B is for Bridge Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today I am sharing a new fold (new to me at least) called the bridge fold.  Linda Heller shared this fold created by Debbi Muche.  This is a fun card that can stand up on a desk. My version uses the High Tide Stamp Set (which I absolutely love).


I had a request to make a card for someone that is going through chemo. I think the sentiments in this stamp set are perfect for encouragement and support!

High Tide Stamp Set

The bridge fold is quick & easy to make (just the way I like it)!  Start with a piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/4 x 8.  Score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.


Fold and crease the score lines so you have the shorter ends in the front and the larger panel set back.  I chose By the Shore Designer Series Paper to use on my panels but you could easily use the stamps in the set to create your own watery background. I cut 2 pieces of DSP at 1 x 4 and 1 at 2 3/4 x 4.  I wanted my panels to look like one continuous flow so I started with a 6 x 4 piece and cut them in order to line up across the panel.


I stamped the center panel using Basic Black and Dapper Denim ink. I cut a 1 x 5 1/2 strip of Crumb Cake and stamped it using Sahara Sand ink. I fussy cut along the top part of the strip. I used Fast Fuse just on the ends and adhered this strip to the panel.  The lighthouse is two step stamping.  This is a photopolymer stamp set which makes it easy to see and do. First I stamped the outline in Real Red ink on Shimmery White cardstock.  Then I stamped the details in Basic Gray ink and fussy cut it out.  I used foam adhesive strips just along the bottom and side to pop up the lighthouse. I love how it turned out! It even folds flat to fit in the envelope to mail!


Linda Heller’s version used the new Daisy Delight stamp set, Daisy Punch, and Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (available June 1st).  I CASEd her design (with a few changes) to make this birthday card for my friend, Caroline.


These are so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless.  My mind is racing with more card ideas I want to make using this fold! If you decide to give this fold a try I would love to see what you create.  Email me a photo (j.stark@myactv.net).


Stamp Set: High Tide (143006)  Inks: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Real Red  Paper: Crumb Cake, Shimmery White, By the Shore Designer Series Paper (141640)  Tools & Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Foam Adhesive Strips

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By The Shore paper

I hope you will check back tomorrow to see what fold I have for the letter C.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Just Stampin’


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It’s High Tide

I have been on Spring Break for the past 11 days and it has been glorious!  After spending Easter in Massachusetts with family, I picked up my friend in Virginia and we drove to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a beach retreat vacation.


What’s your “Happy Place”?



The sandpipers on the beach reminded me of this swap card created using the High Tide Stamp Set.


Here’s a couple more swaps cards I received using this stamp set.



I am happy this stamp set will be in the new annual catalog.  I love the beach and lighthouses and the sentiments in this set are different.

High Tide Stamp Set

Look what came on vacation with me! Beach + Paper Pumpkin = Double the Happy!

Here’s a photo of my friend, Laura.  We taught together for many years in Virginia. We live 4 hours apart now so it’s always a treat when we can get together.


I hope you have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


setting sun for retirement

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More Happy Mail

Welcome to my weekend showcase! If you missed yesterday’s Happy Mail you can click HERE. Today I am showcasing some more cards I received from others over the last few weeks. I am blessed with family and friends!


Susan’s cards always bring a smile to my face! This card is her classic style…simple with a little twist.  I love how she adhered the sentiment.  The dragonfly is so versatile which makes this card great for any occasion.


WOW!  Kathy’s card makes a bold statement!  I never bought this stamp when it was available.  Or course now I wish I had it!  Wouldn’t this be fun to color with the watercolor pencils?!


I can feel the stress leaving my body when I look at  Margie’s card.  The beach is my favorite place! This card captures that calming effect. I love the matching envelope too! I have many people ask for masculine card ideas and this card could easily fit that bill. The High Tide Stamp set has lighthouses and some great sentiments! Check it out HERE.


I always love Lisa’s cards…simple with a little bling!  This card makes me miss the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I am heading to Richmond next weekend for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention and we will get the new annual catalog (YEA!!).  I am hoping there will be some watercolor paper like this! What new item would you like to see in the catalog?  Leave me a comment and I will choose a lucky winner to receive some Happy Mail!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading everyone’s comments. Yesterday’s winner was…Lucky #3  HJ.  Email me your address and I will send you some Happy Mail!

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


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