Handmade Center Step Card

DSCN0484cuwToday I have a handmade Fall card that I have made using the Center Step technique for one of my October designs for Stamping New England.  This technique make a beautiful 3D card perfect to display on a desk for that special someone.

This card uses Cajun Craze for the card base, Crushed Curry for the layers and Fun with Autumn designer papers.  The stamp set is the Fall Fest stamp set with the matching framelits.  Don’t forget to purchase the bundle (137628) for an extra 15% off the framelits!


Card Instructions:

This card is a little different froDSCN0474edm your regular card.  The card base is 5 1/2″ x 11″  so you can only get one card from a regular sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  But it is worth that little extra cardstock for the investment.

1.  Cut the card base at 5 1/2″ x 11″.   For this next step you will use the clear ruler on the top of your cutter.  Start at the 1″ mark and cut up to the 6 1/2″ mark.

2.  Flip the paper over and do the same on the other side.  But make sure that you are starting 1″ from the same end as the previous cut.


3.  Score the two side panels at 1″, 2″ and 6 1/2″.

4.  Score the center panel at 5 1/2″.

5.  Carefully fold up at the 1″ score line on the side panels and down at the 2″ mark to make a mountain fold.  Fold up again at the 6 1/2′ mark.

6.  Carefully fold the center panel up at the 5 1/2″ mark to make the center piece of the card.

That’s it!! You have made your base for a Center Step card.

Now it is time to decorate it!  I stamped pumpkins in tangerine tango and used black staz-on to stamp the faces.  The pumpkins and leaves are all cut out using the Fun Fest framelits.  The center panel is a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of crushed curry cardstock with a 3″ x 5″ piece of leafy designer paper.  The side panels are 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ pieces of designer paper.

This card was designed as one of my October projects for Stamping New England, the design team that I am part of.  Members of my Stamper’s club receive 5-6 designs from our Stamping New England design team each month.  You can check it out HERE.


Happy Stamping,

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