Hey there, crafty friends! It's come around again to my turn to host a "Pinspired" post. I have always found step cards to be fun to make. They have a great "Wow" factor. I have seen many step cards on Pinterest, but usually they are bigger than your average sized card and sometimes in metric. I like for my cards to fit in regular size envelopes.
Of course, it fits in with this month's More Than One Score challenge as the theme is Easter/Spring or Anything Goes. Without any further chatter, here is my A2 sized side step card.
For this project, you will need:
Score at the 3" mark down 3/4". Score at the 3 3/4" mark down 3/4". Score at the 7 1/4" mark down 3/4". (It may be helpful to measure and lightly mark 3/4" on the card stock with a pencil.)
Score at 6 1/2" from 3/4" to 2". (Again, it may be helpful to measure and mark both 3/4" and 2").
Turn 180 degrees and score from 5 1/2" down to 2 1/4" (It may be helpful to measure and lightly mark 2 1/4" on the card stock with a pencil.)
Rotate 90 degrees so that the 5 1/2" score is against the left side of the Scor-Pal. Insert your Scor-Mat under your card stock and cut vertically on the 2 1/4" line from the 1" score to the 6 1/2" score.
Cut vertically on the 3 1/2" line from the 3" score to the 7 1/4" score.
Flip paper over and begin to crease fold lines. Begin creasing with the score at 5 1/2", then the score at 4 1/2" and then finally the score at 3 3/4". The mountain and valley folds below sort themselves out when creasing those top scores.
Finally, decorate as desired! I opted to go with an Easter theme and used grass and cloud dies to help set the scene for my chick and his eggs. Those images were stamped, colored and fussy cut. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment, drew a speech bubble around it, trimmed it out and popped it up.
I hope you give this A2 sized side step card a try. Thanks for stopping by!
Details - Stamps: Chicks Rule (Verve), Egg-stra Special (Verve); Paper: Gable Green, Recollections White, MME Happier dp; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Gable Green; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Mat, Scor-Tape, Fresh Cut Grass die (MFT), Flat Bottom Clouds (MFT), paper snips, ruler, pencil, craft knife, Copic Markers, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, stampin' sponge, dimensional adhesive.