Saturday, February 9, 2013

Joy's Life 3D Animals and Card Fold Blog Hop

Hello crafters!
Welcome to the Joy's Life 3D Animals and Card Folds Blog Hop!  You should have just come over from the fabulous Maria's blog, the Joyful Stamper.  

If you just stopped by and would like to join in on this fun hop, you can leap right on over to Joy's to start from the beginning.  You will find some great projects and some yummy blog candy along the way. :)
I have always found the iris folding technique to be very interesting, not to mention beautiful. I can not believe some of the projects I have seen using this technique, some are quite extraordinary. You should check out Pinterest and see what I mean! :)
Anyway, fortunately for me, I found an SVG file at SVG that made this technique a little quicker.  I really liked doing my first iris fold this way, because it was pretty much fool proof, yet I still got the feel for how it is done traditionally.  There are some really awesome patterns out there, so I think I might make more of these type of cards. :)  Well, enough blabbering... here is my card:
Here is what the folds look like up close:
Kind of cool, eh?
And of course, I found the perfect sentiment to go with my card:
You can find this stamp in the Joy's Life WildLife Puns stamp set. It has some super fun stamps, so check it out right here.

Now onto the blog candy:

Just leave me a comment telling what your favorite card fold or technique is.
I will pick a winner using and post it here next Friday, February 15th.

Thanks for hopping with us today. I hope you enjoyed my card. :)
Your next stop is the talented Kimberly with Kimberly's Crafty Spot.

Supplies used:
 Iris Fold Heart: SVG Iris Fold Cards
Bunny: "Love Bunnies" KaDoodle Bug Designs (Kristi  W Designs)
Patterned paper: Echo Park Be Mine
Sentiment stamp: Joy's Life Wildlife Puns
Bunny face stamp: Peachy Keen Cute and Cuddly Asst.

Challenges entered:
Peachy Keen Connection: February Release Challenge #1
Go Fish Challenge Blog: I Love You
4 Crafty Chicks: Pink and Red
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog: Heart

Maria: http://joyfulstamper.blogspot dot com (please substitute "." for "dot"

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, I love and appreciate your comments. :) Have a CRAFTY DAY!! Lori


  1. Beautiful card. Love papers used. Great SVG file I have that set.


  2. Adorable bunny and a fun iris-folding card!

  3. Love your iris fold card. I have never tried this one either. My favorite type of card to make is the easel card. I would really like to try some different folds too though and the iris fold looks very interesting!

    jtg (at)sbcglobal (dot) net

  4. I adore this card!!! OMG the design is fab and that bunny.....too cute!!!
    Awesome job!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lori,
    Wow! The iris fold is so pretty. I've seen it but never attempted it. Even with an svg it looks complicated. LOL! You rocked it! Thanks for being in the 3D Animal & Card Folds blog hop!
    Super Hugs,

  6. Gorgeous card. The only kind of fold I can do besides basic is an easel fold. I will take your advice and check pinterest for the iris fold. You did such a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Beautiful card!! That bunny is so adorable and I love the face you used! Awesome iris fold too!! :)

  8. Beautiful card, the bunny is adorable and i love the papers you used!
    Deb C

  9. Ca-ute, gr8t job! One of my favorite folds would have to be the easel card, which I should make one of those soon!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  10. Love your card! The easel fold is my favorite.

  11. Love that cute bunny!!!! I really haven't tried to many different folds for cards yet but will have to try some

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

  12. Pretty card -great iris folding.

  13. awesome creation... love the colors...
    my favorite card fold is the match book, not only can i have a card but i can put a treat in it...

  14. Lori this is awesome!!- I love the bunny, but the folds are fantastice. Thankds for the inspiration
    Have a great weekend.

    DIANA L.

  15. Lori, LOVE the look the iris fold gives your card. It would be really cute framed!!! :)

  16. Very cute--I like the bunny and your iris folding technique.
    I like center step and side step cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  17. Love your card and the sentiment is just the perfect one to go with it. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  18. I love your card. I've never done Iris folding, but it looks so adorable. I'll have to go check out the files at SVG cuts if it makes it easier. It looks really time consuming. I like lots of different folds, but lately my favorite has been pocket fold cards. Love the grey with the pinks! TFS. Live4scrappin

  19. Beautiful card. Cute bunny--I thought it was KaDoodle Bug! Your paper piecing on the bunny is so crisp and very well done. Great chalking/inking as well.
    I love to make iris fold cards myself!
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  20. Very cute card, love the Iris fold. The adorable bunny goes perfectly with Joy’s stamp. Awesome! I have two favorite card folds right now. One is the Twisted Easel Window Card, which has a window created with vellum with a stamped image and a battery-operated tea light illuminates the image from behind. And my all time favorite is the Butterfly Spinning Easel Card (there’s a very good tutorial on YouTube), which has a window cut out on the front of the card where the butterfly is suspended on fishing line and spins freely when the card is opened.

  21. Lovely card- I have never heard of the Iris fold. Right now I am trying to make the matchbook style cards.

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  22. WOW!! super cute iris fold. love the papers you chose. I;m a plain jane when it comes to folds.

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  23. Your iris fold is great, really looks good on this card! I like to try new folds, but my favorites are the tent card and the gatefold.

  24. Wow love the iris fold. I have tried this on a few cards and its makes for beautiful cards. Great card. My favorite fold would have to be the z fold and the Aperture cards. I like the simple look and they are so easy to make. TFS AJ-

  25. Thanks for playing our Pink and Red Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  26. Your sentiment makes me smile and so does the bunny. The inside of the heart is absolutely fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  27. Super fabulous card!! Love that amazing heart and that cute little bunny!! Love the iris fold technique!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!



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