Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Z Fold Pop Up Card

Hey there! Today I'm sharing my latest project for CutCardStock

I love making pop up cards! They are fairly easy to put together and can be made it a variety of styles. This one is a Z fold design and since it’s May I decided on a graduation theme.

Start with a base

I have used Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock. It is cut to 10 x 6 1/2 inches and scored at 2 1/2 and 5 inches. Create a mountain fold on the 2 1/2 inch score line and a valley fold on the 5 inch line.

This will create a 5 x 6 1/2 inch card when flattened.

Choose coordinating card stock and/or papers

I chose to go with light blue and white colors using Blue Classics Digi Doodles Digi Paper Pack from  Digi Doodle Studios printed on Basis WHITE 80lb Cardstock

Add patterned paper to base

Cut 2 pieces of paper to 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches and one piece to 4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. Adhere to base, centering on each panel

Create a band

This band piece will go along the bottom of the base. It measures 1 x 10 inches and is cut from the  Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock. It scored at 5 and 7 1/2 inches. I matted with 1 piece of patterned paper measuring 3/4 x 4 3/4inches and 2 pieces measuring 3.4 x 2 1/4 inches. 

Adhere to the lower edge of the card base as shown below.

Pop Up Tabs

You’ll need something to attach the pop up piece to. Cut 2 pieces of 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch from Basis NAVY 80lb Cardstock. Score at 1/2 and 3 inches. Use a mountain fold on one end and valley fold on the other. Attach inside the center of the band piece as shown below.

Die Cutting

I chose to use 5 die sets and a sentiment die for my card elements. A variety of items were cut from the Basis NAVY 80lb CardstockBasis WHITE 80lb Cardstockand Basis LIGHT BLUE 80lb Cardstock.

Adding Elements

Begin adding the die cut pieces.


Add acetate strips to the die cuts that will be added to the pop up tabs with double sided tape. Finish by adhering all pieces in place.

I hope you have enjoyed my project using Basis Card Stocks. They are this month’s monthly special so be sure and check them out HERE!

I'm linking up to:
Allsorts Challenge - Anything but Birthdays
Addicted to Stamps and More - Die Cuts and/or Stencils


  1. Marvelous, fun fold card! Thank you for joining the challenge at Allsorts this week.

  2. Fabulous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts:-))m

  3. Fabulous fold Judy and love that you shared in my facebook group xx

  4. Great Graduation card. So glad you entered the challenge at Die Cut Divas. Arlene, DT

  5. A great graduations card, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. This card just shouts "congratulations" with its wonderful papers and design. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts challenge.

  7. What a great card, love the dies and the colors you used. Nice Z fold and very nicely done. Happy Crafting and thanks for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Leanne DT Member
    Krafty Chicks Challenge

  8. Very nice!

    Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
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  9. Fabulous Z fold pop up card ! And thank you for sharing all the steps of the making. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

  10. This is fabulous!! I love all the fun papers you used. Great design. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this time around!!

    DT CIC

  11. So cool! You have so much more patience than me! LOL!! Thanks for graduating with us at Cupcake Inspirations!