Fancy Folds

January Fresh Ideas-Easy Bridge Cards

Create 3D pop up scenic cards using the easy Bridge Card Technique!
Bridge card openMountain Air Bridge Card Opened
Bridge card closedMountain Air Bridge Card Closed
For this card, the bridge is scored so the card can be folded to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.
Friendly Silhouettes Bridge Card
Bridge card
Or, you can make this card where the bridge is not scored so the card will not fold flat.
Either way, Bridge Cards are easy to create, and the possibilities are endless!

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature the Bridge Card Technique using the Mountain Air and Friend Like You Bundles.

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on January 21, 2020.

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Mountain Air Bundle

Mountain air bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Friend Like You Bundle

Happy Stampin'!

Tri-Fold Snow Globe Card

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Tri fold snow globe openTri-Fold Snow Globe Card Opened

Tri fold snow globe insideTri-Fold Snow Globe Card Inside

Recently, I saw this idea online to create a tri-fold card using the Still Scenes stamp set and coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die.

Unfortunately, I don't remember who I got the idea from.

As things usually happen, I see an idea, then try to recreate it from memory.

Sometimes that doesn't work, but in this case, it did!

It was actually pretty simple once I figured out how I was going to make the tri-fold.

I simply cut 2 card bases.  The first is a regular-sized card base measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

The second measures 5 1/4" x 4".

Once all the stamping and decorating were done, I simply glued the smaller base inside the larger base.

Easy, Easy!

For the inside of the snow globe, I stamped the outline image from Still Scenes on the starry designed piece of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper using Night of Navy ink.  Then, I cut it out using the coordinating Snow Globe Scenes Die.

The deer and the snow globe base overlay were cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  The trees were cut out of Pretty Peacock Foil paper.

All images except for the snow flakes were stamped using the Stamparatus.

Still Scenes/Snow Globe Scenes Dies



Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Still Scenes

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, Pretty Peacock Foil, Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Die, Mini Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Stamparatus, ribbon out of my stash


Happy Stampin'!

Merry Christmas-Tri-Fold Snow Front Card

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Snow Front Tri fold insideTri-Fold Snow Front Card Inside

This card was inspired by an idea I saw from Michelle Last.

It is an easy tri-fold card using Snow Front, one of my favorite stamp sets found in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

This stamp set is perfect for my surrounding in the mountains of southern Colorado.

The mountains, trees, creek, and deer. 

Plus the little cabin which reminds me of our little house in the big forest.

This stamp set has it all!

Card measures 9 3/4" x 5 1/2" and was scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2".

I stamped the mountains using a combination of Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Seaside Spray inks.

Once stamped, I trimmed around them using a pair of scissors.

The cabin, deer, snowman, and greeting were stamped using the Stamparatus.

The mountains, trees, water, and landscape were stamped free hand.

It came together pretty easily.  I hope you'll give it a try.

Thanks Michelle for your inspiration!

Snow Front will be the featured product in my December newsletter which will hit e mail inboxes today,  December 10th.

Please add your name to my mailing list to get your own copy.

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It will also be featured in upcoming blogs posts during December, so stay tuned!

Snow Front

Snow frontSupplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Snow Front, Still Scenes (greeting)

Ink: Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Seaside Spray, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green

Accessories: Stamparatus

Happy Stampin'!

Dahlia Fold Friend to Friend-Nacho Average Sketch #133

Time for a sketch challenge this week over at the Nacho Average site.

Here's my contribution:

Dahlia Fold 001

For this card, I created a Dahlia Fold flower made using Back to Black Designer Series Paper.

This site has good instructions on how to do the dahlia fold.

For the petals, you'll need to punch 9 circles out of Designer Series Paper or card stock (Designer Series Paper is a little easier to fold), and 1 larger circle out of card stock (Basic Black on mine) to use as the base to build your flower.  I used my 1-1/4" circle punch for the petals and my 1 3/4" circle punch for the base.  After you've folded your petals, apply glue onto the 1 3/4" circle base and arrange the petals, meeting the points of each at the center of the base.  You may have to adjust the petals to fit side by side and to fill in any gaps.  Use a color that is found in your Designer Series Paper as your base so if there are any small gaps, they won't be noticeable. 

Here's the original sketch:


Be sure to check out each of the Design Team's entries to the challenge and leave a comment if you can.  It means a lot to all of us!  We'd also love for you to play along with the weekly challenges.  A Linky Tool has been added so you can upload your creation to the Nacho Design Team site. 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Banners and Bitty Banners Framelits, 1 1/4", 1 3/4" Circle and 7/8" Scallop Circle punches, Real Red button, white Baker's twine, Mini Glue Dot, Glue Stick


Happy Stampin'!