Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fun folds

I am sharing a gatefold card today.  Not only do I like the folds of this gatefold card, I like the handmade embellishment even better!

I have made a couple of this card as it is so fun to make.  The embellishment was made of six small hexagons folded and assembled to become this larger star.  Isn't it great for a Christmas card?  I like that the shape coordinates with the background paper.

The hardest part for this blog post was taking a picture of it.  I guess the card has a natural tendency to pop open so I had to use some temporary adhesive to stick it down.  I wanted to take a picture with it upright but when it's closed it does not stand up.  Hahaha~  Just trust me on this one - the interior of the card says "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas".  Had I not stuck down both gates, you would have got a sneak peek at it. 

We are now down to just 13 days before Christmas.  The countdown, unfortunately, has not been fun.  I was reported that more packages were missing.  Arghhh..... But I won't let these things weaken the holiday spirits.  Let's enjoy it with positive thoughts!

My card is linking up to the following challenges:
A Gem of a challenge - Anything Goes
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Christmas
Come and Get it Challenge - Christmas
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - past challenge and I've chosen this one:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful fold Joyce! Absolutely gorgeous colors along with the repetition of lines makes it very elegant and classy. Nice crisp folds and very exact... well done! Thank you for playing “Anything Goes” at our house!
    ~ginny DT for 613 Ave Create (
    RubberMAD ( )

  2. Gorgeous fancy folds, Joyce! Love your soft colors and wonderful job on the handmade embellie. So glad that you chose to play in our "Anything Goes" challenge at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    NanaConnie DT

  3. What a super fun fold!!! LOVE the gorgeous wintry colors, too! HUGS and thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) Mynn xx

  4. Oh this is just lovely! I really like the way you've made the central star and such lovely paper too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  5. Great fun fold card. Well Done. Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations.

  6. Hey, Joyce. What a nice gate fold card. Home made is so much fun to make and give. You did a great job on this. I know all about wanting to stand those cards up and it doesn't want to cooperate. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It Challenges.

  7. Thankyou for joining us in our challenge at artistic inspirations with your great gatefold card.
    Good luck fiona dt.

  8. Great project. Thank you for joining our blog hop at Come and Get It. Good luck. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you back in 2014. Judy DT

  9. Oooh what a terrific fancy fold - must try that. This is really lovely, I like your colors. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.

  10. An amazing fold and a great card.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge and Happy New Year!

    Helen x