Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop

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We are trying something new today, the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop! We love a good fun fold and know that you do too. So, sit back, enjoy our creations, and be sure to hop along so that you don’t miss any of them.

Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop

My fun fold today is a Dutch Door fun fold. It is quite easy to make, yet it is fancy enough to wow the recipient.

The Dutch Door fun fold can be used with any stamp set and designer series paper (DSP). For this one, I chose Dragonfly Garden and Blackberry Beauty DSP.

I think everyone has their own way of creating a Dutch Door fun fold. I happen to like this version. It is much like creating just a regular A2 card. The only difference is that you cut 1/2 of the front piece off. Don’t worry though, that piece is not wasted. It is used to decorate the front!

To make the fun fold blog hop card

  • Begin with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock, score and fold at 4 1/4″ to form your card base.
  • With your card base open, place it in your Stampin’ Trimmer at the 4 1/4″ mark (right where the score line is). Carefully cut from the top down to the 2 3/4″ mark.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • Rotate the card 90 degrees to the right, place at the 2 3/4″ mark. Carefully cut from the top down to the 4 1/4″ mark. Save the cut-out piece for later.
  • Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut the following: two pieces of Blackberry Beauty Specialty designer series paper (DSP), 2 3/8 ‘ x 3 7/8″ and 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, three pieces of gold Brushed Metallic cardstock, 2 1/2″ x 4″ (2) and 4″ x 5 1/4″, and two pieces of Basic White cardstock measuring 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ each.
  • Layer and adhere the large gold piece and the large DSP piece to the inside of the card using Stampin’ SEAL.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • Close the card and layer and adhere one of the smaller gold pieces and small DSP piece to the lower portion of the card using Stampin’ SEAL.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • Prepare to heat emboss. Stamp the flowers on the left side of one of your Basic white pieces using Versamark ink. Quickly cover the image with some gold Embossing Powder, shake off the excess, and set in place with your Heat Tool.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop

Time to stamp

  • Stamp your sentiment on the upper right side of the piece using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  • Layer and adhere the other small gold piece and the embossed Basic White piece to the “saved” Rich Razzleberry piece (2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″) using Stampin’ SEAL.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • Add some adhesive to the back side of your layered piece (I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue), being sure to only cover the lower 2″.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • Flip the piece over and adhere it to the front of the card, centered.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • Stamp another sentiment (for the inside) on the second Basic White piece using Rich Razzleberry ink and adhere it to the inside of the card (on the left) using Stampin’ SEAL.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop
  • On a piece of Basic White scrap paper, stamp your dragonfly image using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  • Lightly color the wings of the dragonfly with a Water Painter. (hint- only apply a small amount of water and be sure to not get it too close to the outside lines or it will run.)
  • Punch the dragonfly out with the Dragonflies punch.
  • Add a little Wink of Stella for some shimmer. Then, give the wings a slight bend, and attach to the card using a Foam Adhesive Strip.
  • Attach three gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots as shown.
Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop

A complete PDF tutorial for this Home for the Holidays card can be found by clicking on the button below.

Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop

Before you go

Now that you have seen my Dutch Door Fun Fold, wouldn’t you like to see more? Hop on over to my friend Debbie Mageed at the Secrets to Stamping. I’m sure that she will have a fun fold that you are just going to love!

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know what you think of my Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door card for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop.


28 thoughts on “Dragonfly Garden Dutch Door for the Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop”

  1. What a pretty card and such a neat fun fold! your cards are always so nice and i like that you include detailed instructions with pictures. thanks so much for sharing your talents and have a blessed week! love & Hugs, sandi

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  2. Thank you for the INSTRUCTIONS. They are so clear and precise. A picture is worth A thousand words. Well laid out. Thank you! Thank you!

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  3. First of all melissa, the card is gorgeous and secondly, thank you for giving us
    such detailed instructions on how to make it. you make it look like it would
    be easy to make.

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    • Thank you so much Debbie! I am always happy to provide the instructions and I have no doubt that you will be able to make it. πŸ™‚

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  4. Beautiful card arrangement with this DSP but the heat embossed flower really helps the paper gilding to pop. Thank you for the pdf. I will definitely case this as well as trying the layout with some Christmas paper/stamps.

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  5. I love this very pretty fun-fold card, melissa. thanks so much for the Pdf. i have seen each of the blogs in this hop and everyone is a winner!! Thanks to the entire group of pals for the INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY, AND THE INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THEM. happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    • Thank you Hilda! I am so happy to be a part of this blog with all the great Pal talent, everyone is truly wonderful. May you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving as well.

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  6. Oh, Melissa, this card is beautiful! I really love this fun fold and your choice of images and papers are perfectly done. How lovely! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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