Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Pictorial/Tutorial Side-Step Card

Hello Friends!

Today I am going to show how to do a Side-Step Card. This will be a long Post...Just giving a heads up!

First get your supplies together:

You will need a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Cardstock (Early Espresso used here)
A Paper Cutter
Additional Cardstock and Embellishments to decorate your card
And a 'Medium Size' Envelope

In the 'Portrait' position...line up your piece of Cardstock at 3".
Starting down at the 1" mark on the cutter part,
cut down to the 7 1/2" mark.

(sorry, took this pic after the fact)
Turn the piece around to the 'Landscape' position and
on the 2 1/2" side, Score @ 4 1/4".
Turn 180* and on the 3" side
Score @ 1", 2", 3 1/4", 4 1/2", and 6".

Pinch the 4 1/4" fold across.

Then fold the first Score line down (mountain fold), and the next score
line up (valley fold). Do this to each scored line, till your 'steps' are formed.
They will be 'graduated' in size.

Here is what it looks like folded.

Now 'burnish' all your folds, both sides, with your 'Bone Folder'.

Here is the card standing on it's own, all folds burnished.

Cut Mats, Neutrals, and DSP, to fit the card areas.
All Sizes at the Bottom of this Post.
The two top pieces are for the inside left of the cards.
From here on there will be two cards made.
One has a solid bottom trim all the way across the bottom front of the card. The other card has a divided bottom on the bottom front.
You can make your card either way.
It is totally up to you which you choose.
Strictly your taste.
I did one each way as an example to see what they look like.

The Sentiment was stamped on the large piece, matted it and attached to the inside of the card. I then saw that I needed to fill the space to the can write a short note on the large and carry over to the smaller, 
then sign the card on the right too!

 Mats and DSP were measured and cut for the Front of the Card.
Adhered them together and then adhered to the Card Front.

Here are the Cards, now ready for Embellishing!

For BOTH Cards, I used the same style of decoration.
Again, I am showing the Cards and the only difference is the
solid bottom of the divided bottom.

Here is the Divided Bottom, finished

Here is the Divided with it's 'Medium Size' Envelope.
Stamped Flap and lower Left Front. I stamped the
Pine Boughs in 'Mint Macaron' and the Pine Cone
in 'Early Espresso' Classic Stampin' Inks.

Here is the finished Solid Bottom.

Here is the Solid Bottom Front Card done, with
it's 'Medium Size' Envelope, stamped on the flap
and the lower left hand side of the envelope.
Again the Pine Boughs were stamped in 'Mint Macaron'
and the Pine Cones stamped in 'Early Espresso'
Classic Stampin' Inks.
You choose which you prefer and decorate as you want!
I thought I would show you the difference so you
could see for yourself what it would look like!
 Here are the sizes you will need for the card
front and inside:
First...Divided Bottom Card
All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless noted.
Card Base: For Both Cards
'Early Espresso' Cardstock
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Mats: Cardstock (Mint Macaron used here)
 7/8" x 2 7/8" Bottom Right
4 1/8" x 2 3/8" Left Side Panel
1 1/8" x 2 7/8" First Step Riser
1 7/8" x 2 7/8" Second Step Riser
2 3/8" x 4 1/8" Inside Panel Left
1 7/8" x 2 7/8" Inside Panel Right
DSP: 'Presents and Pinecones' used here
3/4" x 2 3/4" Bottom Right
4" x 2 1/4" Left side Neutral (Whisper White here)
1" x 2 3/4" First Step Riser
1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Second Step Riser
2 1/2" x 4" Inside Panel Left (Whisper White)
1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Inside Panel Right (Whisper White)
Second Card: Solid Bottom Front
Mats: Cardstock ('Mint Macaron' used here)
 7/8" x 5 3/8" Bottom Front Strip
2 7/8" x 3 1/8" Left Side Panel
1 1/8" x 2 7/8" First Step Riser
1 7/8" x 2 7/8" Second Step Riser
2 3/8" x 4 1/8" Inside Left Panel
1 7/8" x 2 7/8" Inside Right Panel
DSP: 'Presents and Pinecones' used here too!
3/4" x 5 1/4" Solid Bottom Front Strip
2 1/4" x 3" Left Neutral (Whisper White)
1" x 2 3/4" First Step Riser
1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Second Step Riser
2 1/4' x 4" Inside Left Panel (Whisper White)
1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Inside Right Panel (Whisper White)
Stampin'Up! Items Used:
Cardstock: Card Base-'Early Espresso'
Mats: 'Mint Macaron'
Pinecones and Pine and Berry Sprigs: 'Early Espresso', 'Real Red',
'Mint Macaron', and 'Copper Foil Sheets'
Neutral: 'Whisper White'
DSP: 'Presents and Pinecones'
Classic Stampin' Ink: 'Real Red"
Stamp Set: 'Christmas Pines'
Thinlits: 'Pretty Pines'
Ribbon: 'Real Red' 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine to attach
a 'Mini Pinecones'
The Greeting was stamped and trimmed,
then attached it to a piece of 'Early Espresso',
trimmed to fit. Then they were attached
to the card with 'Stampin' Dimensionals'.
I hope this has inspired you to make your Christmas Cards!
Nothing beats a "Handmade Card' from you.
The receiver will feel special that you thought enough of them,
to make them a card from your heart!
Until next Posting...Blessings to ALL of you!

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