Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Double Dutch Card Tutorial

Happy Wednesday blogging friends!

Today I have another fancy fold tutorial to share with you.  And as I have said before, the original tutorial came from Splitcoast Stampers Resources but I know not everyone is a member of SCS so I'm just wanting to share some of these fabulous tutorials with all of you.  You can also click the TUTORIALS TAB (below my header) to see more creations using this folding style.

When I was at Joan's Gardens in Indiana last week visiting with some 'past and new' crafting friends, one lady (waving Hi to Jayne ...) asked me if I'd do a tutorial on my DOUBLE DUTCH cards.  So, here we go ...

These are the cards I made today ... you can go as fancy or as plain as you desire.

One 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock for card base - Scored at 5 1/2"
One 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for Dutch Fold bottom - Scored at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"
 One 4" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock OR patterned paper for your layer (unless you border punch your front flap, then this panel will be slightly smaller)
Scoring Tool
Your choice of Images or Die Cuts

Using your choice of adhesive (I like score tape for this job), adhere your 2" x 8 1/2" gate folded piece of cardstock to the lower BACK of your base card panel.

This fancy fold is easy to do and is a nice change from the usual single fold cards people are used to receiving!  Why not give it a try today and if you do, I'd LOVE to see what you create!  Please feel free to leave me a comment here on my blog OR you can email me direct at

Products I have used for my creations are:
Papers:  White cardstock, KaiserCraft 'The Lake House' designer paper, Silver metallic cardstock
Ink:  Versafine black
Stamps:  Repeat Impressions, Serendipity, Stamps Happen, Inc, Crafty Secrets 'Angel Blessings' & 'Grand Greetings'
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch, Kaiser pearls, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Spellbinder Classic Circle dies, Spellbinder Beaded Circle die, Michaels Holiday wired silver ribbon, Prismacolor markers, Silver Sakura Jelly Roll Glitter pen

Qualifying Challenges for these creations are:
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Free Theme
LEJ Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #81 - It's All About Circles
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team July Challenge - Circles
Gingerloft Challenge - Fancy Folds
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Going Round in Circles

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've found inspiration in my creations.
Until next time ...


  1. Thankyou so much for this lovely clear and concise tutorial. This card fold is brilliant and will definetly be having a go at making. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. I haven't seen this style of card before but LOVE yours! Will have to give it a try. Happy Day to you :)

  3. Love it, I also haven't seen this style of card before, thanks for sharing and thanks so much for joining us in the Joanna Sheen Challenge...

  4. Thanks Darlene!!
    Am gonna try this weekend and will email my results, was so great meeting you after reading your blog all this time


  5. Great card, and Fab tutorial, Thanks for joining in with us at LEJ Designs

  6. Awesome card and tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.



  7. This was a fabulous tutorial and the project was so inspiring! I love all the sparkle and glitter on the ribbon and scalloped circle! Really nice design! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time and remember you can play three times and leave 3 tips too!
    Tammy Louise

  8. havent seen this design before might just give this a try thnks for thehandy tut hun superb cards too hugs sassyxx

  9. What a gorgeous card and fab tutorial too - perfect for Top Tip Tuesday's Top Tipper - please remember to add (TIP) after your name in Mr Linky if you leave a Top Tip and what to be entered for the Top Tipper prize.

    Thanks for sharing with us over at TTT :)

    Carol x

  10. Great tutorial, and I love all the sparkly silver.

    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.

  11. Great tutorial, great card. Thanks for joining it at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck xx


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