Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Double Z Card

Good evening! 

I have been in my craft room all afternoon.....hiding I suppose.  But, now it's time to move forward. Let's hold hands, I know we can do this together!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at; Scor Pal, Family Means Everything, Simon Says Monday, Shine Bright Like A Diamond and Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.

I made this Double Z card for my daughter's birthday on the 13th....she'll be the heck did that happen?!?!  Oh and shhhhh it's a surprise!

The card base measures 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches, opposite direction at 2 1/8 inches.
The card strip measures 1 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches.  Score at 4 1/4 inches, opposite direction at 2 1/8 inches.

I keep playing with this beautiful Designer Paper by Craft Smith, Tea Party.  It was one of those ridiculously low priced super deals at Michael's 5 dollars, 48 sheets.....pretty pinks, greens, yellows, teals and gold.  It is gorgeous!  After assembling the card base and strip I just began decorating it.  A total Labor of Love!  Oh and I created a pretty matching envelope too using my Envelope Punch Board, which I don't use near enough.  The envelope is decorated with lace, pearls and a Memory Box die, Homespun Heart.  It was cut once form a very thick 'chip board' like card stock and then topped with a pretty pink.

MFT Fancy Flourish die cut from toner paper and then I ran it through my Mini Minc with Gold Foil.  I also did the mini heart on the sentiment with this too.

This is how it looks folded flat, makes a nice 4 1/4 inch squared card.  Flower from Altenew stamp and die sets; Wild Hibiscus.  Image colored with Copic Markers.  Black Seed Beads for the center.  Dies R Us Butterfly 2 set, I layered 3 different ones together, the top one is also Gold Foiled.

Partially expanded here.  Spellbinders Classic and Beaded Oval dies.  Sentiment from PTI, Happy Hexagons stamp set.  Mambo Melon ink.

And fully expanded here.  Adhesive Pearls and Rhinestones and  Ribbon for accents.  Don't you just love that Rhinestone Patterned Bling?

On the back I added a sheet of plain white card stock and then using Scor Tape (just at the top edge) I covered it with a deep Pink Designer Paper panel.  I was able to write my Happy Birthday wishes on the white card stock while keeping it out of sight.  I may also make a teeny tiny envelope to add to the back, perhaps sticking some cash inside.  :)

Thanks so much for coming by.....I needed the company!

Be well!


  1. Very pretty papers and I love all of the bling. I've never seen a "z" card fun! Bet your daughter will love it!

  2. Beautiful card and please wish your daughter a very Happy Birthday from me.


  3. Wow!!! Donna, this is amazing and so beautiful! I love every layer of printed papers. All the rhinestones and bling put this over the top! I've never seen a "z" card before either. It looks like a lot of work but Beautiful!!

  4. Often we are told that less is more and it does work, but then, there is a card like this one. You can add all of the bling and lovely design paper and wonderful hearts and butterflies.... and it is a marvelous creation from love. This is a Wowzer card that Lori will cherish for ever. I am right about that. Because it is made with a Mother's artist love. Love the matching envelope. Will you be handing this to her with a birthday hug? Give her one for me too please.

  5. Lori will love this beautiful card, Donna! Thanks for sharing! Glad to know I'm not the only one who hid out yesterday...

  6. Hi, Donna! I have not made one of these YET, but I believe yours is the prettiest thus far. Lovely pearls - put in STRAIGHT ROWS - not sure how you managed that so pearl-fectly, but you always do everything so well, I should not gape, right? It's rude, right? Stop being jealous that she put those on straight, I am chanting. LOL

    Thanks for explaining the dimensions. It's like each little section of your card has decided to grow it's own garden - and not there are a riot of petals and colors revealing themselves throughout your entire masterpiece!

    It's a delightful, beautiful, colorful, FUN card, my sweet northern friend! Have a great ending to your week! xo

  7. Oh boy, you have really outdone yourself here. But why wouldn't you? It's for your daughter, and she will LOVE it. I can see that you spent extra time and thought, it totally shows. All that bling and beauty. Great use of the patterned papers, they so make this card. I can't believe Lori will be 33 either. She's so lucky to have you for a mom, and she knows it!!! Well the envelope too.

  8. WOW this is awesome and she's going to love it SO MUCH!! Such a beautiful, unique design and those pearls are the perfect embellishment! Love the envelope too ... I never think to do that! Thanks for the PUSH! LOL Have a wonderful day!

  9. Absolutely stunning card design. I am normally not one to like a lot of layers and bling on cards but with this style it is really a beautiful look. I am sure your daughter will love it and cherish it forever.

  10. This is such a cool card! Love everything about it. The patterned paper is gorgeous, and I really love how you added the pearls, butterfly, flourish, etc. It looks awesome!

  11. Fabulous papers and embellishments. Love how easy these cards are to make but you sure get a lot of bang for your work. Lori will love it.

  12. Fabulous card and great idea to add white card on the back to write a message!

  13. That is just beautiful, I bought one of the packs at that price too, love how you have used the papers on this, and your pretty added flower and all that bling. Isn't it crazy how our kids just keep getting older and we stay the same ;) Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  14. Amazing!! A stunning design which i have not seen before - I love it, as I''m sure your daughter will! You have decorated it beautifully.

  15. What a wonderful project! The hint of sparkle is just fantastic. Love all the pearls too. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  16. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenge blog and Good Luck !
    Maryvonne – DT member