Friday, June 10, 2016

June Technique Blog Hop–Step Cards

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It's month six of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.  It's not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing. 

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This month we will be creating step cards and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today.  We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).  Now on with the projects.

I must admit, this technique had me stumped for quite a while so I sought out the interwebz to glean some inspiration.  I came across this center-step card from The Cutting Cafe and just had to try and CASE it for myself.  Here’s what I came up with:


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I found a house I liked in a folder of digital files that I purchased many years ago and printed it on cardstock.  Then I used my scissors to separate the roof from the base of the house so I could pop it up with some dimensionals.  I printed a second house and cut out the window and door so that I could pop those up exactly on top of the printed window and door on the base layer.  I drew a planter box, cut it out and adhered that beside the window. I cut some flowers out of white cardstock and colored them with my Copics and then added them to the planter box.  I also cut the trees from white cardstock and colored them with Copics as well and then I put some yummy red “apples” on them. The white picket fence was cut out of white cardstock and I gave it a weathered look by randomly coloring areas with some grey Copics and my colorless blender.  I added a few more flowers and the sentiment to the front of the fence to finish this card off.


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Here’s a side view.











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My next card is a side-step card.  I stamped the Magnolia “Tilda With 3 Flowers” stamp on a blank sheet of white card stock and colored her in with my Copics.  Then I freehand drew the bench to sit her on.  I used the print then cut method with my Cricut and cut out the tree so that the branches and birdies would free hang over the side of the front panel.  I popped up a squirrel with a dimensional dot and sat him at the bottom of the tree.  I adhered some flowers and grass to the middle step and added the sentiment to the front step to finish off this card.


That’s it for me.  Next in line is the fabulous Lisa.

Don’t forget to visit the rest of my friends.  Here’s today’s line up in case you get lost along the way:


  1. Wow, Sharon, these are great! Your first card can work for so many occasions...and it's so sweet. The second...well, you just can't go wrong with Tilda.

  2. such great details! I love them all!


  3. Absolutely amazing Sharon!
    You took this challenge to the next level. WOW WOW WOW

  4. Such adorable cards with great detail. I love the way the tree branches hang over on the second card.

  5. LOVE your cards. I found myself just gazing at that first one. You created quite the little scene there! And that second one is so different. I adore how you put that all together with the little critter on one side, and the girl on the bench on the other. Fabulous!

  6. Sharon, congrats those cards are great. The center step card with the house...awesome idea and the little girl is so cute. Love them all. I'll be back on track here tomorrow after my jet lag is gone ;-)

  7. OOOH! Ahhhh! That's a lot of work! And what wonderful work it is! Job well done, and... one day... I'll get around to coloring things in like that. Just not today. lol! I'm still coloring the lazy way...

  8. Both cards are great and so much detail. I think I am starting to love these cards as much as I do the box cards.


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