Joy Fold Crush

Last night I set out to make a card for Beate's Weekend Sketch #9, the Joy Fold. What a fun little card to make! I've been wanting the Wild Rose stamp set for what seems like FOREVER, and I finally splurged and added it to my last order. Can you believe I used to hate flower sets? A few years ago I would not have been interested in this set at all, but now I just go gaga for it! LOL!

I actually used ONLY patterned paper on this card - 3 double-sided designs from the Orange Crush Crate Paper Collection. Since the paper is a bit textured, it has a really cool look. I followed Beate's tutorial and then used my favorite Cuttlebug folder, Textile, on the side flap and the flap under the wild rose. I lightly sanded the embossing and gently rubbed Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk ink over it. Both rose images are stamped in Pumpkin Pie. I did a 2nd generation stamp (stamped off on scrap paper, before stamping on the final page) with the solid rose to give a contrast with a first generation stamp of the outlined rose. I then masked the rose and overstamped the panel with Linen background in Creamy Caramel and sponged the edges with Creamy caramel ink. I did the same with the A Note of Thanks (stamp by Hero Arts) panel and used a paper piercer, my mat pack and a Chocolate Chip Stampin Write marker to do the faux stitching. The scalloped rectangle is the Mega Scallop Rectangle Punch from Marvy and the corners on the right side are cut from a Mega Scallop Square Punch.

I confess, I've been remiss on posting a few wonderful RAK's I've received. Actually, I put them upstairs on the chair next to my photo studio, and since I haven't been stamping much lately I totally spaced taking their photos! Poor little neglected RAKs!

Anyway, BIG thanks to Kim B. for this adorable chicken card. There is stitching on just about every layer of this card! Way cool! I really wish I could sew, but my sewing machine and I don't see eye to eye!

And a belated thank you to Jessica for this pretty little early Birthday RAK she sent last week. What a great thing to get homemade cards for my birthday! Thanks for thinking of me.

And now what you've all been waiting for.....

Today's Blogger Bingo Numbers:
N40 {Daily Pick}
B2 {Courtesy of Frances}
N34 {Courtesy of Dana}
B9 {Courtesy of Erica}
G55 {Courtesy of Denise}
O69 {Courtesy of Mary}
B15 {Courtesy of Dede}
N33 {Courtesy of Dottie}
B13 {Courtesy of Dottie}
G57 {Courtesy of Sherrie}
G46 {Courtesy of Wanda}
O64 (Courtesy of Angel W}
I24 {Courtesy of AJ O}
O71 {Courtesy of Julie}
G60 {Courtesy of Karrie}


  1. this card is stunning Julee!

  2. Beautiful card, Julee! I'm gonna definitely have to try the Joy Fold card now that I've seen yours. It's gorgeous! Happy belated birthday. Hope you had a good one!

  3. What a beautiful card. I love all the different ways you added texture to your card. Hugs!

  4. Julee this card is stunning. I love colors and texture.

  5. I love today's card, it's absolutely gorgeous! All the little details you added are stunning. And wow am I stinkin' at the bingo! Not much marked off on my sheet yet!!

  6. WOW! This card ROCKS!! Very nice! I really love your work.


  7. Love the card and all the texture:) Thanks for sharing--I also recently ordered this stamp set.

  8. I didn't understand all the hoopala associated with this tri-fold joy card, but seeing yours has changed my mind! This really is such a pretty card. The textures, the colors, the LO, everything. Well done.

  9. Another beautiful card Julee! Here's my, again late entry for Sketch #2 in your Bingo game - such a great sketch!!

  10. Oh, it's just gorgeous! LOVE that Cuttlebug folder and you used it wonderfully!

  11. Beautiful card and Congrats on winning!

  12. Love the linen over the wild rose, so gorgeous! Here's another one for the bingo sketch!!

  13. Here's a card I made using your wonderful sketch!

  14. beautiful card!!! I love the orange crush paper! the rose looks absolutely delish in it! great job with the sketch - I've been meaning to give one a try! I think you might have inspired me to do so!

  15. Here's my card for that extra number.
    Julee, love this game and your sketches. Thanks.

  16. Beautiful card! I love all the details! I'm a newbie to your bingo game so I hope it's okay to join right in. Love your sketches! I made my first card with your sketch #2.

  17. Great card again today. I really like the colors you used. My favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder is also the Textile one & I used it on my card for the sketch today. Hope I'm not to late posting the link:

  18. I thought I commented on this already...this is just gorgeous! I love it!! Yummy yummy paper. You're awesome.

  19. I think my card may be over done but I made another one for bingo... YEAH! :)

    Here is the link:

  20. Julie,

    This card is gorgeous. Now I have to splurge on this rose set!

  21. Thank you for card bingo! It has been such fun. Here's another card for numbers.


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