My favorite DSP in the new annual catalog is the Countryside Inn and it pairs so well with the design of the Double Bendy card. I’m not sure what the official name of this fun fold card is, but I kind of like “Double Bendy”. The design looks really cool and it isn’t difficult to make. Layering dies like the Countryside Corners are perfect for this bendy design.
I had watched fellow Demonstrator Lisa Curcio’s video using this design and I knew I wanted to try it myself. The first double bendy card the I made was a Mother’s Day card. It is probably my favorite of the ones that I have made.
My First Double Bendy Card
For my mother’s card, I used the same wonderful DSP but chose different papers. I stamped the center flowers much the same way that Lisa Curcio had done hers. But after learning how to make the Double Bendy cards, I knew that I wanted to make more.
Team anniversary cards
Having 4 team members with May Stampin’ Up! anniversaries, I thought the Double Bendy cards would be a perfect way to recognize their achievement. Since my paper stash is quite extensive, I decided to find a pack of DSP that I had a lot of. The Dainty Delight DSP turned out to be the winner. However, I did realize that the backside of the DSP needs to coordinate well with the front side and the Dainty Delights didn’t really do that as well as I had hoped.
Never the less, I made 3 cards using the Dainty Delights DSP and the cool double bendy design. I ended up having to create a border around the inside sentiment pieces as they seemed to blend in too much without one. They turned out well.
Video Tutorial and Measurements
Being a visual learner, videos are my thing. I made a video tutorial of the blue Double Bendy card. You can see it here. Below I will add the measurements of the various cardstock and DSP that I used to create the card.
- Boho Blue (structural part) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (cut 4) score each at 2 1/8
- DSP pattern/background paper 2 x 5 3/8 (cut 8)
- Pretty DSP for window 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 (cut 2) score @ 1/2 on both sides with 4 1/2 at top of trimmer
- Boho Blue for mechanism 1 x 3 scoring at 1/2 on both ends
- Boho Blue for inside window approximately 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 to be die cut
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