You may recall I participated in the October 2016 Pals Blog Hop “Wicked Folds” with my Halloween themed Double Dutch fold card. If you missed this post, you can check it out by clicking, here. The Pals Blog Hop offers great card-making inspiration each month.
Today, I want share the Christmas version I created using the Double Dutch fold. And, I also want to share the template I created for this card. The Christmas season is my favorite time of year and I love this time for year for so many different reasons. I’ll touch on this more as we get closer to the holiday. The point is, now is a great time to be thinking about making your homemade Christmas cards for family and friends.
For today’s card, I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch from the 2016 Holiday Catalog. These products are also sold together as a bundle which saves you 10% off the cost of buying them separately.
I used Real Red, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock along with the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. I embellished the card using a Delicate White Doily, and the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine in the Real Red. I stamped the Gingerbread Man in Soft Suede, as it is not quite as dark as Early Expresso. This supplies created a fun and whimsical looking card. Makes me hungry for a gingerbread cookie.
Curious how I finished off the inside of the card? Have a look!
You’ll notice I like to finish off the insides of my cards and I also like to leave some “white space” on the inside so I can write a personal note to the recipient. I also used the Candy Cane Lane DSP on the back flap of the envelope and stamped a couple of candies in the front lower left corner.
The Double Dutch fold card is often made using two pieces of cardstock. However, I wanted to make this style of card using a single piece of cardstock. I also wanted the finished size of the card to be a standard A2 size (5.5″ x 4.25″). Below is the template.
Here are the steps to create my Double Dutch fold card:
- Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 8.5″ x 9″
- Along the 9″ side cut 2-1/8″ down from the top and up from the bottom at the 2″ mark
- Slide to the 5.5″ mark and score from top to bottom (or just score the 4.25″ between the two 2-1/8″ lines like I did on the template; either way works)
- Turn to the 8.5″ side, at 2-1/8″ mark cut from top down to meet the 2″ line; score from the 2″ line to the bottom
- Flip cardstock over and repeat step 4 for the other end/side
Your piece of cardstock should now look like the example below. Then, fold card on the score lines using a bone folder to step a strong crease. It seems difficult at first, but once you get a couple of them done, they are pretty quick to cut and score.
To decorate the front and insides you need to cut the following pieces:
- 2 pieces measuring 4″ x 3-1/4″ (Real Red in my sample)
- 2 pieces measuring 3-3/4″ x 3″ (Candy Cane Lane DSP in my sample)
- 4 pieces measuring 1-3/4″ x 1-7/8″ (Real Read in my sample)
- 4 pieces measuring 1-1/2″ x 1-5/8″ (Candy Cane Lane DSP in my sample)
- 1 piece measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ (Whisper White in my sample; inside)
- 1 piece measuring 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (Candy Cane Lane DSP in my sample; inside)
Here are the Halloween and Christmas cards side-by-side. Which is your favorite? Leave me a comment. I would LOVE to hear which one is your favorite.
Hope you enjoyed this fun Double Dutch fold card technique and the two samples I created for you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me. I am here to help you.
I would also love to be your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator! If you’re interested in making either of these cards, the supplies are listed below for easy ordering. Just click on a product below or click here to start shopping with me.
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