Monday, November 11, 2013
Step Cards for THE CUTTING CAFE
Sometimes when you are on a design team, you are assigned something that scares you a bit.
First off, the assignment included the word CARD.
The example looked adorable, but still.....the first word was STEP....
(have never ever considered myself a cardmaker......)
Grabbed some card stock and the cutting file and cut two out.
Stared at them for quite a long while all creamy and blank....folded and ready for use.
I grabbed a kit I had full of smaller scraps and started adding paper. Figured I had to at least make an attempt....
Fairly quickly I realized the engineering marvel of STEP CARDS.
YOU CAN LOAD THEM UP A LOT and they still stand up.
I am so glad Regina & THE CUTTING CAFE are around to bring me out of my comfort zone!
AND, they also still fold flat!
I was pretty impressed with myself after I made a bunch of handmade flowers, coppery shimmery leaves, and some copper framed sentiments.
The leaves are also from THE CUTTING CAFE and came from the Welcome Fall printable stamp set. I just turned them into a cutting file.
This photo shows the shimmer and color variations on the leaves. They started out as cream cardstock and were added into the cutting file when I cut the cards out to save paper.
One more close up. I really got the hang of rolling the flowers by this card....
If you have never tried a step card, I can honestly say I'd give it a try. It's much easier than I ever thought and a LOT of fun!