Friday, October 28, 2022

Halloween Bottom- Latch Z Fold Easel Card


The idea for this card came from Connie Stewart's tutorial on making a Z-Fold Easel card found here: Z Fold Easel Card Tutorial: The Greeting Card To DIY This Season ( I used her measurements to create a cut file in my Silhouette Studio software to create the card.

The monsters on the front of the card are digi stamps by Gerda Steiner that I colored with Copic markers. The inner image of the boy in a werewolf costume is from The Paper Shelter. The sentiment on the front of the card was an acrylic stamp while the one on the inside of the card was a rubber stamp. I used my MISTI to stamp the images. 

I shared the Silhouette cut file for this card in the Silhouette Card Making & Paper Crafts FB group if anyone would like to download the file and try it out! There's a wealth of free files in that group made by wonderful people who share their creativity. Many of the files have SVG versions for people who have Cricuts or Brother Scan 'N Cuts or other electronic cutting machines. I'm thinking about upgrading to Business Edition software so I can convert Silhouette Studio files to SVG files and share them with people using other types of cutting machines. 

Front view:

Side view:


Challenges I'm entering: 

Play along in our October 22' SYD Challenge - Gerda Steiner Designs, LLC ( ATG with a Gerda Steiner stamp

Cut It Up ( Halloween (this is my first time not to use traditional die cuts made from metal dies in your challenge. I just saw in the rules that using my Silhouette machine counts as well! Hooray! I do a lot of cutting with my Silhouette Cameo!) (1/1; ends Nov.2) ATG (3/5)

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG with option of distressed

The Paper Shelter: Fantasy (2/2; ends Nov. 2)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (2/5 for the week; 2/10 for the challenge; ends Nov. 9)

Crafty Gals Corner ( Halloween colors (2/3; ends Nov. 9)

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG (3/6; ends 10/31)

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Halloween + a Sentiment (3/5; ends Oct. 31)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ( Halloween/Autumn/Thanksgiving (2/2; ends Nov. 9)

Through The Craft Room Door ( ATG (3/4; ends Nov. 8)

Anything Goes With A Fun Fold for Creative Creases #44 ( ATG with a fun fold

Crafty Catz ( ATG with twist of Kraft

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: ATG Halloween (3/3; ends 10/28)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog ( Halloween or Halloween Colors (2/2; ends Nov. 9)


  1. Carrie, this is a cute Halloween card. I like the ones that aren't scary and your fun fold provides the perfect layout. Thank you for entering it in the Creative Creases Challenge #44. I enjoyed seeing your card as Guest Designer too!
    Karen, DT

  2. A fabulous fun fold card, beautifully designed inside and out! Great colours and papers, the little monsters are the cutest! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Catz

  3. What a sweet Halloween card!

    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Cut it Up! I'm glad you realized that any die cut, physical or digital, is allowed in our challenges.


  4. I haven't tried this kind of fold before, Carrie, but now I'm inspired! Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at Two Old Bats. Xoxo, Fran/DT

  5. Another creative fold, must give this a try! Thank you for playing along with our spooky challenge at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey

  6. Oh wow! Another great fold! This just bursts with fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter, and for using one of our images!

  7. Great project! Love it! Hugs Heidi TPS DT

  8. Great fold, very creative and the little monsters are adorable. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge!
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  9. Love this adorable Halloween fun fold card, Carrie! The monsters reminded me of the Disney movie! I need to try this fold soon. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping

  10. Hello again, pleased to be back on your blog to admire another fabulous fold card! Thanks for sharing again at Sweet Stampin, Sarah

  11. What a fun fold! Great card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  12. Awesome fold and images. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner, Crafty Catz.

  13. So cute Carrie! So appreciate you sharing your wonderful creations for the Creative Creases Challenges.