Today’s sketch challenge is a

  Joy Fold Card

If you need help with this card fold, check out my tutorial here.

This challenge will run until Wednesday, July 11th at 10 a.m. central time. If you want to enter the drawing, upload your card online and post a link to your image as a comment to this post.

The winner will be chosen by and will receive a spool of the new retired 1/4″ grosgrain bluebird. It matches wonderful to Stampin’ Up!s Brocade Blue.

Here is my sample:


I made this card before I left for Germany. It was another make and take sample for Julia’s downline meeting.  I simply love Baroque Motifs and the new in colors (well…I still need convincing for Wild Wasabi!)

The Card base is a 4 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Purely Pomegranate, scored at 5 1/2″.  I sponged all the edges with chocolate chip ink.

The flap on the left has a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Groovy Guava over it. I stamped the flowers of  Baroque Motifs all over in Groovy Guava ink and then sponged the edges with the same ink.

The center flap base is a 3″ x 7″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I sponged all the edges with chocolate chip and scored the Cardstock at 3 1/2″.

The front panel is a  2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of River Rock cardstock. I stamped the Swirls and small flower on it in River Rock and added a Faux Stitching border with my trusted All in a Row Argyle stamp.  Two Chocolate Chip window Word punchouts  were added as tabs and secured with vintage brads and Cherish was stamped  in chocolate chip to finish the card front off .


On the inside I stamped the inside right with the swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs in Chocolate chip. On the right side is another piece 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ River Rock Cardstock stamped with swirl and little flower. The bottom has the outline Argyle stamp from All in a Row stamped on it.

For the card closure I stamped the bigger Flower of the set twice in Purely Pomegranate on Groovy Guava cardstock and the smaller flower once with Chocolate chip. I cut out the bigger flower ones around the dots, ones directly around the flower image and sponged both with chocolate chip ink. I cut out and sponged the smaller flower as well, layered all three flowers on top and added a vintage brad in the middle. I adhered it with dimensionals so that the bottom left corner of the chocolate chip flap would stay underneath.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

66 Responses to “Sketch Challenge #9”

  1. Just gorgeous Beate!!!! I love it!!!!

  2. Here’s my sample – and I’m sure I’ll make more! Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I really love making cards like this!

    Entry #1

  3. This is so elegant Beate. I love the color combo and those baroque motiff stamps are beautiful aren’t they?

  4. I love the elegance of your card. It is gorgous.


  5. Absolutely stunning! Great colors choices! Can’t wait to try out the sketch!!! 😉

  6. MmMMMMM guava with pomegranate! Yummy!

  7. Three cheers for Beate!!! For my hostess club next week, I told the ladies we’d be doing some unusual folds, and I had planned to search around for a joy fold for one of them – you just saved me a bunch of work!!! 🙂 I haven’t been able to do your challenges for a few weeks, hopefully I’ll get something posted for this one!! Your card is GORGEOUS!

  8. This is a really wonderful group of colors. I really like the swirls as one bg and the flowers as another. VERY pretty.

  9. Does our baby announcement count…hehe, probably not 😉 Thanks for your help with it though – it sure is a lot easier than what I came up with! See you tomorrow!

  10. This is really pretty Beate! Those new colors go together really well, love it!

  11. Another gorgeous card! I just completed your last challenge! I was so behind! Hopefully I’ll get this one done a lot sooner! Have a great weekend!

  12. Ooooh! I wanna do a JOYfold card! *wink* Maybe I’ll get to stamp this weekend!

  13. This is such an absolutely stunning card. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color combo. I’m glad you showed the inside of the card. I’m blonde with cards so I have to see the whole thing or it never makes sense.

    AND….I’m goofy — I just love that Wild Wasabi color. It was the first of the in colors I just had to try out with More Mustard and Chocolate Chip with my Serene Sunflower set.

    Thanks for always sharing your inspiration!!!
    Sandy =)

  14. Beate, this was an awesome challenge. I’ve never made a card like this before or even heard of it, but it was just awesome!!!

    Check it out.

    Entry #2

  15. Great color combo on your card! It looks awsome. I am very happy with this weeks sketch challenge it made my day a lot easier!

  16. Very pretty! Great inspiration! Love the ‘joy’ fold! I’ll try to play soon!

  17. Beate this is soooo beautiful. I finally finished my card this afternoon. Here is the link:

    Entry #3

  18. Thanks so much for this week’s challenge Beate, I absolutely loved the card design. I know I’ll use it alot in the future!!

    Your card is beautiful, the Baroque Motifs were already on my wishlist but now I want them even more!!

    I made two cards as I loved the design so much, you can see them here :


    Entry #4
    Entry #5

  19. Super pretty! I love all of these colors together…they just go so well with one another! Can’t wait to get some time to play in this challenge.


