Handmade Z Fold Graduation Card

Z Fold Graduation CardToday I am sharing a handmade Z Fold Graduation card that I made for my daughter this past weekend!  

I am so proud of my baby girl (now 21).  She graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Sacred Heart University on Sunday.  She has been accepted into a Masters Program at Case Western Reserve so is moving to Cleveland, Ohio at the end of the summer…  Eventually she wants to go to Medical school.  Anyway, back to the card.

I choose the colors of Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry since Sacred Heart’s colors are dark red and yellow – along with gray. 
This card uses the Stampin’ Up!’s Birthday Blast stamp set with the Star Blast Edgelit dies.  But hurry and get your copy of this set. This set is retiring and will be gone at the end of May!  I also used the Star framelits to cut out extra stars.  The numbers are cut out with with the Large Number Framelits.
Handmade Z Fold Graduation Card
The Star Blast framelit was used to cut out an applique from Gold Glimmer paper and also from Red Glimmer paper.

So to make this card:
The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 7 3/4″.  Fold the base into a Z shape.  Each panel of the Z is layered with Crushed Curry cardstock.  The front cross-panel is a 1″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 5 1/2″ and 7 3/4″.  I then layered a 7/8″ x 11 inch piece of crushed curry card stock over this piece.  Fold it in the opposite direction of the card.  So the long side is matched up with the short side of the card.

Want more detailed instructions on making a Z fold card?  Check out this video that i recorded earlier this year on how to make a Z Fold Card.  

Here are the supplies that I used for this card.
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If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store.  If your order is under $150 then use the hostess code 96BMYB2J and I will send you a package of rhinestone jewels.  I love to share hostess benefits with my customers!  Also - please send me a message if you need a new catalog and you are in the USA.

Happy Stamping!


Tax Free Holiday This Weekend

For those of you that are in Massachusetts, this weekend is the Massachusetts Tax Holiday!! What great timing with the current Stampin’ Up! Big Shot special!! This is only the second time in the 6 years that SU has carried the Big Shot that there has been a great special! So check it out…. and don’t forget to check out the Weekly Specials for this week – there are several Big Shot dies, framelits and embossing folders that have been discounted. So for this weekend I have opened an order with a hostess code. So when you place an order use the code XJNDSQ7F in the bottom left corner of the order screen and you have a chance to get the hostess benefits for the orders from the weekend. That is a chance for $25 in FREE stuff!  You can order directly from my online store HERE.  On Sunday, I will pull a name from the people that have placed orders and one of you will get the hostess benefits!! OLOmain_BS_OLO_8.1-8.31.2014_US_UK_SP  

Love your Big Shot?? Don’t have one? Then this special is for you! Already have one? Then there is a special for you too!

Through August 31, get an exclusive Framelits and Stamp Set Bundle for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot.

Or, if you already own a Big Shot, get a 15 percent discount on these select bundles.


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM     138920

Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Stamp set with Word Bubbles Framelits $31.25


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM         138921

Oh My Goodies Stamp Set with Deco Labels Collection Framelits       $35.95


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM 138922

Day of Celebration Stamp Set with Chalk Talk Framelits $37.25


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM     138910

Daydream Medallions stamp set with Floral Collection Framelits     $45.75



  Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM     138200

     Bright & Beautiful Stamp set with Star Framelits      $43.95

     NOTE:  This set is from the upcoming Holiday catalog

Just as a reminder here are the specials for this week!



Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse     125606 Price: $32.95      Sale Price:  $24.71

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Envelope Liners Framelits Die 132172 Price: $26.95     Sale Price:  $20.21 Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames!

Coordinates with Square Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Medium Envelopes.


Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder     127751 Price: $7.95       Sale Price:  $5.96

129405S (1)

Label Petite Curly Punch      129405 Price: $12.95    Sale Price:  $9.71

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Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon     127844 Price: $7.95     Sale Price:  $5.96

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Rosette Designer Bigz Xl Die         125594 Price: $42.95      Sale Price:  $32.21 Makes rosettes in 2 styles. Up to 10″ diam


Tea Time Ii Digital Kit – Digital Download       129882 Price: $7.95      Sale Price:  $4.77 This download was added on 4/24/2012 Download includes: *13-piece stamp brush set * 4 Designer Series Papers * 42 embellishments   129376S   Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder     129376 Price: $7.95    Sale Price:  $5.96           Happy Shopping!! signature line-003  

Happy August!!

How many of you love your Big Shot??  How many don’t have one??

 Either way you are going to love the Special for August!!



With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five free stamp set/framelits bundles below, your choice!

Not only that, but if you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you won’t want to miss-only available from August 1-31-as these bundles are one-time only exclusives.

Two Choices:

1) Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle below.


2) Buy a discounted bundle below at a 15% discount.

You can see these specials HERE on my online store.


Item Number

Stamp Set


Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful



Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful



For my customers that are in Massachusetts, I am hearing rumors of a potential tax FREE weekend August 16th.  

It is not official yet – as our Governor has not signed the bill.  Stay tuned.  I will keep you posted if the Tax Holiday is approved!

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