Try This Princess Birthday Bridge Card

I am going back to my roots and doing some fancy fold cards.  This Princess Birthday Bridge Card is a great example.  Perfect for all the little princesses on their special day!  If you need a card that is more masculine, there is a train bridge card here.  Cordelia is trying to make me more gender sensitive, so I won’t call them girl or boy cards.

This card needs to be folded special to fit in an envelope, but I will show you that in a minute.  It does fit in an A9 envelope or you can make your own with this tutorial.

You will need:
Paper Selection

I chose to make this Princess Birthday Bridge Card in pink and found this wonderful verigated pink for the base and the overlays and they work well together because they are both subtle patterns.  I did part of the crown and frog in gold foil.  Use whatever colors you like.  Nothing needs to be two sided.

Cutting the Princess Birthday Bridge Card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  Just make sure that the pen shows up on the paper you use for the overlays.  I used a pink marker and one of my fill in fonts CMV Polka Dot.  Fill in fonts are great because they fill in when drawn and don’t leave just an outline.  Find out more about fill in fonts here.

There are lots of little pieces, especially for the princess, so be sure to keep track of them while cutting the whole card out.

Assembling the Princess Birthday Bridge Card

This one is real easy to make.  Start by re-creasing the fold line. 

Next you need to assemble all the embellishments.  The crown is assembled (from the bottom up) putting gold, then light pink, then dark pink.  The others are two layers and sorta obvious.  Now attach the embellishments (except the crown) to the overlays and attach the overlays to the card.  Make sure you attach the embellishments low enough so that the crown won’t cover them.  The crown is ONLY attached to the far right segment so that it stretches across the card when open.  Look at the first picture above to see how it becomes the bridge.

And your Princess Birthday Bridge Card is done!  See wasn’t that easy?  It fits into an A9 envelope for mailing like the pictures below.  Whether you make your own envelope or not, it is folded the same way.

Fun Facts About Disney Princesses
  • Adriana Caselotti, the voice of Snow White, signed a contract when she accepted the role. The contract forbade her from singing in other films or on the radio.
  • Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, first auditioned to voice Rapunzel in Tangled
  • Ilene Woods, the voice of Cinderella, sued the Disney company for royalties. 
  • Belle is based off a film adaptation of a literary character, Jo March, from Little Women, played by Kathrine Hepburn
  • Jasmine is the first princess to have two voices. Linda Larkin provided Jasmine’s speaking voice.   Lea Salonga provided Jasmine’s singing voice.
  • Reese Witherspoon was the original voice of Merida. She was recast and Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald got the role.