Freshly Made #23
Freshly Made #24

Joy Fold Birthday

Hi there

Another month has gone already and March is a busy time with birthdays of family and friends.  First up, is this Joy Fold card for my lovely mother-in-law Betty, inspired by this monochrome card from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty.  Betty loves all shades of teal, so hopefully this Island Indigo card will hit the mark. I haven't made this type of card before, but it is very easy and a little bit different. Basically it is a small card overlapping a large card and held shut by either a ribbon or some other embellishment.

I've also used the new Stampin' Up! Framelits Labels dies, the gorgeous 'Apothecary Art' stamp set and the Island Indigo and white design from the 'Twitterpated' DSP (all coming soon to Australia).  I have made a few changes, with a square card for the base and I have flipped the folded panel from left to right. It seemed more natural to me to open the ribbon at the right hand side, instead of the left.  I experimented with a few different options for the right hand panel and finally chose vellum cardstock embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, as I wanted something that wasn't bright white.   I have kept the tails on the bow a bit longer to make it easier to re-tie and put some fray stop on the edges, as seam binding ribbon tends to fray easily when it is handled. This is the card, closed.

For the overlapping centre piece, I have created a shaped card using the larger Framelit Label die placed onto a piece of folded cardstock, so that the left edge did not cut through. A single label in textured card stock was cut and adhered over the top to cover the side edge.  You can pass the ribbon between these layers if you don't want it to show underneath the sentiment panel. I have cut a smaller Whisper White label for the greeting panel on the inside and trimmed the top and bottom edges with the patterned stamp from the 'Fresh Vintage' Saleabration stamp set. This is the inside view. You could replace the patterned paper on the right panel, if you wanted more space to write your greeting.


Finally, here is a close-up view of the details on the front. I have popped up the both the stamped label and the sentiment flag and added some tiny pearls to the flower centres.



Project Details
Stamps Apothecary Art, Fresh Vintage (Saleabration)
Card stock & Papers Island Indigo (Smooth & Textured), Whisper White, Vellum card stock, Twitterpated DSP
Ink Island Indigo
Accessories Basic Pearls, Teal Seaming Binding ribbon (not SU)
Tools     Framelits Labels Dies, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

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