February 26, 2008

something new to try

I have always wanted to try to make a card using the joy fold, and I finally did today - yea for me! Ok, just patting myself on the back here. I was intimidated by it, truthfully, but you know what? It's a piece of cake really. Thank goodness for coordinating patterned paper because that is what made this a very easy card. I got out my packet of Spring Fling designer paper and took out the patterns that I wanted to use and there you have it - just pick the coordinating cardstock. My card base is so saffron and the card middle is certainly celery. I used my 3/4" circle punch and an EK Success flower punch to make a little clasp for the card to fold underneath. To tie the ribbon around the card, I cut a slit in the fold of the paper and slid the ribbon right through it. The inside sentiment is from Cheery Chat (retired) and I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to center the Happy Birthday and then the sentiment over the top of it. It's difficult to see in this teeny tiny picture though. Happy Birthday is stamped in so saffron and I used black Staz-On for the sentiment. I wanted to have the Happy Birthday as a subtle background. If you would like to try out a joy fold card, the tutorial is here.

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