Tutorial for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ Double Side Step Card.

Hello again

I have been overwhelmed by requests for instructions on how to do a double side step card for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ size.  The instructions I had given in yesterday’s post was for a 5″ x 7″ card which is great if you want to give a card personally, but here in New Zealand you have to pay twice for postage for an oversized card.  Plus most of the envelopes I use are for the smaller size.

For this tutorial I have just used a piece of paper to keep as a template for future use, which I found is very useful, especially for scoring and cutting lines.  You can lay it over the cardstock to help you with scoring and folding.

Here is the finished template with measurements.  Sorry this is all handwritten as I am not familiar with using word to draw diagrams and also I wanted to get this post out quickly.  I hope you find this easy to read and use.  Let me know if there are any problems.

Double side step card instructionsNow for the step by step instructions:

1) Cut a piece of paper/cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 6 ”

Double side step card instructions2) Using the ruler on your trimmer if you have one (or measure with ruler and pencil, and then cut with a sharp craft knife ) cut in 1 1/2 inches in from the long edge of the cardstock from 1″  to 7 1/2 inches along the 8 1/2 inch edge.

Double side step card instructions Double side step card instructions3) Turn the paper/cardstock around and do the same on the other side.

Double side step card instructions Double side step card instructions4)  Using a scoring product (I have used a ScorPal) or measure with a pencil and ruler score the first line between the cut edges at 1″ from the left.

Double side step card instructions5)  Score the next line at 1 3/4′ from the left side.

Double side step card instructions6)  Score the next line at 3 1/2″ from the left.

Double side step card instructions7)  Score the entire paper/cardstock at 4 1/4″ as this is the centre fold of the card.

Double side step card instructions8)  The final scoring line is at 5 3/4 from the left side.

Double side step card instructions9)  Now start folding the crease lines from left to right.  I have used the terms ‘valley’ and ‘mountain’ to describe a fold going up or down.  The first fold is a ‘mountain’ fold which appears to rise up towards you.

Double side step card instructions

10)  The second fold is a ‘valley’ fold.  That is the fold goes down away from you.

Double side step card instructions11)  The third fold is another ‘mountain’ fold to create a v-shape.

Double Sided Step Card12)  The fourth fold is a ‘valley’ fold.

Double Sided Step Card13)  The final fold is a ‘mountain’ fold

Double Sided Step Card14)  Finally fold the center folds of the outside pieces as a ‘mountain’ and there you have a double side step card.

 

 

 

Double side step card instructions

 

When I matted the cardstock and papers I trimmed down by either 1/4 or 1/8th inches on the short and long sides to create a nice even trim.  For further information about how I have done this please click here.

I hope that these instructions are easy to follow and I look forward to seeing what people can make with these instructions on Facebook.

Happy Crafting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Tutorial for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ Double Side Step Card.

  1. Danielle

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful cards Patricia! I was wondering where you got our scoring mat thingy from? Is it
    something you use a lot? Thanks…Danielle

    1. Hi Danielle – I use either my ScorPal which is a scoring board that is available at a lot of scrapbooking shops or online. This is great for scoring lots of different lines like for the pleated rosettes as it keeps the scorelines even. I use that quite a bit and will be doing some rosette Christmas trees when my next order comes through. If I am only going to be scoring small items or single lines then I tend to use my trimmer with a scoring blade as it is quicker and more convenient for me. Close to My Heart has a wonderful trimmer from Fiskars and you can buy both the scoring blades and cutting blades. I use both methods a lot – especially for doing the step cards. I hope this has answered your question. 🙂

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