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New Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA158)

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Ready for a fun and fabulous joy-fold card?  A joyfold card is simply two intersecting cards.

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My base card began
with an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Pool Party card stock which was
scored with my Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool at 5 1/2″.  The
smaller card was cut to 8″ x 3″ and scored at 4″.  I love our Stampin’ Trimmer (126889) for projects like this, don’t you?  Fit them together and voila!PoolStarfruitLimeade

My color inspiration was from the palette above, provided by the Pals Paper Arts Resident Artists.  Check out what the rest of the PPA team has dreamed up with these colors and play along HERE!


  • Paper Piercing around the butterflies is simple and adds an enormous WOW! factor.  The butterfly template is part of the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack.  Don’t forget the Stampin’ Pierce Mat for the perfect piercing platform.

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  • The charming Summer Starfruit paper patterns are from Patio Party Designer Series Paper.

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  • An Antique Brad (not retiring 🙂 was used as a pretty closure for the smaller card.

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Stamp  Set:  Fabulous Phrases (Wood-Mount 117002, Clear-Mount 120501)
Paper:  Patio Party Designer Series Paper (126916), Pool Party (122924), Lucky Limeade (122926), Summer Starfruit (126839), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984)
Cool Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Occasions Paper Piercing Pack (129387), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)
The Perfect Touch:  3/16″ Metallic Brads (119741), Antique Brads (117273), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (to adhere butterflies, 103683).

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36 thoughts on “New Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA158)”

  1. Searched for “joy-fold” on Mary’s site and found correct details in several earlier posts using this fold. She also gives a link to Splitcoast for original idea.

  2. I too think there is something wrong with the measurements. I hope Mary will let us know soon, love this style.

  3. Beautiful card! Love all the amazing “Mary” details like the paper piercing. What a fun Joy-fold card.

  4. Oh my, what a gorgeous card!!! But Richard you are right there is something wrong with the measurements. Not only would a 4X4 card be square but it would be only 1/8″ from top and bottom edge of a card 4.25″ tall. I’m sure Mary will clarify the measurments for all of us once she returns from Figi.

  5. I can’t begin to say how much I enjoy your blog — I find so many inspiring ideas – I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  6. LOVE the WOW Factor the SU! Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack made around the butterfly. I honestly have to pull that out and use it more.

    Hope you are enjoying Fiji……Thanks for Sharing!

  7. oooooooh, I should’ve paid more attention in math class. Mary, you say the inside card is 8″x4″, folded on at 4″. Shouldn’t that make a square? I know I’m missing something here…

  8. Lovely card Mary, the colors are so Spring like and the piercing really adds so much dimension to the butterflies. I love the Joy Fold technique, it’s like two cards in one. Thank you for the measurements for this beauty.

  9. WOW Mary, this is lovely. I can’t wait to get this punch and the Papillon Potpourri stamp set this month. The colors are really so Spring like and I absolutely love the Joy Fold technique, thank you so much for the dimensions for this beauty.

  10. Very nice. I believe the piercing really finished the card..Thanks for sharing your idea on colors very hard to use together.

  11. Your card looks like the colors in my yard! So many flowers in bloom! You are living up to your name…pretty!


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