Thursday, April 6, 2023

Circle Z-Fold Easter Cards

For my Easter cards this year, I chose a design from the Silhouette Design Store called "Circle Z-Fold Cards." They are simple to cut out and assemble, so I was able to make 140 of them for my mom's Easter cards and another 30 for my own. I created the sentiments on the front and the inside using my Silhouette Design Studio software and did a print and cut of them using the offset feature. Then I used a lovely cross from to add to the front after sizing it up for print and cut. I also purchased the word art of Isaiah 53:5 from the Silhouette Design Store for the back of the card. I just finished a brief look at Isaiah in my Bible Study Fellowship study this year, and this verse is one of my favorites (there are so many wonderful passages in Isaiah!). The verse is: "By His wounds, we are healed." Jesus suffered unimaginable agony for my sake, and His sacrifice heals the rift between our holy God and sinners like me. How grateful I am for His infinite love!

I didn't use any foam tape or add any gems to these cards because I wanted to keep them flat for mailing using a regular stamp. I think I'll use this card design in the future and dress it up with more embellishments when I don't plan to send out so many of them. This design could be used for any occasion. 

The sentiment on the back:

 Challenges I'm entering: 

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #54 ( ATG with a fun fold

 Word Art Wednesday: ATG 

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with optional twist of "Flower Power" (1/6; ends at the end of the month)

Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (1/2)

Triple B ( Birds, blooms, and/or butterflies (unlimited entries; ends at the end of the month)

Dream Valley Challenges: Any celebrations (1/3; ends April 14)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG

Art Impressions Blog ( Easter

TIME OUT Challenges: Photo inspiration (I took the spring flowers in the photo as inspiration)

The Card Concept: Inspiration photo: The flowers and cross on the mantel create an Easter theme, and my floral Easter card also has a cross on the front as a reminder that while Jesus died on the cross, He rose again on that first Easter and gives eternal life to all who trust in Him for salvation. What a reason to rejoice!

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG

Allsorts challenge blog: ATG with option of spring garden

Scribble Challenge ( ATG (ends at the end of the month)  Winner of a prize from Polkadoodles 5/1/23

APRIL MOOD BOARD CARD CHALLENGE ( Moodboard (I chose the colors and the floral elements in the moodboard) Winner of $15 gift certificate to Not2Shabbyshop

Colorful Options: Pastels (ends at the end of the month)

Classic Design Challenge Blog: ATG (ends at the end of the month)


  1. A prettily shapes Easter card, many thanks for joining in with our Spring Garden option at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Carrie, this card is is our Savior! May you have a blessed Easter and thanks for sharing at Creative Creases.
    Karen, DT

    1. Thanks, Karen! Happy Easter to you, too! He is risen!

  3. Oh my, 140 cards? Bless you! This is a unique and lovely fold, which has created a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!
    Donna xx
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge

  4. What a cool design! Beautiful Easter card, thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

  5. I saw your card at the Card Concept. The spring florals are beautiful, and the fold is really amazing. I love the scripture!!

    1. Thanks, Christine! That verse is a favorite for sure! Happy Easter!

  6. Gorgeous card Carrie, I love the unusual shape. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week and choosing the optional theme.
    Liz xx

  7. This is SO pretty, Carrie. I love the wonderful shape and folds and the amazing flowers, etc. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I appreciate you very much and I thank you for sharing your talents with us.

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! Have a blessed Easter!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Easter card,love the beautiful floral paper and fabulous fold
    carol x

  9. Such a beautiful Easter card, Carrie. Such a cool fold, and the papers you used are gorgeous. Please note for the future, that per our "How To Play" guidelines on our Challenge Blog sidebar, you may combine your entry with 4 other challenges in addition to ours, for a total of 5. Hope to see you in our gallery for a future challenge.

  10. Stephanie, thanks so much for your kind words! I'm sorry about not remembering the challenge limit for the Time Out Challenge and will remove the card from the linky and enter again another time. Happy Easter!

  11. That's a pretty cool card fold Carrie! Thanks for joining us over at the Art Impression Blog and the Easter Wishes challenge. Janet - Ai Design Team

  12. What a gorgeous Easter card!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Art Impressions Easter Wishes Challenge!

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing at The Card Concept:)

  14. Wow - so pretty! I've never seen this fold before using a circle shape - looks great!
    Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge at Dream Valley.
    Sharon – Dream Valley Challenge Designer - Stop by and see me!!!

  15. It looks so cool! Thanks for sharing your special card at DigiChoosday! Christin

  16. Gorgeous card and great design. Thank you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT