Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper DT Call and Challenge

Robyn at My Pink Stamper currently has two openings for her DT and is holding a challenge for these positions.  The challenge includes designing a project with the colors pink, green, and brown.  You can use an additional (optional) color if you choose.

Robyn, I am entering your DT call because I would love the chance to be on your DT.  You have been an inspiration to me since the very first time I clicked onto your blog.  I discovered your You Tube videos and I was hooked.  I watched for hours at a time!  

For your DT call, I designed a birthday card that doubles as a gift card holder.  I know many women like to treat their friends to coffee so this card has a place to put a gift card to your favorite cafe.  

This is a "Joy Fold" card.  
Joy Fold cards are made by attaching a smaller card to a larger card.  On the front you can see the sweet dog cut at 3" from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge.  The computer generated sentiment says "On Your Special Day."

As you open the card on the left you will see a warm, steaming cup of coffee cut at 3" from the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge with the word "coffee" cut at 1" from the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge.  On the right is a computer generated sentiment that says, "Hope you can get away and have a cup on me!"

As you open up the card to the inside you will find a Happy Birthday greeting and a pocket that will hold a gift card.  You will need to add 4 brads to attach the pocket.  You can also attach adhesive to the bottom of the pocket but it is not necessary to add adhesive to the sides.  You want to make sure the gift card will fit into the pocket.  This must all be done prior to attaching the smaller and larger cards together.

Here is the inside of the finished card!!!  On the left you will see a place to write a special note to the birthday gal.  

Brown paper: 9" x 4.25" score at 3.5 (left side) - Large card
      8.5" x 3" (fold in half) - Small card

Green paper: 4" x 1.75" (for the pocket)
           2 cuts of 4" x 2.75"
           2 cuts of 4" x 3.25"
5.25" x 4"   .

I hope I have inspired you to try a Joy Fold card if you have never tried one before.  If you still need further directions don't hesitate to send me an email.  I would be happy to help.  My email address is posted on my blog on the left side bar.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you Robyn for the chance to enter your DT call!


  1. Great card design! Love all the details! Good luck for the DT position!

  2. You're card is so cute! What an awesome idea for a card! I'm following you now as well!

  3. Madison,

    That is so cute!!! :) I love joy fold cards, too! Good luck on making My Pink Stamper's design team...I would love to see your creations over there!

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo do com

  4. Madison, I absolutely love it! So girly and cute!!! XOXO Momo

  5. Madison, that poodle is adorable and one of my favorite images. GL with the DT Challenge :D

  6. Hi, Madison!! Great job on this card, and I wish you well on Robyn's DT call. You did a very good job on the tutorial :) I think a joy fold card is in my very near future!!
    (Come visit us over at - I've missed you!)

  7. I'm gonna have to learn how to make one of these cards! very very cute! Love the colors and poodle is just adorable! thanks for stopping by! Good Luck!!
    Yours TruLee

    Ann Marie

  8. Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! It's great that you sell your items. I just can't seem to let them go after creating them. TFS!

    We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by

  9. So cute!!! Good luck!!! :-)
    -Sam :-)

    p.s. I'm a new follower :-)

  10. What a neat card with so many great details. Good luck on the DT.

  11. Very cute card. Congrats on being an honorable mention for the design team.

  12. Madison congratulations on being an honorable mention!!

  13. Awesome Card!! Congrats on being an honorable mention! Love your work...

    Nicole T.

  14. Congrats on getting honorable mention. Your card is adorable. It is quite an accomplishment to have a blog and so many followers at your age. I am blown away and so impressed. I have just become your newest follower. I would love for you to come visit me at my blog and become a follower if you'd like.




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