Ok, now, this is just too much fun! My friend Linda H. recently shared a card sample with a fun new "bridge" fold I had to try. Four quick scores and one "bridge" strip later, I had a great addition to my fun-fold library... and couldn't wait to share the tutorial with YOU!
This is a really impressive looking card. if you're like me, you'll find yourself opening it and flattening it over and over because it's just kind of mind-blowing how simple it actually is compared to how cool it looks!
To begin, you'll need:
- Sturdy 4.25 x 8 inch cardstock (I used Sweet Sugarplum)
- Stamps, ink and pretty papers to embellish (I used the Petal Garden paper stack)
- Simple Scored board or scoring tools
- Strong adhesive such as Glue Dots or Tear & Tape
Let's start! You can get two of these card bases from one sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock. It leaves a very nice sized 3 x 8.5 inch chunk which can be easily used for other projects, so there's no waste.
That's all there is to it! And because it was assembled with the bridge strip attached while the right hand side was folded, the whole card collapses to easily fit in a regular medium envelope. Love it!
I stamped mine with sentiments from the Birthday Blooms stamp set, and then hand-cut some large roses and leaves to decorate.Side note--that is a really pretty paper pack! Love roses.
TIP: If you want to do more than just sign your name in this one, I suggest writing in the card before you add the bridge strip. That way you don't have to contort your hand awkwardly and have your writing look like a first grader did it! if you have more to say, I'd add a white panel to the center back of the card.
Thank you for coming to see what my tutorial was about today! I hope you'll turn off the computer, go get in the craft room and try this one right away. I LOVE finding easy WOW cards that aren't a pain in the pa-tookus to make. Check out the rest of the projects in the 100% Free Tutorial Library for more fun folds!
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Thank you for your easy-to-follow tutorial Lyssa - your card is gorgeous! Can't wait to try it out for myself, and love how economical it is paper-wise. I have to send out a birthday card this week so that's the perfect excuse for me to try out this fun fold :)
Posted by: Deepa M. | 07/10/2017 at 10:08 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous and sooooo simple! I have been looking for an easy bridge-card, and I was beginning to think that was an oxymoron. And then, I found this via Pinterest and it is adorable--I love it! The heavens opened, the clouds parted and choirs of angels began to sing... well, not really, but almost! Thank you for the inspiration!!!
Posted by: STRTRKN | 07/10/2017 at 04:28 PM
Another wonderful card Lyssa! Can't wait to make one.
Posted by: Renee Hughes | 07/10/2017 at 06:25 PM
So very pretty and seems easy---will know when making it. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Donna Sicafuse | 07/10/2017 at 07:40 PM
Cant wait to try this fun fold! Thanks for the tutorial!
Posted by: Linda Pittman | 07/10/2017 at 08:25 PM
WoW! Just WoW!
Posted by: Paula | 07/10/2017 at 09:50 PM
Très jolie réalisation merci pour le tuto.
Posted by: Martine | 07/11/2017 at 06:39 AM
should the second score line be 2 1/2 rather than 2 3/4??
Posted by: maxine finch | 07/11/2017 at 04:00 PM
Thanks SO much for this awesome tutorial, Lyssa! What a fun card! At first I thought that you used the new Graceful Garden stamp set to stamp those roses and leaves, but it's even easier than that! I'm still going to get Graceful Garden inked up soon, just as soon as I CASE your Bridge card! LOL!
Posted by: Susan, aka soozie4Him on SCS | 07/11/2017 at 08:46 PM
absolutely love this!! going to go try this soon!
Posted by: Linda Murphy | 07/11/2017 at 09:36 PM
Hi Maxine! Thanks so much for pointing out the error! I have fixed it. My apologies to anyone who wasted some cardstock scratching their head on that one! Lyssa
Posted by: Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek | 07/11/2017 at 10:29 PM
Very pretty! Do you ever fold the bridge or is the card sent with the right side extended?
Posted by: Donna | 07/14/2017 at 04:58 PM
Hi Donna! No, the bridge never gets folded at any point. If your bridge gets a crease in it at any time or the card won't fold flat for mailing, it's not attached correctly. Hope that helps!
Posted by: Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek | 07/15/2017 at 01:19 PM
Awesome card! Thank you for the very clear tutorial, too. 😊- Andrea
Posted by: Andrea D. La Vigne | 07/17/2017 at 07:16 PM
Beautiful Card. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions so I can make one of these fancy fold cards!!!
Posted by: Glenda J | 07/22/2017 at 02:44 PM
Lovely card and beautiful colours
Posted by: Englishrose | 08/14/2017 at 07:52 AM
Wonderful instructions I appreciate a PHOTO tutorial instead of a video so I can study the tricky parts and FIND them easily instead of searching through video. Thank you. Great card, clear instructions, Very well done. Thanks.
Posted by: Janet Christensen | 10/31/2017 at 06:22 AM
Just finished. Before gluing the right side is glued down - is it supposed to be 3D? If not I’m confused. How can I mail it?
Posted by: Bonnie Epps | 03/23/2018 at 09:15 PM
Hi Bonnie! The whole thing folds flat when done correctly. It folds off to one side, not straight down. Hope that helps!
Posted by: Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek | 03/24/2018 at 10:51 AM
I love your curly font. Do you remember what it was?
Posted by: Sheila Rodgers | 04/15/2018 at 09:51 AM
Hi Shelia! It's from Birthday Blooms, which is retiring next month.
Posted by: Lyssa for Song of My Heart Stampers | 04/16/2018 at 11:49 AM