Friday, November 22, 2013

a fun folded card. . . .

inspired by Dawn at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.  I rarely try anything too involved when making a card for fear of making a mess of it.  However this one turned out pretty nicely and I may make a few more for Christmas:



Here is the first opening:



And, here is the inside of the card:



I had some patterned paper left over from my stamp club project for this month and decided to use it for this card.  The Joy stamp is a very old one from a company called Westwater Enterprises.  I purchased it in 1998!  But it did fit in the opening and had holly to match the paper, so it was definitely the one to use.  The inside greeting is from Hero Arts.  I used some Stickles on the outside frame to jazz it up a little. 

I've been busy this week working on some swaps that are due by the end of the month, so haven't had time to make more cards.  Still working on the last swap; then it's full speed ahead on my Christmas cards!

Thanks for stopping by. 

12 comments:

Cindy C. said...

It's a charming card Joy!

SLScheibe said...

How very pretty! You make some lovely cards :)

Theresa said...

Love this fold...great design and stamps! See ya soon. Hugs!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the fold - looks great :)

Barb said...

Awesome design, Joy! Love how this turned out!

Linda said...

a very pretty and unique card-love the envelope style! Gotta love some of those oldie but goodie stamps :):)

Cat Craig said...

Love this sweet card. A super fun fold too!

Dawn Turley said...

this is delightful Joy. Must try it out.

walchowDesign said...

How cool is the fold, Joy! I am so glad that you shared this with us, I am tempted to give it a try too!

Maureen Morton said...

What a fun design and a lovely, rich card. Love that frame on top - it makes it so unique! Great job. Happy weekend.

Greta said...

Terrific card, Joy! Such a neat design & love the bright, cheery look!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, isn't this a beautiful Christmas card...love the fancy fold design and what pretty colors, papers, and stamps!!!!