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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Add some adhesive to the back side of your layered piece (I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue), being sure to only cover the lower 2″.
- Flip the piece over and adhere it to the front of the card, centered.
- 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.
- 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.
A complete PDF tutorial for this Home for the Holidays card can be found by clicking on the button below.
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.