I created a couple joy fold cards for two workshops this past month. Essentially, a joy fold card is a large and small card that intersect each other. It's one of my favorite ways to "package" a handmade card with a special note tucked inside. Here are my tips on how to create a joy fold card.
It was love at first sight when I spotted these folded flowers in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog (p. 123). I credit fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melissa Stout with the first tutorial I could find with the "how to" details. After making many of these simple and beautiful flowers, I thought I would share a video of my own!
Here's the second joy fold version, for a workshop hostess who adores pastels. Her guests were "wowed" by the flower:
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Stamp Set: In a Word (Wood Mount 117143, Clear Mount 120057)
Paper: Newsprint Designer Series Paper (117166), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch (118874), 3/4" Circle Medium (119873)
The Perfect Touch: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Jumbo 5/8" Brads (112533)
PRISCILLA'S PASTELS JOY FOLD CARD
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (Wood Mount 117022, Clear Mount 120516)
Paper: In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158), Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (117167), Whisper White (100730), Blushing Bride (119796), Pear Pizzazz (119795)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Cool Tools: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch (118874), 2" x 1 3/8" Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119277)
The Perfect Touch: Jumbo 5/8" Brads (112533), Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119265), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Note: Smaller card was cut to 8 x 3 1/4" and scored at 4"