Fancy Fold Friday #3

Happy Friday everyone!

Fancy Fold Fridays posts are posted on the first Friday of each month and are about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!

This week: DUTCH FOLD. 

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The “Dutch Fold ” is another easy card fold {finished size measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″}. There are many options for decorating cards made with this type of fold. Several small sections make it helpful to use up some of those scraps of patterned paper you’ve been saving!

You will need {to make the card base}: card stock, scoring board, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice and a bone folder. *Additional supplies may include patterned paper, adhesive and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

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Cut 2 pieces of cardstock ~ one measuring 9″ x 4 3/16″ and the other measuring 8 1/2″ x 2″.

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Place the larger piece of cardstock horizontally on the scoring board and score at 5 1/2″. Place the smaller piece of cardstock horizontally on the scoring board and score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. Fold along the score lines as shown.

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Add adhesive between the two score lines on the smaller piece of cardstock and adhere the larger piece of cardstock between them. The Dutch Fold card base is now ready and waiting for you to complete it however you want.

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Now it’s time to decorate the card base. For this card, I matted some patterned paper on card stock for the top and two bottom flaps. Then added a matted image, a sentiment, a few pearls and a twine bow. Lastly, I applied some Wink of Stella glitter brush marker for a bit of sparkle.

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I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!  🙂

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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