With just a few simple cuts and folds, follow our step-by-step guide to discover how to make side stepper cards.
We love creating different styles of card bases – it’s a great way to add extra interest to a design and will often provide you with extra space to add lovely papers and embellishments.
To make this side stepper card, you can follow our simple four-step guide below, but you can also download our handy free template, which you can simply cut out and fold into place.
Once you’ve mastered how to make side stepper cards, find more great guides, ideas for card bases and papercraft techniques in our How to… section.
How to make side stepper cards
Step 1. Score a 28x14cm piece of card along the long edge at 3cm, 6cm, 10cm and 21cm, only as far as 6cm across. Score all the way across at 14cm. Use a craft knife to cut from the 3cm fold to the 21cm fold then concertina fold at the score lines.
Step 2. Trim patterned paper to 13.5×13.5cm then cut away a 11x6cm section from the right-hand side. Mat and layer onto coloured card leaving a small border, and add to the card base.
Step 3. Take the offcut paper from step 2, mat and layer onto coloured card and use to cover the side steps. Decorate with die-cut hearts. Place smaller hearts along the bottom. Add paper roses and pearls.
Step 4. Colour the image then die cut it with a stitched oval. Mat and layer onto card then add to the left panel of the base card. Finish with a ribbon bow and sentiment.
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