Learn the Best Thing About Making a Floating Bridge Card

The floating bridge card is the perfect layout for this nativity scene Christmas card

Want to learn the best thing about making a floating bridge card? Check out this fun tutorial for a great creative card idea!

Today’s fun fold card making idea has an interesting 3D look. It’s easy to create with just a few score lines and scrap pieces of cardstock for the bridge.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Peaceful Nativity Bundle for the card in today’s video but don’t miss the other two samples I’m sharing below. Scroll down to see pictures, cutting dimensions and all the supplies.

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Floating Bridge Card Video

This card making idea will be one you’ll use over and over again. Change up the designer papers and the theme and you’ll have DIY cards for any occasion!

A floating bridge card tutorial


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Floating Bridge Card Details

I love to purchase my products as a Bundle. Not only do I save 10% on the purchase of the stamp set and coordinating die/punch, I’m assured to have all the parts and pieces to make my cards quickly and easily. The nostalgic Peaceful Nativity Bundle can be found in the Mini Catalog on page 17.

The floating bridge card is the perfect layout for this nativity scene Christmas card

I colored my images using the Stampin’ Blends Markers. The stable was stamped using Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock – a great time saving trick to eliminate coloring.

Check out the close-up of this floating bridge

Wondering where you’ll sign your card? Turn the card over and the flat panel on the backside is the perfect spot.

This floating bridge card has ample room on the back to stamp your greeting and sign the card

And the best part about this fun fold – it folds flat for mailing and fits perfectly in a medium envelope.

This folding bridge fold card folds flat for mailing

Floating Bridge Card – Idea #2

There’s nothing like “Coming Home” for Christmas and this Bundle provides all the warm, cozy feeling of home with varied house images. Decorate using the landscape dies, trees, lamp posts, wreaths and the cutest VW Bug image you’ve ever seen!

This floating bridge card has the greeting centered at the top

Unlike the first card, the floating bridge on this card stems across the top, leaving the bottom visible for larger images. Experiment by using just the top or the bottom bridge for variations of this fun fold!

You can easily learn how to make floating bridge cards

The Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper includes traditional Christmas colors and cozy patterns. You’ll find this designer paper on page 9 of the Mini Catalog.

Sign the back of your floating bridge card and even put a die cut image on the back to further decorate the card.

Floating Bridge Card – Idea #3

If you love to color (like me!) then you’ll love the “From All of Us” stamp set on page 93 of the annual catalog. Aren’t those faces adorable?!

How about a floating bridge card as a birthday idea? This one is so cute!

My favorite coloring medium are the Stampin’ Blends Markers. And while this card took a bit more time than my traditional coloring projects, I absolutely love the way it turned out!

This floating bridge card idea also combines coloring with Stampin' Blends

And don’t forget the backside! The branch images in this stamp set provide the perfect accessory to these images. Mix and match the greetings from the stamp set to create a custom phrase, too!

You have lots of room for a group to sign the back of this floating bridge card.

Floating Bridge Card Cutting Dimensions

  • Base: 4 1/4″ x 8″, score at 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″ from each end
  • Cardstock (top bridge): 1″ x 5 1/2″
  • Cardstock (bottom bridge): 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Designer Paper (top bridge): 7/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Paper (bottom bridge): 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Paper (side panels): 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″

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Let's make a floating bridge card and save it to a Pinterest board

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Floating Bridge card with Stampin' Up! Peaceful Nativity

The Stampin' Up! Coming Home Bundle was used to make this floating bridge card.

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