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How To Make A Dutch Fold Card [With Free Template!]

How To Make A Dutch Fold Card [With Free Template!]

You can’t go wrong with a classic fold card, can you? But if you fancy trying something a little different (but certainly not too complicated!) then the Dutch fold card might be the perfect project for you! And to make it super-duper simple, the lovely Sarah Jackman-Read has not only put together a gorgeous step-by-step project for you to follow, but she’s also included a template you can download right here! Getting started couldn’t be easier…

Classic card folds are a great go-to staple, but sometimes it’s nice to try a new style of card, to breath new life into your crafty stash! This Dutch fold card is a simple idea that can be made just from a single sheet of A4 card; you can then add as much or as little decoration as you wish. Simply copy the template provided, and have fun!

You Will Need:

Step 1:

Trim the long side of a sheet of A4 kraft card down to 28cm, then draw a line down at 7cm and 21cm. Turn the card 180 degrees, then draw a line down at 7cm. Trim away the top corner panels.

Step 2:

Score a line 7.5cm down from the top and score down the pencil lines either side. Next, rub out the pencil lines then fold the top downwards and the sides inwards.

Step 3:

Trim your the decorative deer paper to 13 x 12.5cm, layer on dark foliage paper, then adhere inside the card. Now trim two pieces of acorn paper to 6cm square, layer on dark foliage paper, then adhere to the side panels.

Step 4:

Trim another piece of acorn paper to 13 x 6.5cm, layer on dark foliage paper then adhere to the top panel. Die-cut an oval in tree paper and a scalloped oval in kraft card, then layer up. Stamp a sentiment on the right-hand side, then attach to the top panel with foam pads.

Step 5:

Stamp a deer and toadstools on tree paper, then colour with marker pens to match the papers of the card panels. Fussy-cut, then attach across the oval with foam pads.

Step 6:

Add gold adhesive gems around the scalloped circle, and in the corners of each panel. Thread thin jute through an acorn charm, tie in a bow then attach to the right-hand side of the oval to finish!

Keen to get started, and create your very own Dutch Fold Card? Download your template, then stock up on cardmaking essentials, and get started!

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