Spooky Fun Side Step

My Stamp Club members were so excited to make this card!  It’s called a side-step card, and I have instructions below.  It’s a lot easier than it looks!



There are dies to make this type of card, but I think it’s much better to customize your card to fit your stamps and dies.

For example, I was doing this card for a class, and needed to be frugal with my Designer Series Paper.  I wanted to use a piece that was 2″ X 4″, so I could get several from one sheet of 12″X12″ paper with no waste.  This meant I wanted the left front portion of my card to measure 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  My measurements and instructions are for my card, but you can change them to suit your own needs.

Step 1:  Put your card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″) into the paper trimmer at 2 1/4″.


Starting at the top, cut from 1″ down to 6 1/4″.


Step 2:  Flip card over and turn it so the cut that is 1″ from the edge is on the left.  Score on the 3 1/4″ side at 1″ (this lines up with the end of your cut), 2″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/4′ (score this one all the way across the card), and 6 1/4″ (this lines up with the other end of the cut).


Step 3:  Hold the card with the 2 1/4″ side on the left, and the 1″ score line at the bottom right.  Fold the right side of the card back on the 1″ score line, forward on the 2″ score line, back on the 3 1/4″ score line, forward on the 4 1/4″ score line and back on the 6 1/4″ score line (accordion style).  The left side will fall into place and fold in the center.

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Here’s the fixin’s for the card we made:

Stamps:  Spooky Fun

Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie

Dies:  Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Layering Circles Framelits

Other:  Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stamping Sponge

If you have any questions about this card, let me know!  And, if you’d like to purchase any of the supplies used, please visit my website for 24/7 shopping!

Thanks for stopping by!



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4 thoughts on “Spooky Fun Side Step”

    • Thank you, Marilyn! I am a “visual learner”, so I need pictures! I hope to get over my video phobia soon. A video would probably be even better.


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