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Z-Fold Evergreen Pivot Card

November 17, 2014

Hello my crafty friends, it’s Raquel Mason here today. I wanted to try something a little different with my card today, so I used non-traditional colors and made a pivot card into a
Z fold pivot card. Let me show you how I made this fun card.

ECD EPC Nov 17 front

ECD EPC Nov 17

1.  Cut a piece of pink cardstock at 5.5 x 12, score at 4″ and 8″.

2.  Lay the Evergreen Pivot Card die alignment nubs on the 8″ score line and die cut. See photo below.

ECD EPC Nov 17 how to cut

3.  Die cut the pieces shown in the photo below.

From Evergreen Pivot Card: (1) pivoting portion only from polka dot paper, (3) stars from red polka dot paper and (1) in each size of the three companion trees from green cardstock. Keep the trees in the dies and emboss them using your embossing sandwich then use a marker to trace over the open areas.

From Tags & More 1 – Lace: cut a piece of pattern paper at 3.25 x 4, use the tag die to die cut on both the top and bottom of the pattern paper, and (4) decorative corners .

Cut a piece of pattern paper at 2.75 x 5.5 and score at 1 3/8″.

ECD EPC Nov 17 pieces

4.  For the front of the card, cut a piece of pattern paper at 4 x 5.25. Thread 6″ of ribbon through the holes on the Tags & More 1- Lace die cut from step 3 then adhere to pattern paper. Fold excess ribbon to the back of pattern paper and adhere panel to center front of card. Tie a bow with leftover ribbon and adhere to the bottom of the tag. Adhere all four decorative corners.

5.  From Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Circle Peel-offs, place doll, holly, tree and reindeer peel-off onto white cardstock that has Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet on top. Remove release sheet, cover peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. Color with alcohol based markers then cut out images. Follow Els’ step by step instructions for this technique HERE.

ECD EPC Nov 17 peel off pieces

6.  Use foam tape to adhere Jackie’s Christmas Dolls image from step 5 to front center of card.

7.  Adhere the 2.75 x 5.5 piece of pattern paper from step 3 behind the pivoting portion of the card. Tip: add glue on the card base between the pivoting portion of the trees not on the pattern paper from step 3. See photo below.

ECD EPC Nov 17 where to glue

8.  Adhere die cut pieces from step 3 and peel-offs from step 5 to card, use photo below for placement.

ECD EPC Nov close up inside

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and feel inspired to try it out yourself.

Happy Crafting,



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies – 

912 Evergreen Pivot Card

951 Tags & More 1 – Lace

503 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

2586 Jackie’s Christmas Dolls in Circle Peel-Offs in Black

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies – 

Cardstock and Patterned Paper – Stampin’ Up! and My Minds Eye

Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon – Stampin’ Up!

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  • Mary Prasad December 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Love the card! I had a similar idea with a gate fold card (for December challenge) 🙂 I love how the pivot is hidden, then when opened, surprise!

  • Sharon Taylor November 19, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    pretty card, love the z-fold, never crossed my mind, good job, thanks

  • Janice Pike November 18, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Hope you will have something for after Christmas, love the Z fold idea

  • Janice Pike November 18, 2014 at 2:11 am

    are you going to be having “Z” fold die cuts that will not be Christmas related, I love this idea, but the 25th will be gone before we know it……hope you will have more subjects, like butterflies, flowers, etc?

    • Raquel Mason November 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      You can create this look with any of the pivot dies. I think the Butterfly Pivot is a great idea.

  • Frances November 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Fun z fold card Raquel

  • Debra Hensley November 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Love the addition of the Z fold! Such a fun card!

  • Kelly Booth November 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Such a cute card Raquel…Love the Fun Colors!

  • barb macaskill November 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

    This is such a pretty card! Love that you made it into a Z fold card! TFS!

  • storky46 November 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Raquel, I love this idea. The card looks like it is more substatial this way, too! I will definitely give that die a workout this week using your idea! Thanks for that.

  • Candy Spiegel November 17, 2014 at 9:20 am

    This is so cute! I love how you colored the sticker and the paper is absolutely perfect!

  • Melanie November 17, 2014 at 8:26 am

    What a fun card! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  • Judi Kauffman November 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Such a happy card, Raquel! The extra reindeer face inside the card to repeat the motif on the Christmas sweater is a particularly nice touch.

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