Hello to all my fellow crafters! I hope everyone is doing well and finding time to craft. I have been feeling under the weather with migraines; so it has been tough finding time that I actually feel like crafting. I really want to create more, not less; but apparently the timing isn't right. The weather is already hot here in Southern CA, in the 90's. I hate to see what it is in July and August.
I am very excited about Challenge #68 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. This is my favorite card to create. I just think there are so many options with a step card. It is very easy to make once you start creating them. I love the side step card the best - at least today. LOL!! I have the right to change my mind, don't I? You know how we have a favorite scrapbooking item today and it changes again tomorrow when we find something else we love more. Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo and SK Digis.
Our Guest Designer this week is Helen Nile. Be sure to check out her blog as well as the other DT who work every week to provide you with inspiration for your crafting. We would love to have you join us for another wonderful challenge. If you haven't tried creating a step card, just try it. You will be so glad you did. Click on Side Step Card for a tutorial or Center Step Card if you prefer this one.
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For my Side Step Card; I use a 6 x 12 page. I use 1 inch for the first mountain fold (2 inches from one side or the other), then a valley fold at 2 inch for the second one (2 inches from same side as the first one). Another mountain fold at 6 inches next to the 2 inches on the side. I do another 2 inch mountain fold at 7 inches. I use Norma's tutorial; but with measurements just a little different than the one's she shows on this tutorial. I printed off the sketch and refer to it each time I make a Side Step Card. I hope this helps to encourage you to try your hand at creating one of these beauties. They are so much fun.
I used Bugaboo Edward Springtime for my image on this card. I wanted one for a male; but I also wanted it a little quirky, not serious. I love this CTMH Tommy Paper packet for male creations. There are several wonderful designs in this paper pack; so be sure to check it out. I love these Pinwheels made from the Cricut Artiste. They actually work by using a brad in them. Just don't place any glue or 3D foam tape in the way of the prongs; so they will move freely. The buttons are a pretty shiny green with a flourish design on them; but they are not clear on these pictures.
Supplies used to create this card:
Die Cuts - Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Paper - CTMH Tommy
Cardstock - CTMH Honey
Image - Bugaboo Edward Springtime
Honey, Topiary and Cotton Candy Light
E02, E25, C2
Ink behind image - CTMH Sky
Ink for inside sentiment - CTMH Cranberry
Brads - CTMH Cranberry (While Supplies Last)
Buttons - La Mode
Sentiment inside top - CTMH Hooray Bouquet (D1491)
Sentiment on front and two inside (middle and bottom) - Free from Hannelie at Desert Diva
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Men's Cards
Craft-room Challenge - Here Comes The Summer
Crafty Sentiments - Fun In The Sun
Deep Ocean Challenge - Welcome Summer
Die Cuttin' Divas - Refreshing Summer
Loves Rubberstamps - Summer Theme
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - One For The Guys
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - For The Men In Our Lives
Fab N Funky - Animals
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Summer Fun
Pollycraft Challenges - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Masculine Cards
Aud Sentiments - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - In The Summertime
DRS Designs - The Great Outdoors
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Use a Digi Stamp
Brown Sugar - Summer
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes or Add Some Embossing (I did Anything Goes)
Creative Corner - Summertime
Digi Haven - Flowers
Fairy Tale - Happy Birthday
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenge - Masculine
Pattie's Creations - Summertime Fun
QKR Stampede - Summer Fun
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
A Gem Of A Challenge - Male Birthday With Sentiment
Color Me Creative Challenge - Colors Of Summer
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs - Show Us Summer Fun
Little Claire's - Male Theme
Catch The Bug - Photo for Inspiration (Edward having a picnic and celebrating.)
My Sheri Crafts - Birthday
The Hobby House - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Happy Birthday
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes or Create A Fat Page Card
Catered Crop - Die Cuts/Punches
Eureka Stamps - Summertime Fun
Heart 2 Heart - Use Colors That Make You Happy
House of Gilli - Bright Colors/Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - 3D Creations
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Stamp of the month - Only $5 with a $50 purchase. See Specials Tab above for click on link.
Patriotic Stamp sets - June and July only. Found under Specials Tab above or click link.
Oklahoma Relief for tornado victims - See Specials tab or click link.
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Have a blessed and happy week!
Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!!