And Now A Side Step Card From A Precut Kit!

The other day I shared this project and today I want to show you another fabulous “card starter” with the side step card base, also from The Paper Cut. Using precut card templates from card kits is a smart and easy way to create a dimensional card and give your inspiration a reality.  For this cute scene card I used the Rubbernecker Winter Tree, Patio Set, Grass, Leaf Group, Leaf Buds , Knob Top Fence, Flower Buds, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Flowers #1, Mixable Flower Stack 5107D (sun), Small Butterflies and Cloud Tree.

Come see how I created this cute side step card using a precut base to make it so easy!

The Stair Step Card Base

  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass layers.
    • Cut two strip 5 1/2″  wide and approximately 1 1/2″ tall.
    • Cut two strips 3 3/8″ wide and approximately 1 1/2″ tall.
  • Use blue card stock to cut the front panel and the back stair step panel.
  • Attach the blue layers to the front panel and back stair step using ATG adhesive,
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the grass layers and attach them to the card base and steps.

The Fence and Tree

  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut the tree and apply Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink by swiping the pads directly over the cardstock.  Note:  After applying ink to the tree I like to blend the ink colors with a wet baby wipe and then I heat dry.
  • Cut the leaf buds using green cardstock and the tiny flowers using pink cardstock and attach them to the tree branches using glossy accents. Note: form the tiny flower buds using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Tuck the tree in behind the grass layer on the back stair step and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut two sections of fence, overlap the two sections together and attach using glossy accents.
  • Trim the fence to fit the stair step, attach the fence posts on both sides and tuck in behind the grass section and attach using strips of mounting tape.

Today's side step card is loaded with cute details - come check them out!

The Patio Table

  • Use gold metallic cardstock to cut the table, chairs and umbrella stand and aqua cardstock to cut the umbrella.
  • Place a strip of 1/8″ ink double stick tape on a clean surface.
  • Roll the double stick tape into a thin rope with your finger.double stick tape 2
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  • Attach the thin strips of rolled up tape to the back of the table, chairs and umbrella stand and attach to the card base.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of  the umbrella and attach it to the card base.

The Sun, Flowers, Cloud and Butterflies

  • Use green cardstock to cut the leaf group sections and cut the branches apart to use as flower stems.
  • Cut the flowers using multiple colors of pastel cardstock and form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flowers to the branches using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the branches in behind the grass sections and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock and cloud using white cardstock and attach them to the card base using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Cut the butterflies using bright yellow cardstock and attach them to the scene using glossy accents.
  • For the finishing touch create a tiny floral arrangement for the table using leaf buds and tiny flower buds and attach them using glossy accents.

Making a side step card like this can be super easy when you start with a precut base - come learn more!

Have you ever made one of these cards? If the complicated cutting instructions have been an obstacle, think about grabbing a packet of the side step card templates and make it easy!  You can find lots and lots of stair step card inspiration on Pinterest.  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day. 

Here are the dies I used for this sweet project.

 
Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5209-03D Patio Set Die Cut
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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Knob Top Fence Die Cut 5152-02D
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Leaf Buds Die 5147-03D
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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5210-04D Small Flowers #1
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Small Butterflies Die 5147-08D
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5107D
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5210-01D Cloud Trees Die Cut
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
The Paper Cut: OUTER Stair Step Cards
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Metallic Gold Foil – 5pk, Bazzill…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
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Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Side step cards are perfect to create dimensional cards.

Another Card Made with Die Cuts From Rubbernecker

Today I have yet another card made with die cuts from Rubbernecker and I created all of these – this one and this one – so you could see the HUGE variety of looks and styles you can get using the same flower die cuts with variations in color, backgrounds and little added details. This is one of the reasons I love – and work exclusively for! – Rubbernecker. They spend a lot of time and resources creating dies that can be used in so many ways, making your budget and creativity go so much further!

Today a new card made with die cuts I have already shared - come see how I gave them a whole new look!

