I have another fancy fold video for you today! There are several different names for this card on YouTube, but the one word they all have in common is Dutch. I’m not sure why this is, but I imagine it has something to do with the narrow tall rooves a lot of houses have in Holland. If you know why this card is called a Dutch…….., I’d love to know. As I said in the video, nearly all the videos I watched on YouTube said the width of the main piece of cardstock should be 4 3/16″, but I always found it a tad too wide for my 2″ strip. I’m giving the width as 4 1/8″ as this will definitely work!
I also increased the length of the top flap. My measurement makes the top flap come down past the top of the doors. I did this so I could rest the flap on the two doors when they’re open, so the card will stand on a shelf. It really worked a treat, and well worth re-working the measurements! This was the first time I used this gorgeous ribbon. It’s amazingly soft, and looks and feels a bit like seam binding, but it behaves much better. I found it was easy to spoil seam binding if I pulled on it in the wrong place. This didn’t happen with this ribbon.
The flowers I used on the video card are called Blossoms Elements. They are fabulous but very tall for an embellishment. If I needed to send this card to the recipient in the mail, I would put a piece of bubblewrap over the flowers. This would be to keep the flowers in place, and to protect the envelope from being torn to shreds! I always protect any greeting cards I send through the mail that have either Basic Pearls or Basic Rhinestones on them. The white cardboard we receive in our packs of Designer Series Paper is ideal for this. I cut a piece big enough to cover the front of the card. This was a great tip I received from my crafting friend in Canada. Many thanks, Geraldine!
That’s about it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and until I’m back with you again tomorrow, happy crafting!