”x12” card stock, the Card base is 12”x5 ½”
Score long end at 2”, 4”, 8”, 10”
Short side up, slice between the 2” & 10” score at 1 ½” & 4” (photo 1)

You can also do this with standard card stock:
The card base is 5 ½”x 11”
Score long end at 2”, 3 ½”, 7”, 9”
Short Side up, slice between 3 ½” & 7” at 1 ½” and 4” (photo 1)


>> now we add the mats, adhere with snail.  Three of the mats will be cut to fit the sliced areas.
>> DSP goes on top of the mat at the front & back panels and the middle panel top & bottom (photo 2)
>> Stamp your design & sentiment on the WW or VV 3 7/8”x 2 7/8” and 2”x3 ½” panels
     if you desire to have a pop-up sentiment on the front panel, use your scrap & stamp & adhere with dimensionals to the front panel.  DO NOT ADHERE TO CARD JUST YET
>> Fun times here!  Now that all the mats & DSP are down, we are going to do mountain & valley folds on each of the three sliced areas.  Start with the top & bottom rails, your first fold is Mountain, then Valley, then Mountain, then Valley.  The center rail will not fold at the first scoreline.  Instead, you will start with Mountain at the second score line and follow with a Valley.  The top & bottom should be opposite the middle. (photo 3)
>> Adhere your inside sentiment to the left panel at the center…it should overlap to the left panel.
>> Adhere your front sentiment panel with Dimensionals to the front panel about ½” from the left & centered. (photo 4)

When the card is folded completely it should be 4”x5 ½”

This is a really fun card to make…Keep on stampin’

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