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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Stampin' Up! - Heart of Christmas 2019 - Week 16

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Well after 16 weeks of The Heart of Christmas for 2019 we are on our last week. I can't believe it. I normally try and do a fancy or fun fold at least once and I hadn't gotten to it this year so I did it on the very last one.

I made for you a double dutch door card but a standing up one. I made a double dutch card a couple o years ago and you can check it out by clicking here.

I was kind of in a brain fog when making this card and started out making it with a 12x12 piece of card stock

Then realise this is not going to fit in an C6 envelope silly! I had a really bad migraine as I was trying to make my card and my brain was not working at all but I had challenged myself this year to put a card in every week for the Heart of Christmas so I was not going to miss a week.

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As you can see the card is quite a bit smaller when you do it correctly to fit into an envelope! Sheesh!

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I went back to the gorgeous Toile Christmas set for this card as I have just loved colouring this cardinal and as all my friends in the US are having lots of snow falling right now and we are going through a cold snap here in the south part of Australia I thought it was appropriate.

The idea of the standing dutch fold card is that you can lean the flap  on the 2 dutch doors so you can put your card on the mantle or buffet to display it. I kind of like that idea. Here is a side view so you can get my meaning.

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I have until recently only seen double dutch fold cards landscape not portrait so they were always laying down.

I also stamped the verse on the inside but as you can see there is plenty of room to write.

You don't have to decorate both the outside and inside of the dutch doors but I like to do both.

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When all folded it fits perfectly into our C6 envelopes ready for posting or giving to your favourite person for Christmas. 

For a list of the products I used see below.

Please grab a cuppa and head over to the lovely Judy May's blog who is hosting our hop tonight for the list of ladies participating for some more Christmas inspiration.

Now what did I use: I have a Basic Grey card base, Garden Green Layers and leaves, Toile Tidings DSP, Very Vanilla Card to stamp on and to cut out the Stitched Nested Lables Die. Soft suede card for the leaves, Vellum card stock also for the leave. I have also use the Toile Tiding glitter enamel dots and double stitched garden green ribbon. I stamped the Cardinal from the Toile Christmas Stamp set in soft suede ink and then used Real Red dark and light and Soft sued dark and light stampin' Blends to colour him in. Everything was cut out using the Christmas cardinal dies. 

If you would like any more information about how to make this card or fun and fancy fold please do not hesitate to contact me. Or if you would like to order some products to make your Christmas cards.

Thank you for spending some time with me today,
take care,


  1. Such a gorgeous card Sharon. I have been wanting to make a standing dutch fold card - you are inspiring me to give it a go. You are amazing to create this beautiful card while not being well. Hope you pick up soon. xxx

    1. Thank you Andrea, I do love a fun fold card. I am feeling a bit better tonight thanks I will improve tomorrow for sure xx

  2. Sharon, you are so clever to change it up to fit into an envelope. It is stunning and you are really loving getting creative with your fancy folds. I've really enjoyed watching your creations over this HOC hop! Hope you are feeling better too xx

  3. What an interesting fold! Lovely card, Sharon; I am loving the cardinal bundle.

  4. Beautiful card, Sharon. I haven't seen this fancy fold up close, but I love how it displays and Toile Christmas is perfect for it. I hope you're recovered. xx

  5. Gorgeous Sharon, I love this fold and in the Christmas Toile it's perfect.

  6. What a beautiful card is this!! I hope you doing good now, Sharon!

    1. Thank you Braddie, I really enjoyed making this card. I am doing better thank you and I have just started some new medication this week so things are looking up xx


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