Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is an awesome Step Fold Card featuring products from the Snowflake Splendor Suite! One of the idea’s that I have had floating around in my head is pairing the Snowflake Wishes Bundle with the “let it snow” sentiment, which is easily created with the Playful Alphabet Dies! Rather than making a regular sized card (4 ¼” x 5 ½”), why not make a “fun fold” card and I thought the Step Fold Card would be perfect! After all, Christmas cards can also be part of Christmas décor, right?? Lol While there is a lot of die cutting involved with this card, it’s really pretty easy to make.
First, start with a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”. You will then score along the 11” side at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”. Starting at the 1 ¼” score line, you will fold up (mountain), 2 ½” fold down (valley), continuing with the up (mountain) and down (valley) alternative folding to the end. You will want to use your Bone Folder to really give these folds a good burnishing so they are “crisp” folds:
For the cardstock base layers:
1. Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 1/8”.
2. From Smoky Slate cardstock, cut a piece at 4” x 4 7/8”, 1” x 4”, and 1 ½” x 4”.
The large Smoky Slate will be layered onto the Basic Gray cardstock piece and the other two Smoky Slate pieces will be for the front two “steps” of the card:
I used this design from the Snowflake Splendor DSP to cut three pieces measuring 3 ¾” x 4 5/8”, ¾” x 3 ¾”, and 1 ¼” x 3 ¾”, which are then embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. These will be layered onto the Smoky Slate cardstock cuts:
This is what all of the DSP and cardstock pieces will look like once they are adhered together:
I used the following for each “step” of the card:
1. On Shimmery White cardstock, I stamped the snowflake in Highland Heather ink and die-cut out with the coordinating die.
2. I used the largest detail snowflake die to die-cut out of Highland Heather cardstock.
3. I used the smallest detail snowflake die to die-cut out of Purple Posy cardstock. These three pieces will be layered together.
4. On Shimmery White cardstock, I stamped the snowflake in Coastal Cabana ink and die-cut out with the coordinating die.
5. I used the “middle size” detail snowflake die to die-cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock.
6. I used the smallest detail snowflake die to die-cut out of Pool Party cardstock. These three pieces will be layered together.
7. I cut a 1” x 4 ½” piece of Silver Foil Sheet, placed a similar sized piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet on the back, and used the L, E, I, T, S, N, and W Playful Alphabet Dies to die-cut the letters out. This size worked perfectly for me to get all the letter dies on the foil sheet and just a little bit of wiggle room in case the dies moved in the process.
8. Using Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, I used the smallest outline snowflake die to cut three pieces and used the smallest detailed snowflake die with Foam Adhesive Sheet on the back to die-cut one piece out, this will be the “O” in snow.
9. Enough of the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon to tie into a knot around the 1” x 4” Smoky Slate/DSP panel.
10. Not pictured, you will need three of the iridescent Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes, two of the 3mm Rhinestone Basic Jewels (for the middle of the layered snowflakes), and three of the 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with a Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend (for the middle of the small Balmy Blue Glimmer snowflakes).
I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere just the middle of the layered snowflakes and then placed the 3mm rhinestone in the middle, placed the Misty Moonlight colored 5mm rhinestones in the middle of the small glimmer snowflakes, and tied the ribbon into a knot around the small panel:
Since I wanted this to be “fun and whimsical”, I adhered the letters and snowflake at different angles and then placed the three iridescent snowflakes:
This completed piece is adhered to the last panel of the step fold card, just above the fold line at the bottom:
For the next step, I adhered the cardstock/dsp panel to that and then used glue dots to adhere the tips of snowflakes to the panel. For the Coastal Cabana/Pool Party snowflake I adhered the three bottom points and the Highland Heather/Purple Posy snowflake I adhered the bottom two points:
For the front step, I first adhered the cardstock/dsp panel and then used glue dots to adhere the glimmer snowflakes. Tip-if the ribbon is a little loose or doesn’t lay flat to the dsp, you can use a couple of glue dots to help keep the ribbon flat to the dsp:
For the backside fold, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 5/8” x 4 1/8” and stamp the sentiment in Highland Heather ink:
Isn’t this a super fun card?? Now, I’m not that big of a snow person, I like it for a couple of days and then I’m done. I just don’t do well in cold weather for very long, so yes, give me the beach any day, lol!! If you want to make more than one of this card, you can actually make five from one 12” x 12” sheet of DSP, with just a couple of small pieces left, which can always be used with another card, yay!!
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