Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DOstamper STARS #100 and Blog Candy!!

Hello.  Welcome to another Thursday DOstamper STARS Challenge.  This is Challenge #100!!  Hooray!!  And on top of that, I have some blog candy to give away.  We are featuring a sketch challenge this week.

Here is my first Christmas card of the year:

I thought I would try using a fun fold for this special challenge.  I am using the Double Dutch Fold.  It is actually a lot easier than it looks.  Here are the instructions for the card base:

1.  Cut two pieces measuing 4 3/16" x 9" and 2" x 8 1/2"
2.  Score the first piece at 5 1/2".  Score the second piece at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".
3.  Layer the first piece over the second piece.  Adhere the pieces together on the backside.
4.  Embellish!
5.  Here is a link if you need more help:

I actually made the card base in the first Step 4 3/16" (that is just less than 4 1/4") x 9 1/2".  This allowed me to use the Scallop Edge Border Punch.

Here is the card with the top panel open:

Here is the card with all panels open:

Now, for the blog candy.  Leave a comment below by midnight Sunday, September 28 and you will be entered for a chance to win this card as well as a pack of Essentials Hardware Clips.

Winner will be selected randomly and announced here on my blog Monday, September 29th.
US residents only.
Be sure to visit my fellow STARS to see all the cards this week.

  • Miriam Bollinger: Cycle Celebration card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Seasonally Scattered Card
  • Judy Strickling: Let your Hair Down Autumn card
  • Connie Plaumann: Holiday Home Card
  • Robyn Rasset:  Halloween Street cards
  • Sharon Bennett: Freaky Friends card
  • Heidi Vinkemeier:  Pumpkin Punch Art cards
  • Jan Carlson: Bat Punch Art card

  • All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps:  Festival of Trees
    Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Trim the Tree DSP
    Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso
    Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon


    1. Love your cute card. I have never seen the Double Dutch Fold and definitely want to try it. Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies!!


    2. This is a beautiful technique and design layout for this card. Thanks for a chance to win goodies.

    3. I love your card Cindy!!!! You have a definite flare for the design and color combination on each and every one of your cards....this one is no exception! TFS!!!

    4. Hi Cindy, Love the card and fancy Dutch Fold. I am definitely going to make a card with this fold. TFS!!

    5. I love the fold of this card. The tree and snowman are adorable.

    6. I have not seen this fold before, must try it, a beautiful card!

    7. Awesome card! I love the fold and will have to make this style of card to try it out! LOVE the Festival of Trees stamps!

    8. I have never seen this type of fold and will be sharing your page with my friends who love making new types of cards. Thanks for the alteration you made so you could use the scallop punch!! Definitely a beautiful card and so easy once you know how to do it! Thanks for sharing!!

      1. Thanks for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed this card. You are the winner of the blog candy. Email me your full name and mailing address an I will send you your prize.

    9. Great card. I have not seen this fold. Very interesting. Opens the mind for all kinds of uses. Thanks for sharing