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Fun Folds Friday Center Stair Step Card

Hip, hip hooray , it is time for another Fun Fold Friday tutorial.  Here's the fun fold we are going to talk about.  I am not sure what the official name is so for now we will call it the Center Stair Step card. I featured this card as a part of the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop that debuts on the 15th of the month.

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1. Cut a piece of card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  This is the card base.


FFF Center stair step card


Solid lines are cut lines and dotted lines are score lines

2.   Lightly draw a pencil line 1" from the 5-1/2" edge.  Repeat on the other 5-1/2" side.  Along the long edge (8-1/2") measure in 1-3/8" and make a cut starting at the 1" mark and stopping at the other end at the 1" mark.  Repeat along the other edge.  Follow the score lines between these 2 cuts as shown in the picture above.  

FFF Center stair step card

3.  First we are going to fold the middle section of the card.  The first score line at 1" is a mountain fold, the next is a valley fold (1-1/2"), the next is a mountain (3"), the next a valley fold (4-1/4"), and the last at 6" is a mountain fold.

4.  The  4-1/4" fold on the 2 arms are mountain folds.

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5. Now the fun really  begins!  Let's make some "floating" embellishments.   Cut 1/4" x 3" piece of window sheet.  Attach a star or whatever you want to float to the window sheet strip using glue dots.  I like to attach another star to the back, sandwiching the strip of window sheet.  This makes your card look cleaner  from the back.  

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6.  Attach it to the back panel with a glue dot.  Just be careful that the embellishment is not taller than the 2 side pieces.  If it is higher it maynot fit in a standared A-2 envelope.

7.  Here are the measurements for the DSP to finish the card.

            2 strips 1-1/8" x 4"

            1 strip 3/4" x 2-3/4"

            1 strip  1-3/8" x 2-3/4"

            1 strip 1-5/8" x 2-3/4"

Hope this helps you make your own version of the card.  Be sure to send me a picture so I can see what you made!  Come back tomorrow and I will have another Center Stair Step card to share with you!

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