Monday, July 24, 2017

Try something new!

Hello friends!

Oh, goodness!  I turned 70 last Monday and I guess I'm now officially "old."  But just because I'm aging doesn't mean I have to grow old on the inside.  In fact, inside I feel like I'm as young as I ever was.  I would guess my true age to be somewhere in my twenties.  Isn't it strange that although our bodies and our minds grow older, our spirit seems to be ageless?

One way we can help ourselves to stay young in spirit is to try new things.  This is one area that I really need to work on, as I tend to be a bit of a 'fraidy cat when it comes to new adventures.  Trying something new doesn't mean we have to take up rock climbing, bungee jumping, or roller blading.  We can challenge ourselves to learn to cook a new dish, try a new restaurant, read a book in a different genre, shop at a different store, try a new hairstyle or color... just anything to shake up or normal routine.  

You might wonder what all this has to do with card-making.  Well,  I have a new card format that I'd like you to try.  It's called a bridge fold card.  When you first see the card, you're going to think that it's not something that can be mailed.  But actually it's very easy to fold flat and slide into an envelope.  I've seen this type of card on several blogs lately, so I'm not sure who originated the idea.  

I'm not going to go into the measurements of all the DSP pieces, where to score the card base, etc.  If you would like to know how to make this fun card, please email me at and I'll be happy to send along the instructions.

Here are the Stampin'Up! products I used to make this card:

Pool Party card stock:   #122924, page 186, $8.00
Pool Party stamp pad:  #126982, page 186, $6.50
Whisper White Thick card stock: #140727, page 194, $7.00
Pear Pizzazz card stock: #131201, page 186, $8.00
Basic Gray Archival ink pad: #140932, page 201, $7.00
Whole Lot of Lovely DSP:  #144110, page 188, $11.00
Birthday Blooms stamp set:  #140658, page 70, $19.00
Flower Shop stamp set: #130942, page 28, $18.00
Pansy Punch (coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set)
      #130698, page 207, $16.00
Gold Faceted Gems, #144141, page 197, $5.00

And of course for a card like this with multiple score lines, you will need a good scoring board.  I highly recommend Stampin'Up!'s Simply Scored Scoring Tool, #122334, page 205, $30.00.  I've owned two other scoring boards, but this one is by far the best I've used.  The stylus is made of metal and won't wear out like the plastic ones that other boards come with.

I would be most appreciative if you could leave me a brief comment on this card.  If you'd like to place an order, please use the July host code NN6FAB7P if your order is under $150.  I will close out this code on Saturday, July 29th.   For every order of $50 or more before tax and shipping, you will receive a Bonus Days coupon code for $5 off an order in August via email from Stampin'Up!   All those who use the July host code will be entered into a drawing for a nice prize from me at the end of the month. 

May the week ahead be a happy one and I hope you'll try something new!
Happy stamping, everyone!


  1. Very pretty card, Susan. I like that fold, it's a new one to me, so Ill be emailing you. Have a great week!

  2. Very pretty card, Susan. I like that fold, it's a new one to me, so Ill be emailing you. Have a great week!

  3. Pretty card Susan. Did you find that fold hard to make? I did something similar for a retirement card where ribbon formed the bridge (like a hammock between 2 palm trees) and it took me a really long time to craft it even following a tutorial! But that may be just me!!