Before I start my project description I want to show the new Rubbernecker nested dies and shaped pattern dies. I will be sharing more projects using these dies in the coming week.  I especially love the look of the die cut patterns done in white and layered over colored cardstock.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5304-01D Circle Square Die
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5304-03D Honeycomb Die
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5304-04D Circles Die
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5304-02D Diamonds Tattered Die
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For this project I used the Inside Scallop Nested Dies, Circles DieFlowers #3 and Stacked Butterflies.

The Inner Scallop Circle Layer

  • Cut the Inner Scallop layer using white cardstock.
  • Place the cardstock on the cutting platform and line up the Circle die where you want it to cut.
  • Run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape around the outer back edges of the cardstock and place a few small pieces in key places in the center of the circle cuts.  Note:  mounting tape in the center of the circle cuts will hold the paper up from collapsing. 
  • Attach the die cut layer to the card base.

This card made with die cuts uses new dies from Rubbernecker - come see how changing up just a few things creates all new looks!

The Flowers and Butterlfies

  • Cut the large flowers using white cardstock and the tiny flowers using brown cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the flower stems.
  • Color the flower petals using Wild Honey ink and a mini applicator.
  • Form the large flowers using a large round stylus and molding pad and form the tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the tiny flowers and attach them to the top portion of the large flowers.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flowers to the stems.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the stems and square pieces of mounting tape to the back of each flower.
  • Attach the stem and flowers to the card base.
  • Cut the butterflies using yellow cardstock, attach pre made white Nuvo Crystal Drops using glossy accents and attach them to the card base using glossy accents.

This card made with die cuts uses the same flowers from other projects but has an all new look - come see how you can do this too!

I know we all love a card made with die cuts – check out what you have that you go to over and over and switch it up for a whole new look!  Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a good week.

The dies I used for this project.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5304-04D Circles Die
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5301-03D Flower #3 Die
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5306D Stcked Butterflies
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Here are to tools and supplies I used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Peanut…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Wild Honey, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
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Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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We all love a card made with die cuts.

Check Out New Die Cut Patterns From Rubbernecker!

Rubbernecker is releasing some new die cut patterns and, lucky me, I got first dibs at playing around with them. I just LOVE how die cut patterns can add a TON of textural and visual interest to a card with just one roll through your die cut machine.  I used the same die cut flowers as I did in this project on yesterday’s blog post but this time left them one color and added some tiny flower buds to the centers for a totally different look.

Check out one of the new die cut patterns from Rubbernecker featured on this pretty card!

Before I start my project description I w ant to show the new Rubbernecker nested dies and shaped pattern dies. I will be sharing more projects using these dies in the coming week.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5304-01D Circle Square Die
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5304-03D Honeycomb Die
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5304-04D Circles Die
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5304-02D Diamonds Tattered Die
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For today’s project I used the Diamonds Tattered Die, Flowers #3 and Tiny Flower Buds.

The Diamond Tattered Die Cut Pattern

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Place the cardstock on the cutting platform and line up the Diamond Tattered die where you want it to cut.
  • Run through the die cutting machine.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape around the outer back edges of the cardstock and place a few small pieces in key places in the center of the diamond cuts.  Note:  mounting tape in the center of the diamond cuts will hold the paper up from collapsing. 
  • Attach the die cut layer to the card base.

Come see how die cut patterns can add so much to one project!

The Flowers

  • Cut the large flowers using purple cardstock and the tiny flowers using white cardstock.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the flower stems.
  • Form the large flowers using a large round stylus and molding pad and form the tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the tiny flower and attach them to the top portion of the large flowers.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the flowers to the stems.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the stems and square pieces of mounting tape to the back of each flower.
  • Attach the stem and flowers to the card base.
  • Finish by attaching a white organdy multi loop bow using glue dots.

New die cut patterns from Rubbernecker are coming and today you can see one on this project!

What die cut patterns do you have and how can you use them to add some extra interest to your projects – try it out a few times and you will be hooked!  Check out this Pinterest link to see more die cut patterned backgrounds.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Here are the dies used for my project.

 
5304-02D Diamonds Tattered Die
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5301-03D Flower #3 Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Sour…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
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McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Use die cut patterns to add interest and extra dimension to your project.