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.

Such a great fold! Love the look of this one, and both of your cards are just gorgeous! Thanks for the video!
Pam  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 8:41 PM
Looks easy peasy.. untill I go to do it.. LOL looks great though and I will take the mesuramets and give it a go. thanks
mamacyn  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 9:37 PM
Hi, can you tell me the brand of corner rounder you are using in this video please, cheers.
kojo  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 9:46 PM
I have the same problem Linda has re: seeing all cards in the gallery. Why do I get the message that I do not have permission to see some cards? I get weekly emails, etc. How do I get permission to see all cards?
deborah kissinger  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 11:08 PM
I love this fold Patty. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks also to Beate for a great video tutorial.
Annette  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 11:51 PM
audrey grimsley  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 2:44 AM
Your card is beautiful as always. I was wondering what nestie you used on the front of your card. It looks like it fits perfectly on that size card. thank you for your help.
Fran MacDonald  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 7:52 AM
I also have run into this problem: Able to look at the gallery and look at some cards, then get a message that says I don't have permission to look at any more. Also happens when I go to look at a tutorial. Am signed up on your website. Anything else needed to access beyond this point? Thank you for your help!
Naomi  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM
I love the Dutch Fold. Had to have a math lesson from my husband to figure out 3/16! My MS board doesn't have those numbers though.
Mary Ann Huntington  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM
I am so very happy that I received this today. I have to make a birthday card (Jan. 3rd.) for my adult granddaughter and I think this is a fresh and new presentation. TFS and just in time.
Juanita in Ohio  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 6:46 PM
Patty this is a really neat card! I am going to make one this week end, maybe 2 who knows. I have some new demo stamps I want to try and this would be the best way!
Lynn Fletcher  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 9:27 PM
Audrey, Linda and Naomi,
When you can't view the gallery for tutorials, you will have to log into the site as a member. Technique spotlight galleries are set aside for our members.

Mary Ann,
You don't have to score at 16th increments, you just have to have the main card panel a tiny bit smaller then 4 1/4". This way the band on the bottom will fit perfectly.

Fran and Kojo,
I always upload my video and photo tutorial card samples in the technique gallery for that tutorial and list all the materials used there. I also add a link to my blog where I link to the products used.
The corner rounder is from We R Memory Keepers. It's called a Corner Chomper. LOVE that tool!
The Kraft layer was cut with a Label 15 Nestabilities die by Spellbinders.

Happy New Year! Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 8:33 AM
Thanks so much, love this special fold card! I will use this for my hostess appreciation in Jan.
Kathy Anthony  |  Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 9:04 AM
I love new folds, thanks so much for this one.
christi hicks  |  Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM
great easy way to make a different fold..thanks
Stacy Rich  |  Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 2:37 PM
This was a very easy and fun card to make. Made it tonight at the Friday night crop that I attend and, made it without my scorer (left it at home by mistake) but it still turned out well. Thanks for the tutorial I love learning new stuff
Charmaine  |  Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 12:07 AM
Thank you Mary Ann for the tip. It worked and I've made 2 sympathy cards with a slight twist. That is, because people like to display the cards they receive from me, I layered it on a 4.25 x 5.5 card. They were filled with scriptures and prayers.
Thank you again.
Brenda  |  Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 7:07 AM
What a GRATE fold tech and simple. Thank you soo.
Jessica  |  Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 8:30 AM
one question. do you put any kind of adhesive on the top flap to hold to the bottom fold? or will it just stay closed? thanks so much . love your tutorials,
Pattie J  |  Sat Dec 31, 2011 at 7:11 PM
Question: will this card stand up or will the weight of the front flap make it fall over? Most people love to display their handmade cards (some for years, I've learned!), and that would not be possible with a toppling card. I'm thinking that the lower flaps would help support it, but if the stock is not strong or reinforced, it would collapse, correct?
Nancy  |  Mon Jan 2, 2012 at 9:26 AM

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