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Create a Bridge Fold Card Step-by-Step

This is my second card I’ve created with this fancy, yet easy fold. The first time I made it was for my daughter, Cassidy’s, birthday. Each year she gets a card with a new fold which I haven’t tried before. This is part of the excitement for her each year and she really looks forward to seeing what I make for her. You can see the original card here – Bridge Fold Birthday. This is an enlarged version of Lyssa Griffith Zwolanek’s card.

I’m using the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper to create today’s card. This paper is part of the buy 3 get 1 free promotion so if you love it, why not make the most of this offer and grab 4 of your favourite packs and only pay for 3.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Bridge Fold, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Nature’s Poem

Cutting and scoring measurements
Cardstock 

8” x 7” – scored at 1 1/4”, 2 1/2”, 5 1/2”, 6 3/4”

5 1/2” x 1 1/4”

DSP

Centre panel 2 3/4” x 6 3/4”

4 pieces 1” x 6 3/4”

Bridge panel 5 1/4” x 1”

Envelope

Follow Envelope Punch Board directions for 5 1/2” x 7” envelope 

DSP 10 1/8” x 10 1/8”

Assembly

Fold card base with mountain and valley folds.Distress all the edges of the DSP with Soft Suede ink using a sponge dauber. Glue all DSP pieces to card base.

Attach the bridge piece by folding down the left side of the card and adhering the left part of this piece on the card base. The right side is attached in the same way.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Bridge Fold, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Nature’s Poem

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Bridge Fold, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Nature’s Poem

To create the tree I inked up the trunk in Soft Suede and the foliage in Mint Macaron and went over sections in Tranquil Tide. Stamp leaves in Tranquil Tide on Mint Macaron and die cut. Distress edges of tree and leaves in Soft Suede ink. Attach the bottom half of tree with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use a bone folder to curve the leaves and attach using liquid glue and Dimensionals.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Bridge Fold, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Nature’s Poem

The twine has been secured on the back of the sentiment with tear and tape adhesive and the circle mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You can either write your message in the centre of the card, prior to assembling or attach a separate panel on the reverse of the centre section and write on the back. The latter is my preferred method because then I can decorate it any way I like and decide at a later time who I’d like to send it to.

Try this fold with other Designer Series Paper to achieve different looks.

Stampin’ Up, SU, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith, Bridge Fold, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Nature’s Poem

Product List

Bone Folder

$12.00