Monday, November 29, 2010

Shoe Side Step Card

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.

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