Monday, September 19, 2011

A new twist on a joy fold!

Hi all! This week, some of the Scor-Pal Design Team is pairing up with Glue Arts to show you some fun projects that are created when you combine both products. The sky was the limit on what we could create, so I turned to fun type of fold that's been around for quite a while!

If you've been stamping for any length of time, you've probably seen, heard of, or tried the "Joy Fold" card. Splitcoast Stampers has a fabulous tutorial HERE. But, one thing I've been wanting to do with this tutorial is put a new spin on it. With all the fabulous die shapes out there right now, the sky is the limit for how many ways you could create this look! So... here's my version! Here's a peek at the final card...
And here's how I started - with the smallest shape in Spellbinders Grand Labels One.

As you can see, I cut, embossed and then, with a sanding block, I sanded my embossed edges to reveal the paper's white core.

You can really score anyplace on this shape. I wanted my shape to have a little overlap so, I lined up my shape with the edge of my Scor-Buddy and scored on the 3" line.

Next, I cut a piece of decorative paper to measure 4-1/8" by 5-1/4". I scored 1/8" all the way around using my Scor-Buddy and then, using a sanding block, sanded the edges.
Using another piece of decorative paper, I picked up the Labels Eighteen and used the largest die in that set, cut and embossed and then, again, sanded the edges of the paper to reveal the white core. From there, I scored just to the one side of the points on the die. I didn't measure, just eyeballed it!
And here's what it looks like when you assemble it to a 4-1/4" by 5-3/8" card base. This isn't your typical card base - it's just a panel. The folded dies will create the "opening" for your card.
Add the embossed panel to the center and your card just needs decking out!
This is where Glue Arts 3-D Raisen's come into play! I wanted to add a button to my front to help keep my joy fold secure. I didn't want my flaps flying! ;-)
Put the Raisen on the button.....
And attach it to the front of your card!

This is the button in action! Because the 3-D Raisen's are so highly tacky, they really secure the button so that you can then insert the flap underneath and keep the card front closed!
Next, Glue Arts U Cut It comes into play. I love the fact that this foam can be cut to size. How many times have you tried to piece a bunch of foam tape together to lift up an odd shaped piece of paper? I know I have!
So, here you can see, I cut the foam to the exact size I needed!
And above is a peek again at my finished project! I also adorned the inside with a sentiment from Flourishes A Season of Thanks (just released last Friday!) set to accent the inside.

And there, my friends, you have it! A new spin on a well loved type of card fold! Hope you enjoyed! Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal blog HERE this week for more fun-filled projects and ideas!


Paper: My Mind's Eye - A Happy Heart; Flourishes Classic Ivory
Stamps: A Season of Thanks by Flourishes
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Button: My Mind's Eye Sunshine buttons
Twine: May Arts
Adhesive: Glue Arts 3-D Raisen's and U Cut It Foam

Scor-Buddy mini scoring system by Scor-Pal
Dies: Labels Eighteen, Classic Circles, Grand Labels One, Grand Calibur machine all from Spellbinders 
Copic Markers

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