Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Paper Crafting Blog Hop: Brightly Gleaming

Hello and Welcome to our November Paper Crafting Blog Hop, showcasing projects focused on December Holidays. Our group of Global Demonstrators are hopping ‘round the world to bring you inspiration using Stampin' Up! coordinating products. 

If you have just joined me from Terri's blog or as one of my followers, I’m so happy you stopped by!

For my project, I've created a super easy, but yet oh-so-stunning Bridge fold, that was perfected by Lyssa Zwolanek. I’ve used the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Christmas Gleaming stamp set for both the greetings as well as the holly and berry that I fussy cut to add just a little bit of added interest to the front of the bridge piece.

The really cool thing about this stunning card is that not only will it literally stand out for the lucky recipient, but since the base paper is 4.25" x 8", it will also fold up nicely to fit in a standard sized envelope! 

I love the new Banners Pick-a-Punch that really allows for flexibility in creating layered banners. It makes it really easy to use up those last 1/2" pieces of cardstock that always seem to end up as scraps. They make the perfect size for a greeting (or journaling strips for scrapbookers). And since they're already 1/2", they slide right into the punch without any additional trimming. 

For the Bridge card itself, you'll start with your base paper at 4.25" x 8" and will score along the long side at 1.25", 2.5", 5.5" and 6.75". You'll want 4 one inch strips of Designer Series Paper to add to the back panels.

Your front bridge piece will be a coordinating cardstock piece that's 1.25" x 5.5". After adding any embellishments as desired, you'll adhere only the very right side and the very left side to their respective panels as shown below:

I hope you enjoyed this mini-tutorial and are inspired to create your own super simple bridge fold card! Thank you for joining me this month! Now click on the image below to hop to Julia's blog to see what fun project she designed.

All bloggers in this month’s hop:

Shirley MerkerTracy Held
Annette McMillan
                        Amber Meulenbelt (You are here)

If you are in Canada and do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be thrilled to help you get started ordering your favourite supplies. Whether you are shopping as a customer, wish to host your own virtual workshop, or are interested in joining my team to buy your own craft supplies at a discount or as a small business, I am happy to help you out!


  1. Fabulous bridge card, Amber, love the way you've used the holly.

  2. Amber, I love the DSP and your use of it on the bridge fold card!!! So pretty!

  3. Great card, Amber! Love that DSP, and bridge-folds are so fun!

  4. Love this - going to try a bridge card

  5. Love your card, now I need to go and try a bridge fold card

  6. Great specialty fold that looks easy to create!

  7. Another beautiful project using the Brightly Gleaming SDSP. I love these bridge fold cards. TFS Sandy

  8. You've inspired me to try this fun fold! Pretty card!

  9. Your card is stunning! Thanks for sharing!