Z Fold With Pop-Up Center

If you like fun fold and interactive cards, I bet you want to check what I’m about to share. Today Z Fold with a popup center is a perfect layout for all occasions from birthdays, thinking of you, just because, and more. 

I have some great tips to share with you all to make this fun fold card easy to create your own. The picture never does justice when showcasing a 3-D card but trust me, this layout has quite a dimension in the pop-up. 

I bet you are wondering where you would write and sign this card. No worry, the back of the card is all decorated to write and sign off. 

How to create a Z Fold With A Pop Up In the Center 

In this video, I share tips on creating the Z Fold with the pop-up. I have two sizes for the pop-up, the half-inch, and the one-inch. This Z Fold layout fits in an A-2 envelope, so our regular size car is 5 ½ x 4 ¼. 

Half Inch Pop Up Center 

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

For both cards, a half-inch or one inch, the card base and square (diamond) are all the same sie the only part of the card that is different is the mechanism in the center for the pop-up. Trust me; these cards are very easy for an interactive card. 

Z Fold With Pop Up Center


  • Crumb Cake 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 2 ⅛ and 4 ¼ 
  • Basic Black 2 of 1 ⅞ x 1 ⅞, 3 x 3 
  • Basic White 5 ¼ x 4, 3 x 3 for the flower 
  • Symbols of Fortune Designer paper 4 of 5 ⅜ x 2, 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜, 2 of 1 ¾ x 1 ¾ 

Mechanism color of your choice: this is the one in the center score of the card base ¾ x 2 scores at ½, 1, 1 ½. I added an extra piece to keep the cardstock pop-up to reinforce the centerpiece. This piece is ½ x 1½ score at ½, 1. The additional piece for in Z shape and adhere to the right-hand side about one inch for the edge of the card. 

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

This one is the same size but with the Flowering Field designer paper 

  • Poppy Parade 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 2 ⅛ and 4 ¼, 2 of 1 ⅞ x 1 ⅞, 3 x 3 
  • Basic White 5 ¼ x 4
  • Flowering Field Designer paper 4 of 5 ⅜ x 2, 1 x 5 ¼, 4 ⅛ x 5 ⅜, 2 of 1 ¾ x 1 ¾, 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ 

All three top layers of the square are designer paper. I stamped on the designer paper.  

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

One Inch Pop Up Center 

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

For the one inch, I added the designer paper in the center. It is a trick to add a pattern paper on a diagonal. I shared how to in the video. Then, using the four corners of the designer paper from the center, I adhere them to the inside corner of the card base. 


  • Basic White 5 ½ x 8 ½ score at 2 ⅛ and 4 ¼, 2 of 1 ¾ x 1 ¾, 1 ¾ circle
  • Highland Heather or Evening Evergreen2 of 1 ⅞ x 1 ⅞, 3 x 3 
  • Flowering Field Designer paper 4 of 5 ⅜ x 2, 4 x 4 is for the center, and the corner will be for the inside, 


Z Fold With Pop Up Center

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

I didn’t stamp the yellow tulips card; I added a strip of ½ x 5 ¼ of the designer paper.

Z Fold With Pop Up Center

The purple card the square are in Highland Heather, and the back layer is Blackberry Bliss for an extra layer. 

Now for the easier way to assemble, refer to the video above. 

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