By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so spread the word. Get yourself checked. Then, send this stair step card to a friend to remind her to schedule her appointment, too.
Also, cut a 4 ½” x 1’ piece for the closure.
Score the small piece in half at 1” using a scoring board to make the score to get a crisp fold.
Score the larger piece of cardstock at 1 ½”, 3”, 4 ½”, 6”, 7 ½”, 9” and 10 ½”.
Rotate it lengthwise and score it at 1 ½” and 3”.
Begin by cutting down the 3” score mark using a pair of scissors.
Cut from the 3” score line back to the 1 ½” line. The cut should be done vertically on the bottom of that square.
Move over to the 4 ½” score line and cut down 2 squares.
Cut back to the 3” line and remove the first square completely.
In the same row, cut the second square that was created back towards the 3” mark as shown in the picture. It should not be removed.
Now, move to the right to the 6” score line and cut down 2 squares.
Cut this second square back towards the 4 ½” score line as shown and remove both of the squares.
Next, cut and remove the top square beginning at the 6” mark and going to the right to the 7 ½” mark.
On this step, cut across the bottom of second square from the 6” mark to the 7 ½” mark.
Now cut the top square that is at the 7 ½” to 9” mark across the bottom.
This is what your project will look like at this point. You should have a total of 4 tabs with 2 of them on the right and 2 of them on the left.
Fold the end panel on the right side at the 10 ½” score line to the back.
Now, fold all of the tabs inwards and the front pieces on the score lines as shown. Make sure all of the folds are crisp at this point.
Lay the piece flat and add tape using a tape runner to the tabs on the left side.
Fold the tabs on the right in and attach them to the tape. The piece will look like this at this time.
Lay it down on its side with the open tab on the right. Add some adhesive to the closure and attach it to the right edge. Add some more adhesive to the top of the closure and adhere it to the inside of the piece.
This is what you will now have at this step.
Turn the newly formed step so that the tops of the stairs are showing the solid cardstock.
Now it’s time to decorate! Begin cutting 12- 1 ¼” squares and adhering them to the front and back side of the project. This step card was decorated using the Black Currant paper by Die Cuts With A View.
Add the sentiment by using the Custom Stamp Setting Kit by Martha Stewart. Die cut around the message using your favorite dies (Labels Four by Spellbinders shown here) and your die cut machine. Ink the edges using an ink pad and adhere it to the stairs. Now, add a pink ribbon as a symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Create just 1 or create several and share them with your friends to remind them that it’s important to take care of themselves. Don’t just share them with the girls, though! Remember guys can also develop breast cancer so remind them to be checked, too!