I have two more lovely bridge cards to share with you today - I do love this fun fold! As you can see, the fold allows the card to stand for display. This first version is made of soft, lovely grays. A neutral color palate makes for a striking card!... ...

 

Two Night In Bethlehem Bridge Fold Cards and more...




Two Night In Bethlehem Bridge Fold Cards

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I have two more lovely bridge cards to share with you today - I do love this fun fold!  As you can see, the fold allows the card to stand for display. This first version is made of soft, lovely grays. A neutral color palate makes for a striking card! Both cards use the beautiful Night in Bethlehem Bundle which includes the stamps set and the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies. Both cards also use different patterns from the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper which is on sale this month! Click here for more details about the papers that are on sale.

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With this angle you can see the pretty snowflakes in the patterned paper better!  The cityscape dies are cut out of Basic Gray and Smoky Slate card stock and the star is cut from Silver Glimmer paper.  The sprinkling of stars is a stamp image from Night In Bethlehem stamped in Basic Gray ink.

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This is the greeting on the back of the card, also stamped in Basic Gray. 

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For the 2nd card I cut the star and the cityscape die out of Silver Foil paper. So hard to get a good photos without a reflection! In this shot you can see how the star really shines!!  I added a rhinestone in the center to add to that shine!  This pattern of paper from Christmas Around the World Designer Series paper has a Pool Party background and looks like softly falling snowflakes.

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In this side angle you can see the shine of silver on the cityscape die. Night In Bethlehem stamp set

These are all of the stamp images in this stamp set.  You can purchase the stamp set on it's own in clear mount here (clear blocks sold separately) or in wood mount here (wood blocks included).

Bethlehem Edgelits Dies

This is the set of Bethlehem Edgelits Dies for the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. Also available on it's own here or you can purchase it as a bundle with the matching stamps, with wood mounted stamps here or clear mounted stamps here. Wood mounted means the stamps come with wood blocks to permanently mount the stamps on, clear mounted means the stamps are made to be added temporarily to clear blocks which are sold separately and can be reused with other clear mounted stamp sets.

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Of course like all bridge fold cards, they both fold flat to go in to the envelope. 

Ready to try a bridge card? A full photo tutorial can be found here, but here are the basic measurements and instructions:

Dimensions:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 8", on the 8" side score at: 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 3/4"
  • Bridge: 1" x 5 1/2"
  • Exterior Decorative Side Panels: 1" x 4"
  • Interior Decorative Side Panels: 1" x 4"
  • Inside Message Layer: 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Backside Message Layer: 2 3/4" x 4"

Instructions:

  1. Fold on all of the score lines and adhere the decorative panels.
  2. Stamp the inside and backside panels and adhere.
  1. On the backside of the bridge, adhere a 1" piece of Tear and Tape at each end.
  1. Accordion fold the left side of the card so it is flat and adhere the left side of the bridge with the Tear and Tape.
  1. With the right side of the card extended and flat, adhere the right side of the bridge.

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It really is a simple fold but the end result will impress your friends and family!  

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Remember the paper sale only goes through the end of October, check it out here.

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store 24-7 or click any of the pictures below to go directly to that specific item online. When I use stamp sets for a project I give you both the wood and clear mount options - that way you can pick your favorite!

 

 

These Naughty Christmas Kittens Stole Santa's Hat and Mittens!

 

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Isn't it fun to combine different stamp sets?!  I was playing around with the Santa's Suit bundle and decided to try combining it with the Spooky Cat bundle - partly because I was looking at the mittens and that rhymed with kittens - lol!

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The cat face is in the Spooky Cat stamp set, I stamped it in Early Espresso ink after punching out two cats with the Cat Punch.  I needed to add a little Santa magic and the star swirl stamp image from Star of Light was perfect! After stamping the hat and mittens in Cherry Cobbler I cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Santa Builder Framelits.  I cut the bow off of the mittens so it would look like it was coming out of the kitties mouth and attached the mittens and hat with mini glue dots.

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For the inside of the card I used the other greeting from Santa's Suit and layered it with the Pretty Label Punch.  Of course I added some more "magic" behind with the Star of Light stamp again - I love this stamp image, don't you?!

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TIP: To save card stock punch out the layers for the sayings from the layer you are using on the front of the card! Since only the outside edges of the layer will show, you might has well use the center portion for your punch layers. Waste not, want not!

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Of course I popped up both kitties and the saying on Dimensionals, because, I pop up everything on Dimensionals!  I just love the look it adds to my cards!

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Winston the Whippet - with a Dimensional paper on his nose, felt there were too many cats in this post and wanted to make an appearance.  Does anyone else have those Dimensional papers all over their house?!

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The Spooky Cat Bundle has so many uses beyond Halloween - like this version I did with the Eclipse technique. Have you picked up your Spooky Cat Bundle yet?!  You can purchase it here.

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Thanks for joining me today for my whimsical kitty card!  Have fun creating with your stamps, ink, and paper!

