Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial By Monique

Monday, November 26, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Monique here with a StepxStep tutorial for a neat "Step Style" Christmas Card.

I got the idea from a You-Tube Demonstration here.

Ok, let's get started.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 81/2" x 51/2"

2.  Score at 41/4" - right across the centre o the cardstock.

3.  Start at 3 and 1/2 inches lengthwise, and cut a line between 11/4" and 61/4".

4.  Score 4 lines, starting from the cut and going to the edge of the cardstock.  You need to score at 11/4", 21/4, 31/4" and 61/4".

5. Now, concertina - fold the cardstock to make this base:

6.  Repeat Steps 1-5 with your chosen patterned paper.  When I was finished I trimmed a tiny amount from around the edge to make some of the white cardstock peak through.

7.  Match the folds in the paper to the folds in the cardstock, and use Double Sided Tape to join the two together - put tape on all the edges and at all the folds to make it sit nicely.

8.  Decorate as decided - you can put an extra piece of cardstock on the back "step" of the card.  I used an October Afternoon Trading Card (it's about 3 years old!) instead.  I also used OA paper - from last Christmas, Cream ribbon and some Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Snowflakes and Diecut "25."

Hope you enjoy making this - they are really so simple, and look so effective!



4 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial By Monique”

Barb Craft said...

You make it look so easy Monique! Can't wait to try one! Thanks for the directions!

barb :)

Rochelle Spears said...

great tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Great tutorial Monique! Your card is lovely!

katieo said...

beautiful card. love all the embellies and the cute girl