Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Quick way to make concertina zigzag cards

Claire was asking if I had a template for the concertina zigzag cards that I showed here:

I actually bought the ones that have a gingham pattern on them, but I made the four in the top picture.

Step 1: Take an A4 sheet and fold in four landscape:

Step 2: Fold the sheet as shown (if you want a longer bit on the first fold, just adjust the angle of the fold - this will just produce shorter cards:

Step 3: Cut along the crease:

Step 4: Fold each piece to make 2 concertina zigzag cards:

Step 5: Decorate however you wish. You can either then leave the card so that it fully opens, or stick down the zigzag bits so that it's just a simple opening card. I sometimes stick down the edges, that then leaves a pocket to take a tag.


  1. fabby hazel ! might have a try later !
    thanks for the tutorial x

  2. That really is simple and to get two cards from 1 sheet is fab! Thaks Hazel I know what I'll be making tonight now.

  3. I have been looking for creative wedding invitations and I think you just helped me figure it out! Thank you for this interesting trick!!

  4. You make it look so easy, thank you for showing us Hazel, and two cards from one sheet. Never tried anything like this before but will definately be adding it to my list of things to try.

  5. You've been awarded


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