By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Interactive cards are always fun to create and receive. This three step card is no exception. Have fun putting together a few pieces to stand out or create a fun scene on the steps.
On the center fold, draw a line that measures 3 1/8”. Don’t worry about your pencils marks because these will face to the inside of the final card base.
Also, draw a line at each end of the horizontal line you just drew. Each of these lines should measure 2” and have 1” that goes above the center fold and 1” below that fold.
Place the piece on your scoring board so that the areas between both lines match up with the tracks on the board. Score between both of the lines as shown in the picture.
Close the card base making sure that the score lines match up and fold crisply.
You have now created the first step of the three step card.
Draw 2 more lines at the top of the step that measure ¾” apart and 1” long. These lines should fall ½” above top fold line on the step and ½” below it. Cut down these lines with the craft knife.
Place it on your scoring board again and score the lines between the cuts as you did in creating the first step. Fold the piece closed carefully guiding the folds so that they fold where they are meant to fold.
Here is your second step.
Repeat the step above but draw the lines below the fold line of the card base. This step will pop out from the front of the first step that you created.
This is what your 3 steps will look like at this point. Lay this piece aside and move on to create the front of the card.
Cut a piece of cardstock that measures 5” x 12” for the base. Add the insert making sure to line it up at the fold. The center folds should especially be made to line up as this is pertinent to the opening and closing of the card.
Decorate the card as you would like. For this card, a 5 ¾” piece of Lawn Fawn’s Beachside paper was cut and adhered to the card base using a tape runner. A second piece was cut that measured 1 3/8” x 2 ¼” and placed behind the message. The Stuck on You dies and matching stamps by Lawn Fawn were stamped ( the inks used were a green ink and the Weathered Wood Distress Ink) onto a separate piece of cardstock and die cut out to decorate the inside and outside of the card. For the inside of the card, the patterned paper was cut to 3 ¾” x 4” and placed on the top half of the card. Another piece that measured 2” x 3 3/8” was cut and the corners rounded using a corner rounder. The messages were stamped in black ink and the corners rounded and then inked using the Weathered Wood ink and added to the card.
Easily change this card to a two step card by simply removing one of the steps. Add more steps by repeating the steps, too! Have fun and let your imagination be creative with this card. Decorate it for any theme and occasion. It’s easy to make one card or more than one of these great cards!