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Sunday, January 25, 2009


Well, my cyber-pal Lori pointed me in the direction of stair-step cards, and warned us that they were addicting. Did anybody listen---NO! This weekend, I got some crafty time and popped out a bunch of them. Here is one that I made using my wonderful new Alva the Elf from Magnolia Stamps (thanks Diana). I also used the beautiful new Raspberry Tart paper from the new Stampin Up catalog---WOW!!! The directions for this are pretty simple, but you will need to use my card for reference.

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First, cut your cardstock 10 1/2"x 5". Now, score it at 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 8 1/4". Starting with the 1 1/4" side pointing down(mountain), continue making an accordian until you fold the entire paper. You will start and end with the paper on the ground (mountain). If you wish to stamp on the cardstock, now is the best time. Take 3 pieces of designer paper and cut them into the following lengths: 5"x1 1/4", 5"x 1 3/4, 5"x 2 1/4". Decorate and send! The finished card will fit in a standard envelope.
Have fun!


:Jayne said...

That is an adorable card! Just too darn cute!
Can't wait to hug your neck sooon!!!

Kelly said...

What a fabulous job you've done Roz!

Kip said...

Can you please bring that to show us at Winter Retreat and your stamps, lol!!

Chris said...

omg i love that card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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