Side step cards look really complex, but they are very easy. It is mainly just a matter of cutting and scoring in the right places.
- White cardstock - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Pink shimmer paper 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
- Red shimmer paper
- Cream Shimmer paper
- Glue Dots
- White satin ribbon 18 inches
- Computer generated sentiment (Font is Penhurst)
- Swirls Cuttlebug folder
Measuring in 1 1/2 inches, cut from 1" to 6 3/8". Then score at 1, 2, 3 1/8, 4 1/4 & 6 3/8 (only score from the cutline, except at 4 1/4 you score all the way across). Then make mountain and valley folds. The first score line will be a mountain, then valley, etc. For the 4 1/4 score line, the smaller side is a mountain fold and the wider side is a valley fold. I then embossed the pink shimmer paper with my cuttlebug By cutting a 4 x 3 1/4 piece out of the shimmer paper, I was able to make the piece that fits perfectly onto the "L" shape. The second stairstep is cut at 4 x 1 1/8 and the final stairstep is cut at 4 x 2 1/8.
Bowmaking tip: I bought the Ultimate Crafter's Companion. The only part of this that I use is the pegs for making my bows. To save money, you could easily make your own bow maker. Take a small board and drill holes at several different incriments and cut 3" pieces of a small dowel to fit into the holes. You just wrap the ribbon around the 2 pegs (which forms the loops of the bow) and then take the piece that is on the bottom under the loops (between the pegs) and then tie a knot). It is super easy. To make a double bow, such as the one on this card, you simply use two pieces of ribbon.
Another item that could be purchased is something called a Bow Easy. I don't have one, but I saw a video demonstrating how to use it and it looks like it is very easy to use.