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October 20, 2013
I have been overwhelmed by requests for instructions on how to do a double side step card for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ size. The instructions I had given in yesterday’s post was for a 5″ x 7″ card which is great if you want to give a card personally, but here in New Zealand you have to pay twice for postage for an oversized card. Plus most of the envelopes I use are for the smaller size.
For this tutorial I have just used a piece of paper to keep as a template for future use, which I found is very useful, especially for scoring and cutting lines. You can lay it over the cardstock to help you with scoring and folding.
Here is the finished template with measurements. Sorry this is all handwritten as I am not familiar with using word to draw diagrams and also I wanted to get this post out quickly. I hope you find this easy to read and use. Let me know if there are any problems.
Now for the step by step instructions:
1) Cut a piece of paper/cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 6 ”
2) Using the ruler on your trimmer if you have one (or measure with ruler and pencil, and then cut with a sharp craft knife ) cut in 1 1/2 inches in from the long edge of the cardstock from 1″ to 7 1/2 inches along the 8 1/2 inch edge.
3) Turn the paper/cardstock around and do the same on the other side.
4) Using a scoring product (I have used a ScorPal) or measure with a pencil and ruler score the first line between the cut edges at 1″ from the left.
5) Score the next line at 1 3/4′ from the left side.
6) Score the next line at 3 1/2″ from the left.
7) Score the entire paper/cardstock at 4 1/4″ as this is the centre fold of the card.
8) The final scoring line is at 5 3/4 from the left side.
9) Now start folding the crease lines from left to right. I have used the terms ‘valley’ and ‘mountain’ to describe a fold going up or down. The first fold is a ‘mountain’ fold which appears to rise up towards you.
10) The second fold is a ‘valley’ fold. That is the fold goes down away from you.
11) The third fold is another ‘mountain’ fold to create a v-shape.
12) The fourth fold is a ‘valley’ fold.
13) The final fold is a ‘mountain’ fold
14) Finally fold the center folds of the outside pieces as a ‘mountain’ and there you have a double side step card.
When I matted the cardstock and papers I trimmed down by either 1/4 or 1/8th inches on the short and long sides to create a nice even trim. For further information about how I have done this please click here.
I hope that these instructions are easy to follow and I look forward to seeing what people can make with these instructions on Facebook.
September 23, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and we have some a brand new release to celebrate today. These new Sentiments Stamps and Dies are amazing to add something special to your cards. Products Used: Elaborate Birthday Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3937Elaborate Birthday Die, HCD1-7322Purr-fect Posies...
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September 21, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou I am so excited to share a card with you that I have created using a combination of beautiful dies from Amazing Paper Grace. I love white on white cards and the soft white flowers and green leaves made this perfect for a sympathy card. To create this card I have used …
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September 16, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome to Inspiration Wednesday at Heartfelt Creations and today I have a card that I have made with gorgeous vellum zinnias from the Summer’s Garden collection. Other Products: Heavy cardboard, Distress Oxide inks – Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Hero Arts Embossing & Watermark ink, hot glue gun, Reeves …
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