Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stair Step Fold Card




I saw a stair step fold card on the SCS site at Christmas and have been thinking I should have a go at making one and never got around to it ! So the Cupcake Craft Challenge has spurred me on :-)The theme for this week is multi folds, so you have to make more than 2 folds on your card. This card also qualifies for the House Mouse Monday Challenge whose theme is 'something sweet'. The Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge is 'How Old !!' and the ABC Challenge which is 'Hearts' :-)

I used a Funky Fairy's Papercrafts 'Feeling Fruity'download paper. The HM stamps were a little big so I tried using shrink plastic but that didn't look nice, the colours were too dark, so I stamped them onto paper, scanned them and shrunk the images ! I had never thought of doing that before but it worked :-)
I cut out the 'celebrate' and numbers on my cricut. The 'happy birthday' text was from the Clare Curd sentiment set and the 'to you' was from a Simon Says Stamp exclusive cupcake set
I just added some crystal stickles here and there and it was done :-)

For those of you who don't know how to make a stair fold card the measurements are :-
Cut a piece of card 5" X 10.5"
score lines at 1.25", 2.5",4.25",6" & 8.25"
just fold along the score lines to make mountain and valley folds ( think that's what they're called.)

Thanks for looking, your comments are appreciated so please leave me one :-)
p.s Don't forget to join my blog candy and join in the Funky Fairy's Challenge and the Simon Says Challenge :-)

Lorraine x x

24 comments:

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Lorriane.

hugs Riet.x

Beryl (bik59) said...

Excellent 21st birthday card Lorraine, and congrats on getting all of those challenges
Beryl x

stephanne said...

Lorraine,
This card is terrific!! You did a great job combining all the challenges, but I must say, the HM are my fave part. The sweets look terrific, I love how they turned out for you. Yum!!

This entry lends a helping hand because recently I wanted to shrink an image recently (didn't end up doing it) and thought shrink wrap or scanning and reducing. So I can skip the shrink wrap now, thanks.

Great work,
Stephanne

Liza said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, I love the fold you have used. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Anesha said...

fab card, really like the fold.
Hugs anesha

Sue said...

wow Lorraine thats bloody brill, i luv it, brill card, well done on combining, i need them distructions!!! lol, sue.x

The Crafty Den said...

Wow what an amazing card. You did a fab job. Thanks for joining the CCC this week.

scrappyhour said...

I thought I was good combining 3 of those challenges. I was too intimidated by the folds challenge, but you did such a fabulous job that I might muster up the courage to give it a try. Seriously, wonderful card.

Jackie said...

Fantastic card, lovely and colourful :o)
Jackie xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the step fold card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CCC!
Clairex

Danni said...

Wow! What an amazing creation! Awesome job!

Sue said...

brill news for Amy hun bet shes well chuffed. pat on the back from me hun, sue.x

Carmen O. said...

What a fun and fabulous creation! I love all the detail you've put into this card. I have yet to make one of these stair step cards, but after seeing yours I really need to stretch myself and make one. Great take on all the challenges!

Crafting Joanne said...

WOW, this is fantastic Lorraine, great design.

Thanks for all the measurements, may just have a go at one of these when I get back after Easter.

Joanne x

Donna said...

This is such a fantastic card Lorraine, it looks like so much work has gone into it, you've done a wonderful job with this weeks challenge at CCC, thank you for playing along with us :) Donna x

joey said...

wowzer!!!!!! love love love this card hun, absolutely brill.xxx

how long have I got left to join the simon says challenge???.xxx

Stephanie said...

Really cute card, great job with the folds challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

Maria Matter said...

What a brilliant card Lorraine! Great stair step card with so many wonderful details! Well done on all the challenges!
Blessings, Maria

Ida / Little said...

Great card! With details on each fold, wonderful. Its nice that you have put a small how-to at the bottom of the post! :) Thanks for playing with us at CCC for this weeks challenge! Hugs Ida

POPPET said...

Brilliant creation hun, thanks for joining us this time at Cupcake challenges, hugs pops x x x

Rica said...

Fabulous work Lorraine, love all the little mousies and their glittery cakes.
Thanks for coming to play with us at HM - hugs Heather xx

anabellpepper said...

What a fun card!! Love it!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card! I haven't tried one of these folds yet, but I'm getting tempted! ;)

Crazy For Scrapping said...

beautifully done card, really love it