Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Double Dutch Fancy Card

What beautiful Holiday cards this would make! This card design is unique and easy to create! The bottom flaps open to reveal a secret message and aid in standing it up for display. Make a Birthday card and the recipient can display it on their desk, countertop or mantle.

Deciphering Measurements

After you have picked your pattern papers, sentiments and image for the front of the card, you will need to cut the card base. Use a sturdy cardstock like Neenah Exact Index #110 cardstock or another that you prefer. 

Neenah Exact Index #110 Cardstock

65-lb Cardstock Value Pack 

The main part of your card will be the size of an A2 (4 1/4"x 5 1/2") card plus the size of the flap. The size of the flap can vary depending on the size of the image chosen for the front of the card. Let's use these measurements, you will need two strips of paper, both can be cut from a single sheet of 8 1/2"x 11" cardstock:
  • 4 1/4"x 9"
  • 8 1/2"x 2"
On the piece that is 9" long, score it at 3 1/2".

On the piece that is 8 1/2" long, score at 2 1/8" on one side, turn it around and score at 2 1/8". 

Fold at your score lines.

The center of the 2" strip should be 4 1/4" between score lines. This part should line up perfectly with the end of your 9" piece of cardstock. Attach it to the bottom of the larger side from the scoreline. (The side from the scoreline that is 4 1/4"x 5 1/2".) This will create the card base and should stand on your work table.

Finishing the Card

Add patterned papers, embellishments, and sentiments to your liking. For a small border (1/8") around your pattern paper, cut your paper into:
  • 4"x 3 1/4" for the top
  • 1 3/4"x 1 7/8" for the bottom (cut 2 for flaps)
For the inside of your card, there are two ways that it can be decorated. 

One: have a full piece of cardstock for sentiment and signature:
  • 4"x 5 1/4"
Two: have a larger piece above for sentiment, a smaller piece on the bottom to hide behind the flaps:
  • Top 4"x 3 1/4"
  • Bottom 4"x 1 3/4"
For alternate measurements and decoration ideas watch Double Dutch Fancy Card video by clicking on the link below. (You will find a list of supplies below the video.) 

Double Dutch Fancy Card

This is a beautiful card, easy to make and can be created for any occasion! Tune in to Friday Free Play on the Jen Evers YouTube Channel for other crafting ideas, DIYs, tips, and tricks at 5pm CST on Fridays and get a chance to chat LIVE with other viewers as well as Jen. Viewers can offer ideas and sometimes the show goes a different direction than planned. That's what Free Play is all about!! Having fun while crafting!

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  1. This is nice
    Thank for sharing

  2. Great card idea. Thank you for sharing