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Monday, 29 April 2013

JOY FOLD CARDS

Hi Everyone

Well it has been a brilliant day for getting lots of washing dry outdoors today .. .. my poor washing machine has been on overdrive.

I have spent a good part of today (when not going backwards and forwards to the washing line) on a new magazine commission for Quick Cards Made Easy so haven't had chance to make anything fresh to share with you .. .. but I can show you one of the cards I made for the current magazine issue which has just gone on sale (complete with some gorgeous Pink Petticoat image stamps and papers as the a free gift!!).

I was asked if I would like to do the "Card School" commission and provide cards and instructions for making "Joy Fold" cards.

I hadn't actually made any cards in this style before .. .. but believe me a good few have left the House of Hearts since.

Here are one of my cards from the magazine


More of this style of card will definitely be making an appearance.  They are so easy to make and are great for using up some of those smaller pieces of paper.

Still chasing my tail after a weekend away from home so best go and get some more catching up done. 

Have a lovely evening everyone and I'll catch you again tomorrow.

Love

42 comments:

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya Jules, you sound busy - same here! This is fab, must buy the mag. Thought at first there was no heart on your mag' cards - but there they are - how could I have missed them!

Liz x
PS - just had a nosey 'down below' and all your recent makes are gorgeous too.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your joy fold card Jules..lovely colours. It ok letting the washing machine do its job its all the ironing afterwards so just take it easy....

Anne

Elizabeth said...

Another super card, Jules, and I think I will have to find a copy of the magazine to learn just how to make Joy Folds - especially as you say they are easy to make :) Nice to ready you've had a weekend away - even if it was something of a bit of busman's holiday! Elizabeth xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jules, I saw your cards in the magazine, I think I will be having a go at making some of these myself.
It's lovely to get the washing dried outside isn't it!
Pauline
x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card!

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Jules - another one for me to try! They all look so lovely in the mag.
xx

Carole Z said...

This is such an effective fold Jules, I'd never heard of it before, like you say, great for all the bits of paper we have and the ones you have used are fab...love the quote! Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, apols if my comment appears twice, don't think it 'went' the first time! This is really effective, I'd never heard of this fold before. Love all the papers you've used and the quote is brilliant! Carole Z X

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules love the style, love the papers
jacqui x

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous design and love the sentiment .. must try one myself
Lisa x

Irene said...

A beautiful joy fold card Jules, I love the sentiment and gorgeous papers.
luv
irene
xxxx

Kathleen said...

Fantastic card, love the bold font, it really stands out, great papers.
Must start stitching on my cards, bought a machine 3 years ago just for that and only tried it once.

Kath x

Dora said...

Awww this is stunning Jules, I love the colours and style of your card.. it's only once that I did a Joy fold Card.. you've reminded me how beautiful they are xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... Must try that card fold.... Shame i cant get the Mag....
Wheres the hert?
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the style and fan papers and colours.
Lorraine x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Congratulations on the commission Jules, I don't know where you find the time. Fabulous card, a lot busier than your usual style and very pretty.

Cheers,
Kasey

Viv's Visuals said...

Last night in this house for me... big move tomorrow... sentiment might be made for me!! LOL Mightn't be able to visit for a while but promise to try!x

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Will keep my eye out for the magazine.
mags
x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby sentiment, great colours too, Luv Sam x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Jules. I love the design, gorgeous papers and a fabulous sentiment too.
You have inspired me to try one of these!

hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules, it's ages since I made a Joy fold card. Carol x

Anne said...

Wow Jules, I can't believe I've done something you haven't ... make a Joy Fold card! Yours is a real beauty, so simple to make but looks really classy. Look forward to seeing more. Hugs x

Sooty said...

Nice card trying to work out how you made it. X

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Jules and marvellous sentiment.

Cynthia said...

Oh wow, Jules!! That card is awesome!! Love the papers and the teeny tiny little butterflies!!

Di said...

Well Jules, you certainly inspired me for my Joy Fold snippets card this week. Such fun cards to make and a great magazine article. I've said before - I always, but always, look first to see what you and Katina are up to each month. Hugs, Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Great card Jules, love the folded design, and the sentiment is wonderful, never seen that one before, love the whole card, Kate x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I so love this Jules, awesome colours and papers! Great fold too! such a great quote , so very true!

lisa said...

Sounds like you are busy there, Jules. I hope your Son's move goes well. It's always an upheaval.
I love this fold card, that bunting paper is gorgeous. Might have to investigate these further.
Hope you have a productive day.
Hugs Lisax

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules
lovely colours ,i also love your xmas card you made the other day x

Patricia said...

Good Sunny morning Jules,
I love this idea, when I am finished running backwards and forwards hanging out washing...............
I will definitely be giving this style a go. Love the bright papers you have used and that great sentiment.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

coops said...

love this jules.really stunning design and the papers and colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is Simply Stunning :0) hugs Pops x x x

Beryl said...

Super card Jules - I love that sentiment. But why - I'm wondering - is it called a joy fold? Or is it Joy fold after the person who first did it?
Beryl xx

Juls said...

Stunning card, so striking!! Love the fancy fold & your combo of fab papers!! Hugs Juls xxx

Eve said...

Just fabulous Jules.

I'm off to buy magazine - how does it feel to be a celebrity?!

hope you have a lovely day xx

Sheena said...

Gorgeous card Jules - I love the red on it!

Sheena
xxx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is beautiful Jules… what a fab design… I love the way it opens with the sentiment… the papers and embellies are very scrummy!! :-)
Hope you are having a good week!
Love Sue xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules wonderful card as always! i will be getting my copy of the mag it's my fav!

Bonnie said...

This is a fun fold and it's so perfect for showing off this sentiment!

Tedz said...

This is definitely different from your usual style and very pretty, I like it. Pauline xx

Brenda said...

I so love joy fold cards, they are so fun and interesting! This one is fabulous! But then you don't make any card that isn't fabulous!! lol I love all your cards Jules and I might not make it around to comment on all your cards, but you can bet I'm looking and drooling!!!