Double Dutch Fold

by Patty Bombyk

Create a unique card fold with a few score lines.


  • One 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock for card base
  • One 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for dutch fold bottom
  • One 4" x 3 1/4" piece of cardstock or patterned paper for your layer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Adhesive
  • One large image or die cut of choice
  • Stamps of choice


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock at 5 1/2. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Score the 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/8" and at 6 3/8", like a gate fold card.

  3. Step 3

    Fold the outer panels of your 2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock in and decorate as desired. Adhere the center panel at the bottom of the back of the 4 3/16" x 9" piece of cardstock piece.

  4. At this point it should have double folds along the left and right side and at the top.

  5. Step 4

    The bottom of the top fold should line up with the double doors at approximately 3 1/2" from the top.

  6. Step 5

    Decorate the card as desired.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Dutch Fold. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I love the card fold and plan to use it for my grandson's birthday card. Thanks
Carole63  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 4:19 AM
Super! A new card in time for New Year and just what I need to give my Thank You cards an original look!

Thank you and "Happy New Year" to every one of you.

Marion  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 4:38 AM
Thank you Patty for sharing this easy but effective card wth us I am so going to try this thank you again Cheers Cathy
Cathy Heritage  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 5:08 AM
I have two granddaughter's b-days coming up and this would so cool to use...and I can decorate the gate-folded card with my sprayer that u insert a marker in and pump ink onto the cards. Thank you.
Carolyn Smith  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 6:40 AM
What a beautiful card!
Janet Davis  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 6:48 AM
I am able to look at the gallery and look at some cards, then I get a message that says I don't have permission to look at any more. This also happens when I go to look at a tutorial. I am signed up on your website and am wondering what else I need to do. I love your store, gallery and products but get frustrated at times when I can't see the things I want to look at. Help????

Linda  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM
What a lovely card, thank you for the tutorial.
Carol E Brooker  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 8:19 AM
Really pretty card! I love the gives a regular card that extra oomph! It also changes things up a bit with out being too complicated.
Joanna Lessor  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 9:02 AM
What a fun fold. How nice to see a new way to present a card.
Mary Ann Huntington  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 9:43 AM
What a pretty card and a great new fold for me to try. TFS!!
Qbee  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 9:48 AM
A most unusual card design, not seen that before, will give it a try, thank you
Ursula  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 9:56 AM
I'm with Linda- I recently signed up and am mot able to view certain things. Don't know why. Can anyone help?
Eva  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 10:27 AM
Could artists please list finished dimensions of their projects? Then we'd know instantly, rather than having to do the math to find out! I really appreciate this rectangular card that can be mailed without the extra postage required on square cards.
Theda  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM
Oh, PATTY!!! I don't know if you'll see this, but I squealed when I saw this tutorial was by you! *hug*

What a fun idea for a folded card that is different and unexpected!!! Thank you!!! *monkey clapping* wink
Julie Ebersole  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 12:34 PM
When I try to look at the gallery, I get a message that I don't have permission to look. What else do I need to do?
Ivie  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 1:00 PM
I always love trying new card styles. This will put some of my scraps to good use, thanks!
Sharon H  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM
Love this card. Thanks for the tutorial.
Marilyn  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM
I got the message that I did not have permission to look and I had to login in at the top right of your screen and I got in with no trouble. Hope this is your answer for the gals that asked.
Kathy  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM
Love the card. The fold is what caught my eye and attention. Really like the unusual, the unexpected and now most people I give/make cards for look for the unusal.

Now can someone tell me where is the 3/16 mark on the scorebuddy?

Brenda  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM
Really cute card; I like the "hidden message" gate fold. Thanks for sharing.
Kathy  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 8:15 PM

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