Friday, 14 March 2014

Weekly Blog Project - It's All Double Dutch to Me!

Good morning everyone - it's Helen N here with this week's blog project.  I've made a double dutch fold card using the very cute 'Daisy Bear' stamp.  It's a very easy card to make - this is what you'll need:

peel off sentiment

and this is how you make the card:

1. To make the card base, you need to cut two pieces of white card.  The first piece measures 25cm by 11.5cm.  With the longer edge towards you, score at 10cm  and then turn the card round.  Fold the shorter flap down- this is the piece on the left in the photo above.  The second piece measures 24cm by 5cm.  With the longer edge towards you, score this piece at 6cm and 18cm and fold the two end flaps as shown on the right in the photo above.

2. Put the smaller strip to one side and attach paper to the inside of the larger card - I used a kraft layer measuring 14.5cm by 11cm followed by a piece of pink patterned paper measuring 13.5cm by 10cm.

3. Next, attach paper to the shorter front flap (above) - I used a kraft layer measuring 9.5cm by 11cm followed by a piece of pink patterned paper measuring 8.5cm by 10cm.

4. To make the card stand up, the smaller piece of card now needs to the attached to the back of the decorated piece.  The photo above shows the two pieces stuck together - the smaller piece 'wraps' round the other piece.  I have attached paper to the smaller panels which will be seen from the front of the card as shown in the photo below.  I used kraft paper measuring 5.5cm by 4.5cm and pink patterned paper measuring 5cm by 4cm

This is how your card base should look (photo above).

5. To finish the card, stamp 'Daisy Bear' on to a piece of white card measuring 8cm by 6cm using the Tuxedo ink pad and then colour using Promarkers.  Mat this on to a piece of kraft paper measuring 8.5cm by 6.5cm and then attach this to the front shorter flap.  I added a peel off greeting and some gems and two punched hearts on the two smaller panels.

Here's another example of the same type of card using 'Butterfly Blossom'.

I hope you like my card project and that hopefully this card shape is no longer Double Dutch to you!

Helen N xx


  1. Lovely Helen...

    hugs Diane xx

  2. great card shape and lovely cards x

  3. Thank you for such a great project Helen, we are really so lucky to have such a fantastice design team x

  4. Great idea and perfectly explained. Lovely cards Helen! Debra x

  5. Love this card thanks for sharing and the brilliant instructions. Your work is beautiful.