Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My Pink Stamper November 2011 Assignment ~ Unique Folds

Hi everyone!  For November's My Pink Stamper assignment, we were challenged to use a unique card folding technique.  I chose to create a Center Step Card in an A2 size (some call it Center Kick):

Materials Used:
  • Cricut cartridges, Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes, Elegant Edges and Going Places
  • My Pink Stamper "Flowers & Friendship" stamp set
  • Stampin' Up cardstock in Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Crumb Cake
  • Stampin' Up dsp in Wild Wasabi
  • Stampin' Up Bright Bolds brads
  • Stampin' Up classic ink in Marina Mist, Early Espresso & Real Red
  • Ranger distress ink in Forest Moss
  • Red Stickles
  • Pop Dots
Directions/ Tutorial:
Step 1

Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.

Step 2

Line cardstock up in paper trimmer so that the edge of the card is at the 1" mark. Position the cutting blade at 1" and cut from 1" to 5.25".  Flip card over and do the same on the other side.  Be sure to keep the previous cut at the top.

Step 3

Place cardstock onto scoring tool and score along the long side of the card from the edge to the cut line at 1", 2" and 5.25".  Repeat on the opposite side.  The score marks should look like this. 

Step 4

Score between cut lines at 4.25".  The card should now look like this.

Step 5

Fold at the score lines. The first, third and center score lines are mountain folds. The second score line is a valley fold.  Use a bone folder to increase the crispness of your folds/scores.

Step 6

Once opened, the card should look like this.  Now, just decorated as desired!

A2 Measurements

Here is a visual of the directions.  The solid lines are score marks and the dashes are cuts.  Note:  Click on the photo for a closer view.

That's it! Super easy and fun to decorate.

Please join me again tomorrow for a tutorial on how to make an A2 Waterfall card. :)


  1. LOVE your twist on the center step card! Perfect SIZE! Beautiful! :o)


  2. absolutely beautiful. same fold and totally different look. amazing! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beautiful card and great tutorial. TFS!

  4. This icard is gorgeous Renee! I love the texture on the grass, and the images you chose to go along with your sentiment! So pretty!!

  5. How beautiful! Thank you for the detailed instructions!


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