Sunday, 27 March 2011

Side Step Card Tutorial

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Thank-you for your understanding and I hope you enjoy this tutorial xx 
I know, long time no see! but I promise you once the 1st of April comes you will see what I have been playing with for the last few weeks, {another great benefit to being a demo ;-)} but before that I have a new tutorial for you.
I made this side-step card for my daughters birthday and I know loads of people have been making these for a little while but I had a lot of trouble getting the one I tried to make to stand well and fold flat, so I adapted it and played around with it to make this, my version, of a side step card. I, in no way claim to be the inventor of this card, just the adaptor of measurements. Oh yes, and they are in cm's too :-D
So, to start with you need a whole sheet of A4 card, this will give you a finished card in A5.
I lined up my card stock at 8cm in along the short edge, long length going down the cutter (you can adapt this width to suit) and cut from 4cm in along to 22.5cm as shown,

Now flip the card so you are now working on the long side. Change the cutting blade for a scoring blade (or use a bone folder) and score the at 14.8cm or A5 (half A4).
 **Now, the key point here is not to flip your card stock in the trimmer to make it easier to see (I wonder how I know this?? ;-))**
Keeping the card in the same direction (ie: working on the long side) on the narrower (bottom) section score at 4cm, 8cm, 11.8cm, 15cm and 22.5cm.
And this is what it should look like... Apologies, it's not the easiest thing to photograph.
 Now, I folded mine into position just gently at first, rather than doing each fold crisply. Then when I was happy it would fold flat I creased it properly with my bone folder, if that makes sense?  
And this is what it should end up like! {{please excuse the mess behind}}
I hope this was of a help to someone today and you can go HERE to see the fully decorated card :-)
Thanks for dropping by today,
Stampin' Hugs,


  1. Oh WOW SJ FABULOUS tutorial, thanks sooo much for sharing! Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

  2. very helpful...thankyou very much

  3. Thanks for sharing this ..just what I was googling..!!Worked a dream!!

  4. Thank you so much for these instructions, I saw in a magazine a card I wanted to make and it said an A5 side step card your instructions were awesome...thank you.


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