Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun fold card featuring the Flowers for Every Season DSP, the Timeless Tulips stamp set, and coordinating punch! When it comes to fun fold cards, I have a notebook that I have instructions for and who I CASEd from for easy reference, and I also use old and retired cardstock as a “practice piece”, so I work out any issues and do not waste current cardstock. The fold I’m doing today is the Dutch Fold Card, which I saw demonstrator Dawn Griffith make last year. After making the practice piece, I realized that the final card is not a full size (4 ¼” x 5 ½”), so I set out to figure out a way to make it a full size card. Now, I’m not math whiz, but after fiddling around and a couple pieces of cardstock later, I figured it out and it was pretty easy! Here are the “basics” for this card:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock at 8 ½” x 8 ½”.
2. Side 1: score at 2 1/8” from each end.
3. Side 2: score at 3” all the way across, score at 6” to the score line, skip the middle section, score from score line to bottom.
4. Cut the two side panels, leaving the two bottom panels for fold.
Top Fold: base layer-2 ¾” x 4”, second layer- 2 ½” x 3 ¾”
Side Folds: base layer-2” x 2 ¼”, second layer-1 ¾” x 2”
For cardstock design cutting reference (second layer), the 3 ¾” and 2” measurements are vertical cuts (the sides) and the 2 ½” and 1 ¾” cuts are horizontal (top/bottom).
For easy reference, here are pictures of what the layout looks like and what your base will look like after scoring and cutting, for today’s card I used Thick Whisper White cardstock:
After you burnish the score lines, this is what your card base will look like:
The base layers for the card front are Misty Moonlight cardstock, the top flap cut at 2 ¾” x 4” and two pieces at 2” x 2 ¼” for the side flaps:
The next layer is this design from the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” DSP, the top flap cut at 2 ½” x 3 ¾” and two pieces at 1 ¾” x 2” for the side flaps:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Use the largest scalloped Layering Ovals Die to cut out of Magenta Madness cardstock.
2. Use the second largest Layering Ovals Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock, I used Just Jade ink to stamp the stems from Timeless Tulips.
3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the smallest tulip in Bumble Bee ink two times and “fussy cut” out.
4. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the medium tulip in Poppy Parade ink two times and “fussy cut” out.
5. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the largest tulips in Magenta Madness ink and use to coordinating Tulips Punch to cut out.
After I arranged the tulips on the oval cardstock, I adhered three of the tulips onto the cardstock and then used dimensionals for the other three tulips. This completed piece is adhered the Magenta Madness cardstock oval layer:
Adhere the cardstock and DSP layers to the card base and then place adhesive on the top half of the oval cardstock to adhere to the top fold of the card:
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾’ x 5”, which will be layered. I stamped two stems in Just Jade ink and the medium tulips in Poppy Parade and Bumble Bee inks:
Isn’t this a beautiful and easy card to make? I chose this design from the DSP so that I could coordinate the Timeless Tulips stamp set with the tulips on the DSP. I just love the Misty Moonlight and Magenta Madness color combo!!
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