Take the Step Breast Cancer Awareness Card

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Peg Rounds

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Take the Step Breast Cancer Awareness Card

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.

Black Cardstock

Start with a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock (black used here) and cut it down to 4 ½” x 12” using a paper trimmer.


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 Large Piece

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.

Vertical Cut

Cut from the 3” score line back to the 1 ½” line.  The cut should be done vertically on the bottom of that square.

Cut Squares

Move over to the 4 ½” score line and cut down 2 squares.

Cut Back and Remove

Cut back to the 3” line and remove the first square completely.

Cut Below


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.

Cut Over

Now, move to the right to the 6” score line and cut down 2 squares.

Trim Out

Cut this second square back towards the 4 ½” score line as shown and remove both of the squares.

Remove Square

Next, cut and remove the top square beginning at the 6” mark and going to the right to the 7 ½” mark.

Trim Back

On this step, cut across the bottom of second square from the 6” mark to the 7 ½” mark.

Next One Up

Now cut the top square that is at the 7 ½” to 9” mark across the bottom.

Finished Cutting

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 End Panel

Fold the end panel on the right side at the 10 ½” score line to the back.

Fold Tabs

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.

Tape Runner

Lay the piece flat and add tape using a tape runner to the tabs on the left side.

Fold Tabs to the right

Fold the tabs on the right in and attach them to the tape.  The piece will look like this at this time.

Lay Down

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.

Final Look

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.

Paper Squares

Add Square

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!


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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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