Friday, May 30

Tutorial: Dutch Fold Card

Dutch Fold Cards are super easy to make... always my favourite kind of card fold... and have the added bonus of being able to stand up for display.  They can be decorated in lots of different ways, and because they have several small sections you can even use up some of those scraps of patterned paper you've been saving!
 
 
1.  To create a 6" x 4" card, you will need one piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 37/8" and another piece measuring 8" x 2".
NOTE:  The strange measurement for the long piece of cardstock allows for the smaller piece to be folded around easily.
 
 
2. Place the larger piece of cardstock horizontally on your score board and score at 4".  Place the smaller piece of cardstock horizontally on your score board and score at 2" and 6".  Fold along the score lines as shown in the photo below.

 
3.  Add adhesive between the two score lines on the smaller piece of cardstock.

 
4.  Matching the bottom edges, adhere the larger piece of cardstock between the score lines of the smaller piece.  You have now made your basic Dutch Fold Card.

 
5.  To decorate, add some patterned paper and a stamped sentiment to each of the front panels. 

 
6.  Create a layered focal image and adhere it to the large, top flap only.  The extra weight will help to hold the card closed.
 
 
Done!
 
 
 
Image: Raspberry House digital image
Sentiment: from Spunky With Flowers Set
 
Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2014

28 comments:

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very nice! I have not seen this fold before - I think I could do this, thanks to your tutorial!

Unknown said...

Fantastic tutorial Beccy, may try and find time today somewhere and give this a go....hope all's good.xxx

Teresa said...

Very nice!!

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https://adiecrafty.blogspot.com/ said...

Great tutorial Beccy, looks like a very versatile fold
hugs

Sandie C said...

What a wonderful - thanks for the tutorial

cardchick's world said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! Thanks for the tutorial...definitely going to try this...

Jackiekg said...

Thanks for the tutorial Becky. I also have not seen
this fold before. Your card is lovely.

Donna Ellis said...

Love this marvelous tutorial, Beccy. Such a creative fold. I especially like the colors in your masterpiece.

Gail said...

I am creating this type of card today using a vintage image - I saw this tutorial also on Robyn's Fetish which you are given credit Beccy!

val said...

Great will have to try this xxx

BarbF said...

Oh my gosh...this is WONDERFUL!!!! I've got some great stamps that I like to watercolor; they're kind of large and I don't want to make the entire card out of watercolor stock. I never really know how to trim the stamp to look good on a card (think House Mouse stamps). Your design will allow me to trim the card any way I need to and let it "float" above the other flaps that have coordinating printed papers--that way my cutout won't look out of place or awkward. Thanks so much!

Lynnette H said...

Thank you for the instructions

Chantel said...

Thank-you for the tut definitely gonna give it a go xx

Unknown said...

when i tried this card the long piece should measure 10'x 3 7/8' ( not 3 3/8).Is this correct or did i completely mess this up?

Beccy said...

No, you're absolutely right Martin! Thank you for picking up the error, I'll go in and edit the measurements now. I hope you didn't waste any card because of my mistake.
Thanks again.
Cheers,
Beccy

Louise said...

Hi Beccy, my name is Louise and I'm from the UK. I am an avid card maker, but have never heard of this shape of card! So was very interested to see your tutorial, I can honestly say that I have never seen this card shape either! It is definitely going to be saved in my card shapes board.
Your tutorial was excellent, step by step was very easy to follow, and your photos were great.
Thank you very much, I will be using this as soon as I get all my crafty stash out of storage!( not long moved house!)

Beccy said...

Hi Louise. I've learned lots of new shapes and folds by putting these tutorials together... I'm always amazed at how clever people are to think of these things.
Good luck with the unpacking, I hope your crafty space is sorted very soon.
Cheers,
Beccy

Borqna said...

Lovely card!
Than you for the tut!
Blessings.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Cool - hope to try it! xoxo

Linda Simpson said...

Thanks for the Tutorial
Hugs
Linda xx

Charli said...

I also am an avid card maker and also have never heard of this fold ... But I will be trying it and soon! I really like it! I don't know how I missed it the past four years. Thank you for the great tutorial!

Charli

Janice said...

Thank you, I have saved this to my creative card file.

Lena said...

Thank you so much for the great tutorial. I have never made a card with this fold before. Going to make a birthday card for hubby. He's Dutch :-)

Debbie said...

How do you open the bottom flaps once you put the focal part on the top piece? I love the look of your card.

Beccy said...

Hi Debbie. You simply open the top of the card first. The focal part is only attached to the top section and will lift when it does, revealing the two bottom flaps. Only apply adhesive to the section of the focal part that is secured to the top piece. If you look back to the very first photo in the tutorial, you can see that the two bottom flaps are quite separate. I hope that makes sense Debbie, please let me know if you have any other questions.
Cheers,
Beccy

Carrie said...

This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.