Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ballerina bunny zig zag card and tutorial

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The digi stamps are Happy Easter Bunny and Happy Spring by Michelle Perkett (colored with Prismacolor pencils). The papers are all from Boxer Scrapbook Productions.

My zig zag card tutorial is at the end of this blog post. A feline assistant is optional.


The Crazy Challenge - Challenge #58, Shaped Cards/Non-Square 
Creative Cottage - Challenge #35, Spring Has Sprung
A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge #17, Anything But A Square
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Spring Has Sprung Challenge
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge #59 - Colors = Yellow, Blue, Pink and Green
Polka Doodles - Challenge #12, Spring Has Sprung 
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Challenge #49, Spring  
Stampin' With The Dragon - Bring on Spring Challenge
Stamp Something - Spring Somethings Challenge

I learned how to make this card during Technique Tuesday's Expanding Your Creative Borders class at Scrapbook Expo. I would recommend that class to anyone who enjoys learning new card-making techniques. I'm not sure of the proper name for this style of card, so I'm calling it a zig zag card. It's a lot of fun to make, and the decorating possibilities are endless!

[Step 1]
Start with a 12 inch by 5 inch sheet of paper.

[Step 2]
Score (crease) at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.

[Step 3]
Turn the paper and starting at the 2 inch horizontal score and ending at the 10 inch horizontal score that you made in step 2, score (crease) at 1.5 and 3.5 inches.

[Step 4]
Cut only along the 2 creases that you made in step 3.

[Step 5] 
Make mountain and valley folds along the creases, as shown in the picture below. (Note that the 3 horizontal sections have alternating orders of their mountain and valley folds.)

[Step 6]
Your card is now ready to decorate. Here is how it will look open and closed:

A friendly reminder: The deadline to enter the Brown and Blue Color Challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 5pm MST. We look forward to seeing your blue and brown creations! 


  1. That is fantastic Irene - I love making that fold of card - so many different bits to decorate!!!! FUN!!! Love that you have given instructions too! Love that your cat is helping out LOL!

  2. Incredibly pretty card and lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  3. Fab - U - Lous.. wow, this certainly fits the bill, :) and so much work gone into it, wonderful card. (Love the pic of your cat.. :)) .. Thank you for sharing with us at AGOAC this time. hugz Jackie x Ps thank you for taking the time to do a Tut too. x

  4. Gorgeous card and a fantastic tutorial, thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  5. This is beautiful, Irene! Great tutorial too. I love these folds.

  6. Cathy ucbreal@aol.comMarch 26, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Such a beautiful card!! Love the folds, spring colors and pretty embellishments!
    Your tutorial was very detailed yet easy to follow, great job!

  7. Thanks for such a great tutorial, Irene! I really must try one! Your card is so sweet, I love the colours you've chosen!

  8. Great tutorial. Love the black cat and pink fingernail (props of course!) Very creative card.

  9. that is a great card, Irene! i love that fold. i haven't tried it yet, though. i love the colors you used. and thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Beautiful card!!
    Great to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  11. Hi ya
    wow a fabulous card, pretty colours & embelies, fab tutorial luv the cat crafting, lol,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  12. I love this Spring card. So bright and cheery! Thanks for a great tutorial on this kind of fold. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

  13. Beyond cute card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  14. Hi Irene!
    Lovely card! Very clever! Lovely spring colours!
    Glad you had a helper for you tutorial :D
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
    Josie x

  15. Very pretty card Irene and such a clever shape.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Polka Doodles Spring Has Sprung challenge and good luck!

  16. Lovely card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

  17. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  18. Beautiful ( this is on my must try list) thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs

  19. This is such a cheerful, fun card. I love the fold and your tut is fab. Great to see all the pics, so I know where I'm going wrong!! lol**
    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
    Caroline (GDT) xxx

  20. Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  21. I love this card, it's super cute.
    Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Fun Fridays.

  22. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our Spring has sprung challenge! It is lovely to see your fab work! Cheers Claire x


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