I’ve seen this “Bridge Fold” card several times, and had to try it myself. I even got to learn the partial die-cutting technique along the way! Here’s how it’s done!
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Cardstock: 5.5 x 9″ (I used Pear Pizzazz)
DSP: 3 x 4.75″ (3 pieces – I used Noble Peacock)
Score your cardstock at 3″ on either side. Fold into a Z-shape and burnish your folds.
Centre a large die over the folded piece of cardstock. Hold die in place with post-it notes or washi tape.
Line up the edge of the cutting plate so that the die won’t cut the entire shape – the sides and top, but not the bottom.
Run the sandwich through the machine three or four times until all three layers of cardstock are cut through. Be very careful when removing your washi tape! Trim the cardstock as needed.
Use the next-smallest nesting die to cut the Designer Series Paper along the top edge. As before, line up your cutting plate so that the die won’t cut the entire shape. Repeat this step for your other pieces of DSP.
Use a trimmer to finish the straight cuts to the bottom of each piece of DSP.
Score down the centre of the outside two panels of your cardstock, and two pieces of your DSP. Refold your card base so the outside panels are mountain folds.
Attach your DSP to your cardbase.
To create the bridge, cut a piece of cardstock to 6″ in length (the width will vary depending on the design of your card). Use strong adhesive to attach the bridge piece to the two outside panels of the card base. I used the edge die from Magnolia Memory – it didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned, but I still like it!
Embellish as desired. I used the Royal Peacock bundle and foil sheets.
Have you made any projects with the Bridge Fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!
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