August 9, 2011

Fun with Folds


In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we're all making cards featuring Fun Folds!   Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge!

I used the creative challenge as the kick in the pants I needed to finally make a Joy Fold card. I've always admired this fold but hadn't tried one till now - and it was so super simple! I used the directions for a square card found here.

My advice if you feel a little intimidated is to cut the pieces you need for the base and folding parts - once you see how easily they go together I'm sure you'll be inspired! I created my card from the base up, creating the folds, then choosing papers and my image, it all came together quickly once I got started.


Here's my card closed. I used a Basic Grey magnetic snap to hold it all together nicely. I coloured the new PI- Poppy with Copics and paper pieced her dress. I stamped the poppy twice and popped it up on a foam dot. She is layered on one of the new Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics.


I chose to have my card open upwards and hid a sentiment on a strip from the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namic. I love seeing that sneak peak of the inside!


Here it is all open. I love all the flaps and hidden spaces this kind of card creates. I hope you feel inspired to try a new fold today, don't forget to head over to Kim's Blog to see the list of designers who have created something special to share!

Here are the Die-namics I've used today:



 Thanks for stopping by!
 
Stamps: PI - Poppy (MFT Stamps) Cardstock: Not Real Red, Black, Vanilla (SU) Paper: 5 & Dime (October Afternoon) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Real Red (SU) Dies: Simply Scallops Medium, Hearts a Plenty, First Place Award Ribbon, Open Scallop Doily Duo, Bracket Tab (MFT Stamps) Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Other: Brads, 1/4" Circle Punh (SU) Copic Markers, Sewing Machine, Magnetic Snaps (Basic Grey)

16 comments:

Eva said...

Sarah, this is such a BEAUTY!!!! I love the fold on this card, so clever and your design is just GORGEOUS!!!!

Janine said...

once again you just blew my mind with that design. Once again a stunning design, love the colours and the intricacies of this card.

Lisa H. said...

sooo, so pretty and fabulous,Sarah! looove those papers.

StampOwl said...

such a fun joy fold card Sarah

Wendy said...

GF, this is fab! I love this fold! And your colours and papers, all amazing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME!!! LOVE this fold and your card is PERFECTION!!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Sarah! I love joy fold cards and need to do 'em more often!

Rachel said...

So cute! Love your card! This fold card is fabulous!

Rachel said...

So cute! Love your card! This fold card is fabulous!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

EEEEK!! sooooooooooooo fun Sarah!!!

xo!

Melody said...

I love this fold!! And your card is just beautiful!

Michele Boyer said...

This is SO very cute, and I love that fold! I'm seeing so many new (to me)ones!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so darn cute, I LOVE your card design and the dp you used with this cutie. I'm going to have to try that one.

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card, Sarah. I love the fold you chose.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is TOO TOO cute!! LOVE it!

zehra said...

So pretty, gorgeous. Love the girl