Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How-To Tuesday: Make a Side Step Card

Happy how-to Tuesday! I'm excited to share the side-step card with you. It looks complicated but once you get those measurements sorted out it's really easy. So let's do it to it...

Materials Needed:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of card stock (sturdier the better)
craft blade or exacto knife
score board and score blade

Step 1:  with your 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card stock, place it at your score board or paper trimmer at the 2 inch mark. With the craft knife, cut a slit from 2 1/8" down to 7 1/2" mark. So your paper should look like this...

step 1 - cut a slit from 2 1/8" to 7 1/2"
Step 2:  next you'll use your score tools. Turn your paper horizontally and first score at 4 1/4" all the way down the paper.  Your next score marks will only be from the top of your paper to the 2" slit mark (pictures will help with this part!) So score at 2 1/8" to the slit. Score at 5 3/8" to the slit. Score at 6 1/2" to the slit. Score at 7 1/2" to the slit....

Step 2 - notice that only the 4 1/4" score mark goes all the way
I added notes with the measurements to make a little more sense....

Score at the yellow marks, cut at the red mark.

Step 3:  You're ready to fold the card! First I fold the single score mark at 4 1/4" at a mountain fold, then accordion fold from there. It will now look like this...

Step 3 - accordion fold your steps!

You're finished! That's all there is to the side-step card! The measurements are confusing but the card itself is pretty easy to put together, and they are so fun to decorate!

Using this blue step card, I made a card in honor of Shark Week!
All die cuts in the shark week card are from Lettering Delights Something Fishy svg set!

Using the step card outline, I also made these adorable Maine vacation cards for family members...

Have fun making your step cards! They really make a huge impact with lots of room to add your embellishments :)

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Lovely tutorial Rachel


  2. You make this look so easy, but I am not a paper crafter. My oldest daughter is, though! You might want to check out her blog...


    She does reviews for Craft Critique, too :)

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  4. WOW! Soooo cute! I will definitely make these!

  5. Love this technique - I wish I had the skills to make such beautiful cards!

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  7. Came over from You Had Me At Craft's blog. Fantastic card!!!! I love making different fold cards. TFS it.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

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