Happiest of Birthdays…Fall Birthday Card #1

I have a lot of friends and family members with fall birthdays! Over the next week or so I thought I would share some of the birthday cards I’ve made. Today’s card is for my friend Susan…today is her birthday! Many of you know her from her blog, simplestampin.com. I’d love for you to leave her a comment below to wish her a happy birthday. Here’s the card I made for her.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Gathered Leaves fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love fun fold cards. This one is called a bridge fold and it is really quick & easy to create! I used the Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set and Gathered Leaves Dies along with the the gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s a peek at the different patterned papers.

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper - to order visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, copper foil, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, gold foil, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla

Here’s the details to create this fun fold card:


Card Base (Mint Macaron): 4 1/4 x 8 scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4 on the long side.
DSP (Gilded Autumn): Cut 4 1×4″ strips
Very Vanilla: cut 2 pieces 2 3/4 x 4 to stamp sentiment on front/back.
Bridge: 5 1/2 x width of choice. Mine is 3/4 and has a layer of copper foil and Mint Macaron Basket Weave ribbon (for a bit of texture).


Adhere the 4 DSP strips to the card panels. Stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink and adhere to the center panel. The bridge piece is adhered to the side panels. Cut the leaves from Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron cardstock using the Gathered Leaves Dies.(*I love how these dies cut and emboss at the same time!)  Add the acorn trinket to the linen bow and adhere it with a glue dot. The pumpkin is fussy cut from another pattern in the Gilded Autumn DSP and adhered with a glue dot.

I stamped a sentiment from So Sentimental on the back.

Stampin' Up! So Sentimental fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The card folds flat to fit in an envelope.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Birthdays and Gathered Leaves Dies fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

What do you think of this fun fold card? I love how it can sit on a table, desk, etc. and you can view both sides.

Click HERE to see another bridge fold card I created.

I did a whole alphabet series on different fun folds. You can check them out HERE or scroll under categories for ABC’s with Fun Folds.

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12 thoughts on “Happiest of Birthdays…Fall Birthday Card #1

  1. Beautiful card! I so miss Susan’s daily SU! emails and send my heartfelt best wishes to she and her family and I hope she continues to enjoy spending time with her Father at the Eastern Shore. God bless and Happy Birthday!!

  2. Happy Birthday To You, Susan! Have a most wonderful day!! Blessings & love to you on YOUR special day!!

  3. Jeanie, I love this fun fold birthday card with the great sentiment on the front and another one on the back. Enjoy your day!

  4. First of all, a very happy birthday to Susan! Jeanie, she will absolutely adore this card! I know I do. Thanks for the directions. I have been hoarding the little acorns. My friends birthday is at the end of November but I think she would love to have one at the beginning of the month to show it off.

  5. Hello Jeanie and you did it again….you made me smile with another AMAZING CARD! You are soooo darn tootin’ talented and I thank you for the B-Day wishes….I have had a wonderful day so far and this just was the perfect icing on the cake!

    Thank you…..thank you!!!!

  6. What a great card and tribute to Susan.
    Ms. Itell, we all miss your creative posts and wish you, as Jeanie’s card says, the happiest of birthdays. Enjoy your day!

  7. Susan, wishing you a happy happy birthday! I miss reading your daily blog posts, hearing about your family and your furry critters, including Ms. Daisy! Enjoy your special day. 🥳🎂🎉

  8. Happy Birthday Susan!! Your friend, Jeanie made you a beautiful card!
    I really miss your daily blogs and your amazing cards!
    Enjoy being a grandmother, they grow up really fast!
    Hope your Dad is doing well!

  9. Happy Birthday Susan ( a day late). Hope you had a wonderful day.
    Jeanie.. card is just beautiful. What a lovely tribute to Susan…

  10. Such a pretty card ! Happy belated birthday to Susan ! Sorry I `m late with birthday greetings !
    Jeanie, I am going to check out your Fun Folds cards , Thanks for the link !

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