Thursday, October 31, 2013

Joy Fold Tutorial

Happy Halloween!!

I'm going to start you off with a couple of kid pics because I just have to do it! ha  Beware though one of them is of scary zombies!  (You can close your eyes and just scroll down a bit if you are scared. ha)

Here is Jesse, my leprechaun.

Here is Georgia the doctor and Riley the Army Commando guy.

I actually changed my mind and I am going to wait until the very end to show the photo of the zombies since it really is kind of scary and I will warn you before in case you want to leave and not see them.

Remember yesterday when I shared a card that I made using my new 6" X 6" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Ornate Butterflies?  And I mentioned that you might be seeing those butterflies again?  Well, here is your chance to see them again.  I made a Joy Fold card today.  

Have you made a Joy Fold card before?  Let me walk you through it...

First I pulled out a couple of my dies and the paper scraps I had left over yesterday.  I started with the bigger one and die cut the card stock that I had embossed using my 6" X 6" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Ornate Butterflies.

Then I grabbed my smaller die and the custom butterfly paper I printed yesterday using  my Bebunni Papercrafting Double Disc CD-ROM and die cut that shape on my eBosser too.

Next I cut two pieces of the leftover Kraft paper 4" x 3 1/4.  I pulled out my Ultimate Tool and my Boxer board and embossed all four sides at 1/8th of an inch. (you only need to do this to one of the pieces of Kraft paper because the other one will be covered up.)

I'm not sure why this came out purple but I'm using it anyway because I already glued down the piece to make the card! ha)  

Here's the other die cut piece.

Okay, now if you look at the finished card you will notice that the two die cut pieces will end up being the two sides of your card which open up to show you the inside of the card.  Using your boxer board you need to score down one side of each of these two pieces.  I must admit I'm an eyeballer and I just eyeballed it. hehehe   You want one side to overlap the other.

Here is what it looks like with the die cut pieces glued down.

Now you just adhere them to your not embossed Kraft base by lining the fold up along the edge.  Adhere one to one side and the other to the opposite side.  

Next you glue down the other piece of Kraft paper with the embossed edges on top of the other one.  This will cover up the edges you have glued down.

Now I stamped out a quote from my Stamp-It Australia EZMount Stamp Set 60 - Friendship Sentiments onto a piece of Kraft paper and adhered it with double sided adhesive squares to the front of the smaller die cut piece.  And since I wanted my card to stay closed I glued on a button using a double sided adhesive square too.

I finished out the inside by stamping out a sentiment from the Party Paws - Hugs from Bamboo stamp set onto orange cardstock and then die cut it out with a circle die.  Then I drew some faux stitching around the outer edge and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I think it turned out pretty cute.  You should try it yourself and share on the Crafter's Companion facebook page!  Thanks for visiting today.  If you want to see the zombies scroll down...if not see you next time!  Stacy

Quinn -zombie business man and Olivia - zombie sporty person. (hehehe)

1 comment:

  1. What fun pictures of the kids ~ they all looked so cute in their costumes!!

    This card is just FAB ~ one of my favorites of yours!!