September 17, 2022

DOUBLE CARD

Surfing the Web recently, I came across a card with a really interesting fold. I changed it up quite a lot to make it my own, but I did borrow the essence of the folds. I'd like to thank Jessica Taylor for her wonderful idea. A video of hers can be seen HERE

I call it a Double Card because that's what it really is: one part of the card opening normally, the other portion opening unexpectedly backwards. Confused? Read on!


I know the following photo isn't the greatest and seems to be at a weird angle. But I wanted to illustrate how the double card actually opens.


This next photo shows the card from an even different angle, lying down. If you look carefully, you can see the left flap, normally 4 1/4" wide, is only 2" wide. When that flap is closed, the flap from the second card on the right flips over onto it.


Now, standing up, you can see once again how charming this double card is.


SUPPLIES:
Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (Retired, from Sale-A-Bration)
White cardstock

Quiet Meadow stamp set (page 68, Annual Catalog)

Mossy Meadow ink

Die Cutting/ Embossing Machine
Merry Tags Framelits dies (retired)
Pear Pizzazz ribbon
Pear Pizzazz/White Baker's Twine
Bone Folder
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cut a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to 5 1/2" x 6 1/4. Score the piece at 2". This 2" section will be the "front" of the card.

Cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock to 4 1/4" x 6 1/4". Score this at 3 1/8". Crease it well with a bone folder.

The green piece forms another "card", but will open backwards. Fold this "card" closed with the creased fold at the right. With the card folded, center it onto the larger section of the Flirty Flamingo piece. Adhere this in place. Now your card unfolds twice. The 2" gate will fold down first, followed by the backwards green card.

It is important to crease these scores well with a bone folder. Otherwise, the gates will flap open too much.

Now, we will decorate the top section of the green gate, the "front" of the card.

Cut a 2 7/8" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper. Mine came from the Wonderful World DSP, available during Sale-A-Bration. Adhere this DSP to the backwards fold.

In Mossy Meadow ink, stamp a sentiment on white cardstock. I used an old tag die that had a "hanger" in the top.

Thread a 5" piece of Pear Pizzazz ribbon through the hole at the top and finish it off with a piece of baker's twine, tied in a bow. If you don't have the tag die, you can use an appropriately sized circle die to cut out your sentiment. Punch a hole in the top of the circle for the ribbon.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere this on top of the DSP layer.


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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; 
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

- Winston Churchill -


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Double
Smiles.











16 comments:

  1. That is such a cute card. I've tried making cards with my Cricut, but it doesn't cut the cardstock correctly and it always tears on me. However, I definitely appreciate the craft.

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! I don't have a Cricut. Have you ever tried a Big Shot? Best tool you will ever have! I use mine almost daily.

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  2. Love this! So unique and so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Denise! And thank YOU for letting me share!

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  3. What lovely card. That fold is so fun; I've been playing around with different folds this past year or so and I love when it's something unexpected like this. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! Yes, I adore fancy/different folds, with one exception -- they often require more cardstock. Oh well. That's what it's for, right?

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  4. So clever! You've really got a gift for making gorgeous cards which are a gift in themselves!
    Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/09/a-glimpse-of-city-of-brotherly-love.html

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  5. Such a beautiful card, Linda.

    Love it 💜💚💛💙

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  6. I love how this card opens in an unusual manner. I'm also drawn to the layering and the addition of the ribbon and string materials for textural variation.
    Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 34.
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I so appreciate your detailed comments!

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  7. Beautiful card Linda. I love how it opens beautifully. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity. I am happy to feature this sweet card on Sunday.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Linda, for the wonderful words and the Feature!

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