Now, before I get to the card for today – a Joy Fold card using Wildflower Fields designer paper… let me just start by saying Happy Easter! Today is a day of fun and festivities for my family. If you celebrate Easter, I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with your family as well. If you remember that Curvy Keepsake Bunny I shared the tutorial for last week, I thought I’d share how I used them… I let the Easter Bunny fill them with jelly beans and they were peeking out of the Easter baskets this morning.
Aren’t they so adorable? I think they ended up just perfect for this year and the kids were even very good with them and didn’t tear them apart to get to the candy! So success all around!
Now, back to my NEW share for you today! We are doing our Sale-a-Bration Countdown, I’ve shared ideas using Perfectly Artistic designer paper and the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set the last two days. And today I have another paper set for you – the Wildflower Fields designer paper.
So, this is paper that you can ONLY get free with a $50 order… see everything that is available as a free choice here.
It is a really pretty paper pack. I’m going to be making a bunch of envelopes to mail with mine. But I also put together this Joy Fold (fancy fold) card to share in a class as well! It was inspired by a swap I received at the beginning of the year and I made a few stamping tweaks to fit the supplies I had.
I discovered that while the images on the Wildflower Fields paper pack are designed to go GREAT with the Flowering Fields stamp set (also free during Sale-a-bration), but it goes great with the Flower Patch stamp set as well! That along with the matching Flower Fair dies is what I used to create the flower in the corner and to stamp the Calypso Coral cardstock behind the sentiment. Kind of cool, huh?
Now the neat thing about a Joy Fold card is that the layers sandwhich together so that when opened, reveal your note to the recipient in the middle of the card! You can sort of see that in the picture below.
Dimensions for a Joy Fold Card
Here is what you need to cut to make a joy fold card:
- 4 1/4” x 8 1/2” piece of cardstock (for your base), scored at 5 1/2” – I did Old Olive
- 5 3/8” x 4 1/8” piece of cardstock (for mat for cardbase) – I did Basic Black
- 5 1/4” x 4” piece of designer paper (for patterned piece on cardbase) – I used the green striped pattern
- 2 7/8” x 4 1/8” piece of cardstock (for mat for front little flap) – I did Basic Black
- 2 3/4” x 4” piece of designer paper (for patterned piece on little flap) – I used white with leaves pattern
- 3” x 8” piece of cardstock (for your middle sentiment layer), scored at 4” – I did Basic Black
- Two 2-3/4” x 4” pieces of cardstock (as layers for your 3”x8” piece of paper), I used a Whisper White piece for the inside and Calypso Coral for the outside
Adhere all the pattern pieces to your cardbased so that the score line is on the left. Then glue the pieces for the 3”x8” piece of cardstock together and glue down to the middle of the cardbase so that its score line is on the RIGHT.
Decorate the front of the card to your preferred design! I added a sentiment layer for the cute Lovely Amazing You stamp set and them made a flower using that Flower Patch bundle.
Yes, there is a bit of cutting up front, but the card comes together pretty easy and it is a cool WOW card for someone who deserves something a little bit different.
So, I hope this inspired you, and gave you a fun idea for your stamping!
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