Thursday, September 1, 2011

Definitely the Last Ship

Ok, here it is! Ta da!!!! The very last card I'll be sharing with you from the now retired set, The Open Sea and the retired (boo hoo) Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper. I hope you were smart and made sure you had this ordered in time. I'd love for Stampin'Up! to bring this paper and set back in a regular catalog, but I don't get a vote on this. Too bad! And this card is also a fancy fold card idea too! This fold is called the Joy Fold for those of you that need a name for it. It's been around for awhile and always is an interesting card to make. I've taken lots of pictures so you can see how it's made if you haven't made one of these before. Once you get the idea of the folding, it's a snap to make these cards. Here we go...

Stamps: The Open Sea, Family Reunion

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake with Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper

Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, and Cherry Cobbler Classic pads, and White Craft pad

Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Twill Tape, Metallic Mini Brads, Sponge quarter, and Dimensionals

Here is the 1st fold opened up. This side folds over the left front and tucks under the compass in the top corner to stay closed.

And here the 2nd fold is shown open revealing the full inside of the card. Pretty neat, huh? As you can see, the Joy Fold card isn't that hard to make. The main focus when making the card is to get the folds in the right place to overlap properly.

Now give it a try and have some fun with this idea. Thanks for dropping in today. Wonder what I have in store for you tomorrow? Come back soon and find out. Think I'll work on something not manly and get back to some girly stuff!

Ta ta for now, Sharon

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