Friday, June 4, 2010

Penny Black Birthday Card

Yes, I had a busy day.  Worked until noon, then went to lunch with a friend, and back to her house for some card-making and fun.  The previous post is the first card, and this is the second card that I made for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge - . The theme for this challenge was In The Garden, and I chose this darling little sleeping hedgehog, cuz' I just adore him. I bought this paper because it made me smile - it's a "happy" paper, don't you think? Anyways, I just had to use it today!! It's by We R Memory Keepers.
It also fits the sketch challenge for the Unscripted Sketches #57 challenge , and, Raise The Bar Challenge # 21 , which is Celebrate Summer!
Here's my card:

It's called a Joy Fold Card, and it's ssooooo fun to make.  I'll post a couple of pics so you can see the clever opening.  The top panel opens UP, the the bottom panel opens DOWN. Then there's some cute stuff going on INSIDE the card, too.  The little round flower embelly on the front is raised on foam, so that the front panel just tucks under it to keep it closed.  Clever, huh.  I learned this card over on Splitcoaststampers, and will be posting another, along with full directions, on Tuesday for my Technique Tuesday blog. Stop back soon!
Here are a couple of side/inside views:
That's it for today.  I'm pooped, and ready for bed!!  Take some time, tonight, to count your blessings!



  1. Oh, Lynda...this is so cool! You're a big tease though! I don't want to wait until Tuesday to see the directions!! Sorry, do I sound like a little kid, whining? Lol! Seriously, this is just the cutest card! I LOVE the paper and the way it opens! I'll be here Tuesday for sure! :)

  2. Wow, this card is gorgeous! I love that adorable hedgehog and all these fun summer colors. Great job on the sketch and the trifold card. Thanks for playing with Unscripted Sketches!

  3. I just love this card! Very bright and cheerful! I saw it somewhere else but can't remember where!! I love the hedgehog! Now I have to go hop around to find it for so curious!

  4. What a fantastic card. i love the fold on this one. That Penny Black image is sweet and thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Raise the Bar.


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