By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Any time of year is a time to celebrate, but it is particularly true during the summer months with birthdays, graduations and many more occasions. This Dutch Fold card is a great addition to the party and to your card design list. It’s quick and easy to make for the many cards you will be needing so now is the time to make them ahead and have them ready for the next celebration invitation you receive.
Score the 2 ¼” x 11” piece at 5 ½” using a scoring board. Fold it at the score line.
Now attach a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” patterned paper to the larger piece of cardstock cut previously. Attach it using a tape runner. The paper shown in the picture is from the Summer Dreams collection by Echo Park. Also, add a 2” x 5 ¼” piece to the front of the scored strip.
Add some tape using the tape runner to the right half of the second piece.
Turn both pieces over and line the strip of cardstock up with the bottom of the larger piece. Make sure that you have the pattern on the patterned paper facing the correct direction before you add the strip to the back.
Create two tickets using a die or punch and attach them to the card. Stamp another fun sentiment onto the top ticket.
You can cut a piece of cardstock and add a final sentiment to it and adhere it to the larger piece, but this card looks more fun leaving the paper showing. The sentiment can be stamped on the inside of the flap piece or on the back of the card to finish it.
Whether now is the time for a celebration or any time of year, this fun card will be perfect for any occasion. Need one for another theme? This fold will work for that, too. The possibilities for decorating are unlimited with this great design!