Monday, January 30, 2012

Creativity Can Take Months

I started making a Joy Fold Card in early November using my new favorite color combination Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard.  I prepared are the cardstock layers and I drew a blank on what stamp set I should use.  I pushed the cardstock pieces aside and waited, and waited, and waited until last week.  Over two months to create one card - seriously??  I am glad I didn't toss the cardstock pieces into my scrap bin to be used for another project. 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
  • More Mustard cardstock
  • Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration freebie!!!), On Your Birthday and Well Script stamp sets
  • More Mustard ink and Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard Stampin' Write markers
  • Punches
    • Circle - 1", 3/4" and 1/2"
    • Boho Blossoms
  • Dimensionals

I loved the card so much; I thought it would make a great Valentine's Day card using Basic Black and Real Red cardstock.

Joy Fold Basic Measurements

Card Bases (Basic Black)
  • Main Card 8 1/2” x 4 1/4” (score at 5 1/2”)
  • Smaller Card 3” x 8” (score at 4”)
Main Card Base Layers (Real Red)
  • Main Card inside measures 5 1/4” x 4"
  • Right side measures 2 3/4” x 4" (If you want your card to open differently, this layer would be on the left side.)
Smaller Card Layers (Whisper White)
  • Outside and inside layers both measure 3 3/4” x 2 3/4”

Constructing the closure made for this card
  • The 1" circle is glued to front of the card on the the right side of the card. 
  • Layer together the 1/2" circle onto to the Boho Blossom flower, then glue them onto the 3/4" circle punch out.  Place a Dimensional on the back and attach to the 1" circle already glued to the card. 
There are so many ways you can create a closure.  Check out my other Joy Fold Cards for more closure ideas.

Chris Twina created a great video tutorial on the Joy Fold card. The video with step by step instructions including measurements can be found here.  I am so grateful for the talented women who share and create wonderful tutorials. Comments are always appreciated; please leave Chris a comment or at least a "thumbs up" on her YouTube webpage.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Both cards are very pretty!