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This week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO374) was the foundation for today’s joy fold card.


  • A joy fold card is simply two intersecting cards.

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  • My card base measures 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and is scored at 2 3/4″.  I added a yummy black and white pattern from Stampin’ Up! Back to Black Designer Series Paper on the front panel.
  • The smaller intersecting card measures 8 1/2″ x 3″ and is scored at 4 1/4″.

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  • The Stampin’ Up! Handheld Stapler and Silver Mini Staples keep my Melon Mambo heart in place with a fun touch.

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  • Using my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform and Envelope Liner Framelits Dies, I cropped Back to Black Designer Series Paper to a perfect fit in a Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Medium Envelope.   GET IT!  The Magnetic Platform is 40% OFF as part of the On-Line Extravaganza Sale.  Ends Dec. 2.

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  • A trio of Melon Mambo Candy Dots (Brights Candy Dots) add a pop of color and complement the heart.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON TODAY’S CARD?  Please leave me a comment below.  I’m happy to answer your questions and treasure your comments!

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  1. Nice idea. Great card format. Wonderful. Just clean and simple
    Eva (Bastelengel)

  2. This card is soooo Mary Fish!

  3. Love the joy fold, thanks for the measurements. Oh, love the card itself, as well!

  4. I agree, Joanne. Black and white is always so polished. My splash was Melon Mambo!

  5. Glad it is helpful, Gail!

  6. Mary - Ann schulze

    I love real red ribbon.

  7. Beverly Sparks

    I really like this card. I hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea. Black and white always appeals to me.

  8. I love this card! I love this stamp set!!!! Thanks for showcasing the houses!

  9. This is gorgeous, Mary! I love the graphic and bold look of your card. The pops of red are the perfect accents. I’m really liking this stamp set the more and more I see it all over blog land…

  10. Super cute card! Love the different fold. Could do do much with that!

  11. Beautiful card, there’s something really elegant and stunning about the black and white color combination. The pop of red works perfectly with black and white. I love this card

  12. Ok there I am,
    Ok like I was saying , I love it all the fold , the black and white and that red ,takes it to the top !!!
    Great job !!!!!

  13. Ms Mary my comments are not showing up ….

  14. I love this card! Going to change it up a bit for Christmas! Thanks for the instructions!

  15. Brittany Penny

    This card is beautiful! I love the pop of color you added!!

  16. If I had to choose one color, it would probably be black as it goes with EVERYTHING. Feminine, masculine, kids’ cards.
    Thanks for sharing your generosity!

  17. Beautiful card!! I would choose black as everything looks better with black.

  18. Carol Carriveau

    Fabulous Mary…love the fun fold and the starkness of the black and white and the gorgeous pops of red!!!

  19. This card came to your blog just for me. I need to make a hostess card bundle this is perfect. I use a lot of black ribbon as every projects seems to have a touch of black

  20. This is the bomb:)

  21. I think I would choose Crumb Cake. It is such a nice neutral color. I can’t imagine making cards without the basic SU colors of ribbon. Glad we have so many nice ones to choose from. Thanks for offering this great blog candy.

  22. Patti Carbonell

    Drop dead gorgeous Mary! My jaw just dropped. LOL. I just LOVE how you put this together! I really like that DSP and I have bought a few packs of it just so I don’t run out of it.

  23. Darling card. Thank you for the recipe:) Everything goes with white!

  24. Susan Saunders

    Beauiful card — love the black and white. Thanks for giving us the dimensions . . . I’ll be CASEing it.

  25. Black because it goes with just about every other color.

  26. I have two favorite basic colors….black and white. Then add a splash of color.

  27. I absolutely love Black and White cards.

  28. I guess my favorite is white if that is the only one they had I could always die it to match whatever I was doing love the card thanks for sharing.

  29. Stunning joy fold card. I would love to receive this pleasing-designed card.

  30. janet gallion

    Love the mechanics of the card. Great for any occasion! Janet

  31. Rosemary Smith

    Love, Love, Love it! So simple and beautiful in Black and White. Thanks for posting all the details!

  32. Carolyn Wieser

    Really love this card Mary! Charming. Appreciate being given the dimensions.

  33. Patricia Owens

    Absolutely beautiful card!!! Love the black & white plus the “joy fold”. Will be making this one right away! Perfect for the thank you’s that we all need this holiday season & perfect too to have on hand! Thank you Mary!

  34. WOW! What a fabulous creation!

  35. Linda Riesgraf

    What a great card! I love the black & white with the pop of Melon Mambo. Great layout, and of course the envelope ties everything together perfectly. Thanks for all the deets Mary!

  36. I love this card! Thank you for including the recipe with the dimensions!

  37. I suppose white – I could use my stampin inks or blendabilities to change the color! Thank you for this opportunity!

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