Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Joy Fold 2

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This is a continuation of the already published Joy Fold Card and shows to interesting variations for you to try.

Variation I
Buckle Joy Fold Closure.

  1. Using coloured card stock cut one piece 8.5" x 4.5" and score and fold at 5.5"

Cut a further piece 4.5" x 2.75" and score  and fold at 0.5".

n.b. At this point you need to decorate the inside and outside of the fold that measures 3" x 4.5" before you cut the slit for the buckle. 

 2Using a strip of ds tape attach the 0.5 score line on the other piece of card as shown below. Centre so that you have an even space either side. Here I have just under 1" on both sides.
 3. Make pencil point marks  at 2.5" along top edge from the adhered edge and just under 1" on either side of the other edge giving a 1"gap in the centre as shown below.

4.Join up the dots and trim away the triangles as shown below.

5.Draw a very light pencil mark at 2.25" from the folded edge down the flap.

Remember you will previously have decorated this panel on both sides prior to cutting the slit. 

6.Fold the buckle closure over and mark a pencil point just above and below where the buckle dissects the pencil line as shown below. 

7.Cut a slit between these two pencil points using a craft knife or a trimmer.

8.Fold buckle edge into this slit to close your  card. 

9.Finish decorating your card as required.

Variation II
Double Joy Fold .

  1. Using coloured card stock cut one piece 10" x 6" and score and fold at 2.5" and 5".

  2.Cut two pieces 7" x 2.25" and  score /fold in half at 3.5"
  3.These two smaller pieces are attached to the back panel leaving 0.25" gap between them and positioned with an even space top bottom and sides. 

N.B. Before you do that though these pieces all need to be decorated as required as shown below.

 4.Choose complimentary patterns.  This is the base Joy fold card. The front concertinas flat so use a contrasting paper for the front panel. 

Decorate the two small folds and attach to the base as at instructions at 3.
Decorate inside these two folds leaving space for messages and sentiment.

 5.n.b you could choose to leave these two folds to open up individually but I have joined mine together as below.

6. Cut a piece of card stock  2.25" x 1.5" and decorate before attaching to the closed panels so that they open up as one. 

Decorate as required. Here I have attached a large butterfly that matches the base design paper. You could put a sentiment here if wished. 


Sandra H said...

Great tutorial Mrs A and the end result is stunning love your card x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Stunning folding, you always make very interesting tutorials!

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