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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Here's to a Beautiful Day

Happy Tuesday,

We are headed out of town later today for the long weekend and I'm looking forward to having four days off work. I will be doing some computer work tomorrow, but come tomorrow afternoon, I'm done.

Before we leave, I wanted to get my card finished for this week's Paper Players Challenge. Joanne is the hostess with one of my favorite kinds of challenges, Tic-Tac-Toe. I just think these are super fun to do. Here's Joanne's banner of options. I choose to use the center vertical options of Patterned Paper, Yellow, Birthday.

On Sunday while cruising through my saved blogs, I started watching this video on Jennifer McGuire's blog. It looked interesting so I decided to give it a try.

I used the "landscape" layout for this one. The patterned papers are from a retired SU paper stack called All Abloom. Most of the dies and stamps are from Concord & 9th. The Stitched Rectangle die is SU.

These bridge cards are super easy to make. It's really just making sure that the dimensions are correct for the cutting and the scoring. Jennifer also recommends using heavy or thick card stock for the card base. I have a box of SSS card stock that is pretty thick and that's what I used. There happened to be a bright yellow/gold piece which matched the SU Daffodil Delight shade very well.

What's great about this design is the dimension. The card stands up on it's own. There is no place to write a personal note like on the inside of a traditional card. If you watch the video, Jennifer recommends using the back of the card to write your message, or making a small note card and gluing it to the back.

The other great thing is that it folds into a regular A2 envelope, as demonstrated here.

I recommend you give this technique a try. Lots of possibilities.

Wishing everyone a safe and fun July 4 holiday. Happy Birthday America!
Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Beautiful Butterfly set by Concord & 9th
Paper: Simon Says Stamp yellow card stock, SU All Abloom paper stack DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: Misti, Score-Pal, Concord & 9th Butterfly Turnabout set dies, SU Stitched Rectangle die, Gemini Jr, pink gems, liquid glue, dimensional


  1. Colleen your pretty summer florals and bright yellow butterflies are so cheery and your fancy fold is a great way to ring the changes from a standard card. Hope you have a lovely long weekend and a belated happy 4th July to you! As always, thanks for joining in with our tic-tac-toe challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Colleen, this is so beautiful! I just love all those gorgeous colors and flowers! This would certainly make my day if I found it in my mailbox! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX


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