Saturday, September 26, 2020

Christmas Slimline Double Dutch Fold Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I finish off the month with one last challenge.

So our final "S" themed challenge is ... 

Slimline Cards- Yes I know we had this theme earlier in the year, but Slimline cards are fun and on trend right now. They are also addictive …. Which is why I created a Facebook Group dedicated to Slimline Cards called Slimline Card Addicts. So this week create a slimline card.

The most popular sizes for Slimline Cards are either 3.5 inches x 8.5 inches or 4 inches x 9 inches. Slimline Cards fit into a standard business size envelope.

One of the things I am enjoying while creating so many Slimline cards lately, is finding old ideas and adapting them to work with Slimline cards. Recently on my Slimline Card Addicts Facebook Group, Judy Lauterbach shared a Slimline Double Dutch Fold Card. Of course I had to put this on my to do list to try, which is what I have done for my card today. 

On a normal Double Dutch Fold card the top panel is the longer one and the two side ones are shorter, but it is the opposite when creating a Slimline version.

To create this style of card, first cut a piece of cardstock which is 4 inches wide by the length of the cardstock (11 inches if you are using US sized card or 12 inches if you want to use 12 x 12). As I was using Australian A4 cardstock, mine measures 11 3/4 inches. 

Score and fold along the long side at 8 3/4 

Cut another piece of cardstock that measures 8 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Score and fold along the 8 inch died at 2 inches on either side.

Now adhered the tall panel to the centre of the two fold panel. Note: For a better fold, trim a sliver of cardstock off the tall panel before adhering to the centre of the other panel.

Now it is just a matter of decorating as desired.

To decorate my card, I added patterned paper to all of the side and top panels.

I used Spellbinders Ornament Glimmer Plate/Die set to decorate the top panel. It hangs down over the side panels when the card is closed which helps keep those panels closed.

For the inside of the card I added a white panel which is die cut using a Slimline die set from Pinkfresh Studio. I added a border along the bottom of the panel using the Slimline Border die set.

I used Yana's Christmas Sentiment Glimmer sent to added the gold foiled Christmas sentiment. This was then die cut using the elongated oval die set. I added another poinsettia from the glimmer set I used on the front of the card.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

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eunice said...

What a wonderful adaptation of the double dutch style card to a slimline card. Thank you for sharing the instructions to construct this. Really enjoying seeing all the fun and creative versions of slim line cards you have come up with!

Karen Aicken said...

So fun that this works with a Slimline card - lovely card and thanks for the instructions!

Flo said...

TY so much for sharing. You are such an amazing woman—creative, helpful, generous of spirit. You are such an inspiration!

niki1 said...

Lovely card !
Greetings from Monique (niki1 )