Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Design Team Share Day @ MelJen's

Hello Friends! Today is Design Team Share day at Meljen's Designs. Every month, the DT is presented with a theme and we get to create a project to share on the MelJen's DT blog. Our theme this month is INSPIRATION. My inspiration today, comes from a fancy folded card I viewed on Pinterest. This a Joy Fold card, featuring the pre-colored digital stamp, Loving Ewe.

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I love working with the pre-colored digis. All of the coloring is done for me, so I can focus on patterned paper selection and card design. Just a little FYI...For those of you who like to color, the Loving Ewe is also available in black and white. As usual, I printed this little cutie on Presentation Paper, which is just a coated specialty paper, that makes colored prints pop. It is often used for printing hybrid projects and digital scrapbook pages.

 I outlined the curly-swirlies with a glitter pen, fussy cut the heart and adhered it with foam tape.

If you search YouTube for JOY FOLD CARD, you will be presented with many options. I could not find why this fold was given this name, but I liked it! Most of the cards I have seen with this fold, have an embellishment closure. I opted to use ribbon. Let's take a look at how it all unfolds....

Untie the bow...and we see that the focal image overlaps the left side panel.

Then, both panels open to reveal another panel on the inside, that can be decorated and used for a written message. Pretty nifty, huh? It was a fun card to make. I liked being able to showcase so many different patterned papers. I will definitely be using this fold again.

materials ~
digital stamp: Loving Ewe(MelJen's Designs)
stamps: Alphabets, Say It In Style(CTMH) Heart Dust(D.O.T.S.)  "Happy Valentine's Day"(Michael's)
card stock: Real Red(Stampin' Up!)  Vintage Cream(Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper: Love Me Collection(My Mind's Eye)
specialty paper: Premium Presentation Paper MATTE(Epson)
ink: Real Red(Stampin' Up!)  Weathered Wood Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Clouds(Papertrey Ink)  Tiny Tags(Provo Craft)
punches: Pinking Hearts Border, Heart to Heart(Stampin' Up!)
other: Bashful Blue ribbon(Stampin' Up!)  Clearstar Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)  Copic markers

To view a video that will give you step-by-step instructions, as well as measurements, to create your very own JOY FOLD cards, click HERE. Trust me, it's super-dee-duper easy! If you make a card using this fold, leave a comment on this post, so I can buzz by your blog and have a look-see!

I have been asked about the CAS2 card class projects...I am still taking the classes, but I decided to take a little more time to create each project, so I could produce something I would be proud to sell or send. I will be posting my artwork, as I can. The beauty of the online classes, is that I have lifetime access to all of the material and I can view it any time. Sooo...just keep watching...new CAS2 posts coming soon!

Thank you so much for dropping in!  Have a fabulous day!



Sheila H said...

This is a fantastic fancy fold card, Barb. That colored digi is so cute. Love all the papers and details :)

Jeanne said...

So adorable, Barb! Great way to use the precolored images and I love that you added a little something to it! The papers are wonderful, too. Great job. Thanks for the link. I will have to check out the video. And thanks for the update on your class. I'm glad you are taking your time and really absorbing the info. Way to make the most out of what you are learning!

Have a great week!

Dianne said...

Great video thanks so much for sharing...