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)