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Valentine Z Fold Card Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 02/02/2021 2 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

  It is time to break out your papers and scissors and create a Valentine's Day card or two.  On the blog, Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Cecilia Zertuche teaches us how to create a Z Fold Pop Up Card with a Dimensional Frame.  Cecilia added romance to this love themed card by adding fussy cut flowers from our Blossom paper collection.  Be sure to check out her genius video tutorial to see how it all came together.  


Blossom 12x12 Collection Pack

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Z Fold Card with Dimensional Frame

By Cecilia Zertuche


“Hello G45ers, Valentine’s day is always a good excuse to make some cards for our loved ones, so I made this beautiful Z fold card but also added an extra flap to attach a dimensional frame, and I assure you this will be a gift forever with the picture on it!


For this project I used the beautiful BLOSSOM paper collection, here´s the supply list:


12” x 12” with stickers (indeed I used stickers of this pack only).

8” x 8” paper pad

Patterns and solids


Die cut assortments

Ephemera and journaling cards

Matte pearl gems (back in stock Spring 2021)

Ornate metal keys (back in stock Spring 2021)

Some leftover black chipboard.


Extra material:

Black cardstock

Aleene’s quick dry tacky glue

Glossy accents

Leftover acetate

Fine Tec pearlescent colours inks

Distress inks, brown and black.



I prepared this appendix to show you how to cut the dimensional frame:



And all the instructions are in the video tutorial. I hope you like it and give it a try :)


Video Tutorial:

Z Fold Card with Dimensional Frame Tutorial by Cecilia Zertuche for Graphic 45


Tip: When adding liquid glue, use your little finger to spread it, in that way the rest of your fingers will be clean, as well as your project. Don’t forget to get before you start a project, a baby wipe, it is really handy.



Tip: Because of the shape of this card, and the intention of making a garden in the pop up element, I suggest you to use a pot below the opening flat, it’s easier to hold it and add the flowers.


Thank you for joining me! Visit Graphic 45 and get your supplies.” ~Cecilia








Happy Papercrafting!  


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2 Comment(s)

Pauline Johnston:
02/05/2021, 06:28:18 PM

Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I love flowers and this will be a perfect project for me. Once again graphic45 has out done its self. God bless and be well.

Glenda Buster:
02/05/2021, 09:01:09 PM

Awesome card! Z fold and Popup!

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