Friday, 23 April 2010

Joy Fold Card

I've done a few of these cards recently and I've been pleased with the way each one has turned out. I made the first one for a challenge and am really glad that I did.. it's just a little more interesting than a regular fold.
This one is for the current Joy Fold challenge at No Time to Stamp.
The message inside is for the 'Quote Me' challenge at Charisma Cardz. I read it somewhere, liked it and wrote it down so that I wouldn't forget it. This image from Meljen's Designs seemed perfect for it! It reads, 'The best thing to hold onto in life, is each other'
Daring Cardmakers have the challenge of using diecuts this week, so as I have used several Nesties with my Cuttlebug for this card, this is for that challenge too.
The little heart on the front is acting as a clasp to keep the card closed when required.
I used a Nestie rectangle with notched corners to cut out the sentiment, but cut it twice, moving the card further across the die to make the finished diecut much smaller. The hearts are from Stampin' Up.


  1. That's such a lovely design Chrissie.
    A x

  2. What a fun and pretty card -- just adore it! That sentiment you wrote down is included in one of the Just Rite sentiment sets -- I love it too and have used it on my card projects as well! So glad you joined us to play in the Stamp Simply Challenge this week -- many thanks!

  3. this is really clever Chrissie - i see you have to super precise with the lining up of the papers i had to switch between views several times to see how you had done it!!!

    Lovely image too.

    Paula x x x

  4. what a fabulous card Chrissie and a lovely sentiment.
    hugs, annie x

  5. Hi Chrissie
    beautiful card, luv the design, very pretty great sentiment, sue,x

  6. very nice. cute birds. I see you used your flap card as a center piece.

  7. This is just beautiful! Love that sentiment, too.

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" 'Joy Fold' challenge!

  8. gorgeous card Chrissie
    Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

  9. This is gorgeous - love the image. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  10. That's lovely Chrissie, I bet it was fiddly getting those label dies matching xx

  11. Love the colours of this - you're right, a quote worth remembering.
    Thanks for going "Die Cut Crazy" this week with
    The Daring Cardmakers

  12. Really nice card Chrissie I've not seen this fold before and the birds and sentiment go together very well

  13. Lovely card Chrissie, I do admire that fold and as with all things craft, I shall be the last person in blogland to try it!

    Glad to read that your knee is recovering well from the surgery.

    Keryn x

  14. love the notch heart idea! Thanks for a creation to "die for" a la DCM :)


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