A Little Birdie Told Me…!

Hello All!

I saw a card that another Demonstrator had done on her website.

Her name is Robbie Rubala.

She had done a different kind of ‘z-fold’ card!

I decided to try the fun fold too!

I printed out Robbie’s instructions.

While cutting the card base (which was easier than it sounded!)

I was cutting out the DSP per Robbie’s instructions.

I did one Robbie’s way and the other, I did a Whisper White instead of DSP.

Here are the Cards!


The Card on the right is Robbie’s-except I matted all the panels.

The Card on the left is my version of the Card!


Here is a Close-up of Robbie’s Version


Robbie’s version, the left side of the card, the DSP is all one piece.

I found that it made the back-fold of the card, stiff and bulky.

The matted panels were my doing, on my Card.


Here is a Close-up of my version!


I cut the DSP the same, but I cut it down to 2 panels. Also, the

Whisper White panel on the right side, gives more space for

the sentiment and stamping! The matted panels were the same idea!

I am going to try and make these cards again, but without the matted panels.

Just a panel on the right side of the card. I found that when I tried to stand

the cards up, they wanted to tip backwards, hence the Leaves Trinkets, I

adhered to the front of the cards. It needed a counter-weight to stand on it’s own!

I think I need to see if it is the card or the added panels.

That small cut is only 1.25″ wide. I may try to make it 1.5″ wide.



Bermuda Bay- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 2 1/8″ and 4.25″


Robbie’s Card:

Left panel- 1.75″ x 4.5″    Middle panel, 1.75″ x 3.25″  Right panel- 3.25″ x 3.75″

My Card:

Left panel- 1.75″ x 4.25″     Middle panel, 1.75″ x 3.25″

Whisper White-

Robbie’s Card:

Left panel, 1.5″ x 4.5″     Middle panel, 1.5″ x 3″    Right panel, 3″ x 3.5″

My Card:

Left panel, 1.5″ x 4.5″    Middle panel, 1.5″ x 3″

Right panel, 4″ x 5.25″ Cut out of the bottom on left side, 2″ in and 1.25″ down


Bird Ballad-

Robbie’s Card-

right and left sides, 4″ x 5.25″ (the sides notched out: 2″ in and 1.25″ down)

the little pieces left over, get trimmed to fit the ‘z’ fold part! (1″ x 1.75″)

My Card-

Right panel, 2″ x 5.25   Middle panel, 2″ x 4″    2-‘z’ fold pieces, 1″ x 1.75″


Best Birds- retired,’Happy Birthday’, ‘It’s a good day’

Free As A Bird- branches with birds, sprigs and flower buds added to sprigs

AliExpress Rogue Set- ‘chirp’, ‘tweet’, ‘Life is a song, sing it’,

‘a little birdie told me…’, ‘It’s your Birthday’


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad- all stamping


Light and Dark Crumb Cake- all the birds

Mango Melody- bird beaks

Light Mossy Meadow- all the leaves

Petal Pink- flowers and buds


Soft Suede- large branch with the 4 birds


Leaves Trinkets- front of the little ‘z’ card fold, for a counter-weight (also a decoration!)


Here are the Cards, again!


I like how the cards turned out! Both Ways!

I think the little ones will enjoy these!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Good Tweets to you ALL!



Let me know what you think!