Friday, June 29, 2012

Caution, Construction Zone

This week,at Card Crafter's Circle, we want to see your


We're talking construction in the creation of your card. We would love to see what you come up with that is more than a single-fold or gate-fold card....  easel cards, step cards, spinners, sliders, shaped cards, waterfalls.... my goodness there are so many construction projects to create! Once you've constructed your lovely, go to and enter this week's challenge. Our gracious sponsor will give our randomly drawn challenge winner their choice of 3 Milk Coffee images! But wait.... there's more! Our sponsor will also provide one image each to our chosen Top 3! So even more possible chances to be a winner!
I am construction challenge -- ok, I admit that there are plenty of days that I think I'm creatively challenged, but I definitely know that constructing things is NOT my cup of tea. Don't put hammer and nails, sewing machine and thread, Tinker Toys or Legos in my hands -- your efforts would be totally useless. So, while my teamies were busy putting together lovely frame cards, spinners, purses, and the likes, I frantically searched for something that was labeled "construction card for dummies." I don't remember what this kind of card is called,** but it is essentially two "regular" cards combined to create a new format. The bottom "card" is the larger of the two, and is folded up about 1/3 of the way. The second "card" is smaller and is folded in half. The smaller card is then adhered to the bottom card in such a way that the front fits over the folded up part of the bottom card. The green circle with the large yellow flower brad holds everything closed. It really is rather cute all made up (and simple enough for the construction impaired such as I).

So, get out your Tinker Toys -- er, I mean your scissors and paper and let's see what you construct! In the mean time, do visit Card Crafter's Circle blog and see what my (less construction challenged) teamies have put together to inspire you.

**I went back and checked, and my card is called a "Joy Fold" card. You can find a tutorial for this at Splitcoast Stampers at


  1. Jenee! I'm with you on constructing items! I love your card and I think even I could make one of these! I absolutely love this little girl on the ladybug! That flower brad is super cute to!

  2. You did such a great job with this! I would never have thought of that way to put a card's very cute, and would be easy to get into an envelope, lol.
    I love the cheeriness of this creation...lovely summery image and colours....go, Jenee!

  3. Hi Jenee, Your card is so darling! I love the joy fold that you used and the DP's are so cute along with the image!

  4. Love your gorgeous card.

  5. I've never made a joyfold card before, very inspirational you've got me thinking!!!Thanks for the link! I love this fun image and you made me laugh out loud when I read your post title!!!
    Hugs Trish xxxx