Purple Passion Zig Zag Card

Hello, Friends! Spring has not quite sprung here in North Carolina, but the days are starting to get a little longer and the temps are beginning to warm up. Soon, all my favorite springtime blossoms will start popping out: Grape Hyacinths, Pansies, Tulips and Lavender, just to name a few. To celebrate the promise of springtime, I’ve created a Purple Passion Zig Zag Card that I hope you will enjoy making, too.

This unique card style has a ski slope side that makes it fun to open and easy to display.

With lots of room for pockets and fussy cut images, it is sure to impress.

I pulled out my Little Birdie Dream Cut Machine, Tag Dies, Oval Tag Dies and the Mini Banner to help me decorate.

Create a hidden pocket on the 4 3/4″ square card front for even more fun! Mat a 3″ x 3″ panel of designer paper on both white and grey cardstock.  Place foam tape on the top, bottom and left hand side to form a hidden pocket.  Decorate the front with a Little Birdie Chipboard Oval Frame, Fairy Rosa Purple Passion Flower Cluster and the glittered lavender basket from the Ephemera Die Cuts Package.

Now die cut some tags with your Little Birdie Square and Oval Tags Dies.  These cut like butter with the Dream Cut Die Cutting Machine!  Stamp a little sentiment on white cardstock and finish the tags with designer paper, glittered ephemera, ribbons and charms.

Dress up the inside of the card with a little die cut banner, a pocket and more tags.

I love the stitched edges on the Little Birdie Tags dies. It gives everything such a beautiful finished look!

Fussy cut the large lavender basket and the butterfly from a 4″ x 6″ Journal Card.  Mat the bottom of the butterfly journal card on folded paper to make a note card insert.

Use the cut bottom half of the journal card to make a little treat wallet to tuck into the pocket.

This is a great place to add a gift card, chocolate, tea bag or other small treat.

How to Make the Zig Zag Card Base

First, score an 11″ x 7″ piece of lavender cardstock at 1″ and again at 6″.  Then accordion fold with a mountain fold at 1″ and a valley fold at 6″.

First,  we will cut the slope.  Start at the left hand edge of the card and measure up 4 3/4″ from the bottom edge.  Make a light pencil mark as seen in the photo.  Place the paper in your cutter.  Then cut on the diagonal from the pencil mark on the left to the top of the 6″ score line. Now accordion fold the card base so that the 1″ flap is on the front right hand edge.

Cut a 4 3/4″ square from grey cardstock.  Then mat a 4 5/8″ square of Purple Passion designer paper on the front flap.  Cut a second 4 5/8″ square from a complementary pattern and adhere it to the back side of the flap.

If you wish to line the card panels with grey paper, that is the next step. Cut (4) 4 5/8″ x 6 7/8″ panels of grey cardstock.  Adhere 2 of the rectangles to the front and back of the 5″ x 7″ rectangular panel on the card. To create the sloped liners, measure up 4 5/8″  on the left and make a pencil mark.  Then measure up 6 7/8″ on the right and make a second pencil mark.  Cut on a diagonal line between these 2 marks.

To cut the patterned paper for the sloped panels on the zig-zag card, place your patterned paper behind and trace as seen in the photo above.  You will add pockets to the bottom of the sloped pages to cover any gaps.

I hope you will have fun with this unique card design! Thanks so much for stopping by!



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