I’ve been making cards for years, but I recently learned how to make a Stair Step Card. These cards are absolutely stunning, with their 3D designs. See how I made this great Step Card decorated with Cricut die cuts, and you’ll be making these soon too!
How To Make a Step Card
I have seen several variations on this card, and they are all magnificent! I wanted one that would fold into a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ rectangle to fit into an A2 or invitation size envelope. I found the template and instructions for this one at Julie’s Stamping Spot.
I chose a variety of printed papers from the 6×6 Heartland Paper Stack by Imaginisce for decorating this great card. This paper was perfect with the colors and patterns. It’s also available in 12×12 if you wanted to use it for scrapbook pages. There are bandana prints, plaids, ginghams, and small country prints.
To decorate the card, you will need printed papers cut to the following sizes. They can all be the same patterns, or they can be different. I used three different patterns that included the colors in my die cuts.
1 3/4″ x 4″
3 1/4″ x 3/4″
3 1/4″ x 1″
3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″
When creating a step card, you can use die cuts to create a scene or you could stamp images and cut them out for decoration. I’ve seen so many wonderful examples of stair cards. Some are very simple with punched or die cut stamped shapes and no patterned paper. Others are multiple layers with extra details like the card I crafted.
Die Cuts I Used for this Step Card
- 1 1/4″ sun – Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
- 3″ tree – Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
- 2″ cow – Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
- 2″ sign – Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
- 1 1/2″ and 1″ ducks – Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge
- Two 3″ tulips – Walk in My Garden Cricut Cartridge
I used regular scrapbook adhesive to attach the patterned papers to the base of the card. I used pop dots under the small duck and the center part of the sun to add dimension.
All of the other die cuts are attached with glue dots. I wanted to make sure if the card was handled a little bit, it wouldn’t fall apart. I only stuck the tulips down at the bottom with one glue dot so they aren’t flat, but it’s really easy to damage the thin stems.
The “hello” is from the Stampin’ Up Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set. The stamp actually says, “hello baby”, but I only used the “hello”.
To finish the card, I added yellow, dragonfly, and lavender Stickles Glitter.
Joy’s Life has a cute Belated Birthday Card using this cow die cut.
Now that you see how I made this Step Card, I hope you will give it a try! If you find it overwhelming to do something this elaborate, start with something only a few punches, stamped images, or die cuts. I know you can do it!