Saturday, August 24

Joy's Life Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop!




 I'm so glad you could stop by the Crafty Kitten for Joy's Life's Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop

  This will be my last Blog Hop post for awhile as a member of Joy's team so it's a little bittersweet.  Everything's going ok...I'm just taking a little time off to craft for the holidays and do some traveling.  :)

If you came here from Lori's blog, then you're in the right place.   If you stumbled on this post, and want experience all the fun from the beginning, you can start here.
 

For this hop, I decided to do what I call a Modified Gate Fold Card.  Here's a pic of it closed.


Here's what it looks like when you swing the gates open. 


The stamp I used is from Joy's Yummy Puns set.  You can grab your own set here.


To create this card, start with a white base. Cut the pink paper at 11.5" x 4" and score it at 2 7/8 x 8 5/8.


Tape a scalloped Nestability to the paper and run that side through your CuttleBug.  Tape it to the other side of the gate and run it again. (You can't tell from my pics but I managed to emboss each side with a polka dot folder.)


For the frame on the front, use two of the scallops at the same timeAfter adhering it to the front of the card, carefully cut the frame in half.  Embellish the inside to your taste. (I cut the inside scallop slightly larger than the window.)



*** Now how about a chance for some GREAT Blog Candy as a reward for staying with me through this long post?? ***

I'm going to give away your choice of ANY Joy's Life stamp set!

You have up to four chances to enter the drawing.
It's up to you how many comments you'd like to leave for your chance to WIN!


1st Comment/entry: Leave me a comment
2nd comment/entry: Leave a 2nd comment if you are following me through Blog Lovin'  (There's a link a the top of my Blog)
3rd comment: Leave a 3rd comment if you like or have liked my Facebook page
4th comment: Leave a 4th comment if you are a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog

You'll have until Sunday, September 1st to leave your comments. It's that easy to win!  

*** Be sure to head over to Dawn's blog.  She's got another great card fold waiting for you.  ***

Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way.

56 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

That is a crazy sweet card!!!

Laura Turcotte said...

I'm already a follower!

Laura Turcotte said...

I'm a follower of the fab DT!

MLiss3 said...

Can't wait to try this card. So cute!. Great idea.

MLiss3 said...

Just became a follower to your blog!

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Wow cool card it looks like bite marks when the card is open, so appropriate for a yummy looking cupcake. :) will comment on the other sites you mentioned.

mamawcindy said...

Another Fold Card that I haven't tried. Love It! Going to have to try this one. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Swimmom said...

Very cool technique!

Got2BCrafting said...

Awesome card Patty!! I don't think I have ever seen this card fold before. :)
Hugs,
Lori

Claire Spielman said...

Just checked out and liked your FB page...what a sweet kitten!
Creative Wishes
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Claire Spielman said...

I love your take on the gatefold card..I'm definitely going to try that with various shapes!! Thanks for sharing your talent!
Creative Wishes
Claire S
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scrapmyway@gmail.com

Claire Spielman said...

Now following you with Bloglovin'...best and most fun way to keep in touch! Hope you can do the same!
Creative Wishes
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com
scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Claire Spielman said...

Following Joy's blog for the longest time and loving it!
Creative Wishes
Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Janis said...

Really sweet card. The design is easy, but looks very cool.
How lovely of you to offer blog candy. Would love to try out Joy's Life stamps!
<3 J

Janis said...

I already follow you by Blogger and by email. I hope that counts!! Yippee!!!
<3 J

Pat N. said...

Wow, this is so cool! Love the modified gate card look, and your card is so precious!

Pat N. said...

I just liked your Facebook page--thanks for the chance at your generous giveaway!

D- said...

I LOVE your wonderful card! Great tutorial. TFS.
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D- said...

I follow by email and Google.
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D- said...

I am a follower at Joy's design team blog.
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Joy said...

Patty,
I'M GOING TO MISS YOU!!!! Now...about the card... ;) I LOVE this card. It's so pretty and cute. Why do I make such lame gatefolds? LOL! You know what this one makes me think of? When you open it it sort of looks like someone took bites out of it! Like they're eating the cupcake! I love the way you made this. Thank you for being in the Fun Card Folds Birthday Blog Hop...and for being an awesome Design Team leader!
Hugs,
~Joy~

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Stephenie said...

This is a great card!! Love the gatefold opening!!

Stephenie said...

I have LIKED your facebook page!!

Julie Odil said...

This is great! And, I love the tutorial. Wonderful!

Melissa said...

Well, I love your modified gatefold, gr8t job!

mzcherub at gmail dot com!

I am a follower!

Melissa said...

I am a follower of joy!!!

Melissa said...

I am a follower of the DT Team too!

Marlene said...

I have nestabilities dies and it's always great seeing new uses for them! Your card is crazy cute.

Marlene said...

Oh, I'm a follower of Joy :)

Marlene said...

And, I went ahead and started following you on FB since I'm there everyday anyways, lol!

Alycia said...

Cute twist on the gatefold! I like it.

Alycia said...

I'm a follower of Joy's Design Team Blog. :)

TeacherMom said...

Very cute card! Love that it is kinda backwards to what we are used to on a gatefold card. Clever!!!! Thanks for sharing!

TeacherMom said...

I am a BlogLovin' follower!!!!!

TeacherMom said...

Liked you!!!!! (FB)

TeacherMom said...

Following the DT blog. Went to have a look and am going back after the blog hop to see more amazing inspiration!!!!

Caz said...

Just love this card, and thanks for the opportunity to win some candy. :-)

Caz said...

I am a new follower, and I love cup cakes ;-)

Caz said...

I have been over to your Facebook page, and 'liked' it. Once again thanks for the chance of winning candy. :-)

Lynnie Einerson said...

What a great idea. I love the way this card opens like a gate and who doesn't like cupcakes...

Lynnie Einerson said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Lynnie Einerson said...

I just stumbled upon Joy's site a month ago. Ordered some great stamps and now with this blog hop, I am a follower of her DT team. I can't wait to sit down and put these stamps to work.

Debbie said...

hello I just love your cupcake card it is super sweet and very cute
Hugs
Debbie
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Debbie said...

Hello again yes I am a follower with you here
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Debbie said...

Hello again I am a fan now of your facebook page I hit the Like button come Like me too
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Debbie said...

Hello again yes I am a follower of Joys DT blog and love it too I would love to be so lucky and win a set of stamps I have not had the chance to purchase them
Debbie
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chignon said...

great card, I love how you put the scalloped circle in the center of the opening -cool!

snowdraak said...

Cute card. I like how you modified the gate fold. Adorable cupcake. Thanks for the chance to win awesome blog candy!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Patty, this is so cute! I've never seen this kind of fold before, definitely on my to try list now :) I'm going to miss working with you on the Joy's Life team! Have fun traveling! :) Big Crafty Hugs!!

spage said...

I love this variation on a gatefold card.

Sue D said...

Very cute and love this fold--I will have to try this.
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Sue D said...

I follow through BlogLovin.
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Sue D said...

I follow the DT blog.
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Maria Matter said...

oh Patty you are going to be missed very much hun, I hope you know how much we appreciated all you did for the team...even if we didn't always say. hugs!
Beautiful cupcake card!