Simple Z-Fold Thank You Card

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One of my new neighbors stopped by to introduce herself yesterday and brought a bottle of wine (good timing after the lighting debacle in My Stampin’ Studio this week).  So sweet and welcoming!  Today’s simple z-fold thank you card returns her kindness with a little “paper love!”


  • I started with a piece of Gumball Green 12″ x 12″ Core’dinations card stock and cut it to 4″ x 12″.
  • Using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I scored it at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.
  • Each side was folded in (hence the “z” fold, see below) and Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (cut to 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″) was  layered on the front panels for a splash of color.

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  • A belly band keeps the card closed and is super easy to fit without measurng.  I just center the card over a strip of card stock (figure twice with width of the card base plus about an inch to overlap) and fold the sides in.  I use the Stampin’ Trimmer to set the score lines.  The adhered “seam” is hidden below the sentiment so the back is one continuous piece.

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  • That powerful “Thank You” is from Another Thank You Photopolymer (clear) stamp set.  I’m really loving the growing collection of Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamps.  They cling to clear blocks with a passion and offer true “see through” stamping–nice for “eyeballing” quick and precise placement.  Check out the entire Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer (Clear) Stamp Collection.

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  1. Thank you for the smile this afternoon, it was very needed. You are such an inspiration in more ways than you realize.

  2. Mary, This card is so beautiful. It is bright cherry, and so perfect. You are amazing.
    I love the Z-fold. This card is really a keeper. This new friend is so lucky to have you as a neighbor.
    I bet you will become stamping buddies soon. What happened to your light in your new stamping room.
    Hugs, Ellen Hinds

  3. Carol Carriveau

    LOVELY…beautifully done and love the Z fold…going to make one this afternoon and use the gorgeous DSP on mine as well! TFS and providing such pretty inspiration! Lucky you to have a nice new neighbor and hopefully a fun friend!

  4. It’s (finally) 40 degrees here in Wisconsin and your card is screaming, ‘SPRING!’ and so am I! Thanks for the bright spot in my day Mary.

  5. Regina Steinle Hendrickson

    I absolutely LOVE this card….the watercolor DSP is my favorite

  6. Ooo, MsMary , I love that one , your just to good !!
    Have a nice weekend , my fav DSP
    Hugs frenchie

  7. Love this, and thanks for sharing your many, beautiful, and inspirational ideas!

  8. Mary,
    I just love this card! So bold with the Thank you on the belly band! I too have moved recently and am still putting finishing touches in my craft area, its not really a seperate room, but part of my living space. It is a much larger area then my previous space so it has been great to have room to store everything and be organized! The more organized I am, the more creative I am!
    Again, thank you for this card and sharing your new craft room journey with us!

  9. Very pretty – and a fresh new layout idea! Thank you!

  10. Ahhh, yes. I will be making a few few of these this weekend!!! So cool!!

  11. Thank you! I have a small area thats lighted (LED under cabinet light) over my main task area and my carpenter JUST put up my ribbon shelf. Woo hoo! Working out the lighting for the rest of the under cabinet area still but everyone is on board to make it better!

  12. I love sharing, Melanie. I ready and appreciate every comment!

  13. Oh WOW! I love the BIG Thank You on this Z-Fold Card! Simple, Fun, & Cute!! Love it! 🙂

  14. Love this card. It’s definitely a card to be cased. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent.

  15. This is amazing, Mary! Your studio issues sure haven’t curbed your creativity!

  16. You have an unbelievable memory, Dawn. That z-card was my muse for todays!

  17. Thanks, Maria. Its always a pleasure to get your daily comments. Keeps me motivated!

  18. Super cute!

  19. Nancy Farrell

    Love the brightness. Nice card to have on hand too. 🙂

  20. Your Thank You card has a bold-fresh look to it……and a WOW FACTOR that will make any new neighbor SMILE! Pretty sure you have made a “new friend” Mary. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I just love this fun fold cards, they are just that…..FUN!!!!! Fun to make and fun to receive. The big, bold sentiment is perfect to express to the recipient just how thankful you really are.
    Now, I THANK YOU Mary for sharing this really fun and beautiful card today.

  22. Beautiful! And brings back memories…the very first time I came across your website, you had made this card in purple (round on the front with a birthday cake). It was one of the cards we made at my very first workshops last spring! Thanks for all your inspiration. : )

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