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Monday, May 30, 2022

Stair-Step Cards Tutorial Series featuring Graphic 45 “Cottage Life”

Stair-step cards
“Lovely” card made same as “Mother” card

Trending in the craft world!

Stair-step cards are hot-hot-hot in the paper crafting world right now! You see them everywhere- Pinterest, You Tube, Twitter, and Instagram! Hi Crafty friends! ReNae Allen here, with the FotoBella Design Team. So sorry it’s been a while since my last post...I got sidelined with a foot injury. However, while on the mend, I spent a lot of time on my favorite crafting websites and social platforms. There was a trend emerging that I could not ignore... Stair-Step cards!

Stair-step cards

Stair-Step Card Tutorial Series in 3 parts

I designed four cards using the gorgeous “Cottage Life” paper collection by Graphic 45. (This collection is now available in our online store) I will teach you how to make each of these cards in a Step-by Step pictorial tutorial.

See the little dots under the photos below? You will be able to first, click on each photo, next you can enlarge it, and lastly follow the step by step directions to create four of your own stair-step cards. Easy-Peasy!

Stair-step card
Living is Joy Enough Card

Supplies Needed for Stair-Step Cards

  • 8x8 paper collection by Graphic 45*
  • Journaling Cards by Graphic 45*
  • Life Stickers by Graphic 45*
  • Die Cuts by Graphic 45*
  • Chipboard by Graphic 45*
  • Cardstock in pink, blue and green
  • Paper Timmer
  • Adhesive (Wet glue or Tape Runner)
  • White Glitter
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil
  • T-Ruler
  • Trimming Scissors
  • *The above 5 items are all from the G45 “Cottage Life” Collection

Cutting the Stair-Step Card Base

The two stair-step cards we are making today are made with the same card base, however by decorating them differently they will appear to be two completely different cards! You can first navigate through the photos by clicking on the tiny arrow on each side of the photos.. Next, follow the step-by-step directions at the bottom of each photo. You may also refer to the tutorial on the Graphic 45 YouTube page here. (Note: You may recognize the Mother’s Day was featured in a previous post!)

Decorating the Stair-Step Cards

Show us your Stair-step cards!

I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of the Stair-Step Tutorial Series. Please post your cards to the comments below. We love to see what you create! Also, next time we will be making a really cute “side-stepping” card with lots of fun embellishments to make with it!

So see you soon and until next time, Happy Crafting!


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