I saw this single layer dutch fold card idea from FaithfuleCreations who got the idea from Splitcoast Stampers and I thought it would be fun to reproduce it in my fun fold card series.
You will start with a piece of cardstock that is 8″ wide and 7 1/8″ tall and score on the 8″ length at 2″ and 6″ and then on the 7 1/8″ length, score at 2 3/8″. You will find that you will have two longer rectangles that are scored on the 8″ length so you will want to cut those rectangles out. Make sure you cut the rectangles so that you can’t see any score marks left behind. Once you’ve cut out the rectangles, you have what looks like a “T” left. You will fold the bottom section of the T in half so the length of the long paper is half of what it was when you began. The top pieces will fold toward the center and the bottom piece will fold up toward the two pieces that are folded inward.
I used sentiments from My Creative Times This and That and used Onyx Black ink from Verafine then used clear Ranger embossing powder and then heat set the sentiments. One of them is on a piece of the paper that my friend Kay had given me with Distress Oxide inks layered on it. I used a die from AliExpress to cut it out and layered it on a pink layer of card stock that I used the next size die to cut it out.
I used green cardstock to back my pieces for on my card and
the smaller pieces in green are 2″ tall x 1 11/16″ wide, and the pink colored layer is 1 3/4″ x 1 7/16″.. The bottom larger layer is 3 3/4 x 2 1/8″ green layer and the pink decorated layer is 3 1/2 x 1 7/8″.
After laying the bottom piece down with tear tape, I decided to put brads in the smaller pieces at the top, so put one larger pink brad on the left side and two smaller brads on the right side.
I layered my sentiment on the outside on a ribbon that I wrapped around the layers that I had already adhered to the card and just lifted them up and shoved the ribbon under with a little wet glue on the ends of the ribbon to hold it in place. I should have done this step before gluing the layers to the bottom section, but didn’t think about how I wanted to layer my ribbon until it was too late. I took another length of ribbon and wrapped it around my brads at the top to hold the flaps closed.