Friday, July 30, 2021

Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop - Fun Folds

Thank you for joining us for our Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop. I hope you find ideas and creative inspiration as you visit all of the blogs. We are a group of stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators working together to help each other build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or have come from Laurie Bradshaw’s blog, isn’t her creation lovely! You will find the links to all of our blogs at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today. We really appreciate your support!

I love fun folds and one of my favorites is the Joy fold. It lives up to its name! I chose to use the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper which is part of the Pansy Petals Suite. Also in the suite, and used on my card, is the stamp set Pansy Patch, Pansy Dies, and the cutest Bumblebee Trinkets! 

There are so many beautiful colors, I chose Soft Succulent for the two card bases. The large base is 8 1/2" X 4 1/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2 " on the long side. The second smaller base, is 8" X 4", scored and folded on the long side at 4 ".

Notice the smaller card's fold is to the right. Now all that is left is the decorating!

Designer series paper for the large base is 5 1/4" X 4"; the outside and inside flaps are 4" X 2 3/4". For the small card you will need one piece for the front and one for the inside flap, 3 3/4" X 2 3/4". For my sentiment I used a scrap of Basic White Cardstock and cut it with the 3rd smallest scallop from the Color and Contour Scalloped Dies.

The pansy on the sentiment piece is cut using a pansy die from the designer series paper. One of the patterns has large and small pansies that cut with two dies in the Pansy Dies.

To hold a Joy fold card closed you can use a belly band but I prefer to use an embellishment to hold the small card. 

I hope you enjoy making this card and that you are finding lots of inspiration on our hop.

Next on the hop is Xenia Stanford, I know you’ll enjoy her fun fold. Click the picture below to hop right to her blog.

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  1. Nancy, thank you for all the photos on how to put the card together. As a visual learner, I'm ready to create my own joy fold card.

    1. Thank you Sue, I like pictures, it helps me, too. I liked your idea of a video showing the harder steps.

  2. Thank you for sharing all the pictures to create this beautiful card!

    1. You are welcome, I always make cards twice - once to create and play, the second is for pictures because I am a visual learner.

  3. Thank you, I love this DSP! I’ve played more with it than the stamp set.

  4. Lovely card, and great fun fold card. Love how you showcased the DSP.

  5. Very pretty card. Love those pansies and the stripes.