Retreat Swaps - Peace & Joy Double Z Fold Card Tutorial

Saturday 21 November 2020 United Kingdom

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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