Morning today I've got a quick tutorial for you which I did for the S J crafts blog to show you how to make a Joy Fold card.
To start off with you need 2 sizes of card blanks, I've used 135mm square & 96 mm square card blank. You need to cut half of the front off of the larger card blank which you can see in the photo below.
Next you need to pretty up your card blanks I've used papers from My Minds Eye - Collectable - Memorable 6 x 6 pad. You will need to cover the fronts as well as the insides of both card blanks.
Now position the smaller card blank on top of the larger one as above and stick down.
Next you will need to attach something to the front which will act as a catch to hold the front of the smaller card shut. I've used a sentiment to hold mine closed but you could use some other kind of embellishment. I've raised my sentiment up on foam pads to allow room for the front to slide under it.
Here's my card closed up ready to decorate. I have used some Penny Black Stickers on the front and again on the inside. The only other thing I added to mine was some self adhesive pearls.
I hope that all made sense if you have any questions please let me know and of course if you have a go at making a Joy Fold Card I would love to see it.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafts for Eternity - Perfect Papers ( 3 or more papers)
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Polka Dots
Paper Pretties - Fabulous Folds
Make My Monday - Fancy Folds
Melonheadz Friends - Fancy Folds
Paper Playtime - More Than 1 Fold