Last week, I shared this card, a gorgeous stair step card I cased from Katy McGloin (why not get one last “ooh and ahh” out of this card?):
Katy credits Splitcoast Stampers for the original tutorial for this card, but the original card design would not fit into a standard-sized envelope. Because Katy only accepts perfection, she worked tirelessly to reconfigure the design, and she succeeded! Last week, I shared Katy’s drawing of the cuts and scores to make this card. I received a lot of feedback and requests from readers (I actually have a few readers!) who wanted to see a step-by-step tutorial of this stair step card. You ask, and I deliver!
TUTORIAL FOR STAIR STEP CARD:
- Start with a piece of card stock trimmed to 10-1/2″ x 4″. I used Perfect Plum for this tutorial because the cuts and score lines seemed to photograph well. I don’t use Perfect Plum very much and have lots of it sitting around, so there’s a bonus!
- Place the paper on your paper trimmer. One inch from the edge of the card stock, cut a straight line from the 2″ mark to the 7-1/4″ mark:
- Turn the card stock around. One inch from the edge of the card stock, cut a straight line from the 3-1/4″ mark to the 8-1/2″ mark. Notice how the two cuts are lined up:
- Your trimmed card stock should look like this:
- One end has a large, untrimmed space (where my handsome thumb is in this above picture), while the other side has a small, untrimmed space. Position the card stock in the trimmer where the large space is on your left.
- At 7-1/4″, score the card stock from the 1″ cut to the end of the card stock (on both sides of the card stock).
- At 5-1/4″, score the piece of card stock between the two cuts.
- At 4″, score the card stock from the 1″ cut to the end of the card stock (on both sides of the card stock).
- Here’s a whole mess of pictures to depict those instructions:
- Here’s what your scored and trimmed piece of card stock looks like now:
- and scored:
- and folded:
- and displayed on the table:
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