Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream Bundle Bridge Card

Oakland Bay Bridge
Image from Wikipedia

Have you ever been part of building a real bridge? Maybe there are a few of you out there who have, but not me. Definitely, not the kind that needs a lot of structural engineering like the photo above. I did try some bridge building in my former 5th grade classroom with my students. We used all kinds of materials. The traditional popsicle sticks, but we also tried with Legos, rolled up newspaper, K-nex, and other creative ideas the students had. Some of them actually worked (for a while!)

However,  you can make a Bridge card very easily like the one I'm bringing to you today!
This type of card even folds flat to go in an A2 envelope!


The Ice Cream Corner Suite is such a fun set of products to work with. It was introduced in the Jan.-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Luckily the stamp set and punch are moving into the 2021 Annual Catalog, but sadly the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP) is retiring (forever! boo hoo!) at the end of next month, June 30th!  So if you haven't purchased any yet, now's the time to do so! It is SO CUTE!


The card base color I used is the now retired Terra Cotta Tile, but the other colors that coordinate are Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Cinnamon Cider. So you can choose one of those instead.

The Bridge card is very easy to make. It only takes two pieces of cardstock. The base is 4-1/4" x 8". The bridge is 1-1/4" x 5-1/2". So when the card is pressed flat it is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", which is the perfect size to go into the A2 envelope!

Score the card base you on the long side at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 5-1/2", 6-3/4".


The center back section has two pieces of cardstock. A Blackberry Bliss layer at 2-7/8" x 4-1/8", then a Basic White layer at 2-3/4" x 4" which is what I stamped on with the two ice cream cones. Those cones were stamped in Terracotta Tile, Blackberry Bliss, and Cinnamon Cider inks. I did stamp off once for both scoops, so the little dots could be stamped at full strength. Same with the little "drip" stamp. Early Espresso ink was used to make the cross-hatching on the cone.


The two side panels have a 1" x 4" piece of DSP.
The bridge piece has a 1" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP.

Once you have all the DSP panels in place. Then to attach the bridge, fold the card like it's going in an envelope. Adhere the bridge to the left and right narrow panels only. Once done, then the card will be able to open up and stand as shown in my photos above.

Then you can add a circular sentiment tag of your choice. I used two circle punches in my collection - 1-1/4" and 1-3/8".

I hope you'll give this fun fold a try. It's one of the easiest out there! Use whatever you have on hand or rush to my online store to get the Ice Cream Corner DSP before it's gone! Just click the link below.

Have a wonderful day!


  
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