Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. I have a lovely bridge fold card for you today that we will be making in my first ever online retreat. This is going to be such an epically fun event and I am so excited to have so many people joining me from across the country. There will definitely be more of these in the future. If you missed out this time, you might be interested in just buying the tutorial and having your own personal retreat!
Slimline Bridge Fold Card
Not only is this a very fun fold, it also have some great techniques involved. My favourite one is making a “reverse” snowman and the other is in getting the trees to really pop with the embossing folder. This card fits into a regular business sized envelope. If you want to see the sketch of how to make this card you can find it in this blog post.
I just finished writing a 21 page tutorial with clear instructions and pictures for ten cards and a home decor piece. This pdf will be free for all those who signed up for my first ever Cozy Christmas Online Retreat but it is available for sale to everyone else. If you love creating but don’t want to fiddle with measurements a pdf will be perfect for you. It is a great modest investment that will save you a lot of time and teach you great things that you can use to enhance your card making skills. Just click on the button below to get started.
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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.
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.
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″.
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.
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.
The last card I made uses the Musical Season bundle. The dimensions are the same as for the old olive Carols of Christmas card.
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.
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!