Window Card with a Z-fold Inside

This fun fold is so versatile!  I've been trying all sorts of shapes for the window.  I showed this fun fold on my live video on Monday, July 10th.  

General measurements:

  • A2 Card base-- 
    --either top fold (4-1/4" X 11" scored at 5-1/2"
    or side fold (5-1/2" X 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4")

  • Inside Z-fold-- 5-1/4" X 8" scored at 4" and 6"

    Other elements:
  • Something to make a window in your card front, either a punch or a die 
  • 1-7/8" X 5-1/8" patterned paper for inside on the z-fold card, optional
  • Layers for your window, also optional
  • Die cut or punched pieces to add interest
  • Embellishments

Here are a few ideas that I showed during the video, starting with the one I made during the video.  A few details to notice:

-my stenciled/masked background.  I added color with a Blending Brush.

-my off-set bird image which was made by stamping with Momento ink and colored with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers

-I separated the jute trim to add a more rustic feel

This card was made with the 2-3/8" circle punch, not a die, to create the window.  While I prefer a more centered opening, this works, too.  Having a smaller circle punch for layering works well.

This is a very similar card, but the window was made with a circle die from the Stylish Shapes die set.  Using a die allowed me to use a top fold card base.  No naked envelopes!

Try using other shapes!  Here I used the Radiating Stitches Dies, which are an Online Exclusive product.  I also stamped a bit more on this card.  All my fish were fussy cut from patterned paper.

This card was fun to create!  I used lots of balloons in Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather with Melon Mambo accents.

For my final card, I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set and coordinating dies - (sorry).  My opening was created using the Stylish Shapes dies.   It took a couple of tried to get my square centered and straight.  My bugs were stamped in Momento ink and colored with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers.

Happy Stampin'!  Many thanks to Linda's Stampin' Escape's 24 February 2022 blog post for the measurements.