Saturday, 21 November 2020

Retreat Swaps - Peace & Joy Double Z Fold Card Tutorial

This weekend myself and 114 other papercrafters, who are part of Michelle Lasts team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators called the Pinkies are attending the Pinkies Retreat - virtually!

I'm super excited as Michelle invited me back as a designer and this time I have created 2 make and take projects which I hope to share with you soon. Fingers crossed they do not disappoint.

You can use the hashtags #PinkiesRetreat2020 and #PinkiesTeam to see pictures shared from this event!

Today I am sharing with you the first of 3 swaps I created for this event! 

I joined three swap groups, each consisting of 5 people plus myself. Each swap group had a clear brief we had to follow, there was a large choice so I decided to go with these.
  1. Christmas group - a Christmas card 
  2. DSP group - a card with patterned paper as the main focus
  3. Any Bundle group - a card created using any bundle, typically a stamp set and a die or punch 
Naturally, we had to use current Stampin' Up! products!

I made six of each card and kept one for myself. 

All three style cards I created are fancy fold Christmas cards and I have filmed a tutorial for each one. 

You can find the YouTube video tutorial at the end of this page.

I'll be sharing pictures of the swaps I receive on my Facebook page. 

You can join my Facebook page here - just make sure you like my page so you can be notified when I post pictures of all 15 swaps, to see who has designed them and what products they've used!

Today's card is for the Christmas swap - a Double Z Fold card featuring the Peace and Joy bundle and the Tag Buffet stamp set!


I used the colours Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Silver for my swaps!

In my video tutorial I've used an alternative colour combo - Pretty Peacock, Pool Party and Gold 

You might notice there are some subtle speckles on the Smoky Slate - I've used Frost White Shimmer Paint for this.

On my alternative version, I used Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint but the speckles are way more prominent - make sure you watch my tutorial to check it out!

My card features a lot of heat embossing, I love adding these touches, especially on Christmas cards

The sentiments I've used on the smaller panels are from the Tag Buffet stamp set.

If you fancy making a Double Z Card and want to follow my video tutorial, here are the measurements you need to get prepared in advance

Smoky Slate Cardbase
  • 10.5 cm x 29.7 cm
  • Score longside at 7.5 cm & 15 cm
Blushing Bride Layer
  • 8.5 cm x 27.5 cm
  • Score longside at 12.5 cm and 20 cm
Whisper White Panels
  • 12 cm x 8 cm
  • 7 cm x 8 cm (quantity 2)

Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you decide to give this card a try, do leave me a comment or thumbs up on YouTube to let me know - I hope you enjoy watching my video tutorial!

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