It’s been ages since I made a Joy Fold card – I’m not sure why I haven’t made more of these as they’re an easy fold to do and a great way to use our lovely Designer Series Paper. I have two cards to share – the first one I did in blue tones suitable for a guy and then one using the beautiful Paper Blooms paper from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
The In Good Taste Designer Series Paper is a great pack that has papers suitable for masculine and feminine cards. I chose this paper as I like the texture look it gives – you can almost feel the raised paint on the background paper and feel the fibres on the front paper.
My sentiment is from my favourite set in the January to June mini – Pretty Perennials on page 31. The Stitched So Sweetly dies are one of my favourite dies and my sentiment – stamped in Night of Navy – fits perfectly within then stitched border. The candles are from the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Approaching Perfection’ and have been ‘inked’ using Night of Navy and Mango Melody Stampin’ Write markers. The image is die cut using the second smallest Stitched Shapes circle then adhered it to a 1 1/2″ circle. Dimesionals are adhered to the back around the lower left hand side – when adhered to the card this will allow the corner of the fold out flap to tuck in behind it.
The card base – Balmy Blue – measures 10.5cm x 21cm (scored at 14.8) and the fold out flap – Night of Navy – measures 7cm x 20cm (scored at 10cm). The Night of Navy mat on the base measures 10cm x 14.4cm. The DSP for the front measures 5.7cm x 10cm and the piece for the base measures 9.5cm x 13.8cm.
Here’s a quick tip – when stamping the ‘happy’ make sure you double check which way the p’s are going before you stamp it on to your cardstock :). For the next card the ‘happy’ was meant to have been stamped at the top of the card stock and not the bottom and used on a different design :). Not to worry we came up with ‘version two’ of the Joy Fold.
The measurements for this card are the same as above with a couple of additional layers. The ‘happy’ has been stamped on the third smallest Stitched Rectangle and the ‘birthday’ has been stamped on the fifth smallest die. The mat for the smaller die measures 5cm x 8.2cm
The Paper Blooms DSP from the Sale-A-Bration brochure goes really will with the Pretty Perennials Bundle. I used one of the stamps and coordinating dies from this bundle to create the closure. Again dimensionals have been added under three of the petals to give it height allowing the fold to fit underneath.
The card base is Rococo Rose and I’ve teamed it up with Merry Merlot for the fold out flap and stamping. The inside writing section has also been die cut with the fifth largest die. These have all been done using the Shimmery White cardstock. It’s a bit hard to see in the photos but Shimmery White is a bit warmer in colour than Basic White and has a lovely subtle shimmer to it.
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these Joy Fold card – I encourage you to have a go at recreating some of these folds.
Until next time …