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Mon 23

Dutch Barn Fun Fold Card
by Anne Thompson

This week I continued experimenting with some new-to-me fun folds.  I decided for this post to focus on the Dutch Barn fun fold card after watching some YouTube videos and reading some blog tutorials.  This fun card fits into a 5 X 7 envelope.  The barn roof flips up and the doors open to reveal your greeting inside.

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materials used and steps to make the Dutch Barn card

  • white cardstock for the base; cut 5 X 11; score at 7"
  • white cardstock for the lower doors, cut 3 1/2 X 3; score at 1/2" on the 3" side
  • fold and burnish the score lines
  • attach the doors:  put adhesive on the folded 1/2" flaps and glue them onto the inside of the card, lining up the folded edge with the side and the bottom edges of the card on the left and the right
  • with the card flat, the doors open, attach a piece of black cardstock 4 3/4 X 6 3/4 (this covers the flaps where the doors attach); add a layer of white cardstock on top measuring 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
  • On this inside panel I added one piece of pine from POINTY PINE NEEDLE SPRIGS 94487 cut from green plaid paper.
  • to decorate the barn roof top-fold flap, first round the two lower corners; cut a piece of black cardstock 4 3/4 X 3 3/4, round the two lower corners and attach it to the flap; add plaid paper cut 4 1/2 X 3 1/2, also with rounded corners 
  • On the barn roof I added the POINTED PINE NEEDLE FRAME 94483 cut from green plaid paper and the SPECIAL MERRY CHRISTMAS 94499 cut from black cardstock.
  • on the doors, add black mats 2 1/4 X 3 1/4 and plaid paper 2 X 3
  • for the bar that attaches to the left door, cut white cardstock 3 1/2 X 1, add a layer of black cardstock 3 1/4 X 3/4 and a layer of plaid paper 3 X 1/2
  • I added the other piece of pine from Pointy Pine Needle Sprigs to the bar.

This looks like a lot of steps but the card goes together rather quickly and easily.  

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There are so many ways to decorate this card form.  And plenty of space for more plaids from the CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009 6x6 pack!   I made a second card using the  two dies from BOUNTIFUL WREATH 94490 cut from white cardstock and added to another plaid barn.

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Have you used this form before?  I can't wait to make more of them and not just for Christmas.  In fact I will probably use the second card for Thanksgiving this week.  I think it's my new favorite fold!

Happy Crafting!

And Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne Signature

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