January 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop – Creator’s Choice

Jan 20, 2022 | Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the January 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Creator’s Choice. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring a technique of their choosing.

January 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Creator's Choice – Learn how to make a diagonal joy fold card as my choice for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Creator’s Choice – Diagonal Joy Fold Card

This technique is a fun fold card that has a diagonal card front and a smaller “card” attached that opens in the opposite direction.  

January 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Creator's Choice – Learn how to make a diagonal joy fold card as my choice for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Instructions

To make the card base, I started with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″ on the long side) piece of thick White cardstock.  On the card front portion (shown as the right side of the fold in the image below) I cut a diagonal line from the top of the fold down to the bottom right corner.  

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To decorate the triangle card front, I used a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper.  This piece is also cut diagonally, from the top left corner down to the bottom right corner.  A tip for cutting corner to corner is to start cutting from somewhere in the middle of the paper after it’s lined up in the cutting track of the Paper Trimmer (as shown below).

The remaining triangle piece can be used for another card by rotating it (this works best with non-directional patterns).

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A few other pieces of cardstock are needed for this card:

  • One piece of Thick White cardstock measuring 3″ x 8″ (scored at 4″ on the long side)
  • Two pieces of Granny Apple Green cardstock measuring 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Two pieces of White cardstock measuring 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
November 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - No Line Watercoloring – Learn how to make a card featuring the no line watercoloring technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Once all the cardstock pieces are cut, it’s time to stamp and assemble.  I used the Friendly Hello stamp set with Fresh Freesia and Granny Apply Green ink to stamp the sentiments and flower image.

November 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - No Line Watercoloring – Learn how to make a card featuring the no line watercoloring technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

When assembling, I adhered the White stamped layers to the Granny Apple Green layers.  Then added these layers to the small “card” so that the fold was along the right edge.

This small “card” is adhered to the inside of the card base so that when the triangle flap is closed the small card flap closes over top and can lay flat.

December 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Creator's Choice – Learn how to make a diagonal joy fold card as my choice for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com
December 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Creator's Choice – Learn how to make a diagonal joy fold card as my choice for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Scroll through the photos below to see the card I made (Hello Friend), the card I received from my upline, Rachel Tessman (Happy Valentine’s Day), and the card from my other upline, Susan Campfield (Thanks). 

It’s fun to see that the same layout can be used for pretty much any occasion!

Color Inspiration

January 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Creator's Choice – Learn how to make a diagonal joy fold card as my choice for this month's hop. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

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Happy making!

Mackenzie

Mackenzie Makes

Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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5 Comments

  1. Vickie Littlewood

    Very Beautiful examples of a great Fancy Fold.

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  2. Karen Egan

    Lovely fun fold x

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  3. Amy Rudd

    I love the beauty of this card and how the layering adds interest and mystery. Very pretty color choices too Mackenzie-I also like your valentine sample!

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  4. Vy

    Thats such a pretty card, Mackenzie!

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