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2009-09-24 Fall Side Step Cards…after the play date with tutorial & template


Yesterday I made a fall theme side step card as a template. This was so when my stamping friend Maggi came over we could start with an idea to look at and work from there.

Maggi used the basic layout, but since I had already made one like that I switched up mine to be a scarecrow. Take a look:


Here is a close up of Maggi’s so you can see it:

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I really liked how she used the DSP (decorative scrapbook paper) for the fence. It looked so nice I used that idea too and then carried the same DSP to the background of the sentiment.

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Due to my design change in using the scarecrow, the words didn’t fit in the same place as on my original version. So I took a stamp positioner and with my breath held went ahead and stamped onto the nearly finished card. Whew! It worked! It was centered where it was supposed to be and wasn’t crooked!


I’ve had a couple of comments and also a number of email’s asking me to add the measurements on the side step card. As I mentioned earlier…I just googled and then found some instructions I could understand. That being said, here is the template that I created to show my stamping buddy on how to create our side step cards.

Edit to add template:

Start with piece of card stock measuring 5.5 x 8.5. Insert it into your trimmer (or use a craft knife)

Measure in 3.5″
Now measure down 1″
slice or cut from the 1″ mark down to 6 3/8″

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Now to score.
Score the whole piece at 4 1/4″

The rest of the score’s are only on the 3 1/2″ section as marked.
Score at these measurements: 1″, 2″, 3 1/8″, (the 4 1/4″ is already done), and now the last score at 6 3/8″

Here is the photo for you. The solid line is the cut; the dotted lines are score’s.

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It’s to hard to describe how to fold it, so look at the photo….

20 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda SImmons permalink
    2009/09/24 9:32 am

    They are both so cool. Would you share how you did it?
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards
    Linda Simmons

    • 2009/09/24 10:42 am

      Linda: I have edited the original post to add the measurements and some photos. Hope that helps!

  2. Kathy Berger permalink
    2009/09/24 10:17 am

    Could you please share your measurements for these cards? I really love them.


    • 2009/09/24 10:43 am

      Kathy: OK! I’ve added measurements and a couple of photos for you.

      • Kathy Berger permalink
        2009/09/25 9:52 am

        Thank you SO much! I am hoping to try to play with your measurements later today and see what I can come up with.

  3. 2009/09/24 2:07 pm

    Oh I love these, some of my favorite colors, glad you added the dimensions so I can scrap-lift.

  4. 2009/09/24 6:29 pm

    these are just wonderful….thank you so much for sharing the pattern

  5. 2009/09/25 6:59 am

    These are fabulous! Thanks for showing how to make them! I can’t wait to try one. Beautiful work, both of you!!!

  6. 2009/09/27 7:31 am

    Wow – the cards that you and Maggi made are both so awesome!!! I want to join you:)

  7. 2009/09/30 8:51 am

    This is such a fantastic card! I just left a comment on your Flickr….I totally forgot where I ‘knew’ you from. You are the Tri-Shutter Queen, lol! I taught that to my stamp club and it was a big hit. Love your blog – I’m going to put you on my blogroll right now so I don’t miss anything! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us all!

  8. LazyKay permalink
    2009/10/09 4:46 pm

    Beautiful work and thank you for sharing the ‘how to’.


  9. Carolyn Phillips permalink
    2009/10/14 8:09 pm

    I love your card. Thank you for sharing it with us. Can you tell me what die was used for the pumpkin? Your instructions are great and very easy to follow. Thanks

    • 2009/10/14 9:31 pm

      Carolyn: The die is by Cuttlebug and comes with a matching mini embossing folder. It’s called Pumpkin Spice. Hope that helps you find it!

  10. LindaS permalink
    2009/12/22 10:32 am

    Thanks so much for providing this tutorial. Easy to follow.

  11. charlotte permalink
    2010/07/13 5:38 pm

    Just love this. I am teaching a stamp club in Sept. and this would be perfect. So now I will save this so I can get the dimensions and try it. Thank you for sharing.

  12. 2011/05/06 10:36 pm

    Wonderful cards. thanks so much for the tut

  13. chris permalink
    2011/05/13 5:23 am

    thanks for the template, can i use it with my card class, giving you the credit for the pattern and instructions please,

    • 2011/05/13 6:01 am

      Chris, Yes, please go ahead and use the template. I’d love to see what your ladies create, so link back to me when you share them, ok?

  14. Laurie permalink
    2011/10/08 11:51 am

    Hi – I just stumbled across your Side-Step cards and they are beautiful. Would you mind telling me who makes the pumpkin die cut you used for these cards? I’ve searched but I can’t find it. Thank you. ~ Laurie


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