The Joyful Joy Fold Card – A card within a card!

Today’s featured card pattern is a simple fun fold that comes together very easily and utilizes some amazing patterned paper in the process. What makes the Joy Fold Card unique and fun is that there is a mini card layered with a regular size card which makes it more interactive. This fun fold can be made in all different sizes and variations, and I’m going to show you 2 different ways create this fold. Take a look at the video tutorial and download the pdf directions to have handy while you do some creating.

Two versions of the Joy Fold Card
Papercrafting Playdate #28 – Joy Fold Cards 2 Ways

 Basic Cutting Dimensions – Horizontal Version

  • 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2” – card base, scored at 5 1/2” along long edge
  • 3” x 8” – mini card base, scored at 4”
  • 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” neutral cardstock, cut 2
  • 4” x 5 1/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper
  • 4” x 2 3/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper
Basic cardstock and patterned paper for Horizontal Version
Score the 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2” card base along long edge at 5 1/2”.
Score the 3” x 8” mini card base along the long edge at 4”. Fold on score lines and crease well.
Attach 4” x 2 3/4” patterned paper to the front flap and the 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper on the inside of the card. Attach 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” piece on the inside of the mini card base for the inside sentiment.
Attach the mini card base inside the the large card base. The folds of the 2 card bases will be opposite of each other.  The large card base will open with the fold on the left like a typical card and the mini card base will open with the fold on the right.  The mini card base will close on top of the flap of the large card base.
Stamp one of the 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” pieces of neutral cardstock and mount on the front flap of the mini card base.

 Basic Cutting Dimensions – Vertical Version

  • 5 1/2″ x 7” – card base, scored at 4 1/4” along long edge
  • 4” x 6” – mini card base, scored at 3”
  • 2 3/4” x 3 3/4” neutral cardstock, cut 2
  • 4” x 5 1/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper
  • 2 1/2” x 5 1/4” – coordinating cardstock or patterned paper

Once you have created the basic patterns you will be able to come up with lots of alternative ways create the Joy Fold Card template. This fold is also a great way to tuck a gift card inside either one of the flaps.

These amazing Summer Shadows Dies are currently in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog and FREE with a $100 order. These versatile dies can be used by themselves or paired with the Shaded Summer stamp set (p. 75 in the Annual Catalog) to maximize their use. I hope you dive in and try this fun fold and bring yourself and someone else some JOY!!! Happy Stamping!

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2 Responses to The Joyful Joy Fold Card – A card within a card!

  1. Ceresa Beason says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card design and for providing the instructions.

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