Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Step Up.

Time for a new challenge over on the Butterfly blog.

#136 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Step Block Card.

Here is the wheel to use.

N.B. The stitching can be either Real or Faux.

This is my inspiration for you.
 Card one using Step Block  Card Version I
Step Block Card/Salmon/Sky Blue/Stitching/Spots / Butterfly.

The design looks complicated but trust me it is very easy to  make from a sheet of paper 4.5" x 12". In fact this one is made from two card panels 6" x6" which I butted together and adhered with double sided tape before cutting down to 4.5 to make the required depth. The 6" just happens to fall where you need to make a score line on the cardstock so don't worry if you do not have a 12" length in your stash. You will find the instructions as usual over on the Butterfly Challenge under the card shape tab at the top  of the blog under the banner header. 

 Once you have made the design up you just decorate each side of the stacked boxes . Here I have used two different sized Woodware heart punches to create this Valentines themed card.  Below is the card turned round to see the other side.  I have used real stitching on some of the little squares.
 I make no apologies for using my most go to butterfly dies, Memory Boxes Pippi and Isabella. Sentiment is by Kanban crafts and pearls from my stash.
Photo below shows the card looking down on the top.  This card believe it not folds completely flat .
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges #148 Anything goes.
Dream Valley #218 Love.
Incy Wincy Designs # Love,love,love.
Crafty Sentiments Designs # Anything goes.
Creatalicious #180 Anything goes with optional hearts.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Tuesday Taggers #Share the love.
Crafty Creations #406 Anything goes.
Daring Card Makers #Layer it up.
We Love 2 Create #2 Anything goes with mixed media.

 Card Two using Step Block Card Version II
Step Block Card/Salmon/Sage Green/Stitching/Spots/ Butterfly.

Again this card folds flat for posting too. The design papers are freebies from magazines from some time ago. The Love Letters are by Clarity Stamps and the sentiment by Julie Hickey. The flower stamp is also by Julie Hickey called Rosie Posy.I have painted using distress inks  picked up on a brush from the ink pad being smooshed onto my craft mat. Once dried I have edged with  silver gel pen and fussy cut out.  Butterfly and hearts the same as in the card above. Stitching this time is Faux drawn on with the silver gel pen. Pearl from stash.

 Side view showing the steps for the letters spelling out the word Love.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday #115 I Heart You.
Creative Inspirations # Anything goes.
Fab 'n' Funky #467 In the  pink.
The Crafter's Cafe #235 Anything goes.
Watercooler Challenges # Anything goes Feminine.
Colour Crazy # week 4 Anything Goes.
Polka Doodles # Anything goes.
A Perfect Time To Craft #2 Anything goes.
Classic Design Challenges #2 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #72 Anything goes.

Hope you will come and have a play with the new card shape. Challenge runs for the usual fortnight.


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning. They looks very complicated. The papers you have used are gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of the week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margreet said...

Stunning projects!
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

Wow! These dimensional cards look amazing, can't believe that they aren't difficult to construct, definitely going to check out the tutorial! Fabulous inspiratio Mrs A.

Brenda in IN said...

I know you keep saying these are easy to make, but it looks hard to me. I love all of your cool creations. The steps spelling out love are so pretty. You always surprise me with your fun cards.

Linda Simpson said...

These are brilliant, I love the designs, papers and gorgeous colours.
Linda xxx

Michelle said...

These are amazing - you are so clever doing all these special folds - Michelle x

Mac Mable said...

Amazing and unique cards and they fold flat too...How can that be?...You are so creative x.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Woah!!! That last fortnight vanished!!! I love these step cards they are both lovely but they do look difficult. Im gonna give it a go though if the hours allow me!!! Love the colours too, Hazelxx

Sandra H said...

Wow they are stunning yoyare so creative xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I've seen this style of card before but it looks tough to make. Will have to check out your tut. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Billie A said...

Cute project. Fun papers and style. Thanks for sharing over at Colour Crazy

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous card full of beautiful details and a lovely theme. I lost again your challenge, hope to have time this one.

Greta said...

Amazing cards once again, Mrs A! I especially love the patterns & colors of the first one!

Dawn T said...

Amazing projects Mrs A! Look very complex. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Dawn ~ DT

meg said...

Amazing constructional makes, loads of beautiful papers and embellishments on all the faces,thank you for joining in at MMM

Chris said...

Just popped back to thank you for sharing this stunning card at Fab'n' Funky, so pleased you chose to play along this week.

Gina's Cards said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the design. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Sue - said...

Beautiful Mrs A. I really must try one of these soon. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Pat said...

Fabulous cards, great design and colours, thanks for sharing at Fab’n’Funky.

Pat xx

Diane said...

Wonderful designs, papers and shapes Valery.

Hugs Diane

Tristan said...

Wowsers what an amazing project. I've never tried this style of card but I'm inclined to try after seeing your decorations on this card. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Helen said...

What a wonderful project, ValeryAnn! The steps spelling out the word love is very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

MaryV said...

Beautiful step card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Make My Monday.
Crafty hugs

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Valery I love visiting you as there is always a different card style on show. The Step Block card is amazing. Thanks for sharing these lovelies with us. Hugs Angela xXx

Sue said...

These are fabulous Valery Anne, so striking! Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Koraliki Beaty said...

Amazing work. A lot of work. Thank you for playing with us at Polkadoodles. DT Beata

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! Perfectly done with great details. Thank you for playing with us at Make My Monday and hope you can join us again soon.

Kelly Parker said...

great piece! thank you for joining us at

Pat said...

Two great variations on the block shape card Mrs A and love the blues and oranges and then the pinks and greens, both using very pretty papers. x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! These are both fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Chrisx

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

Dorothy S said...

Happy Valentine's Day! This is such a fantastic creation - so many lovely details. Thank you for joining the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe Dorothy S, DT member

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. I'm a tad late with my comments, but what a great card to enter in our Share the love challenge at Try it on Tuesday, Thank you.
Love the step card too. it's so pretty.
Avril xx

Terry said...
Beautifull creations, thank you for sharing with the DT From We Love To Create Hugs TErry xxx

Irmelin Eriksson said...

So beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional hearts” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)