Sunday, June 6, 2010

How To Make a StairStep Card

Hi Friends,
Your How To Homemaker is addicted to crafting of all sorts so you will see crafts here from time to time.  I'm seriously addicted to making these cards.  They are soooooo much fun and simple too.


I've made all these just using scraps of scrapbooking paper.  How thrifty is that!
You start with a piece of paper that is 5" x 10".
You are only going to make one straight cut in the paper and the rest are five little folds.  On my diagram, the cut is done where the solid line is an the folds are the dashed lines.

The cut is made 2" in from the left side of the paper.  The cut starts 1" down from the top and goes to 7 1/2" down.
The scores are made at 1" down, 2" down, 3 1/2" down, 5"down, and 7 1/2" down.
Fold the paper as shown here.
The two pieces of paper below are actually the same size 5" x 10".  The photograph just makes the left one appear smaller.

Embellish your cards as desired.  I used my Cricut machine and cut some shapes.  Just in case you are interested, for the birthday card I used the Sweet Treats cartridge.  For the 4th of July card I used the Stand and Salute cartridge, and for the Hope card I used the Home Decor cartridge.

Give the stairstep card a try.  I think after the first one you will be hooked!

One more thing Friends.  I'm still feeling like a little fish in a big pond here, new blog on the block feelings.  Would you be so kind to tell others I'm out here so people can find me.  Could you write and let people know where I'm at here on the web or grab my button.  I'd also be very happy to do a guest blog post on your blog with a homemaking tip.
Many Thanks!
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25 comments:

couture unraveled said...

cute cards!!!! i am your newest follower from follow friends sunday!! I hope you can come check me out too!!

http://coutureunraveled.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

Love the cards! I am a scrapbooker and card-maker myself so I'll definitely be trying this out. Great pic tutorial. I'll help spread the word. Enjoying your blog.

K-E Kreations said...

That's a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Your blog looks great - you wouldn't know you're still feeling like a newbie.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is a great idea! I really like the way you decorated the cards. So sweet. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
And I like your blog. :)

Daphne said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog....I'm your newest follower. :) The cards you made and your blog look great!

kakalderman said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love the simplicity of your posts - great ideas for those of us that need to start at the beginning!

Sam said...

I love cards! That's really cute! Another thing to add to my list!

I'm stopping by from The Girl Creative. Have a great Monday!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.
http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

These are awesome! I'm still looking for guest posters with great die-cut ideas like this for CraftShare. Let me know if you'd be interested in joining in. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday - I'd love if you grabbed the party button:)

Sam said...

This might be something you're interested in...let me know!

http://momundecided.blogspot.com/2010/06/card-makers-wanted.html

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute! I love the 3d effect. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are haveing a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest. It looks like you forget to indicate the link on your post though. Would you mind putting it on there? Thanks!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Thanks for the great tutorial and for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

Bird said...

WOW!! I had nooo idea!!! Thanks for teaching us how!

Thanks for linking up too! :)

Love,
Bird

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

This is such a good tutorial for that I HOPE you'll get yourself a link from our blog to this tutorial by using our DIY / Craft Tutorial Linky Party (PR 3-4 site, http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-free-pillow-crochet-pattern/ )

We've only just began this linky party series, but it's going to be every Wednesday, from now on.

We'll leave this first linky party open for a whole week, and will probably continue till all the good tutorial writers/creative talents know where to go on EVERY WEDNESDAY.

Hope to see you on the FCG blog!

BTW If you hop over to the blog today, you can put your name in the hat for a $50 Lisa Leonard jewelry gift certificate. Who knows...maybe you'll win. Her jewels are gorgeous and unique to you, the wearer as they are all customized.

Candy Bello said...

nice! I want to make one of these cards!

:)
Candy

Kristi Flanagan said...

These are SOOOOO cool! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Laura said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!!

Thanks for linking up at Saturday is Crafty Day!
Laura @ along for the ride

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

These aren't just cards - they're little works of art!

I'd love for you to link these up to Fab Finds for the Fourth - started tonite, thru tomorrow and the next 2 Thursdays.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'm so glad you linked up your darling card to Fab Finds for the Fourth. Thank you so much! Hope you drop by next Thursday too!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kristi Flanagan said...

You've been featured - come grab your button and wear it with pride!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Kristi Flanagan said...

You've been featured - come grab your button and wear it with pride!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very cute! Love popups like these.

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Nancy,
Such CUTE cards! Love the stair idea. Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy holiday,
Linda

Delilah said...

Those are really awesome! I'm super impressed!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your side step card instructions .Clear and easy to understand.

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