Joy Fold Birthday Card

Stampin pretty joyfold card playful pieces

Have you tried your hand at a joyfold card?  It's a simple concept . . . two cards, one larger than the other, intersect to create a whole new look.  Here's a link to a tutorial I shared in an earlier post (with two more joyfold samples for you to view).  Jason Casper (Jason's Stampin' Pad), one of my Stampin' Pretty Pals, produced a wonderful example of a joyfold card in this post which got my wheels turning to try my own.

My smaller card (with the cake) isn't the exact dimension as the tutorial (and I mailed it to my good friend without measuring–oops).  However, feel free to experiment.  Just about any size will accomplish this look.

Stampin pretty favorite thoughts stampin pretty

Check out what's "under the hood" (above).  Sweet and simple interior, no?

I'm really hooked on Playful Pieces, the new Hostess Level 3 stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and CatalogDID YOU KNOW hostess benefits were available with your on-line order?  Team up with a few stamping friends and reap the benefits of Stampin' Up!'s Hostess Rewards program or ask me how I can help you can do a catalog workshop.

  • Stampin up birthday cake itty bitty button Blushing Bride is a luscious new In Color.  It's a slightly muted pink and takes on a new life when combined with Soft Suede.  It will be available July 1 with the new catalog.
  • The fun and feminine quote from Favorite Thoughts (Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog) delivers the perfect message in the interior to complement the "party hearty" sentiment outside.
  • Using the Clear-Mount version of Playful Pieces, I was able to "build" my cake stand (two shapes) and candles/flames. 
  • The cake is cropped from one of the playful pattern stamps in the set.

WOO HOO! THE NEW CATALOGS ARE  HERE!  If you pre-ordered a copy of the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog thru me, they have just arrived at my doorstep!!  Your catalog will be sent to you by priority mail pronto. 

WANT A COPY of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog shipped to your home by priority mail?   Click here to learn more!


Stamp Set:  Playful Pieces (Hostess Level 3: Wood-Mount 119993, Clear-Mount 120145)*, Favorite Thoughts (Summer Mini Catalog: Wood-Mount 116968, Clear-Mount 120048), Party Hearty (111532)
Paper:  Blushing Bride (119796)*, Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Blushing Bride (119786)*, Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390), Modern Label Punch (116630), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
The Perfect Touch:  Bitty Clear Button (Summer Mini Catalog, 118761), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

***Products with an asterisk (*) will be available July 1 in the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.


  1. Thanks for your post. Your joy fold card inspired me to make these cards.
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  2. Love your joy fold card… those colors are so pretty together. Hugs,

  3. One of my favorite color combinations Mary. Beautiful work!

  4. hehehe, love that sentiment 😀 love this style of card

  5. I love the cake you made with this stamp set! Will have to CASE for sure!

  6. So beautiful! Love the colour combo!

  7. So cute – love Playful Pieces!

  8. What a terrific idea! I will have to try this. I love this color combo, too and anyone would love to get this card!

  9. Can’t wait to get my hands on those new In Colors! This is a gorgeous card, Mary!

  10. i love pink and brown!!!

  11. Love it! Perfect color combination! So beautiful and unique!

  12. oh, that is a great pink…can’t wait to get my new color fix!!:) beautiful card as usual friend!!

  13. i noticed that there are five “In colors” in this new catalog. No, of course I don’t have it; I just meant from the samples I’v seen online. Is five correct? It has always been six, and I wanted to make sure. I love all of them from what I’ve seen, and being from SC, my favorite would have to be Peach Parfait. I’m envying your dry heat in AZ, while we’re sweltering in 98 degrees and high humidity.

  14. Stunning card! Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations.

  15. The card is BEAUTIFUL Mary! I too love that color combination – I’m going to have to give it a try myself. I also love how you used Playful Pieces. I also got that set on the preorder but haven’t played with it yet.

    Thank you so much for mentioning my project on your blog!

  16. Gorgeous card Mary and oh so elegant!

  17. What a delightful card! Love the color combination.

  18. Melissa Young

    Absolutely creative! I adore this and the colors are divine!

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