Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Winter Neighbourhood Merry Christmas Stepper Card

This is one of the last Christmas cards I made this year, it's a stepper card made with the Cheery Lynn Winter Neighbourhood border die.  I designed it for Jan and Wendy to make when they came along for a card making morning a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy to say the card was a hit!  I am having withdrawal symptoms as I haven't been able to craft or blog for ages - hopefully that situation will improve after tomorrow!

I used black, white and Pool Party CS plus sparkly silver glimmer paper.  The card fits inside a 6" square envelope.  I added some tiny pieces of yellow CS behind some of the windows so it looks like some of the lights are on.  I popped up the neighbourhood die cut shape, the sentiment and the star.


EDITED TO ADD:
I formed the stepper card by making a square card base with the fold at the top, cut and scored a second piece of CS and glued the two pieces together.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A4 CS or 12" x 12" CS
  • Cut CS 11 1/2" x 5 3/4" and score at 5 3/4" to form a 5 3/4" square card base with the fold at the top.
  • Cut CS 7" x 5 3/4" and score at 1" and 4".
  • Valley fold the 1" score line and mountain fold the 4" score line.
  • Form the stepper card by joining the two pieces together, gluing the 1" tab of the smaller piece to the 5 3/4" square card base.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR 11" x 8 1/2" CS
  • Cut CS 11" x 5 1/2" and score at 5 1/2" to form a 5 1/2" square card base with the fold at the top.
  • Cut CS 6 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 1" and 3 3/4".
  • Valley fold the 1" score line and mountain fold the 3 3/4" score line.
  • Form the stepper card by joining the two pieces together, gluing the 1" tab of the smaller piece to the 5 1/2" square card base.

Here's a side view of the stepper card where you can see the square card base at the back and the smaller CS piece glued to the square card base. 


Here's the back of the card.


I had a piece of the die cut left over from trimming the shape to fit the card front so I used that to decorate the envelope flap.


That's all from me for now, it just remains for me to say many thanks for visiting my blog and...

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1 comment:

Susan P said...

Do you have the dimensions and score measurements for the stepper card?