Many of us here in the States were transfixed by the Royal Wedding this weekend. There was certainly plenty of hoopla leading up to it, and photos showed the world what a beautiful day and ceremony that the couple had. We have also heard lots of stories about how Prince Harry is besotted with Meghan and how genuinely sweet he is. So… I thought that this would be the perfect card for him to give to her – just because. Further down in the post you will see a picture of the inside of the card – this sentiment is the reason that I think it is a perfect card for the happy couple.

This card was the more complicated card the Essex stamp club group made in April. It is actually really easy to put together, and since I prepare all of the materials in advance the gals didn’t have to worry about cutting and scoring dimensions. But even with that, this type of card (called a Double Dutch Fold) is really easy to make. I’ll give the cutting dimensions here so you can make your own. The only thing that may not be 100% obvious is that the long strip is adhered to the bottom of the back of the card, and the tabs wrap around the front to create the lower “doors” on the card. Also, you have to be careful when adhering the artwork panel on the front to only glue the upper section so you don’t seal the whole card shut. Here are the dimensions:

  • Card base (Tranquil Tide): 4 3/16″ x 9″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Door wrap (Tranquil Tide): 2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″
  • Upper Designer Series Paper: 3 1/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper on the lower “doors”: 1 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ (2 pieces)
  • Inside of card (Whisper White): 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat for front artwork (Night of Navy): 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Front artwork (Whisper White): 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

The front artwork piece can vary in size depending on your needs, but it does need to be large enough so that it extends over the “doors” that wrap around the front.

Several items that are featured on this card are on the retiring list. So, if you have been considering any of them, order them ASAP before they are gone for good. The dies that coordinate with these butterfly stamps are already unavailable, but as you can see here, the stamps can still create beautiful artwork without the dies. Also, one of the colors (Soft Sky) is on the retirement list – I think this is the color that I will miss the most.

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