Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stairstep Card

I have lived in a ranch style house for almost 3 years now, and I have to say that I don't miss having to trek up and down stairs to go to the bathroom, retrieve and deliver laundry, get a midnight snack...After making cards for about 15 years, though, a card involving stairs intrigued me. From the side view, this certainly looks different, doesn't it?

I had seen several of these cards on SCS (, for the uninitiated), so I thought I'd give one a try. I'll try most anything once. (After learning today that Guinness beer is filtered through fish bladders, I don't think I'll be tryin' that!)

These can create a really cute scene, if you have stamps that lend themselves toward scenes. I don't have a plethora of those, so I chose Party Hearty, since it has plenty of different images and sayings to work with.

This is how it turned out! Here are the dimensions:

Start with card stock that's 5"x10.5". Score it at 1.25, 2.50, 4.25, 6.0. and 8.25. Fold it like an accordian, and you have the stairsteps. Then you can decorate them any ol' way you like! I used some retired DSP, can't remember the name of it, to create panels on each stair, then I used those same colors to color the stamps. It's a bit time consuming, but I consider my cards part of my gift, and I know they'll be appreciated and kept far after the birthday has passed. This one went in the mail very shortly after it was finished. A side note: MAIL YOUR CARD CREATIONS and SPREAD THE LOVE! This has been my little soapbox rant.

Chicken's on the grill and I'm hungry, so I'm off! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


sandra said...

it is supercute!!!!

Ruthie said...

that is about the cutiest card ever Jenn!

I will never make one but enjoying knowing someone else can!