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Mon 27

Fun Folded Double Card
by Anne Thompson

I am continuing to play with interesting folds and remembered this fun folded double card, a form I had used in the past for holiday cards.  This particular card within a card provided lots of surfaces for colored cardstock and pretty patterned papers.  It opens first from the right with the smaller flap and then opens from the left with the larger flap.  Once both flaps are open the small sentiment panel is exposed.  


Technically you are building two cards and then attaching them together.  Let's start with the larger base panel card first. 

For the base on this card I used white cardstock cut 4 1/4 X 8 1/4, scored at 5 1/2.  When folded, the shorter flap is on the left.

I found it easier to make a list of all the sizes and kinds of paper I needed for the base, and then I cut and assembled each panel before adding them.

  • colored cardstock:  one piece 4 X 5 1/4; 4 X 2 1/2 , two of those--I used a medium blue cardstock.
  • printed papers: one piece 3 3/4 X 5; 3 3/4 X 2 1/4, two of those--I used the butterfly paper from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PP1006 paper pad.


Once the butterflies paper was adhered to the blue cardstock, I added each panel to the white base--the largest piece on the inside, one of the vertical panels on the left on the inside of the flap, and the other on the outside of the flap.


For the smaller card, I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 X 6 and scored it at 3.

I cut three blue cardstock pieces 2 3/4 X 2 3/4, two butterflies paper 2 1/2 X 2 1/2, and a white cardstock square 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 for the center sentiment panel. I glued the papers to the panels and then arranged them to go on the small white card base.  Remember that this card opens from the right, so one of the butterflies panels goes on the outside of the righthand fold and one on the inside of that fold, and the white panel goes on the inside on the left and this is the one that gets glued down to the base card.  

This is what it should look like...


Then I had to decide how to decorate that white square.  In retrospect I should have done my stamping before adhering the white square because I peeled it off and cut another white cardstock square to stamp.  I chose the single bloom from the WILD ROSE STEM CL5258 clear stamp set and stamped it using hero Arts Cornflower blue ink.  I added more of that ink around the edges of the square direct-to-paper from the pad.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for the sentiment "GRATEFUL for our friendship" from that same stamp set.  Then I added it to the card.


Here's another look at the opened card.


This makes quite a bulky card with all of those cardstock layers, so I made another one using blue cardstock as the base layers and another of the printed papers from the Springtime Bouquet 6 X 6 paper pad for a single layer  added directly to the base to create a thinner card.


Both of these fun folded double cards will go out in the mail today.   In looking at both of these cards I can see lots of options for using different papers, more stamping on the multiple surfaces, using other Memory Box stamps or adding die cut images, coloring with a variety of mediums even using watercolors on Memory Box watercolor paper for the sentiment square, glitter glue, and more.   You could even create some kind of a tab to keep the card closed.  The ideas just keep coming!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



fun card!

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