Oh yes indeed…the theme this week at SUO Challenges is Fun Folds! You know you love them…and when you try them, you remember how easy and “wow” they can be. If you haven’t tried them, the design team will lead you in the right direction. No time like the present to give it a try!
I thought it would be fun to re-visit the Joy Fold. I just love this one and it always makes me so happy! Let’s face it, the Designer Series Papers do most of the work. I used this tutorial as a starting point. The Basic Gray background pieces use the measurements given in the tutorial for DSP with a small exception. It seems that there was an error on the measurements needed for the inner and outer panels on the small section. My Basic Gray layers are 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (since the inner card folded becomes 3″ x 4″). I thought that the colors in the Storytime DSP would be fun with the snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree and they are great with this fold. Here are some pictures with the stages of being opened:
I stamped the snowflakes in Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze, and the sentiment in Basic Gray. The sentiment on the inside is from More Merry Messages (what a great set!!). I used a little Sticky Strip to hold on the button since I know it will hold with the opening/closing.
I had a sneak peek of the design team’s card and I see new folds to try. Make sure you go take a look and get some inspiration!! I hope we’ll see you in the gallery too!
I hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic (for those of you who celebrate)! I was so lucky to go to a cousin’s house for the day. They had the most wonderful turkey and sides. All I had to do was bring pie and cranberry sauce (a recipe that my boys love!) Lucky me!! My mom has been here all week but she leaves today. We did get some stamping time…so fun…and I got some more instruction on my sewing machine. Yes, I really will get braver with using it! I keep pinning ideas! Back tomorrow with a fantastic sketch from Rita at Freshly Made Sketches. Hope to see you then!
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, More Merry Messages; Paper: Storytime DSP, Whisper White, Basic Gray; Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray; Accessories: Neutrals Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Sticky Strip
Beautiful Jen.. I’ve done that fold many times… always looks nice!!
I love the joy fold! Always a great way to showcase some paper. Can’t wait for your next sewing creation!!
Joy-fold cards are so much fun, and yours really rocks! I love the unusual color combo for the Christmas, too. (Now if I can find a substitute for Snowflake Soiree, I’m going to CASE this!)
*For Christmas*…..don’t know why I threw “the” in there!