Double-Point Fold, Two Ways

I have been STAMPING a long time, but I’m fairly new to fancy fold cards, so although some of them have been around a loooong time, I am only just trying them out!  One of these is the double-point fold, an easy but elegant card.  I was experimenting with it and found two ways to get the look, depending on your papers and preference.  Here are two cards for examples:

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To make the the card on the left, I cut a 5.5 x 4.25 inch piece of cardstock (Mossy Meadow), and a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of cardstock (Very Vanilla). Cut two pieces of pretty paper (these are from the Garden Lane collection) 4 x 3 and 1/8 inches. On both pieces score 1/2 inch from one 4 inch edge and fold- this will be glued under the Very Vanilla rectangle- and mark the center point of the flap (2 inches) and cut from both folds to the center point making two triangle shaped doors once the tabs are glued in place. Stamp a sentiment in the center of the Very Vanilla piece and adhere that carstock with attached doors to the Mossy Meadow base. Die cut two pieces of cardstock- here I used the Stitched Shapes dies- making one slightly larger than the other.  I used Soft Seafoam and Very Vanilla cardstock.  You will want to make the larger of these big enough that it will cover not only your stamped sentiment but also any writing you add (greeting, signature, etc.).

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Stamp the top piece with the fern leaf in Mossy Meadow from the Daisy Lane stamp set going in both directions.  Stamp and punch multiple large daisies from the same stamp set- I used Sahara Sand ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and used two daisies for this one.  Adhere the daisies together in a staggered fashion, and use a dimensional foam piece to pop up from the leaves. I also used sponge daubers to color the flower center. Center this piece on the card, and adhere to one flap only, taking care to place adhesive only where the pieces make contact (see photo).

For the card on the right, I cut a 4.25 x 11 inch piece of cardstock, Very Vanilla in this case. Score at 2 .75 inches from each end to make the doors. Where the two flaps meet, find the center point on the “doors” (2 and 1/8 inches) and using your trimmer, cut from the outer edges of the fold to that center point, making a triangle-shaped flap on each end. Cut a piece of designer paper to 4 x 5.25 inches (this one is again from Garden Lane) for the inside.  On the flaps, I cut two pieces of paper from the Pressed Petals collection in 4 x 2.5 inches, and finding the center point (2 inches) make the triangles as above and adhere, leaving an even border all around.  Die cut three pieces for this card, one large in Soft Seafoam, and a large and slightly smaller in Very Vanilla.  Stamp your inside sentiment on the large Very Vanilla diecut, but wait to adhere.  The front of this is similar to the previous, except that instead of stamping the leaves, I diecut them, and I used three daisies on this card. Center the piece and adhere as above. Afterward, adhere the sentiment inside so it is completely covered by the daisy piece (I like glue for this to give you a bit of wiggle room).

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You could also decorate the inside flaps if desired. The card on the right is my favorite, as I feel it is a bit sturdier and gives a “guide” for your signature, but the card on the right shows off two sides of the designer paper on the flaps without extra decoration. Give either (or both!) a try and let me know what you think.

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Happy stamping!

Michelle

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