Today’s video shows how to make a card that has four steps inside, each with a different letter on and spells XMAS. This is a card I’ve wanted to make for ages but have never found a video showing how it’s done. Just to make it a bit more involved, I also wanted to “close” the back in. After I had made last week’s video, which was the Fanciest Fancy Fold Card Ever, I learnt how the steps are created!
The Iced Images card I CASE’d for last week’s video had three steps inside and I decided it couldn’t be that difficult to work out how to create a card with four steps. I was very pleased that, although it took me several goes, it was quite easy in the end! This encouraged me to keep going and I was able to work out how to close the card in as well!
When I first started working on the Fanciest Fancy Fold Card Ever, I tried closing the back in but decided it wouldn’t be possible because it was such a very long card. I think I’ll go back and have another look, now that I have a much clearer idea of what I’m looking at. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not but sometimes I can be like a dog with a bone – I won’t give it up! LOL!
For this week’s card, after making several test runs using retired cardstock, I made my first card using Pool Party. I decided for my video card I’d use Old Olive but stay with the Snow Wonder Stamp Set and matching dies. Instead of going with Real Red like I did last week, I chose Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Old Olive Cardstock (CS).
During the video, I promised to create a reference sheet that shows where to make the score lines and the cut lines – please see photograph above. To keep it as easy as possible, I created two diagrams. The first one shows where the score lines need to be made. On the second one, the score lines are still there but I added the RED cut lines. If you use them I hope you find them easy to follow!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Beautiful card Jan, this 4 step. Would like to see a baby one, certainly eye catching, thx for sharing x
Many thanks, Diane. It was the BABY card I saw before I saw the XMAS one and thought what a fabulous idea! xx
Carolyn Laurenz says
Jan, Your four step card is so beautiful. Thanks for all the beautiful cards you do.
Many thanks, Carolyn. I’m so pleased you like today’s project. xx
Claire Gagne says
WOW, loving this card Jan. I just have to figure out who will be the recipient of this one! I made the Teepee card for my x-mas ones this year. Made 15 & if any others they will be getting a regular boxed card. So much fun with fancy fold cards. You explain it well. Thank you for the template on this too. Be safe & TYFS
Many thanks, Claire. I’m so pleased you enjoy my fancy folds! I remember the teepee card – it fascinated me how it went together! xx
M-A Lynch says
Didn’t receive your email with this video so have just been on your website and WOW, what a card. Your talent shines through on this one and I honestly envy your skills with putting DSP together. I am totally hopeless with colour and arranging patterns. This card is just AMAZING. Thank you for sharing your skills with us all. XXX Mal (my koala went to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday sadly but all other family members are well and settling in rapidly).
Hi, Mal. I’m so sorry to hear about the koala! I wonder why you didn’t receive the video email? I’m pleased you found it anyway! It’s only since I started doing sketches that I’ve been able to put different patterns together! xx