Saturday, 28 February 2009

Joy Fold

This is what is known as a Joy Fold card and I’m afraid I have no idea why it is called that, just that it’s quite cool.

You start with a side-opening landscape card made by cutting a sheet of A4 in half along the length. Trim off approximately two thirds of the front panel to leave a short front. Decorate as desired.

The centre panel is like a little card on its own but with the fold on the right. The back of this is stuck to the inside of the main card, so you are left with two overlapping flaps, as shown.

Then you need an accent of some sort – in this case the scalloped circle – to hold down the front panel. The trick is to apply adhesive carefully so that you can tuck the small flap under it to hold it down.

Confused? Yes, me too. But it all comes together in the end. The second photo shows what it looks like when closed.

I’m loving these felt flowers and being very brave in using them instead of hoarding them. I love the colours – Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive – so this may be my colour combination of choice for a while! As long as Old Olive’s in there, I’m happy!

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Circle of Friendship, Daily Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Paper: Summer Picnic
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1” circle punch, 1 ¼” circle punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie, Rich Regals brads, Flower Fusion felt flowers, white gel pen

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  1. Oh I absolutely love this!!! I am going to have to try it!! What fun!! Thanks for showing the steps!!

  2. This is adorable! I'm going to have to try this!

  3. This is really cute..I like the colors you used! tfs!!!

  4. Oh that is lovely - love the colours and the layout. I, too, am a hoarder of SU felt flowers - congrats on being brave :) CC

  5. I love this fold on a card and have got to try it out! Great card!

  6. Really pretty - I've not seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing.


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