Special Cards for Special Occasions

We’re happy to have Karolyn Loncon joining us today to share a beautiful project featuring a number of our June release products.


Well, hello friends!  I am thrilled beyond words to be back as a guest designer for My Favorite Things. I have a deep and loving appreciation for the amazing products from My Favorite Things, so when Jody asked me to create a few projects using the newly released June products, I didn’t hesitate! I’m sharing one of the projects I created today.

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Final

I love a card that has a fun and interesting fold. I especially love the Z-fold card design – it really packs a great design punch, and always has a surprise inside – BONUS! Here are the step-by-step directions for creating this card:

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 1

Make the card base from Sno Cone Card Stock (5.5” x 8.5″) and score at 4.25” and fold.

Ink up the Romantic Script Background with white pigment ink. Stamp the background on both sides of the inside of the card base.

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 2

Score the left side of the card base at 2 1/8”.

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 3

Fold the left side of the card base so that the left edge is even with the card base center fold.

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 4

Die cut the Bride & Groom elements from white and black card stock. Assemble the bride and groom, embellish, and attach together using foam tape. Adhere the bride and groom to the card base with foam tape (on the back of the bridal gown only) so that the bride and groom are centered on the card.

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 5

Die cut the Pierced Fishtail Flag twice from white card stock. Use the squared off edge of the Pierced Fishtail Flag die to cut a rectangle that will fit the sentiment; trim the fishtail end.  Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment. Assemble the sentiment banner, adhering the left fishtail with foam tape.

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 6

Stamp and emboss the inside sentiment on the second Pierced Fishtail Flag die cut. Adhere sentiment strip to the right side of the card base, and crease at the center fold (also making sure that the strip slides under the left side sentiment banner and lines up correctly.)

MFT Z-Fold Bride & Groom Card Step 7

Look how fun it looks when you close it up – as though the banner is one cohesive piece, right?  But, of course, we all know that there’s a surprise waiting inside!

Who wouldn’t love to get this sweet card for their special day? My sister is getting married this summer, so this little gem will be heading her way soon. I hope she and her new husband will love it as much as I do.  I adore these Die-namics and stamp sets, and will most definitely be using them again and again!

Thanks so much for dropping by today, and a BIG thank you to My Favorite Things for having me! I’ll be popping in again soon with more My Favorite Things projects!


17 Responses to Special Cards for Special Occasions

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    Lori Barnett says:

    Dude!!! You are soooooo lucky to be a guest for My Favorite Things!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE their stuff..and it would be a dream come true to be in your shoes! WOW! This card is BEAUTIFUL! I love the banner idea too. It’s so fresh and clean…yet has all the right touches to make it amazeballs! ;) You are da’ queen of cards…dat’s fer dern sher.

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    Michele F says:

    Karolyn thanks for sharing your technique – such a gorgeous card. I’m so trying this today =]

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    Amante del Papel says:

    it’s a beautiful card, with amazing colors!

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    Karolyn what an awesome card for the bridge and groom, the gate fold and the shimmer–fantastic!

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    Nora says:

    This is awesome!! I love the trifold design!!!

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    Tona says:

    Fantastic card! Love it!!!

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    Jacqueline says:

    Hi Karolyn (remember me? :-p) Love the added bonus of using the fishtail dienamics with the “hidden” sentiment. I like this fold too and am happy to have learned to make it with a twist.

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    Gabby says:

    Great card Karolyn! Love the white script on the pale blue and the fold adds just the right dimension! MFT has the best stuff, huh?! :)

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    Susie Moore says:

    How perfectly beautiful!

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    Cris G. says:

    Very beautiful and elegant, Karolyn! The Z-fold card design is gorgeous, and since I’m crazy for calligraphy stamps, I love that romantic script background!

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    Love this card, such a perfect fold for this beautiful bride and groom…and the background stamping!

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    Amy Rohl says:

    Karolyn, this is just stunning! LOVE the z-fold!!

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    Vithya says:

    Such a stunning card with so few supplies! :) The Z-fold is something I should try :)

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    Pat says:

    Beautiful and unique wedding card!

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    Jennifer Siffel says:

    Love the background stamp. It really put an extra special touch on the card. I think you’ve sold me on the z-fold idea, I have to try it now.

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    marie says:

    Love them all…