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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Joy Fold Card - Confirmation Card No 2


I'm having a bit of a struggle making my confirmation cards for boys, but when I discovered the Joy Fold card tutorial over at Come and Get It Challenges, I though it would be a great idea to make one having a gift money pocket on the inside.
This card is HEAVY! I've put plenty of layers on this card, mixing blue and white printed papers from Maja Design together with blue, white and kraft card stock.
I chose to add a blue ribbon to better be able to close the card. I've machine stitched with blue and white thread, I've heat embossed the sentiments using white embossing powder and I've decorated the card with cut out butterflies, a die cut clock (Marianne die) and some leaves (Spellbinders die).
The paper is dark blue, it comes out lighter in the picture than in real life.
This card is for these challenges:
1) Come and Get It Challenges - Joy Fold Card
2) ALBC - Kraft It
3) Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
4) Crafty Sentiments - The Letter B (Lots of blue and butterflies)
5) Love to Create - Punches and/or Dies
6) LEJ Designs - #51 Anything Goes
7) Artistic Inspirations - Lots of Layers
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

38 comments:

Buttons said...

That is a beautifully constructed and balanced card Pia. I love how you've made it as wonderful inside as it is on the outside. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for your great words Pia...we do have a good health system here and dad is in a specialised part of a huge hospital he is medically stable so able to leave. The hospital is helping us get the special bed etc that we need instead of having to pay a lot of money renting the goods... and we want him home...he will be much more peaceful here and he actually took a few steps with us today...he is a darling...they call him Pope Wally at the hospital as he looks like the Pope with his white gown and Rosary beads...so cute...x

love your card and the way you used this favourite die of the clock...I would not have thought to do this..very admirable....great card.xxx

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow your card looks great Pia and I am glad that you got a chance to try the Joy Fold. Love the little gift pocked on the inside! Fabulous work. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Take care. Meighan

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, brilliant design and attention to detail as always.
Pauline
x

Pat K said...

Stunning card Pia. Love, love, love all the different blues and the clock looks fabulous on the joy fold . hugs, xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is a real stunner Pia. Gorgeous colour blues and awesome layout.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Céline said...

fab card! love the design and papers
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
Hugs
céline

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Pia. I really love the design, wonderful clock die cut and gorgeous shades of blue.
Sue xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Pia! I love your beautiful blue colors and that fabulous clock die!!
Hugs, Tammy

Margie said...

So difficult to make cards for boys Pia but I think they will really appreciate the work that's gone into this clever design (as well as the money pocket inside, of course!) I really like your selection of colours. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

chrissy xx said...

STUNNING!! What FABulous colours and a FABulous design..LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card and colours. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations with our Lots of Layers challenge hugs Tania xx (DT)

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Pia, great design and love those papers :o) Hugs, Lisa x

karen said...

Excellent card Pia, love the blue/white/kraft papers they really set the design off, Karenx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pia - love that blue! Wonderful clock too - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments for our B challenge xx

butterfly said...

What a lovely card - one of my favourite colour combinations! Great to have you play along at OCC!
Alison x

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous masculine card, love the denim blue and all the layers. Great both inside and out. Love the idea of the money/card holder on the inside. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs for our 'anything goes' challenge!

Judy McKay said...

Very interesting Joy Fold card. Love the colour scheme and your choice of images. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy

Julia S-W said...

What a beautiful card Pia. I love the clever layers and folds that help to make your card special.
Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner.
Juliax

Lisa M said...

I can't stop looking at all the detail...it's just fabulous what you've created here! The colors are sensational as well. I'm gonna have to check that tutorial out now. :)
hugs to you,
Lisa x

Lau W said...

Oh so nice creation Pia ! Inside and outside, your card is a beauty !
xxx

Paper Profusion said...

This is so so impressive Pia! Beautifully made and very clever. Nicola x

Paula Whittaker said...

Wonderful card - thank you for taking part in the ALBC Challenge this month.

Laurart said...

Truly beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxxxxx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pia! what a fab design… I love the clock and the beautiful papers… the little butterflies and leaves are perfect embellies…and love the embossed sentiment... it's a wonderful design! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Asha said...

Whoa, Pia! You're really rocking these boy-cards. Such a wonderful design... perfect birthday keepsake, maybe with a couple of photos (or gift card!) tucked inside. Even the butterfly looks male! LOL! Have a great weekend.
hugs, Asha

Asha said...

Whoa, Pia! You're really rocking these boy-cards. Such a wonderful design... perfect birthday keepsake, maybe with a couple of photos (or gift card!) tucked inside. Even the butterfly looks male! LOL! Have a great weekend.
hugs, Asha

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful blue card -love the die-cut clock and butterflies great layout and love the layers-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

Elena said...

Magnific! It's so cute! I saw you on Make It Monday.

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with Crafty Sentiments Designs
Anne x

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the gift card idea in the center! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC Designer

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Pia .Fabulous creation . Great design and colour combo for masculine card .
Thanks for your visits and comments on my blog. My give away card for April is yours , please email me with postal address ..shirlb@bigpond.com

Cindy said...

A true beauty Pia! Love the fancy folds :D!

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, All of the wonderful details. You are doing an awesome job with these masculine cards. Nice touch with the sewing.
Hugs, Patricia

mixamatoasties said...

That's lovely Pia.

Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.

Susan

Ivory Moon said...

WOW ... what a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS card ..... sooo beautiful x


Thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE
Hope we see you again x

Good Luck

Tina DT

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous shade of blue. So rich and elegant looking. It is so perfect with that clock die.

That is a great fold...I just pinned the directions to make one...I love the look of it!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another beautiful card inside and out. Love that neat fold.