Friday, May 01, 2015

Card Tutorial: Mother's Day Step-Up Card

I made this card for my mom. Put a lot of love into it :) If you want to make a card like mine, please follow along.

Let's begin with the supply list -
 And now let me walk you through the steps -

To die-cut the Basic Step-Ups card, create this Sizzix Sandwich from bottom up: Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies, one Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad, cardstock, Basic Step-ups Framelits die blade side down, and another  Standard Cutting Pad on top. Pass the Sizzix Sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. The Magnetic Platform ensures a neat and clean cut by keeping the Framelits die in place while passing through the machine.

Here's the card, cut and folded.

Now it's time to die-cut the decorative layers for this card.

Create the same Sizzix Sandwich as described above with the proper Framelits dies from the Basic Step-ups Card set and patterned papers to suit your theme.
Attach the die-cut pieces as shown.

You can embellish the Basic Step-ups Card with the Framelits dies that come with the set (like I did here) or pick another set of dies. For this card, I'm using Brenda Walton's Thinlits die set Floral Wreath. Pick patterned papers that will coordinate well with your card theme. Create a Sizzix Sandwich by laying a Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad over the Sizzix Accessory Standard Magnetic Platform. Lay out your papers on the Standard Cutting Pad and placed the Thinlits dies blade side down on them and cover with the other Standard Cutting Pad. Pass the Sizzix Sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine to die-cut all the embellishments you want to use.

Layer the die-cut pieces that need to be layered, such as the birds, flowers, etc. and attach them to the card in a pleasing arrangement.

Write the sentiment on the banner piece and add it to the card to finish. You could also use a sentiment stamp.

Now I just hope that my mom likes it :) And I hope you enjoy making this card too!

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