Dutch Door Card Fold with Coming Home Stamp Set

Dutch Fold Fancy Fold Card using Coming Home BundleI’m calling today’s card a “WOW Weekend card” as it is using a fancy fold called the Dutch Door.   This fancy fold gets its name from the door style, the Dutch Door, that you might see in a house, where the door is split into 2 parts.

Dutch Fold Fancy Fold Card using Coming Home Bundle

This card uses the Coming Home Bundle and items from the Trimming the Town Suite. I got this card in a demonstrator card swap (one of the many fun things we do as demonstrators!) from Melva Peters from British Columbia.

The card is a definite WOW with all the papers and stamps and die-cuts that Melva used, but it is not as hard to create as it might look.

Here are the basics on the Dutch Door card and the measurements (and you can see the full supply list below).

  1. The Pool Party base is 9″ x 4 1/4″.  Then you score and fold it over at 3 1/2″.
  2. The bottom Pool party panel is 8 1/2″ x 2″ and it is scored on either end at 2 1/8″.
  3. Attach the bottom panel to the bottom of the card.
  4. Add a white panel over the top that measures 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  5. Fold in the panels on the bottom and the top flap.
  6. Decorate the panels and the inside however you like (see all the items used on this card below).

Dutch Fold Fancy Fold Card using Coming Home Bundle

You might notice that the greeting on the OUTSIDE of the card was taken from one of the sheets of the Trimming the Town Designer Series Papers.   This sheet has a ton of greetings on it (and in various languages) and with your Paper Snips Scissors you can cut out whichever greeting you want to customize your cards.  Each Christmas card you make could have a different saying on it.

In the background at the top of the Dutch Fold, Melva stamped the little itty bitty snowflakes stamp with Pool Party ink.  And the paper she used to cut out the slope and the trees is retired Glimmer Paper, but you cut just die-cut Whisper White cardstock and add Wink of Stella (my favourite accessory) to the White paper for a similar look.

Dutch Fold Fancy Fold Card using Coming Home Bundle

I love how Stampin’ Up! has been creating a full suite of products that all match and coordinate together for a quick and easy way to make a project that looks all coordinated and pulled together.  Did you also know that you can use one item number to get all of the items in one suite? I’ve included the item number for this Suite, Trimming the Town,  as the first item in the product list below.

Be sure to check back to next weekend for another “Weekend Wow” card. Let me know if you make any Dutch Fold cards! I can’t wait to try another Suite with this style of Fancy Fold card.

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