Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gate fold – Joy fold card

Hello, thank you for visiting me today. I would love to show you a multi-layered and lets call it multifunctional card made with one of the new soon to be released girl stamps called “Emma - Birthday Presents

This card will decently impress the person you are going to give it to, but if you never made one before please do not be intimidated. It is so easy and i think it took me less than a normal folded card where i worry about my layers ect.

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First cut your card base 12x6 inches. Than score you gate fold style card base at 3 and 9 inches. Fold in, now you could just leave the card like this or create a new fold, which is called “Joy-Fold”.
Cut a new piece of cardstock slightly smaller, mine here is 5x10 and scored in half.
I glued one half of this second cardstock BEHIND the right panel of the gate fold. See below picture for reference. 

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decorate all panels with your Design papers first and add your sewing machine stitching to it.
One important note to remember:
If you are decorating your card front. Make sure you are not choosing too large embellishments you want to add to the side where your joy fold opens. In my case the card opens from the right to the left. My embellishments are small and do not get over the folded panel. If you do so, you can not open the card properly. You could add larger embellishments by example to the right bottom corner. Before you adhere your embellishments permanently, open and close your folds to see if it works nicely.

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I have added to one panel a pocket. I am going to give with this card some metal dies as a birthday present away. This is going to be an unexpected surprise after she opens all the folds. Or at least i hope so :-), some pull out tags would be cute as well.

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Supplies:
Papers: My Minds Eye Lime Twist “Happy Go LUcky”
Sentiment: by Nicole Verkojen and Lili of the Valley and Stempelglede
Dies: Magnolia (lace, leaves) all through Sir Stampalot 

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I hope i could inspire you to try maybe something new or something you have not make in a while.
Love Claudia

53 comments:

Sasha said...

WOW!! This is so pretty.! Absolutely wonderful work! x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning Claudia x

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a amazing card hunni
that a lot of work to do
but it's gorgeous
have a great sunday
hugs angelique

Tineke's hobby said...

Hi Claudia
What a stunning card so lovely with those colours and great image
I'am sorry i wasn't on blogs lately but i can se i mist many of your pretty cards the er all beautiful
Hugs Tineke

Shanna Shands said...

I had a tutorial for this but couldn't underwstand it... I love your card it is sooooooo busy and nice! Love the new LOTV stamp...you colored her wonderfully! Thanks for sharing!

Rene' Sharp said...

Your creations are beyond gorgeous, and the way you photograph them, simply stunning. I find your blog SO inspiring!!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Claudia! Love the papers an the colors scheme, adorable image too!!

CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous Claudia. A great tutorial and cutest image!
Clairex

Crafterkhush said...

Claudia this is absolutely fantastic.. I shall definitely give it a try.. Your card is just so vibrant.. :-)

Pirkkis said...

ADORABLE ♥

Evgenia said...

beautiful!!!

Christa said...

LOVELY!!

Crafty Chris said...

Absolutely stunning luv the colours and the papers are to die for.
Chris x

Dawn said...

Hi Claudia, thank you for the folding tutorial and tips, I am definitely going to give this a try. Your card is gorgeous! Hugs, Dawn

Autumn Mist said...

This is lovely. I made one of these at Christmas and think they're very impressive for what is really a very simple idea.

Hanna said...

WOW, this is AMAZING! Love the colours and the pretty details. Claudia, you are awesome! :)

hugs,
Hanna

Dina said...

very nice what you have made thanks for the inspiration

KarinsArtScrap said...

great and beautiful cards you have lately made claudia.
great details and sketches.

greetings karin

SandraW said...

I love it, I love it, I love it!
Really gorgeous!

Think I'll try it this week for a dear friend of mine.
She's celebrating her birthday next saturday and I want to give her a coupon to spend in a craft store, so this is a perfect way to give it to her.
Thanks for the great idea!!

Hugs, Sandra

Astrid said...

Beautiful card Claudia, how nice doing.
Hugs Astrid

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card ! lovely colors !
greetings, martina
x

Knerten said...

What a fab card, Claudia - love all the DP's and the decorations too, along with the sweet image ! These joy fold card are really great. I enjoy making them very much myself, although it seems you have made a rather advanced version of it here - impressive :-)

Debby said...

lovely card!thanks for the instructions.

Christina C. said...

WhoooHooo....ganz erstaunlich!!!
Die Karte ist fabelhaft...wunder, wunderschoen coloriert!

Debs M said...

wow this is stunning! can i ask what the punch is called that the ribbon is threaded through on the image?

angelwhispers said...

Amazing such a fabulous design and just love the colours and image. Love Chanelle xxx

nicky said...

OMG Claudia, what a wonderful card! hugs nicky

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous card Claudia! No wonder it's called a "joy" fold card!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

WTG Claudia, this is incredible.....wow...I absolutely love it! I must make one of these cards :-)
Hugs
Carole x

Sadilla said...

this is simply gorgeous dear!!!
hugs
sadia

Marlies said...

What a gorgeous fold card!! Pretty papers and what a cute image!
hugs, Marlies

Katy said...

OMG Claudia, this is divine! And must have taken ages to complete! Gorgeous bright papers too. Love it! Hugs. Katy. xxx

Danielle said...

Hello Claudia, Thank you for sharing this wonderful style of card, will sure try it. This is absolutely darling. the image is sooooo pretty, and all those wonderful papers and colors make the most divine card. Awesome work and fabulous insipiration.
Hugs.

Juls said...

love the image she is just way too gorgeous!! and your colouring as always is just amazing!!! I adore the beautiful colours and DP's you have used, loving the fancy fold and the way the ribbon ties everything together!! stunning creation!!! HUgs Juls

Merry said...

Oh wow....this is so amazing. I love making Joy Fold cards but you have just taken them to another level. I will have to start playing. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea.

Sassylassy said...

I am absolutely blown away by your card. Good gosh it's amazing and looks like you put so much love into creating it. So anyway my Birthday is February 12th but basically you could just send it any ol time. LOL
Hugs Bonnie

Debbie said...

You make the best cards ever!!! I've made gate folds before, but of course they never looked like this...Will definately try this your way..much prettier

Hugs
Debbie

Brenda said...

Claudia, your card is stunning. I love this type of fold, you took it a step further with your fabulous coloring and my favorite papers!!
hug~Bren

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Claudia...colours, textures, fold, use...so, so creative and inspirational!! Love it all! Hugs, Janet xx

alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Claudia, as always! great colouring!
hugs, Alina

Elaina said...

Such a pretty card and a very clever update on an old idea. Your cards are always so special.

Cordine said...

It's stunning Claudia!
Hugs
Cordine

Hunnybunnycards said...

Awesome work Claudia, love this card, will have to give it a try!

Hugs, Barbara xx

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the your folding, so I'm defenatly going to try that too.

Marie-Anne

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Riet said...

So wonderful Claudia,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Molecraft said...

Wow, this is fabulous, love all the folds and gorgeous colours!
Helen x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Total gorgeousness Claudia!! Very interesting fold ~jeni :)

Arline said...

This is stunning....such beautiful papers and great project!x

Craftdee said...

Another fabulous project...great as a gift card holder, so card and gift in one. I'm off to give it a go :-) Dee

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