Friday, January 1, 2021

First Friday Fun Fold - Joy Fold

Well, here it is....the first Friday of the month, the first month of a new year (halle-freaking-lujah!), and my first fun fold to inspire you! I will try to do a different fun fold every month, but if I run out of ideas, I may repeat a fold using different materials. We'll have to see how this goes. *wink*

So today's fun fold is an easy one called a Joy Fold. Basically, it's a card with a partial front flap, with another smaller card with a flap on the opposite side adhered inside. Then the smaller flap overlaps the larger one. Did I make that clear as mud?

Smiley from Millan.Net

Well, you can see what I mean in the photo at the top, and it will make more sense as I explain the steps. It is really easy, I promise!

Here are the cast of characters used on today's card:


  • A Touch of Ink Sale-a-Bration (and Itty Bitty Birthdays) stamp sets
  • Just Jade Cardstock 4-1/4" x 8-1/2", scored & folded at 5-1/2"
  • Just Jade Cardstock 3" x 6-1/2", scored and folded at 4"
  • Flowers For Every Season DSP for lining inside 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Flowers For Every Season DSP for flaps 2-3/4" x 4" and 2-1/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Card liner 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"
  • White cardstock for stamping hummingbird, flowers and leaves
  • Thick white cardstock for greeting and layers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Stampin' Blends Combos: Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay
  • Flowers For Every Season Gems
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and Layering Circles Dies

Also needed are basics like Paper Snips, Stampin' Seal, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

  1. Stamp, color, and fussy cut hummingbird, flowers, and leaves. Add a drop of fine-tip glue to the hummingbird's eye. Set aside to dry. It will dry clear and look realistic! (Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of this part!)
  2. Fold both pieces of cardstock on score lines and adhere larger DSP liner inside larger cardstock and card liner inside smaller cardstock as shown.

  3. Adhere DSP to outside of flaps.

  4. Adhere smaller folded cardstock to DSP liner leaving an even border on all sides.
    (I forgot to take pictures from this point until the finished project.)

  5. Arrange the fussy cut pieces as you like and glue in place with multipurpose liquid glue.
  6. Stamp the greeting and die cut with smallest circle die. Die cut 4 more blank pieces. Glue all the layers together and pop up on dimensionals to form a catch for the flap, making sure to leave an open area on the right for the flap to fit under.
  7. Adhere gems using fine-tip glue pen.

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  1. This is beautiful and your coloring is devine! :)

    1. Thank you so much, Kim! Those Stampin' Blends sure make it easy. ;)

  2. Humming birds are my favorite birds. This is the first winter that we even had two humming birds that stayed here all winter. I have kept them fed all winter. The others will be returning in late March.

    You make it look so easy to make this card
    Thank you for the great Tutorial also.


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