Monday, November 11, 2013


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!

Happy Monday!


  1. Fantastic cards Mitra ! I loved the flowers n shimmer also..I love to see cards made by non card makers specially those into scrapbooking..their cards are different n have unique style.yours is no exception..looking forward to more cards from you :D !

  2. Give me an A..."A". Give me a W.."W"...Give me a, oh good grief, that's going to take all day. Just give me an AWESOME!!! I'm so proud of you for tackling that project that contains that word that we do not speak of! ;) Your step cards for Regina's Cutting Cafe are FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. You really really took hold of all their potential and really make some knock out cards. They are gorgeous my friend.
    Happy Monday to you too!

  3. P.S...The tag you made me is going up...snow in the forecast tonight..WOO HOO!

  4. Yup. You are now officially a FABULOUS card maker. THat box is ticked! And to be able to add stuff & they 'take it'.....bonus, indeedy....LOVE em...specially the flowers:):):)

  5. oh my oh my, what in the world does a talented person like you have to be afraid of in the line of your step cards

  6. Look at you, rocking out step cards like they're nothing! Way to conquer your fear! Love them!


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