Bee Themed Joy Fold Card Tutorial with Craft Consortium Tell the Bees for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! For this installment of Throwback Thursday I have prepared a Bee Themed Joy Fold Card Tutorial. We’ll be working with Crafty Consortium’s “Tell the Bees” release from 2012. But you can use whatever papers you have in your stash to make this fun fold card.
I’ve combined the patterned papers with digital ephemera from Polly’s Paper Studio, Ephemoire Digital Designs and Gecko Galz.
TIP: File digital images by theme so that they are easy to find when you want to use them. After I print out a sheet of digital images, I file the extras away in small bags that are sorted by theme and arranged alphabetically. So all my digital bee images and ephemera are in a bag labeled “BEES.”
Bee Themed Joy Fold Card Tutorial: The Basics
Joy Fold cards have been around for as long as I’ve been making cards. But I wanted a larger card base that could double as a mini folio. To make this Joy Fold card we will be combining a 6×6 side fold card base with a 4 1/2″ x 5 12″ side fold card base. Adhere the smaller card base inside the larger one to form a flap. It’s a really simple card base to make, but affords lots of room for photos or decoration.
TIP: Enhance the lavender hues in the patterned paper with Lilac Seam Binding Ribbon and flowers.
Bee Themed Joy Fold Card Tutorial: A Peek Inside
Add bee images or photos to the card panels. You could fit quite a few photos in this mini folio.
You’ll learn how to create this sweet double pocket in the center panel.
This design gives you lots of room for images or photos and journaling.
This 4 1/4 ” x 5 1/4″ tea wallet fits neatly behind the top pocket. You could easily convert this to a photo folio.
But I turned it into a tea wallet and note card. A honey stick fits neatly into the card pocket to complete the gift.
Bee Themed Joy Fold Card Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to take this fancy fold card for a spin, here’s an easy to follow video tutorial for you.
Remember, even if you don’t have these papers in your stash, I’m sure that you have something in your stash that will work beautifully with this fancy fold card base. You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.
Thanks for stopping by!
- Craft Consortium Tell the Bees 12×12 Paper Pad
- 12×12 Kraft Cardstock
- Cream Cardstock
- Lilac Seam Binding Ribbon
- Little Birdie Linz Grey Flower Pack
- Purple Bead/Berry Clusters
- Metal Embellishments