Autumn Days Stair Step Card

Stair Step card

This simple ‘Stair Step’ card was inspired by a swap I received at convention.  I thought that it was a unique way to show off several ‘layers’ of interest before the main card.

And it stands nicely too!  I’ve seen it before without the side ‘bar’ (seen here with herringbone patterned paper) however without it, it isn’t very strong.  You can be sure the you’ll see StairStep me use it more.

SETS:  Autumn Days, Harvest Home, Woodgrain, Itty Bitty Bkgnds
PAPER:  More Mustard, Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix ‘Originals” Leaves #2 die, Ovals die, Two standard cutting pads.  Basic Brown ink, sponge daubers, More Mustard ink
Markers: Real Rust, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, ¾ inch circle punch, Natural hemp, Dimensionals
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MEASUREMENTS
5 ½ x 8 ½ More Mustard cardstock (scored as shown in diagram)
–Scored on the 5 ½ side at 2 inches
–Scored on the 8 ½ inch side at 2 ¼, 4 ¼, 5 ½, 6 ½, 7 ¼
3 ¼ x 4 More Mustard cardstock (to frame focal image)
3 x 3 ¾ Vanilla cardstock (for focal image)
3 ¼ x 1 inch ‘rustic wood’ paper “Autumn Meadows” DSP
4 x 2 Vanilla cardstock (to stamp pheasant & leaves for cutting)
2 ½ x 3 ½ Vanilla cardstock (to cut Sizzix Oval)
3 ¾ x 2 inch Cocoa (for Sizzix leaf)
3 x 2 ¼ golden woodgrain design “Autumn Meadows” dsp
1 ¾ x 4 brown checked design ‘Autumn Meadows” dsp

October Online Purchase Special

Click here to find out how to earn this free! My Stamp Festival on Saturday was awesome!  It has taken me until today of course to recover… and blog about it.

I am making the festival project step-by-step directions available as my online buying gift this month.  If you were one of my customers at the festival (or you spend $100) I have a different (or I mean an additional)  fall projects PDF for you!

Materials & Supply List for these projects:

  • Stamps:  Autumn Days (#115452).  Other sets used: Grateful Greetings (#116511 – Holiday Mini), Autumn Splendor (#116503 – Holiday Mini), Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Extreme Elements (#115181) used for splatter effects
  • Ink:  Basic Brown, Really Rust, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip (you can also use Basic Brown instead), Pumpkin Pie (you can use Really Rust as well)
  • Paper: Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper, Really Rust 12×12, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Sticky Strip (#104294), 3/4 inch punch, Snail adhesive, (lots of) Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, mini glue dots, paper snips, Stampin’ Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Cutter with scoring blade, Sizzix ‘Big Shot’ & Multi-purpose platform used the following Sizzix Dies: Scallop Circle #2, Clear Circle, Circles #2, Ovals, Leaves #2, Sizzix Texturz Plates ‘Kit #4? (which requires the ‘Impressions Pad’ and ‘Silicone Rubber’