Monday, September 5, 2022


I know that there are still a couple of weeks of summer left, but since today is Labor Day, it always seems like the official beginning of Fall.  However, I'm not giving up so easily on summer! So, this week, I'm featuring the Oceanfront Stamp Set.  I want at least one more week of enjoying all things water and what better way to do that than with a Stamp Set called Oceanfront.

Today's card uses an old favorite Fun-Fold called a Joy Fold.  This is a super easy fun-fold, and today's card combines the Oceanfront and Let's Set Sail Stamp Sets with the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper. 

I could celebrate Labor Day, but since I don't really have any Labor Day traditions, I'm just going to celebrate that it is still "officially" summer with a sail on the ocean!  How do you celebrate Labor Day?  Do you have Labor Day Traditions?

A Joy Fold card is basically made up of two separate simple cards.  The large Thick Basic White base card is made with a 1/2-flap on the front.  I thought these two Pacific Point patterns from the Celebrate Everything DSP were a bit nautical -- or at least could be made to work with a nautically themed card.  The inside of the large base is covered with the Chevron Design and the 1/2-flap is covered with the Checked Design.  Both are matted on Pacific Point.

The Small card is made with Pacific Point cardstock and measures 3" x 8-1/2" and is scored at 4-1/4".  The fold of the small card is on the right and basically interweaves with large card base.

The scene on the front of the small card was made with stamps from the Oceanfront Stamp Set.  The water, made with Pacific Point ink, was stamped-off several times so it was not so dark.  The sky is stamped with Petal Pink.

I chose the sentiment, "faith over fear" from Charming Sentiments because for me to go sailing on the ocean in a little sailboat boat like this, I would need a LOT of Faith to conquer my Fear!  My personal opinion is that the larger the body of water, the bigger the boat needs to be!  LOL

Actually, I do love this sentiment.  There is so much in life where we need to rely on our faith to conquer our fears.

For the inside, I added another sentiment from Charming Sentiments.  I thought it seemed appropriate to pair with the Faith over Fear sentiment.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for this card, one is available to download at this link.

A complete list of the products I used is shown below.  For more information on any product, just click on the image to learn more.

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  1. I LOVE this card! The fold, the bold colors...the sailboat! I might have to case this for Brian's birthday card :)