A Month of ABC's - Zz

Hi there!

Today I get to conclude GCD Studios alphabet month with the letter Z, and what better way to represent Z than with the super trendy zig zag.

First up I have a card to share where I made my own zig zag.

Cardstock: (white) Georgia-Pacific, (brown) Bazzill, Patterned Paper: (Floral Field, Tiny Floral Border, Strawberry Jam, Country Bloom from the Country Charm collection) GCD Studios, Stamps: JustRite, Ink: ColorBox, Dies: (Standard Circles SM, Standard Circles LG, Classic Ric Rac) Spellbinders Paper Arts
Size: 4.25"x5.5"

I used a zig zag border die, you could also use a punch, to cut strips from multiple pieces of patterned paper, matched them up and adhered them to a piece of scrap paper, leaving the bottom strip hanging of the edge. Then I trimmed the top and sides, matted it on a piece of dark cardstock and added it to my card. I really like the contrast of hard and soft, so to soften this card up I added a sentiment in a circle and a sweet flower cut from some Country Charm patterned paper.

Next up I have the easiest way to spice up a project with a little zig zag, cut it from some patterned paper.

Cardstock: (white) Georgia-Pacific, Patterned Paper:  (Flora Field from the Country Charm collection), (Posies from the Splendor collection), (Amber's Avenue from the Oh Happy Day collection) GCD Studios, Buttons & thread: We R Memory Keepers, Thickers: American Crafts, Muslin from stash
Size: 4.25"x5.5"

Since Chevrons and zig zags are so popular right now it's not difficult to find papers sporting the pattern, like this pretty piece I used from the Oh Happy Day collection. Just trim it and add it! Again I added some florals to soften this up a bit as well as a Piece of muslin for texture...which, of course, I trimmed with pinking shears...more zig zag!!!

Are you diggin' the zig zag?