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New Video: Scallop Circle Folded Flower

Stampin up newsprint joy fold card

Stampin up scallop circle punch flower 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:

Stampin up perfect punches joyfold card

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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)

Perfect punches stampin pretty 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"

41 thoughts on “New Video: Scallop Circle Folded Flower”

  1. That was not only fun – but it sure beats my accordian folding method using strips of paper because I always cut the paper a little wonky or something! Def’ly easier this way, so TFS!

    Also, and I mean this in a fun spirit – do Americans pronounce scallop your way (scol-lup), because I’m Canadian and say ‘scal-lop’ [like saying ‘pal’] ……I guess its a “you say tomato I say tomahto” thing! 🙂

  2. loved your flowers,mm just thinking, wonder what it would look like as a christmas wreath? My sister in Australia is a stamping up girl & she sends me all sorts of ideas & things to help me as she has been stamping a lot longer than me. Perhaps we will see some cleaver stampers making wreaths out of your beautiful flowers, can’t wait to make some flowers thanks Shirley. Nz

  3. Hi Mary – just linked this post to my blog as I made some little 3 x 3 thank you notes for my customers using these flowers. Thanks for the great video – made it much easier for me to make them.

  4. Love this video and all your videos. Can’t wait to see more videos. This flower is adorable and looks easy to do (just what I like). (((Hugs))), Becky

  5. Great cards, and thanks for the tutorial. I love the flower, gona try it right away. I would like to see what the inside of the cards look like. Sometimes I have a hard time trying to figure out how to do the inside.

  6. Thank you so much for the video. I love the flower and you make it seem so simple. I have to go give it a try!

  7. Mary — Beautiful cards! I have to confess, I normally come to your site to case one of your cards. Your creativity is awesome! Thank you so much for doing this video!!!! ~Angela

  8. Gorgeous cards and thanks for the informative video. You are a natural with the videos so more please. Love all of your great ideas.

  9. Love it! Thanks for the tutorial. I love these flowers with DSP and the vintage brads!! C’est magnifique.

  10. as usual great cards Mary, I have never made ajoy-fold card, might just have to try it. Thank you very much for the flower tutorial, now off to play with my big box of goodies that arrived at my door

  11. kudos on the video … wow, I didn’t know making such a lovely flower was so simple … I was expecting some really hard directions on making this flower. I know that even ‘I’ can make this flower 🙂 thanks a bunch.

  12. These are both beautiful cards! I love that fold, it’s one of my favorites. I am partial to the black and white with the red!! I love that color combo 🙂
    Great job as always!!!

  13. Beautiful cards Mary, thanks for sharing. I especially love the pink and green one, my favorite color combination. Thanks also for the flower tutorial, I can’t wait to give it a try.

  14. I am so glad you’ve starting doing videos again. Your cards are beautiful and it is fun to watch yo make them. Thanks. 🙂


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