Thursdays with Sandiebella


Hiya sistahs, happy Thursday with Sandiebella !

Today Sandiebella teaches us how to make an Inverted Z-Fold Card  Rubber stamp used GNOME WITH A SURFBOARD card by Sandie Dunne


White card
Nautical themed papers (used: P13, Beyond the Sea)
Scoring board, bone folder
Stylus, ruler, pencil, eraser.
Stitched circle and Pennant dies
Adhesive, foam tape/dots.
How to:

Stamp Gnome with a Surfboard on to white blending card and colour using your preferred medium. Fussy cut around the outline. Stamp the Surf’s Up sentiment onto white card and cut out using a pennant die – fishtail both ends.

White card:
8.5″ x 5.5″
5/8″ x 5-3/8″
5/8″ x 3-7/8″
5/8″ x 3-3/8″ (x2)
2″ x 5-3/8″ (x2)
3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
0.5″ x 5.25″
0.5″ x 3.75″
0.5″ x 3.25″” (x2)
1-7/8″ x 5.25″ (x2)
3.25″ x 3.75″
Take the 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece and measure in on the long side at 0.75″ from the top and both sides. Draw a line from 0.75″ to 5″ top and bottom as shown.

Using a craft knife, cut along the lines from the 0.75″ mark to the 5″ mark.

Score on the long side in between the cut lines, at the 0.75″ mark, 1.5″ and 5″

Score either side of the cut lines at 4.25″

Score from top to bottom at 6-3/8″

Mountain fold the 0.75″, the 4.25″, and the 5″ score lines. Valley fold the 1.5″ and 6-3/8″ score lines.

Crease all the score lines until the card can fold up into a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card with ease

Take one of the 2″ x 5-3/8″ pieces of card and measure in from each end on the long side at 5/8″. Measure across 0.75″ on both ends and draw a line

Cut on the lines to remove the piece.

Repeat with one of the 1-7/8″ x 5.25″, measuring down 0.5″ and in 0.75″

Adhere all the card panels to the card base, then adhere all the paper panels.

Cut a 3″ stitched circle and adhere to the centre panel

Cut some nautical die cuts, or cut elements from the nautical papers, to embellish the card.

Adhere the Gnome with a Surfboard and sentiment strip onto the circle using foam tape/dots. Embellish the card using the die cuts or paper elements.
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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!



  1. Sandra Bonagura says:

    well done! this is amazing!

  2. Karen says:

    This is a great card. Love all the cards you do and your stamps.

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