Getting Started - Joy Fold ThanksWe all need thank you cards and I think this one is just the ticket!  The fancy fold is called a Joy Fold.  Perhaps it’s called that because it brings joy by being pretty thrifty and easy.


Getting Started - Joy Fold Thanks WindowWhen you open up the top layer, a little bird peeks out the window and the bird is still there when the second layer is opened.
It will take some precision stamping to get the bird to sit perfectly on the branch, but Stampin’ Up! has a tool with a funny name, a Stamp-a-ma-jig, to help you.  I know…  my Getting Started Challenge is all about minimal supplies.  Don’t worry.  Here’s a link to shGetting Started - Joy Fold Thanksow you how to make your own.  It’s not quite as good, but it will get you through until you are ready to buy the real thing.  In the picture with the bird in the window I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and took a picture and forgot to press the stamp down.  The Stamp-a-ma-jig is so great, I was even able to stamp again.  If you look very closely you might be able to see those tiny bird toes are not precisely lined up.  That was with my home-made tool, so perhaps if I’d used the real one it would have been perfect.  The bottom picture shows a close up of the bird precisely on the branch (only stamped once).

 

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Getting Started Sample – Joy Fold Thanks

 

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