I have been overwhelmed by requests for instructions on how to do a double side step card for a 6″ x 4 1/4″ size. The instructions I had given in yesterday’s post was for a 5″ x 7″ card which is great if you want to give a card personally, but here in New Zealand you have to pay twice for postage for an oversized card. Plus most of the envelopes I use are for the smaller size.
For this tutorial I have just used a piece of paper to keep as a template for future use, which I found is very useful, especially for scoring and cutting lines. You can lay it over the cardstock to help you with scoring and folding.
Here is the finished template with measurements. Sorry this is all handwritten as I am not familiar with using word to draw diagrams and also I wanted to get this post out quickly. I hope you find this easy to read and use. Let me know if there are any problems.
1) Cut a piece of paper/cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 6 ”
2) Using the ruler on your trimmer if you have one (or measure with ruler and pencil, and then cut with a sharp craft knife ) cut in 1 1/2 inches in from the long edge of the cardstock from 1″ to 7 1/2 inches along the 8 1/2 inch edge.
9) Now start folding the crease lines from left to right. I have used the terms ‘valley’ and ‘mountain’ to describe a fold going up or down. The first fold is a ‘mountain’ fold which appears to rise up towards you.
10) The second fold is a ‘valley’ fold. That is the fold goes down away from you.
When I matted the cardstock and papers I trimmed down by either 1/4 or 1/8th inches on the short and long sides to create a nice even trim. For further information about how I have done this please click here.
I hope that these instructions are easy to follow and I look forward to seeing what people can make with these instructions on Facebook.