Joy Fold Booklet

Valerie Stangle © Copyright 2007 All Rights Reserved

Stampin’ Up! Images Copyright 1990-2007

 

 

Our Guest Instructor is Valerie Stangle

This booklet evolved after I was shown how to make a hidden message fold while attending a stamping gathering. That particular project just had one hidden fold and was mounted on a single piece of cardstock and did not open as a traditional card, just the hidden message opened.

 

One day I made a traditional folding card utilizing this fun fold on the front of the card and posted it on a popular stamping website.  It became known as the Joy-fold because that card was intended for my good friend, Joy, as I stamped her name on the front of the card. 

 

After making several Joy-fold cards, I went even further one day and made a Joy-fold booklet.  Comprised of 3 fun folds with hidden messages and bound together, it creates a fun booklet to give as a special gift.

 

Finished size is 6 ¼ x 4 ½ and will fit in a Large envelope by Stampin’ Up!  Extra postage and padding recommended for mailing.

 

The project may seem a little daunting but it is so worth it, the results are FANTASTIC!!!!

Supplies:

Scor-Pal®

Cardstock:

   Two 6 ¼” x 4 ¼” - for booklet base (SU! Marigold Morning)

 

   Two 2 ½” x 9 1/8” same color as booklet base (SU! Marigold Morning)

   One 2 ½” x 7” same color as booklet base (SU! Marigold Morning)

 

   Two 2 ¼”” x 3 7/8” contrasting color (SU! Always Artichoke)

   Two 2 ¼” x 4 ¾” contrasting color (SU! Always Artichoke)

   One 2 ¼” x 2 3/4” contrasting color (SU! Always Artichoke)

   One 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” contrasting color (SU! Always Artichoke)

 

   Two 2 1/8” x 3 3/4” white

   Two 2 1/8” x 4 5/8 white

   One 2 1/8” x 2 5/8” white

   One 2 1/8” x 3 5/8” white

Patterned Paper:

   Two 4” x 8” (BoBunny)

   One 5” x 7” (Bobunny)

 

 

 

Additional  supplies:

· Ribbon (SU! Cranberry Stitched Grosgrain, Moss Gingham check, Mustard grosgrain)

· Mat Pak (SU!) and Piercing tool (Making Memories)

· Picture Hanger hardware (CTMH)

· Adhesive (Scotch Tacky Adhesive)

· Stamps (SU! and Hero Arts)

· Dye ink (SU! Marigold Morning, Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, Brocade Blue)

·Scor-Tape™ (Sticky Strip SU! shown)

· Eyelets (SU! Rich Regal Asst – Artichoke)

· Silent Setter (Provo Craft)

Step 1:

Score both 6 ¼ “x 4 ¼” pieces at 1”, set aside.

 

Step 2:

Score both 2 ½” x 9 1/8” pieces of cardstock at 5”, set aside.

 

Step 3:

Score the 2 ½” x 7” piece of cardstock at 4”, set aside.

 

Step 4:

Score each 4” x 8” patterned paper at 3”, tear 1” off left side and fold at score, set aside.

Finished size will be 5” (width) x 4” (height) when folded on score line.

 

Tear

Step 5:

Score 5" x 7" patterned paper at 4", tear 1" off bottom and fold on score. Set aside. Finished size is 5" wide by 4" high when folded on the score line.

 

Tear here along this edge

Step 7:

Stamp each white panel as desired; adhere to artichoke panels with adhesive.  Accent pierce each stamped panel using the Mat Pak and Piercing tool. 

 

Step 8:

Attach picture hanger to left side of both 2 ¼” x 3 7/8” stamped, layered panels.  Attach picture hanger to the bottom of the 2 ¼” x 2 ¾” stamped, layered panel.  Use the piercing tool and create a hole to secure the mini brad.  Set completed layers aside.

Step 9:

 Place a small piece of Scor-Tape™ (red line tape shown) on the right side of the score on card base at the halfway point (2 ¼”), leave an approximate gap of ¼” from score line.  Remove protective liner from Scor-Tape and secure 12” of ribbon as shown. Turn page over and repeat process.  For final page, place Scor-Tape™ on the lower edge of card base, placing tape 2 ¼” in from score line and ¼” up from card bottom, remove protective liner and secure ribbon.

 

Step 10:

Attach patterned paper to card base, over ribbon, as shown.  Scored folds on first and second page go on the left side, to the right of the binding score.  On back page, scored fold is at the bottom, panel placed to the right of the binding score.

 

Step 9 –

Attach patterned paper to card base, over ribbon, as shown.  Scored folds on first and second page go on the left side, to the right of the binding score.  On back page, scored fold is at the bottom, panel placed to the right of the binding score.

 

Attach an 18” length of ribbon to front of card base over patterned paper, using a small piece of Scor-Tape™. Leave ribbon approximately 4” above the top of the card, as shown. This ribbon will keep the book tied.

Step 11:

Fold the 2 ½” x 9 1/8” cardstock strip on the score line and adhere larger portion to patterned paper; line up fold with card edge on right side.  Be sure to center strip with ribbon that was previously placed underneath patterned paper. Turn over and repeat on other side, lining up fold with binding score line. 

 

Fold the 2 ½” x 7” piece of cardstock on the score line and adhere larger portion to patterned paper; line up fold with top edge of card base and center strip with ribbon that was previously placed underneath patterned paper.  

 

 

 

Valerie was born and raised in Southern California, and lives in the inland valley of San Diego County with her husband and children

Coming from a creative family has encouraged her to try many different things over the years. A perfect fit was found when she discovered rubber stamping in 2002. Becoming a demonstrator for a rubber stamping company in 2003 and has helped her to amass a collection of stamps, papers, inks, and all the fun accessories that accompany this wonderful craft. 

One of the biggest thrills for Valerie is when others discover that they, too, can create art with rubber stamps and ink.   She enjoys knowing that when she makes a card or gift for someone, a little piece of herself is woven throughout the project, and becomes a gift from her heart.

Step 12 - Attach finished stamped panels to scored, folding panels with adhesive.  There will be 3 finished sizes, so be sure to adhere accordingly.