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Friday, July 15, 2011

Joy Fold and Easel Fold Tutorials

I am addicted to card folds. I love to cut and score and come up with a WOW card. Then I love watching people's faces when they open it up!

Today we are gonna learn how to make a "Joy" fold...
What you need:
  • One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" cardstock
  • One 3" x 8" cardstock
  • Two 2 3/4" x 4" pattern paper
  • One 4" x 5 1/4" pattern paper
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive

Step 1: Score 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" cardstock at 5 1/2"

Step 2: Score your 3" x 8" cardstock at 4"

Step 3: Glue the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of pattern paper on the inside flap of the card

Step 4: Glue one of the 2 3/4" x 4" piece of pattern paper to the card front

Step 5: Glue the other 2 3/4" x 4" piece of pattern paper to the outside of your smaller folded cardstock piece

Step 6: Add glue to the back of your smaller flap and tape it to the inside of the card. Make sure the fold of the smaller flap is pointing to the right.

Step 7: If you want to secure the flap on the front,use an embellishment ( here I used a die cut from my Cricut) and fasten it with dimensionals. Slightly tuck the bottom left edge of the small flap to keep it closed.

Here is the finished card!!!!
I used the Sweetheart Cricut Cart for the word Love (3") and the small heart (1.5", I did the top layer and blackout features for the heart)in the corner to hold down my front flap. I traced the top layer with red stickles. Hope you like it!

This is my ultimate favorite card fold to give friends and family. I also made these for my sister as thank you favors for her teacher's luncheon at church. They were a huge hit!
Easel cards are sooo easy and make a great gift!
You need: 1 (5x10) solid paper
1(5x5) solid paper
1(5x5) pattern paper
  • Score (5x10) cardstock at 2 1/2" and 5" (fold as above)
  • Adhere (5x5) solid paper to 2 1/2 front side
  • Adhere (5x5) pattern paper to bottom (5x5) section of base
  • Decorate front of your card
  • Add a strip of card stock (1x5) to base with pop dots to hold up your front side of card (making your easel)
  • Embellish the bottom the base of your card. I used a simple heart with some red stickles.
If you want to share a wonderful creation that you have done, leave a comment with your link...


NickelNook said...

Your cards are gorgeous Sandy! Thank you for the great lessons!...Nancy :o)

Lolis said...

Great Cards!

Lolis said...

I'm linking one of my old projects, an easel card.

JustYolie said...

I have yet to make a joy fold card...love your cards.

JustYolie said...

Great cards ladies, thanks for linking up! :)

Luisa said...

Great cards ladies!

Yolie and Nancy, I try to live a comment at your blog and was not able to.
Thanks for playing!