Welcome to another Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge.  Dawn chose the theme Make It Sparkle for #165.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog to see all the sparkle and bling from the design team.

Here’s my sparkle card:


Today is my mom’s birthday, and this is the double-z card I made for her.  There’s sparkle in the DSP (designer series paper), the gold faceted gems, and the sparkle in the Pale Papaya vellum.  




  • The Polished Pink base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. The first score is at 4-1/4 inches. The second score is at 6-3/8 inches.
  • I used this gorgeous Artistically Inked DSP (designer series paper) matted on black for the inside and front of the card. The black cardstock on the front measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches. The black cardstock for the front measures 2-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the DSP. The inside panel pattern just consists of the pink, white, and gold. I used this pattern so I could stamp the birthday sentiment without covering the beautiful pattern. It measures 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches. The floral DSP pattern for the front measures 2 inches by 5-1/4 inches. At this point, I also trimmed a piece of the floral DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The inside fold part of the front has a simple black mat and white cardstock so I could write my note on the card. These measurements are the same as the outside front measurements.
  • I used Basic Black cardstock for the z-fold part. The length measurements and score lines are the same as the card base folds. While I used a 1-1/2 inch width, this part of the card can be a width that works for your purposes.
  • I felt that the sparkle Pale Papaya vellum needed some sort of texture. Therefore, I used the blotchy stamp from the Artistically Inked stamped set and Pale Papaya ink on white cardstock.
  • After adhering the vellum to the white cardstock, I trimmed three pieces. The front piece measures 1-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches. Each of the smaller inside pieces measure 1-3/8 inches by 2-1/8 inches. Then, I adhered the cardstock/vellum to the black cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue. Finally, I tied a length of Polished Pink ribbon around the longer piece before adhering it to the black cardstock.

Putting the Card Together:

  • The most important thing to remember when making a double z-fold card is to get the folded panel on the card correctly. Logic says to put the long part of the panel on the inside of the card. Logic doesn’t work in this case. The short end gets lined up with the outside edge of the inside part of the card. The end of the longer piece gets attached on the outside edge of the front of the card. I use tear-and-tape so I can make sure that that panel will not come off the card.
  • After wiping down the inside panel of the DSP using my embossing buddy, I stamped Happy Birthday using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then, I quickly covered the sentiment in clear embossing powder and heat set it.
  • I should say that I didn’t adhere the inside panel to the card until after I heat-set it just in case I messed it up.
  • I used three large gold faceted gems on the front of the card. Two gems were placed on each of the centers of the flowers. I placed the third gem on the lower, right-hand corner of the outside z-fold piece.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1-inch circle from coordinating DSP for the envelope seal. After running the seal through the XYRON create-a-sticker, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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