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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Monday 3 July 2023

Stepped, fold-back card with Cheerful Daisies

Good Morning,

Today, I have another fancy-fold card to share. I have such a weakness for "different" cards and am always looking for a new shape or fold to try. This particular style was shared in one of my Stampin'Up! Team meetings and it is really versatile. I don't know the original designer but I will gladly credit them if they message me privately to let me know.

Cutting List - metric
Base – 20.5 x 15cm   scored 10.5 / 15.5 on long side. Fold in half (almost) and then turn back the front of the base to make a Z shape. Burnish folds well.
Cut strips of coloured card 3 cm wide to make 5 steps
6.5 / 7.5 / 8.5 / 9.5 / 10.5 cms
DSP to mat steps – all cut at 0.5 cm smaller than card – 2.5 wide by 6 / 7/ 8/ 9/ 10 cms. Use scraps ot the rest of the A4 card.
Make the card first, before adding DSP
1.         Starting with the longest strip, lay across the folded back section of the card base and apply glue to the base only not the strip or you will glue the card shut! I applied wet glue to the whole of the folded back section of the card to have a little wiggle-time - if you do this you will need to work quickly.
2.         Line up the left hand edge of the steps as in the finished card. Make sure the steps are straight and no glue seeps out.
3.         Check all the edges of the base line up and trim if needed before adding DSP
4.         Open the card base, if desired add a strip of DSP to left inside edge to neaten. I cut a strip 4.5 cm x whole sheet (30cms) and trimmed to 14.5. I used the left overs to add inside right edge
5.         Cut piece basic white 14.5 x 10 to line inside right of card.  I have tried using the whole left-over strip and also cutting at an angle to mirror the front – decide which style you prefer before stamping– the angled strip gives you more room to stamp and write. Stamp before adhering to base, taking account of the DSP.
6.         Add DSP to stepped strips on the front of card and decorate with die cuts and stamped images.
This might sound involved but once you have made one, it is fairly straightforward. I always find that choosing my papers is the hardest part as they are all so lovely and cutting into them can be challenging!
It was definitely easier to work in metric as it fits a standard UK C6 envelope. If your card is a little bulky just go up a size to 5x7.

Cutting list - Imperial
Base – 6 x 8 , score at 2,4, along long side
cut 6 strips of card 1” wide for front and cut 4, 3 ¾, 3 ½, 3 ¼, 3, 2 3/4
DSP to ¾” wide  x 3 ¾, 3 ½, 3 ¼, 3 2 ¾, 2 ½
inside left and right strips DSP 13/4 wide x 5 ¾
inside right cut diagonally if desired as metric
Basic white liner 5 ¾ x 3 3/4
Here is the same style card made with two other  Designer Series Papers. Those  sadly are discontinued  but you can see how well it works with other papers.

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Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate you all so much.

Lesley x

SU Products used with order numbers:

Fresh as a Daisy Suite # 161301 

Daffodil Delight cardstock #121680

Pebbled Path ink pad #161648 

Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042

Paper trimmer #152392    Id be lost without this !!!! 

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974

Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042

Dimensional pads #104430 


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