SU Z-Fold Card

SU Sweet Cupcake with Cupcake Cutouts Framelits

July 25, 2016

I saw a card by the talented UK Demonstrator Amanda Bates that set the sweet cupcake on a doily on a portrait z-fold card. I couldn’t resist coming up with one of my own cards using the SU Sweet Cupcake stamp set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts framelits.

SU Sweet Cupcake Best Things z fold

A Z-fold card is simple to make. I decided to make my card a landscape A2 sized card so I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ on the 11″ side. The band across the front is also scored this way. I used the Festive embossing folder on the back part of the card- cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. I think it gave a great backdrop for the cupcake to pop- not too busy with DSP but just added texture. I think the landscape design allows the cupcake to fill in the white embossed space and not need any additional fill-ins on the front right DSP side of the card either. The DSP is cut to 4″ x 2 1/2″.

I chose to leave the middle panel blank and write on the back of the card on a white panel. It just looked cleaner to me and let all the other parts stand out. But, you could easily place another piece of DSP or another sentiment on a white panel on the middle part of the card.

SU Sweet Cupcake Z fold top view

You will notice the sentiment is stamped differently than it comes in the set. I did cut my stamp and stack the words on top of each other. When I alter a stamp this way, I am sure NOT to trim any edges- I just cut through cleanly so it can easily go back together like puzzle pieces fit together.

sweet cupcake

cupcake cutouts

Here is another use of the sentiments and thinlit words:

SU Sweet Cupcake z fold belated birthday

 The Sweet Cupcake stamp set comes with the icing and cupcake liner labeled 1, 2, and 3  for realistic 3-step stamping. It is meant to stamp in that order #1, #2, and then #3.

However, I stamp in reverse, that is, I stamp #3, #2, and then #1.  The icing was stamped on Pink Pirouette cardstock using Pink Pirouette ink for stamp #3, then Blushing Bride ink for stamp #2, and then Melon Mambo ink for stamp #1. The cupcake liner is stamped on Sahara Sand cardstock using Crumb Cake ink on stamp # 3, then Sahara Sand ink for stamp #2, and then Tip Top Taupe for stamp #1. I hope that makes sense to you:)

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SU Indescribable Gift Spring Easter Card

March 6, 2015

We made these pretty pop-up Z- fold Easter cards at class this week using the SU Indescribable Gift stamp set. You will see this fun folded card all over the web by many crafters so to credit the  actual originator is hard to do…

I love this versatile stamp that is definitely perfect for Easter but so many other occasions like birthday, sympathy, thank you…


SU Indescribable Gift #1 Matte


SU Indescribable Gift #2 Matte

SU Indescribable Gift #3

SU Indescribable Gift #4 front

  • The Pink Pirouette card base is a portrait A2 card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) with a die cut opening. On this card, it is a 3 1/4″ square framelit. You could use any shape.
  • The folded stamped Whisper White inside is 5 1/4″ x 6″ scored on the longer 6″ side at 2″ and 4″. My upline Linda Heller figured out these measurements. Once you stamp it, adhere the last 2″ section onto the right side of the inside of the Pink Pirouette. Now, you simply accordion fold the two other sections, and close the card.
  • Now you will see the white portion on the right side of the opening on the front. Put adhesive on the white part and adhere the front stamped and bordered image.
  • On this card, I made the black border 3 1/4″ square to correspond with the square opening I die cut with the framelit. The next smaller pink border is a 3″ square and then the white stamped image is a 2 3/4″ square.

I decided to share this Spring Easter card with the folks at

The Paper Players for Laurie’s Spring Challenge # 234.



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