  20. thanks for inspiring and helping me and no, i still haven’t reduced my new catty list by much but of course you knew that 🙂

    ok, here it is…

    Entry #6

  21. Wonderful card Beate! I decided to give this one a shot, so here is the link to mine. Have a great day! *HUGS* Alex

    Entry #7

  22. Okay, let me try this again – I need to learn to follow directions – LOL! Here is the link just to THAT card!

    Entry #8

  23. Awesome Beate.

  24. What a fab idea! great instructions too!

    Here’s mine:


    Entry #9

  25. You card is a beautiful. I had fun making this card. I posted my card I will be trying this one again

    Entry #10

  26. Wow found your site through a fellow blogger…love it, have had a go at the joy fold card, which is fabby, have added it to my site

    Entry #11

  27. This was a fun card to make! Thanks for another great challenge! I hope you like what I’ve done with it.

    Entry #12

  28. I needed a baby card, so I made one for your challenge.

    I LOVE your Cherish Joy Fold card! It’s soooo gorgeous!!

    Thanks for the challenge, Beate! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Entry #13

  29. This was fun! Figuring out how to keep it closed is always my favorite part. This time I used ribbon. Here’s my card:

    Entry #14

  30. Thanks for the challenge! I’ve been wanting to make this card for a while.
    Here’s mine:

    Entry #15

  31. Thankyou Beat for giving me the oppourtunity to take part in this fabby challenge,I am new at blogging and this is my first challenge, I truly enjoyed it.. heres my card….

    Entry #16

  32. Love your card, especially the color combo and the flower which doubles as a “holder” for the flap. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to add this set to my wish list. Here’s mine — really like this sketch.

    Entry #17

  33. This is the first time I have visited your blog (which I bookmarked) and the first challenge I have participated in. You can see my card at

    Entry #18

  34. Here’s my card! Thanks for the challenge, I learned something new today.

  35. Love this card Challenge. I combined it for 2 challenges.

    Here is my card:

    Entry #19

  36. Here is my card.
    It was a fun to make.
    Entry #20

  37. Hey Beate – that is a GREAT card! I am giving you my first challenge response ever! EEK. Then I’m gonna make Pam do it!

    My entry is here:


    Entry #21

  38. Thanks for the inspiration! I was having a creative block before I saw this on your website.

    Here’s my card:

    Entry #22

  39. Well I haven’t tried one of these cards before, but it wasn’t as hard as I thought to put it together. Thanks for the great explanation. I don’t have a blog, but here is a link to an image of my card:

    Entry #23

  40. Here is mine. Thanks for doing these challenges each week.

    Entry #25

  41. Here’s mine – thanks for the challenge!

    Entry #28

  42. Hi Beate,

    So glad to have found your blog. It inspired me to start a blog this weeekend AND participate in your weekend challenge. My first EVER!!!

    I hope I did this right.

    Here is the link to my card.

    I look forward to doing more.


    Entry #29

  43. Finally got some time to work on this challenge over the weekend.

    Thanks Beate!

    Entry #31

  44. These colours are SO rich Beate!! Just gorgeous!

  45. What a gorgeous card. I’m definitely going to have to try this fold.

  46. Beate, This is a super cute card! I loved it so much that I practically made the same card and just changed the colors, and it is not as cool as yours. Well any way here it is! Thanks for the great sketch!
    Entry #32

  47. Here’s my creation. I soooo love this template and will be using it in the future. I am waiting for new stamps as well…so I had to work with what I got. Thanks for the truly awesome sketch.

    entry #33

  48. Hi Beate,

    I was wondering why I hadn’t gotten a comment from you. When I checked my NEW blog I realized that you couldn’t leave a comment b/c it was somehow turned off.

    It’s working now so sorry if you tried and weren’t able to.

    I still had fun making the card…LOL


  49. Aloha Beate,

    I have 2 cards that I made using your tutorial – here they are for submittal. I’ll try and work on 1 more for good luck!!! =0)

    Card #1 can be found here:

    Card #2 can be found here:

    Thanks for the inspiration – I would have never have the guts to make these if it wasn’t for you “holding my hands”.

    Much Hugs n’ Aloha,

    Entry #35
    Entry #36

  50. Beate, I love this layout – thanks! Here is my take on it. If I get time later, I will try it again with SU products 🙂 Thanks for hostings these weekely challenges and for keeping them open until Wednesdays as the weekends get crazy now that summer is here.

    Entry number #38

  51. This was fun!!! Thanks for this awesome sketch Beate. Here’s my attempt, using all my new SU stuff! 🙂

    Entry #39

  52. Thanks – this was fun. I loved this challenge…

    Entry #40

  53. This was a fun card to make!!!
    Please check it out at:

    I will definitly be making more of these in the future.

    Entry #41

  54. Hi Beate! Here’s my entry. I really enjoyed making a card this way.

    Entry #42

  55. Thanks for another awesome challenge, Beate! These joy fold cards are fun! Here’s my card…

    Entry #43, I think. 🙂

  56. LOVE this card…and I got to play again! Thanks for such fun challenges!!

    Entry #44

  57. I hope I made it in under the wire! 🙂

    Here is my second submission!

    Thanks Beate.

    Entry # 45

  58. […] T. (Shadowcatcher) Says: July 11th, 2007 at 2:15 am eThanks for another awesome challenge, Beate! These joy fold cards are fun! Here’s my […]

  59. Here’s my card! Hope I made it in time! It was really fun!

  60. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. This is very useful.

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