Saturday, 14 September 2013

And it's all Double Dutch to me too

This month's issue of Quick Cards Made Easy has a (new to me!) card fold technique in it, called Double Dutch, made from purely cutting and folding one single A4 piece of card:
 Above is the card as it would be displayed

And this is the inside with the top flap turned right back - with room to write names in :)

Here's a good little tutorial if you want to have a go, some cards do have a scalloped or curved flap/front to them, which might help them to stand up well when the 'waves' lock into the two bottom flaps.

The magazine tutorial had you making it all in one piece but the linked tutorial, which I only just found, shows the front flaps made separately and then stuck to the back and to be honest I think that would be much less tricky-woo so I'll try that next time. 

This one worked fine for me though, despite having to use the dreaded scalpel - which you wouldn't need to risk if you make it in two pieces, if you don't mind an added piece showing across the back of the card.

I used:

- SU 'Rich Razzleberry' card stock, plus snippets of SU's 'Lucky Limeade'

- Penny Black stickeroo from the 'Every Christmas' sheet, plus a few of the snowflakes and rows of stickers

- backing paper is from a Milton and Co. Christmas paper stack

- sentiment is by Personal Impressions from the 'Many Greetings' set, stamped using Brilliance 'Pearlescent Crimson' - which is more of a deep plum colour than crimson 

And, once it's made it's 6" x 4" when folded (mine was anyhow) so would fit perfectly into an A6 size envelope.

Dumbo here forgot that this card was for Winter Wonderland's 'Frosty the Snowman' challenge - am linking it now, watch this space to see if I end up on the 'naughty step' though :(



Glennis F said...

Lovely card Di, I am not sure which way would be better!

MaryH said...

Oh very pretty one, Miss. I shall be checking out that tutorial, and thank you ver' much for linking it. Sorry to be MIA. Will be back soon I hope. Life getting in the way. (cleaning - more like, but hey that's life too). Hugs & TFS such an interesting new fold. My education is ongoing!! :-)

flossbite said...

Oh Di....this is fab! Another one to have a dabble with! Love it.
Fiona xx

Sarn said...

FAN-FLIPPING-TASTIC Di. LOVE this wonderful festive card. Great cutting and folding!

Sarn xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous winter card
love the snowman
hugs Tamara

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
came over from my friend Sue Olliesmams blog, because she mentioned you.
So glad I did. Love this design of card. Fab papers used too.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karen said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful colour scheme too x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Miss. Another new one for me that I shall just have to have a go at!

Kathleen said...

LOve that stickeroo, great colours and what a different shape card, looks massive, can't believe it folds to 6 x 4
Well done Di.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card with this fancy fold! Love that snowman and these fun colors!

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous that fancy fold. The colours are so rich and jewel like!
Love it!

Anonymous said...

Fabby card with the fancy folding(and you kept ALL your fingers after using the scalpel ? A+ for you Miss :)
Nessa xx

Kimbo said...

What a fun card Di and great colours. I much prefer the two piece method and there's another tut at SCS x

Marie Bingaman said...

I love this snowman every time I see him out in blog land, and this time is no exception!! Great card!! :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh that's a fantastic fold and I LOVE that paper you you've used! Definitely be checking out that tutorial.


downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous snowman just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx