Today I would like to share with you how to make a Dutch Fold card. I was inspired by Linda Bedinger’s card from https://inkandingenuity.com so wanted to try making one myself. I have to say, I am loving this design. I am using the Pansy Patch Bundle which has a LOT of little stamps and dies but it’s well worth it because they make beautiful cards. It can also be a bit intimidating when you look at all the pieces but I assure you, they all work beautifully together.
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To Make this Card
Take your card base and score at 4 ¼” along the long side.
Turn your paper to the short side and position your paper at the 2″ mark of your paper trimmer. Cut from the edge of the paper to the score line.
It should look like a “L” shape. Fold and burnish the fold line which gives you that dutch door look.
To cut out my circle portion, I used the two largest circle dies from the Stitched Shapes (retired) set but if you don’t have a set of circle dies, I highly recommend the Layering Circles die set in the new annual catalogue. For the card base I used the smaller circle die to center in the middle of the Dutch door portion so about 1/3 of the circle will be cut out.
After that, I used that cut out piece as my guide to position my larger circle die. I placed the DSP over the dutch door to line it up then placed the larger circle over so it just leaves a nice border and then cut it out.
TIP: When using directional paper patterns, make sure paper will flow in the correct direction when cutting out your pieces.
Once you have cut out the patterned paper, go ahead and adhere to the card front. You can also adhere both pieces of the inside of the card as shown.
Basically that is your finished card, but now it’s time to create your flowers so you can set this aside for now.
To create your flowers
First pull out all the die pieces you want to use and line them up so it makes sense. You can then die cut them out in the various colours as shown.
TIP: By lining them up in advance it makes assembling the flowers so much easier and you can easily see if you are missing anything. I love all the embossed detail these dies provide, don’t you?
I used my silicon mat and added a squirt of liquid glue to the mat. (I love how you can just peel off any dried glue when you are finished) I then sponged the glue over the Blackberry Bliss flower petal edges and lined them up to the flower petals. I did the same for the leaves and the flower stem. Once you have the petals/trim put together, you can go ahead and assemble the flower as shown below.
TIP: Using Tweezers help and keeps glue off your fingers.
Tip: You could also use adhesive sheets for the detailed dies, then just peel off the adhesive to position. I didn’t do it, this time. but it is an option.
Close your dutch door and arrange your flower design as shown. You want to make sure it is above the cut out portion so it doesn’t prevent your card from opening.
I added dimensionals to the main pansy flower, so it pops up. I did the same with the larger leaf.
The smaller leaves and the flower stem were glued directly to the card.
To complete your card, stamp your sentiment on some scrap Basic White card stock and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch. I used Blackberry Bliss and I sponged around the edge for added colour. I adhered it to the front with dimensionals. For the inside I stamped Happy Birthday from the same stamp set.
I also added a couple of In-Color 2021-2023 jewels to each end of the sentiment. I love how all the colours coordinate.
To finish it off my card, I used the stamp set to stamp a single pansy on the front of the envelope. Who likes blank envelopes right?
- Soft Succulent card stock
- Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Scrap for die cut leaves
- Basic White card stock
- Inside card – 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
- Scrap paper for your card sentiment
- Pansy Petals Designer Series paper
- Inside card – 5 1/4″ x 4″
- card front – 4″ x 3 1/4″
- Evening Evergreen card stock – Scrap for die cut leaves
- Fresh Freesia card stock – Scrap for flower dies
- Blackberry Bliss card stock – Scrap for flower trim
- Bumble Bee – Scrap for flower centre
- Punch – Every Day Label
- Ink pad – Blackberry Bliss
- In-Color 2021-2023 Jewels
- Adhesives – Multipurpose Liquid glue, dimensionals
- Stamp/Die Bundle – Pansy Petals.
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