Susan

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Creative Inking Blog Hop: Coffee Break Bridge Fold Card

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Hello!  I'm excited to share this bridge card fun fold as part of our Designer Series Paper themed hop today! It is a great way to show off your beautiful Designer Series Papers!

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Isn't this paper the cutest?!! Not only the side panels come from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper but so do the adorable little cups!! The greeting and stamped cup image are from the Hug In A Mug stamp set.

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And the best part - there is a framelit from the Coffee Cup Framelits Dies that matches the little cup in the paper so you don't even have to cut them out! Yay! I popped each one up on a Dimensional so they would stand out.

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And the 2nd best part...the Coffee Break paper is part of the buy 3 get 1 free Designer Series Paper sale!  Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all of the included papers!

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I love the bridge fold card.  It's simple but looks complicated so you can impress your friends and family!  It also stands to be put on display. 

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And it folds flat to fit in a standard size envelope.

Ready to try a bridge card? A full photo tutorial can be found here, but here are the basic measurements and instructions:

Dimensions:

  • Card Base: 4 1/4" x 8", on the 8" side score at: 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 3/4"
  • Bridge: 1" x 5 1/2"
  • Exterior Decorative Side Panels: 1" x 4"
  • Interior Decorative Side Panels: 1" x 4"
  • Inside Message Layer: 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Backside Message Layer: 2 3/4" x 4"

Instructions:

  1. Fold on all of the score lines and adhere the decorative panels.
  2. Stamp the inside and backside panels and adhere.
  1. On the backside of the bridge, adhere a 1" piece of Tear and Tape at each end.
  1. Accordion fold the left side of the card so it is flat and adhere the left side of the bridge with the Tear and Tape.
  1. With the right side of the card extended and flat, adhere the right side of the bridge.

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I liked the card so much that I made a slightly different version for my husband for our anniversary. Masculine cards are always a challenge and my husband is not into hunting, fishing, or the great outdoors.  However, he does love his coffee (particularly French Press coffee which is one of the type of coffee makers in the paper) so this card was perfect for him! There is not a die for the French Press pot so I did cut that one out by hand.

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I hope you give the bridge card fold a try - and now it is time to hop to...

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BJ Peter's blog for her fun project!

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Or if you prefer to hop back you can click here to go visit Sue Lehrer's Blog!  

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Here are ALL the papers that are included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free SALE = don't miss out!! To take advantage of the sale add 3 of any of the designer series papers to your bag.  Then click on "view shopping bag".  On the lower left side under "Special Offers" it will say "You qualify for free designer series paper CLICK HERE". That will pull up a drop down box where you can select your free paper!

 

Stunning In Copper - Merry Little Labels With Year of Cheer

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Wow - copper embossing powder is so pretty!  Especially when it is combined with the beautiful Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper! I stamped the Let It Snow image (from the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set) in VersaMark ink, sprinkled on Copper Embossing Powder and then heated it with the heat tool. New to embossing or need a refresher? Check the mini tutorial at the bottom of this post!

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I punched the embossed image out with the new Everyday Label Punch (which is available in a bundle with the Merry Little Labels stamp set).  Fellow demonstrator Terri Gaines showed me how the Lots of Label dies perfectly layer with the Everyday Label Punch, so I used the dies to cut a Copper Foil layer to go behind my image and popped it up on Dimensionals.  I added a Silver Foil Snowflake behind the copper because.....well, it does say let it snow - lol!

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For the inside greeting I once again used the Peace This Christmas stamp set (just like I did on this other Merry Little Labels card) - it goes great with this image!  I also embossed this in copper.

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But what truly makes the card striking is the beautiful Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper!  This card stock weight paper comes in 4 foil designs and you get three 12" x 12" sheets of each pattern.

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Of course, this stunning paper is not just for the holiday season. I used the same pattern to create this sympathy card with the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set. Scroll down for a short tutorial on heat embossing so that you can make lovely shiny images in gold, silver, copper, etc. for your handmade cards!
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Start with the embossing buddy.  Lightly rub it all over your card stock that you want to emboss on.  This will remove static from the paper that can cause embossing powder to stick in areas other then the stamped image.

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Next, ink up your stamp in VersaMark clear ink and stamp it on to the card stock.  This sticky, wet ink is slow drying so your powder will stick to it until you can melt it with the heat tool.

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Sprinkle the embossing powder liberally all over the image.  

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Make sure that powder is clinging to ALL of the image and dump a lot on!  Then shake off the excess and put it back in the jar.  Make sure you tap off all the powder that is not clinging to the image.

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Use the heat tool to melt the powder.  Hold the tip an inch or so away from the paper and slowly move it around the image, when the entire image is shiny (no dark, dull spots), you are done!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Happy paper crafting!

Susan

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store 24-7 or click any of the pictures below to go directly to that specific item online. When I use stamp sets for a project I give you both the wood and clear mount options - that way you can pick your favorite!

 
   

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