a different stair step card

Where has the week gone?  Yikes!  I am back today with a different type of Stair Step card that I made… inspired by my friend, Pam Sparks.  She is making some gorgeous cards in this style and she calls them a Front Panel Side Step card.  You can see her directions here on her blog. 

I altered the dimensions slightly on my card to make it an A2 size.  I started with 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and the center score is at 4 1/4″.  All other side scores are on the same 1″ measurements. (From the bottom, score at 1″, 2″, and 5 1/4″.)

I used the Penelope and Juniper images from the November release at All That Scraps.  This pair is too cute! 

After everything was cut out and glued down, I added Stickles to Penelope’s fur accents for some holiday sparkle.  I also applied Aleene’s True Snow to the base of the main image.

Here you can see how the card is cut and folded in this side view.  The sentiment hangs off the front panel.

What a fun card!  I hope you give it a try.  (Thanks, Pam, for the inspiration!)

stamps- Sweet November Penelope and Juniper, AmyR Merry & Bright by C.C. Designs; paper- Soft Sky, Artichoke, white, SU! Wintergreen dp; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, Aleene’s True Snow, EK Success Snowflake punch, gemstone, SU! Oval punches.

17 responses to “a different stair step card

  1. AWE- SOME Diane!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!! FABULOUS coloring and colors and of course Penelope and Juniper are the cutest things ever!!! WOW! LOVE the snowflake hanging off the oval and Amy’s sentiments are so cool! awwww… thanks Diane! You can send this one to me! lol!

  2. Such a cute card, Diane!! I love the cute images and papers!

  3. This is such a cute cute card … love it!

  4. Is there any way you can make the dimensions, of this card, into a PDF or Word Document file for us? I know it’s easy for me to make the card when I have the layout drawn out on a piece of paper. Thanks so much and I just love the card. 🙂

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  6. Absolutely adorable!! Thank you so much Diane for providing the A2 measurements for this style card!!!!

  7. Thanks for the additional measurement option. I love your card too – great colors/layout – lots of fun.

  8. What a perfectly precious card! Stunning actually. Looks like I’ve found another blog to follow! Your work is lovely. Thanks so much for the A2 measurements on this. Can’t wait to try it.

  9. I am really impressed with this card! I’m using it for my Granddaughter’s 1st birthday with the Inky Antics elephant.

  10. Thank you so much for the A2 dimensions. Love your card – so creative!

  11. thanks for the A2 dimensions-just love your card

  12. Thank you for the A2 resize of this adorable card! I made the original sized card and altered paper to make an envelope to fit it. This will make it much esier. Thanks a bunch

  13. Fabulous card! Can’t wait to try this fold! TFS!

  14. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! For the first time, Ive attempted the “Side Step Card”. I do prefer the name- Center Panel Side Step Card, I believe- you’ve called it. I had gotten a few diff versions of this card, but they were all mostly 6″x12″. I also just finished one that’s 5 1/2 x 11″. They’re too big for my taste. I would like to teach it (eeekkk) at a class, and I’d like it to fit in an envelope and not use huge amounts of matting paper, esp designer paper. So, with my awesome mathmatical skills (NOT!), and my lack of ability to eye something and cut it down, size wise (panic attack), I thought I’d make an attempt to look for a smaller version-and there you were! A2!!! Thank you so much! Deeply appreciate you posting this for challenged card makers like myself! You’re card is gorgeous, btw!

  15. thanks so much for the measurements for an A2 size card! I came up with a cute center step card using the original pattern from the tutorial but am thrilled to have another option which will fit easily into an A2 envy as I am doing this project for my stamp club later this week and they always like things which fit into standard envelopes. You are a dear for sharing!

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  17. what are the cutting measurements?

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