Hello and a very Happy Friday to you!
It's Jenny here today with a tutorial to show you how to make a Joy Fold card.
This is a great design when you want to make a special card for someone or something a little different!
To start off with you will need 2 different sizes of card blanks.
I've used a 135mm square and a 96 mm square card blank.
Take your biggest card and cut half of the front piece off.
This is shown on the bottom card in the photo below.
Next you need to pretty up your card blanks I've used papers from My Minds Eye - Collectable - Memorable 6 x 6 pad. You will need to cover the fronts as well as the insides of both card blanks. You can create a small border if you wish by matting and layering.
Now position the smaller card blank on top of the larger one as above and stick down.
The front of the biggest card blank (the piece you cut in half earlier) closes over the back of the smaller card blank as shown below.
Next you will need to attach something to the front which will act as a catch to hold the front of the smaller card shut. I've used a sentiment to hold mine closed but you could use some other kind of embellishment. I've raised my sentiment up on foam pads to allow room for the front to slide under it.
Here's my card closed up ready to decorate. I have used some Penny Black Stickers on the front and again on the inside. The only other thing I added to mine was some self adhesive pearls.
I hope you might have a go at makingthis style of card ... if you do I would love to see it. Why not leave a link in your comment to your card made following this tutorial so we can pop by and see it!
The S J Crafts Design Team have all been busy making samples for our Brand New Sketch Challenge which is coming very soon .... and there's a prize for one lucky sketch challenge entry! So keep an eye out for that!
Have a wonderful day!
See more of Jenny's crafting over on her blog : Dragonllew's Spot