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z-Fold card dimensions

Time flys when you are having fun..... or when you injure yourself and need lots of rest to recuperate. My back had a nasty run in with a sock, then a mini pizza and then a piece of paper! Long story short, I haven't been able to sit for any great length of time for the past few weeks, so crafting, blogging and keeping up with Facebook and emails has been a challenge to say the least, I am starting to catch up, but still have a way to go!

I have had a number of requests regarding the measurements/dimensions of the Lift me up Z-Fold card I created on 20th February - so here you go!

In Australia our A4 cardstock measures 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm, I designed the template so that I can make 2 cards with 1 piece of A4 cardstock, and the card will fit in a standard size envelope too!

Here is the order in which I applied the above measurements to make the card base:
  1. measure up 6.5 cm from bottom left corner, make a small mark
  2. measure down 6.5 cm from top right corner, make a small mark
  3. line up marks on your trimmer at top and bottom of the card stock and cut. Your A4 sheet is cut diagonally and you have 2 z-fold card bases :)
  4. on the flat edge of the cardstock (not the diagonal cut edge) score at 9.9 cm and again at 19.8 cm
  5. fold along the score lines and burnish with bone folder 
  6. there you have it, you are all ready to decorate your z-fold card


Cards I have made using these dimensions:

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  1. I am loving your Z fold designs Sue thank you for your measurements... I am trying to use up my DSP and this is the perfect card for that xxx

    1. Thanks Kim, z folds really can really show off stamping sets in a very different way to a normal card. I can't get enough of fun folds :)

    2. Maybe this will post disappeared on me! So again, I just love your Hot Air Balloon Z-fold card! I was about to sit at my crafting table to work on a card for my 30-something nephew's birthday. But decided to check Pinterest for inspiration. Your card caught my eye and since I have the DSP and dies, I will be making it. What a fun card. Thanks so much for the inspiration, Sue. And I hope you feel better soon.

    3. Oh Grace, it makes me so happy to here that you are inspired to create! made my day when I read this :) I am getting there, moving better, and definitely more conscious of what/how I do things now.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing. I was going to try to make and few easy cards tonight, using the Left me up stamp and dies because this is the first chance I have gotten to make cards in awhile because of tax season, but when I found yours I ended up all night working on figuring it out. I love how my card came out. Than you again for sharing.

    1. You have put a huge smile on my face Marjorie :) so happy to here that you love what you created, I wish I could see what you created.

  3. Thank you for sharing Sue. It is just stunning! Can I ask Sue, did you double back the balloons - especially the large balloon? Hope you are feeling better? Hugs Julie

    1. yes I did Julie - the thinlet die cut is symmetrical so it is easy to line up

  4. I love these cards , but have been hesitant . I need to find out the measurements in inches :) You are inspiring !!! Thank you !

    1. I'm working on a conversion for American cardstock :)


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