Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Side Stepper Poinsettia....

Hi folks.. This Month’s Creative Expressions Design Team goodies have arrived!! and some of you may be pleased to hear that they have nothing to do with Christmas!!
That said however, I am in complete Christmas mode at the moment so I have carried on utilising some of the goodies in this way..

Taking some of the Phill Martin Butterfly's and Dragonfly's Papers and using them as backing papers for this "Mint" themed Side Stepper card.

Stepper Cards of all variations; side, centre, circle seem to be all the rage at the moment, and I'm sure you are aware that there are now Dies available to cut them out for you? But, if you don't want to go to the expense of the Die, you can quite easily create a Side Stepper Card with stuff you may already have in your crafting stash..
Here's a step by step guide on how I made mine..

Start off with an A4 piece of card stock and cut the length down to 11" (28cm)

Then, using a score board, score a line down the length of the card stock at 4.25" (10cm)

Turn the card landscape and score to the centre line just created in the above step at 1.25" (3cm), 2.5" (6cm), 4" (10cm) & 8.25" (21cm).
Next, score a line at 5.5" (14cm), but this time score all the way through the centre score line...

This is all the scoring you will need to do,

now all needs to be done is to cut along the long centre score line with a craft knife and a ruler between the 1.25" (3cm) & the 8.25" (21cm) score lines...

Then all you need to do is fold the score lines so they concertina to produce your Side Stepper...

I've decorated this particular one with some of the Papers from Phill Martins Butterfly's and Dragonfly's Paper Pad which, are as far from a Christmas Collection of papers as you can get, but this soft Mint colour with a slight "bubble" print looks quick wintery! (if you look at it in the flesh that is!)

I used the reverse side of the papers, (which are the same colours but with no pattern, so they coordinate with your projects very well), to cut out my Poinsettias and Holly Sprays.

Adding them to the Stepper card to which I had stamped my Verse onto..

I'll be sharing this project at our Christmas demo day here at Pinnacles on Saturday (05th September 10am - 3pm). So, if you'd like to see it, and get some other ideas for your Christmas projects this year, feel free to pop along....
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.


  1. Beautiful card Andy - the colour choice is lovely.
    Toni xx

  2. Hi Andy, a gorgeous Christmas stepper card definately one I'll be trying.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi love all your projects what size envelope does this card fit?

    1. Hi Liz, as this card will lay flat, it will go in a standard A5 envelope.. Hope that helps.. Andy.

  4. Hi Andy! I'd just like to say I love white on white and this card is beautiful :) I also love how you have done the step by step instructions on how to make the stepper card first. As, with every one, it's quite daunting when you first want to craft and you don't know where to start. I love the white poinsettia and the holly sprays. It gives it a brrrr but wow factor too! "Thank you Andy" and I'm sure this will go down a storm on Saturday! xx Love Karen xx