Thursday, March 31, 2011

Greenhouse Gala Bird-Day

Hello there! I hope you are enjoying your week so far! I wanted to share a card I created for our monthly demonstrator meeting, last night. (Thanks ladies for a great time and awesome inspiration!) I had a request to share a tutorial with the group, for a Joy Fold Card. I just love this style of card...it looks complicated but is really easy to assemble. It always gets a "Wow!" from the recipient, too, so that is an added bonus. :) 


For my card, I decided to keep the stamping simple and focus on the fold. So, I used the Two Step Bird punch and Floral Fusion Sizzlits die as the focal points. It also made things easier for all 5 of us to assemble the card, at one time. CLICK HERE for a great tutorial on how to make a Joy Fold Card, if you have never tried one before. 
All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post. I decided to base the color combo around the Greenhouse Gala DSP. I love that paper but haven't used it in quite some time. It is really a great mix for the spring season and perfect for a "bird-day" card...yup, I'm trying to be "punny" again...don't worry, I'm not planning on doing stand-up comedy anytime soon. Thank goodness, huh? *insert sound of chirping crickets here*
The only stamping on the card was on the front and inside sentiment. Even though the sentiments came from the Create A Cupcake stamp set (Occasions Mini catalog), they work great for non-cupcake themed projects, as well. Haha! :) 


I'm also entering my card in these fabulous challenges, because they (thankfuly) helped to inspire my creativity while putting this one together: 
*Dutch Dare Card Challenge: Create a CELEBRATION themed card
*Paper Cutz ChallengeMake a card, LO or craft project using 3 patterned papers, and any colors or theme you’d like (the bird wing is my third DSP...it is TINY, but it works) 
*Ginger Loft: Use Die Cuts and/or Punches
Thanks for stopping by today for a visit! Please leave a comment to say hello, before you go. Have a very HAPPY day today and please stop back soon! 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Create A Cupcake (sentiments), Friends Never Fade (inside flower)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz Classic ink
Paper: Greenhouse Gala DSP, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Two-Step XL Bird punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, !-1/4" Circle punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly ribbon, Floral Fusion Sizzlits die, Basic Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder  and Stampin' Dimensionals

28 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful!!! I also love this dsp. TFS!

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  2. This is so pretty, love the paper and the colors, it just screams out "it is spring" (except in north TX, well maybe starting today). I always forget about this fold haven't done it in ages, thanks for reminding me. I bet you wold be a hoot at stand up comedy :) Have a sunshine day or a greenhouse gala kind of day.

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  3. Great spring colors ! I have never made a Joy Fold Card but i will give it a try. It´s so beautiful !!

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  4. LOVE it Anne Marie! Your card is very colorful & so pretty....that fold is one of my faves too! TFS & I hope you have a great rest of the day!

    I'm off to the dentist again. Wish me LUCK!!!!!

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  5. So very cute and I DO love that fold! I'll have to try this.
    LYnn

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  6. Wow this card is gorgeous!! I love the colors and the jewel accents. Your creations are truely lovely!

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  7. Gorgeous! FUn use of that DP!!1

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  8. Beautiful card! I love the warm, summery colors and (as always) the fabulous little details.

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  9. What a great fold Anne Marie. I just got some fabby new DSP, so I might CASE that design!

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  10. Anne Marie,
    Your card is beautiful! Love those joy fold cards, (but haven't done one in so long)... I especially LOVE your puns and sense of humor. It is ALWAYS such fun to read to read your post. (chirp, chirp...not sure how to do a cricket!). Hugs.

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  11. Beautiful card! Wonderful warm colors.

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  12. I LOVE these colors together.. its so springy! :)

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  13. So sweet and cheery! I love the texture and the bird! You definitely put the joy in "joy-fold"!

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  14. This is a beautiful card. The layers and folds are very clever!

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  15. It is so precious and joyful!!! LOVE IT !! TFS :)

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  16. This is a darling one! All that colors remind me of summer... well, that doesn't mean anything to us anymore now, does it? :o) I just adore that bird and how you used the rhinestone for his eye. A fabulous detail! and that fabulous flower! :o)

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  17. Oh, just terrific Anne Marie!!! I think I've only made just one of these and ya know....I gotta try it again! Of course the recipient loves getting cards like this!! It's gorgeous!!!!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Maria

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  18. Beautiful card! I'm thinking this is a great card to CASE! Love your new blog look!

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  19. I love this card AM! The flowers are SO pretty and I love that you mimicked the DSP with the stamps!!
    Hugs,
    Lesley

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  20. Beautiful. Love these joy fold cards. You just never know what you are going to get! The colors and the flowers are just too pretty. Thanks for playing with us at GingerLoft challenges! :) Gale

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  21. Hi Anne!! I loved this card -- it's one of my favorites. Love the colors, the paper, the technique -- truly a WOW!! card for me. Thanks for showing me how to create it.

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  22. Holy buckets, girl! I came by to comment on your Paper Players card coz I'm a comment slacker this week and I was smacked in the eyeballs by this card and the next one! Just gorgeous...I love the bird-day and the sweet floral fusion flower! Big thanks for the joy fold tutorail--I need to try that!! OK, off to comment on your other amazing creations...a shadow box? OMG!

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  23. Hi Anne Marie! This is absolutely darling - I can imagine it was very well received in the tutorial class! I love this fold, one of my faves, and your paper choice and color scheme just really make this have some serious WOW factor! Blessings to you and have a great weekend!

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  24. I LOVE this one, Anne Marie!!! It's so spring=like and pretty. Love the little flower on the left, too. Thanks for sharing!!
    Smiles, Laura
    www.smileslaura.blogspot.com

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  25. Very pretty! I love the colors:)

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  26. This is so beautiful.. Love it Anne Marie! I think that I feel a case coming. ;)

    Inky hugs, Pauline

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  27. This is fantastic!!! I will have to try this very neat fold!!

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie