Hello stampers. For the most part I make regular cards, but once in a while it is such fun to switch it up with a fancy fold card and the bridge fold card is a great one, especially for Christmas. You can go over the top amazing with these cards (I will share a few that other demonstrators have made) or you can go fairly simple and the result is still quite wonderful. Of course, they fold flat in an envelope for easy mailing which is necessary at this time of the year.

 

Before I tell you more about the bridge fold card, I want to share with you that for today only there is FREE SHIPPING! That is a rare event in the Stampin’Up world and I am going to also offer a draw for host benefits as well as a $20 gift certificate with every $100 order. The gift certificate can be redeemed for classes or products from January 1 to March 31.

 

Free shipping Monday November 27, 2017

 

Now on to the card. My first card was actually given to me in pieces by my friend Joanne McTavish. She had made this card at her last event and had some left over. What a treat. I changed it only a little bit.

 

Carols of Christmas bridge fold card.

 

Here is a diagram with the measurements for the base pieces. The patterned pieces for this card are 4″ by 1″ (2 of them) and for the bridge part you use old olive 1 1/4 by 5 1/2″ and patterned paper (Merry Little Christmas) 1″ by 5 1/4″.

 

measurements for two different sized bridge fold cards

 

I was quite pleased with my second card. I knew that I wanted to use the Night in Bethlehem framelits and that I wanted a card that would be larger than normal but not require a special envelope. So….I made this one to fit into a regular business sized envelope.

 

simple bridge fold card to fit into a business sized envelope

 

What makes this card unique is that it uses a strip of our window sheets (known in the regular world as acetate). This strip measures 8″ by 1 1/4″. I adhered it to the card before adding the silver glimmer strips which are 1 1/2″ by 4″. The framelits from Night in Bethlehem were cut using basic black and silver foil sheets. The stars were stamped in Versamark and silver embossed. The Mary, Joseph and Shepherd were stamped in night of navy and adhered to the strip of window sheet.

 

A close up of the Bethlehem bridge fold card

 

The last card I made uses the Musical Season bundle. The dimensions are the same as for the old olive Carols of Christmas card.

 

Musical season bridge fold card using Merry Music specialty paper.

 

I love the pop of red with the musical notes on the sides. This card also uses window sheets as the bridge and it is tucked under the merry music paper.

 

Here you can see the structure of the bridge fold card.

 

With this last picture you can see the structure of the card and the way the card folds and is held in shape with the “bridge” part. So simple and so effective, plus it folds flat to go into a regular envelope. Finally here are some great cards by some other demonstrators around the world that use this same structure.

 

Kate Morgan made this great card using the Detailed Gate thinlets die.

 

 

Amanda Bates from the UK made this incredibly detailed card.

 

 

Dutch demonstrator Sacha van de Kerkhof made this tranquil tide bridge fold card.

 

I hope to add a short video later showing how to make this card, stay tuned for updates and happy shopping with the free shipping today only. If you live in Canada and do not have a demonstrator I would love to have your business. If you spend $100 you will get a $20 gift certificate from me to use in January!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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