Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

Have you searched for instructions on how to make a Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold?  I have searched and searched for a tutorial or video for this card fold, and I have found so many different measurements and names given for the fold.  I do not know what is correct.  However, I wanted to make a card with the fold, thus, I did a lot of guessing.  Here is my creation, and I will share a tutorial below about the card fold.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card

But first, I want to share a little information about the card.  There are three “steps” in the center of the card with each one higher than the other.  The third step in the back is the highest and includes an additional piece of card stock for the main feature of the card.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

The measurements I used for the card resulted in a 5″ x 7″ card, or an A7 size card.  I want to draw your attention to the third step that I mentioned includes an additional piece of card stock.  Look closely, and you will see an inlaid snowflake in white.  Look even closer and you will see twine behind the snowflake.  This technique is called the Twine Inlay Technique.  Here is a tutorial for this technique.  The following photo is a closeup of the results of using the technique.

I prepared this card for submission to a Splitcoaststampers “Technique Lovers Challenge”, which involved using the Twine Inlay Technique. I created this main feature of the card with the Memory Box Alpine Snowflake Die.

Enjoy the card, and leave a comment about it!


STEP LADDER CENTER CUT CARD FOLD TUTORIAL

  • Cut a 7″ x 10″ piece of card stock,
  • With the 7″ side at the top of a cutting tool (henceforth, trimmer) move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,
  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark,

  • The result is a 7-1/2″ cut,

  • Flip the card stock over, not around, so that the BACK that was face down is now face up (if you turn the card stock around 90 degrees instead, the cuts will not line up),
  • With the 7″ side at the top of the trimmer, move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,

  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark, resulting in the cuts on both sides lining up evenly,

  • Place the card stock onto a scoring tool with the 10″ side at the top and the cuts beginning at the 1″ mark against the left of the tool,

  • Beginning at the 1″ mark and at the first cut line, score down to the second cut line,

  • Score at the 2″ and 3-1/2″ within the two cut lines,

  • Score at the 5″ mark from the top of the card stock to the bottom,

  • Score at the 7-1/2″ mark within the two cut lines,

  • With the card stock cut and scored, begin folding the score lines as shown in this photo,

  • The Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold will look like the following after folding.

  • With the card stock standing after the folding, it will look like this:

  • Decorate the card as desired.  If a piece of card stock with the main feature is added to the third step of the step ladder card, cut the piece at 3-11/16″ x 4-7/8″ so it will fit horizontally and vertically.   Of course die cuts or other elements can be added on the third step as a main feature.  Enjoy your creation.

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


 1 PETER 3:12-15 (NIV)

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.  Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accents and Labels

I have a card share today that is not my normal type of card.  It is an Art Deco card featuring the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accents and Labels Dies.

I created the card for Splitcoaststampers’ Inspiration Challenge hosted by Steph (SmilynStef).  She picked this great site, “I don’t wear dresses”, from which to draw inspiration when creating. This photo on the site was my inspiration for the card.  It is a portrait of a noblewoman, ca. 1580.  You can read about the portrait HERE and see a larger picture of her HERE.

I love the red and gold in the woman’s dress and its high collar. I thought the red die cut panel would be a good representation of the high collar as well as reflecting the color of her dress. I used SU Brush Gold Card Stock to reflect the gold in the dress. I also used SU Gold Metallic Tape behind the red panel. To the left of the card, I added ribbon flowers and some beads above and below the flowers.

  

I enjoyed making the card, and I hope you enjoy viewing it.


THE PRIMARY PRODUCTS USED FOR THIS PROJECT

  


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


ISAIAH 45:22-25

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked; Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.  They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.’  All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame.  But in the Lord all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult.”

Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today

GUNEAUX DESIGNS ODBD SEEDS OF TODAY

Happy Friday, everyone!!  Before I retired I really looked forward to Fridays.  When I got home from a stressful week at work, all I wanted to do over the weekend was rest. Speaking of Fridays, this Friday I have for you a Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today Greeting Card.  I created this card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge, WT617, to create with something OLD, NEW, BORROWED, and BLUE.  The New Year is precipitating challenges involving something new and I love that idea.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To satisfy the borrowed element of the challenge, I cased a Valentine card I made in 2012.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To make this card I did the following:

  • Using my old 2009 Big Shot, retired and old Stampin’ Up! (SU) Hearts Collection Dies, and a folded piece of Daffodil Delight card stock, I cut out my heart shaped card base.  The dies were issued as a new product in the SU Occasions Mini Catalog dated January 4 – April 30, 2012.  That makes them old to me!  LOL
  • Using the new Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Heart Dies, I cut two smaller hearts from Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  I adhered one to the inside of the card, using the Be Creative Doubled-Sided Adhesive.
  • I used the second white heart to stamp, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a floral image from the new January 2017 ODBD release, the ODBD Seeds of Today Stamp Set. I used Copic Sketch Markers in shades of purple and yellow to color the image.
  • Using the new Hero Arts Hearts Dies, new ODBD Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad (designer paper), and new (to me)  CottageCutz I Love You Die, I cut two miniature hearts and added my I Love You sentiment.  To satisfy the requirement to use something blue, I added a miniature, really miniature, blue heart at the bottom of the yellow heart die cut.
  • I added double-sided-foam tape to the main panel with the stamped image and adhered that to the Daffodil Delight card base.
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  • I finished the card by adding the smaller hearts and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Have a wondODBD Seeds of Tomorrowerful weekend!!

 

 

 

 


PRODUCTS USED (IN ORDER AS DISCUSSED IN THE POST)

           

          


 Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


The Glory Returns to the Temple:  “Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of God of Israel coming from the east.  His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.  The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell face down.  The glory of the Lord entered the temple through the gate facing east.  Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”  Ezekiel 43:1-5   (Ezekiel was a Jewish Priest/Prophet who spoke these words.)