Wednesday 12 January 2022

Abstract Beauty Happy Birthday Celebration Double Z Fold Card. Touches of Ink Blog Hop. January 2022

 Good Evening Everyone,

Today I'm blog hopping with the fabulous Touches of Ink ladies and our theme is New Catalogue Favourite. I couldn't wait to crack open the Abstract Beauty Suite. I love to bold shapes and bright colours.

I designed a Double Z Fold Card as I really wanted the opportunity to use as much of the DSP as I could, But I've kept my design simple, it's fun and playful which I think works well.


Crushed Curry Card Stock 

1pc - 11" x 4 1/4", scored at 2 3/4" & 5 1/2"

1pc - 10" x 2 3/4", scored at 4 3/4" & 7 1/2"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 5 1/4" x 4"


Just Jade Card Stock


Night of Navy Card Stock


Abstract Beauty DSP

1pc - 5 1/4" x 4"

2pc - 2 1/2" x 4"

1pc - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

1pc - 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"

1pc - 2 1/4" x 2 1/2"



Fold and burnish both pieces of Crushed Curry card stock, making sure you create a Z shape ( fold in half and then back on itself).

Now add all the DSP  and white card to the bases. Put the basic white onto the back of the card, and then you will find that all the rest just fit in one place so it's pretty easy to find their homes. 

Adhere the smaller z fold to the larger one, the larger piece has the bigger back panel to the right, the smaller piece leads with the larger panel. Add liquid glue to the back of the smallest panel on the small z fold piece and adhere to the centre of the larger back panel.

Now, fold all the pieces down, don't worry some to the edges will overlap - then add adhesive to the front piece of the smaller z, making sure you only add adhesive to the section that will be stuck to the other piece, otherwise you will just make a mess and stick it all closed!!

Working on the front panel - Create some hexagons using some scraps of card stock and DSP. Layer up three and add to the right hand side.

Stamp the celebration sentiment into the centre of another and layer onto a larger hexagon and add this to the top left.

On a scrap of basis white, stamp the birthday sentiment from Pirates & Mermaids and trim down. Glue this to a length of denim ribbon and trim the edges, making sure a nice amount of the ribbon shows at each end and add the the card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card, please pop on over to see what Patricia has created today.

Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleine bastelt   

Katja Martins - Stempelpfau 

Karen Egan (UK) - Crafty Karen Designs

Angela Köber - Stempelfamilie 

Melanie Fischer - MeeFischs Bastelecke

Lisa Mattes - StempelMOMent

Donna Lester - Taffy Crafting

Anja Ehmann - Bastelanja

Sandra Nitschke - Gelettertundgestempelt

Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

Gabi Appelt - Bastelbande

Petra Wittig - Cum Gaudium

Daniela Klotzsch-Fiehn - Kreativierend

Vickie Littlewood - Vickie Lou Designs

Patricia Lemke - Pattis Stempel Tempel

Iris Philipps -iriStempelt 

Petra Masukowitz - PetMa kreativ

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

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Do get in touch if you would like to see a copy of our Annual Catalogue, new Mini Catalogue and SAB Booklet - let me know if you would like me to get them or both in the post for you.

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. very nice
    Greetings from Germany

  2. Such a joyful bright card! I love it!
    Thanks a lot for joining again!
    Greetings from Germany, Simone

  3. Wow, what an amazing Z-fold fold card! the dsp makes a good job. Greetings from lower-saxony in north-germany from Patricia

  4. What a gorgeous, bright, cheerful card x


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