Sunday, June 4, 2023

Z-Fold Heart Anniversary Card

A sweet couple from my church have a wedding anniversary coming up soon, and as they are part of the shut in group I send weekly cards to, I thought this week I would make them a special anniversary card. The husband is in his 90s and has some very serious health problems, so hopefully this will cheer them both up a bit to have something to celebrate.

For the card base and layers, I used a Silhouette Design Store cut file. I chose some pretty floral paper and some cardstock with red on one side and black with a spotted design on the other. I stamped the magnolia flower from Hero Arts Hero Florals Magnolia twice in Versamark ink and embossed the flowers with gold embossing powder. Then I colored them with my Ohuhu Honolulu alcohol ink markers. I adhered the first magnolia flower to the front of the card with foam tape and then stamped "Happy Anniversary" and fussy cut the sentiment and added it with foam tape, too. For the inside of the card, I stamped "Congrats" from Hero Arts' Congrats & Happy stamp & cut set, but I thought it looked a little flat, so I die cut the word from the same set using black adhesive-backed foam and then adhered it over the stamped word. For the back of the card, I added a couple layers of hearts and then another magnolia flower. I left some white space for the message I wrote them thanking them for their example of Christian marriage. They have been happily married for over 60 years.  

View of the card when opened:

Side view showing the z-fold:

Front view:

Views from above the card:

Back of the card:

A few more views:

Challenges I'm entering:

Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero: May 2023 Challenge | Hero Arts: Dance of the Flowers. I used Hero Arts Blessings stamp & cut set as well as Hero Florals Tulips stamps (ends June 4)

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold for Creative Creases #58 ( ATG with a fun fold (unlimited entries; ends June 9) Winner 6/9/23; received Flowering Tulips bundle 6/12/23

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (3/3; ends June 8)

Allsorts challenge blog: ATG with twist of using dies (I used a die for the word "Congrats") (1/3; ends June 8)

Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (1/2; ends June 18)

We Love Stamping: CAS or ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

Beautiful Blossoms Challenge: ATG with flowers as the focal point (4/6; ends June 15)

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog ( ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month) DT Favorite 6/30/23 ATG (3/5; ends June 9)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG with twist of "Good old summertime" (1/8; ends at the end of the month)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...: ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

We Love to Create mixed media Challenge Blog...sponsored by Polkadoodles ( ATG (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

{Cupcake Inspirations}: ATG (1/3; ends June 9)

Double D Challenges ( Flowers (1/3; ends June 4)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (5/10; ends June 7)

Art Impressions Blog ( Fabulous Flowers (2/2; ends June 7)

As You Like It Challenge: Pastels or brights and why: I really like using both, but I prefer to use bright colors for the cards I make for elderly people because they often have issues with their vision and can see the bright colors better. (1/3; ends June 14)

Crafty Catz ( ATG (1/3; ends June 9)

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG (1/3; ends June 16)


  1. Beautiful shaped and design fold card! I am sure this special card will bring smiles. Thank you for joining the Allsorts challenge and using the dies option.

  2. An awesome way to send thoughts and this card will be a special one for them. Thanks for linking up with us at Double D Challenge.

  3. Thanks for popping over, and your lovely comment! Your cards are stunning! (I read back a few posts!) I don't use cut files, but sure like this Heart Z fold!!

    1. Thanks so much, Gail! I appreciate you visiting my blog!

  4. Love so much the shape and the folding, great design! The flowers look great!
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping!

  5. It's a delightful card for the couple, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and We Love Stamping June challenge.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous z-fold card, hugs, Lori m

  7. Such a beautiful and unique card fold! Perfect for the occasion!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  8. Wow this is a very creative card! Good luck in our Ai Weekly Challenge!!!

  9. Oh, my, Carrie! This is the most stunning anniversary card I have ever seen!! I just love the shape of the card base but to take it and make it a fun fold is way over the top. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge, and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie, DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  10. This card is lovely! The fold is so cool and I love the heart shape! Thanks for joining the Ai Challenge! -Tasha

  11. Beautiful card. Fun choice of colors. Love interactive cards. Thanks for playing our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Have a crafty day!

    Revati DT Member/CIC

  12. Combining a the heart shape with a fun fold is genius Carrie. Thank you for playing with us for Creative Creases #58! Hope to see you again soon.

    1. Thanks for all your encouraging comments, Rae!

  13. I love the shape and fold combination and beautiful papers too. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  14. will bring a smile to the couple. Hope it brought a smile to your face to see it as a winner at Creative Creases. Congrats!
    Karen, DT

    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I was thrilled to see it was one of the winners this time!

  15. Incredible Z-fold, Carrie, and I love the heart shapes! So happy to see you joining in our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Catz. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  16. Wow Carrie, this is stunning and such a clever design. Thanks for inspiring us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge this month!
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenge

  17. Fabulous card, love the shape. Thanks for joining us at the Ayli challenge. Hugs, Larissa

  18. Fabulous folding, lovely card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping;-))m

  19. Congratulations on being picked as a Creative Creases #59 winner!