Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stair Step Card Tutorial by Fran


I fell in love with the cutest decorated stair step card I saw on the Whiff of Joy Blog.  I also loved the theme too.  It really inspired me to give it a try.  I guess you can say that I scrap lifted but added my own style to my version of the card.  I like to share with you the steps I took to come up with the same size card as on the Whiff of Joy Blog that folds to approximately 5” by 5” square card.

I was undecided on how I was going to decorate it so I colored the images I wanted to use.  And the background piece I wanted to use also.  But the rest of the elements may be different in the finished card then what you see below.  But not that much of a difference. I added lots of flowers and butterflies that I did not show below.

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Pieces Of All Elements For Card

To get the finished size as indicated above you need a piece of card stock that measures 10-1/2” by 5”.  And you score it using the measurements indicated in the photo below.

Stair Step Card Measured and Creased

  1-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 4-1/4”, 6”, and 8-1/4”

Once you score your card you fold accordion style.  But make sure the first small fold is folded down.  And this is the portion that is the front of your card.  See photos below of how it looks once folded.

Preliminary Card Base Folded

Preliminary Card Base Folded_Side View

Once I had my card folded in the stair step style I began putting elements on the different layers (steps).  Below is a photo of the beginning stages of my card.

Partial Layout of Stair step card


Here is the finished card!  I had fun making this card and will probably make more but it does involve lots of elements.  And it helps to think of the theme so you can gear all of your elements to that theme.  I hope you like it.  Details about the card are below the photos.

Front View 1

Side View

Close close up

o  Images:  Fence & Stone Path (La La Land) now at Cutter’s Creek

o  Sassy Sally Sets in Wonder (Sassy Cheryl’s Digital Images

Note:  Fence and Sassy Sally colored w/Prisma Colored Pencils

o  Background Sky & Sun Paper (Digital paper by Creativeqube)

o  Pattern Papers – Recollections (my stash)

o  Squirrel – Free Digital Image (my stash) Colored w/Prisma         Colored Pencils

o  Mushrooms – Free Digital Image (colored using Paint Shop Pro)

o  Grass – Free SVG Cut File (my stash)

o  Sentiment – Cuddly Buddly Crafts

o  Flowers – Fancy Blossoms Die Cut by Memory Box

o  Butterflies – Butterfly Delights Die Cut by Memory Box

Liquid Pearls – by Ranger

Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger


Thank you for stopping by, Fran  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Marci With Lantern

Today I bring you a card using a digital image by La La Land called Marci with Lantern.   She comes with accessories (a string of lanterns and a sentiment) which you will see on my card.  She is such a cutie too.
Below the photos will be a list of supplies I used to create the card. I had so much fun making this card. 
I only colored her face, hands and hair with Prisma Colored Pencils.  Her outfit was paper pieced using Asian theme paper.  Visit to see more La La Land creations.
      (Clicking on photo will give you a larger view).
Front View

Side View

Face Close-up
Card Base – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80#
All Around Punch-Loops by Martha Stewart
Digital Image Set – La La Land (includes Marci, lanterns and sentiment)
Hanging Lanterns – Ranger Glitter Glue – Stickles
Butterflies – Memory Box – Butterfly Delights
Large Lantern w/sentiment– created in Paint Shop Pro
Ribbon – My supplies
Note:  After taking initial photos I added Gold Glitter Tape to the inside of the card above the butterflies.  I tried to capture the beauty of the glitter tape with my camera but I couldn’t.  The glitter tape is by American Crafts.  Check with Kim and she can order it for you.  It is gorgeous!!!!!!

Come back soon to see more projects by the Cutters Creek Design Team,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tennie Shoe Box


I went to a Birthday party for my friend’s Grandson’s First Birthday.  I haven’t seen him for almost a year and he is growing so quickly.  I had a hard time wondering what to give him for his 1st Birthday.  So I decided to give a monetary gift so that his parents could save it for him for buy things that he may need later.  I found this cute pattern by My and thought what a cute presentation for his gift.  This is my first time making a box like this and it presented me with some interesting challenges but I thought in the end it turned out cute.  And what made it better his Mom loved it!

Tennie Shoe box


Tennie Shoe Box-Inside

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Fourth of July


My project is brought to you by Cutters Creek.


I’ve been making cards for about two years and never made one for the Fourth of July. So there’s no better time than this year to bring you my first 4th of July card, cupcake holders and paper rosettes to celebrate the 4th. The card and cupcake holders came from a pattern created by SVGCuts. com. The rosettes were hand made using the Martha Stewart Score Board. Everything was cut using the Cricut Expression. And all the glitter was created using Stickles Glitter Glue by Ranger. White rosette was distressed with Distress Ink pad, color-Faded Jeans. All papers used were from my own supply of solid colors. Other photo props are from my kitchen :)

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Full View of Cupcakes and Card

Cupcakes Close Up

Card Close Up


Wishing you a wonderful Fourth of July,