Monday, March 12, 2012

Girl's Paperie Stair Step

Hello my friends.  Look at me with another post already!  This post is a bit special. First because this card is for a special person, secondly it is my submission for the Jinger Adam's Design Team.  Jinger was the spokesperson for Provocraft and is now venturing out on her own with her own product line. (plus her own shoe line as well :-) So without further ado, here is my card.

And here are the directions..

To re-create the card, start out with a 5½" x 10½" piece of Kraft card stock and score at 1¼", 2½", 4¼", 6" and 8¼". Fold the card stock mountain/valley style (up and down) to create the card base.  Now the fun begins.
Cut 3 strips of pink card stock at 5¼" x 1" and 3 strips of designer paper at 5" x ¾". Edge all the sides using cream acrylic paint.

Adhere designer paper to the pink card stock and then to the card base.

Begin decorating your stairs by adding die cuts and trims. To create dimension, I often use pieces of cardboard to pop my elements up.  Below, I have used an old pizza box. It's the perfect thickness.

Above is the frame and bird being prepped and below is how it looks on the stair step.  You can see that I added cream paint on these two elements to make them look like one piece.

The pennant below was created by cutting out three rectangles then cutting up from the sides into the middle.  I then added some stickers to jazz up the flag shapes.  I glued the three flags to a piece of embroidery floss and added a couple of punched out circles to 'hold' the pennant onto the frame.  I added glossy accents to the circles for dimension and some shine.

Just keep adding die cuts and trims until you are happy with your design.  I used my computer to create the verse.  Printed it out on regular printer paper and mounted it onto pink card stock. To make it look as though it was part of the collection I added cream paint to all the edges before adhering it to the card.

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you have a chance to try your hand at a stair step card.

Materials used
Cardstock; Stampin' Up! Kraft Designer Paper, Stickers: The Girl's Paperie by Margie, Vintage Whimsy
Die Cuts, Flower: The Girl's Paperie by Margie, Paper Girl Paint: JoAnn Craft Essentials: Vanilla
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry


  1. What a beautiful card - and thanks for the tutorial, Michelle.

  2. Great job! Good luck on making the DT. I love your project.

  3. Nice job. Good luck to you!

  4. Love this folded card/art basically! Great idea.

  5. this is beautiful, and Im so excited that you entered it for the design team!

  6. This is so gorgeous!! Thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. Oh My Goodness this is super fantastic. Thank you for the tutorial.

    Precious Hugs

  8. beautiful card! that special person is very lucky! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Your project is fabulous... :)
    Wishing you a beautifully blessed week,
    **Lots of BIG Hugs**

  10. Hi Michelle! First of all thank you for visiting my blog,becoming a follower and leaving such a lovely comment! I am your newest follower! Secondly, I can not get over this card!!!!!!! It is absolutley beautiful, you put so much work into it , I love all the detail work and love the stickers on the flag shapes!!!! brilliant!
    I will be back and on my way to subscribe to you by email!

    1. Thank you so much Naomi!
      I am lovin' your projects too ☺

  11. Hi Michelle, LOve the step card, always been an admirer of them... Have clicked follower as well, :D . TFS Have a fab day...
    cheers Julie

    1. Hi Julie,
      thanks so much for the comment and becoming a follower.

  12. Great card. I love the way everything fits together.

  13. Your card is beautiful! I love the all of the detail. Good luck on the design team call!