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.

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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.”

Diamond Fold Card

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by.  I am posting a Diamond Fold Card that I created a few weeks ago.  I made this card for a “Ways To Use It Challenge” on Splitcoaststampers.  The hostess of the challenge asked to see some “fancy fold” cards, which was a great challenge as we tend to get in a rut and regularly use the same folds.  This diamond fold card is a Christmas card and it measures 4″ x 11″ and has 12 folds.

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I used Stampin’ Up!’s “This Christmas Specialty DSP” on the far left and right of the card.  For the middle folds, I used the Stampin’ Up! Holly Embossing Folder to emboss Garden Green Card Stock.  I cut the necessary sections and adhered them to 10 sections of the card.  The main element of the card is the lantern and holly that I made with the CottageCutz Lantern w/ Holly Vine Die.  The card was time consuming but fun!

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Stamps: ODBD Home For The Holidays
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Wild Wasibi, Brushed Gold, and This Christmas Specialty DSP
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Yellow Copics
Accessories: CottageCutz Lantern w/ Holly Vine Die (currently on sale), SU Holly Embossing Folder, My Favorite Things Die-namics Dies, ODBD Double Stitched Squares Dies, Tombow Glue, and Mounting Tape

Thanks for viewing and leaving comments!!


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

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Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

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Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.


SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen


Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45