At class this week, I wanted to introduce a fun fold (or fancy fold, as it is sometimes called) to my stampers. This is the Joy fold, certainly not new but still fun to make. The stampers really enjoyed making it, so I thought I’d share.
The base is 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches, scored at 3 inches to make a 5.5 x 4.25 inch base. This opens to the right. The inner card is 8 inches by 3 inches, scored at 4 inches. This opens to the left. These are the dark blue pieces above. Attach a piece of cardstock 4 x 5.25 (the solid red in the picture) to inside of the larger card body, and a piece of designer cardstock (the floral) 2.75 x 4 inches to the short flap. For the smaller card body, attach a coordinating piece of designer cardstock to the front and the panel with the stamped happy birthday sentiment to the inside- see below (3.75 x 2.75 inches each).
The small card body is attached to the middle of the inner larger card with the opening to the left, so make sure the sentiment is stamped the right way! Two ovals were cut with stitched thinlets, and layered to the front. I made a small paper button from two layers of cut cardstock glued together. Attach a foam dimensional to the short flap of the larger card body, close but not touching the overlapping small card front, and place the “button” on the foam dimensional. This will hold the card closed, until the recipient opens it. When open, it will stand up.
Cardstock colors: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, and Soft Seafoam.
Ink color: Night of Navy
Designer paper: Garden Impressions series
Stamp sets: Incredible Like You, Amazing Life
Thinlit sets: Stitched Shapes, Springtime Impressions
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