Friday, September 23, 2011

Cutters Creek Echo Park Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Echo Park blog hop. You should have found your way here from Deanna’s Blog. If you are off track, I will post the order again at the end of the post. For my project I have used 2 different Echo Park paper packs. I combined the Essentials dots and stripes packs in Metropolitan and Candy Shoppe to make this Halloween stair step card.


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I love this type of card when you want to fit a bunch of die cuts into a small space. The stairs are graduated and the back one is the tallest. I cut the Halloween shapes from the Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge. I alternated between the stripes and the dots in the two paper packs.


To make a stair step card you start with an 5 1/2 x 10 inch piece of paper. You score the paper at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/4, 6 , and 8 1/4 inches with a scor-pal and then accordion fold it. Stagger the die cuts so you can see them when the card is both open and closed. Here is a picture of the card when it is closed.


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Now from here you need to hop on over to Laura’s Blog. If you have gotten off track, here is the full line up.



Cutters Creek Blog (Chris)
Mandie's Blog
Lori's Blog
Deanna's Blog
Mindy's Blog
Laura's Blog
Melissa's Blog
Kim's Blog

26 comments:

Vicki said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the scoring details. I've yet to try this but after seeing yours I might have to.

Vicki W said...

Very cute! Love the alternating patterns...keeps everything uniform, but still gives color and texture to the cuts!

Sheri said...

I have NEVER made a stair step card. You've inspired me! Darling card Mindy...and I adore that owl!

Janis said...

Cool stair-step card! I love the pattern paper for the cuts. This is great! Deanna told me about the hop this weekend. Have a fun, creative weekend! :) Janis
http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

Great card! I love the 3d look to it! Super cute too!

Cheryl said...

This is so cute!

Jessie said...

I've never heard of a stair step card! I can't wait to try one! :D thanks for sharing!

KellyG said...

Love how you mixed those lines, super cute card!!

mommakatx6 said...

Great card, love all the dots and stripes.

Bonnie said...

Mindy,
I love stair step cards and yours is adorable!!

Kelly Massman said...

What a cute stair-step card! You've chosen elements that go really well together and great for that design!

Sharon said...

Super cute card. I have yet to make a stair card and see them all over. Thanks for the instructions.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Kim said...

Adorable card! I love all the polka dots! It makes it so whimsical!

Paula Puckett said...

Great card! I have never tackled a stairstep card...too chicken! Someday I'll have to buck up the courage and give it a go. TFS

Joni Parker said...

Oh my... I've never seen a card like this before... amazing!!! Love EP...love your blog. Following you now...

Vicki and Don said...

I love the stair step card! I really need to pull out my Happy Haunting Halloween cartridge and use some of these images! TFS!

Laura C said...

Nice Stairstep card!

Jen said...

Owls and polka dots - how stinkin' cute! Love your card and can't wait to try making a stair step card myself. Thanks for the idea!

Sandi said...

I love your step card and the embellies are perfect!

splash2 said...

Cute card. I have never seen stair step cards before so I was fascinated with the way it gives a 3D effect. Well done.

Maria said...

Super cute card! TFS

Kris Dietz said...

Cute card. I love step cards. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

PinkLadyCarol said...

Mindy, I love your stair step card. Looking at this one makes me think I need to try to create one!

Rachel C. said...

Super cute card!!!

Cathy said...

Cute! I am getting so many ideas from this hop. So glad I found out about it! (thanks Mandie :)

Team Craftwell said...

Super cute card! We like the mix of patterns!