Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Step Block Card.


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is for 
STEP BLOCK CARDS.

Version I
1. Cut cardstock to 12" x 4.5". You will also need a piece of cardstock 4.5" x 1" scored in half along it's length. 
2. Score along the 12" length at 1.5", 3", 4.5", 6", 7.5", 9”, 10.5" all the way down.
I have marked the score lines in pencil purely so that they show up clearly, 
3. Score short side at 1.5" and 3" down the entire length. 
4. Your 12" x 4.5 " cardstock will now be divided up into 24 little 1.5"square blocks. 
5. You now need to remove the sections marked using scissors on the score lines as shown.  
6. Cardstock should now look like photo below. 
7. I have marked in red where the lines now need to be further cut to create the steps.
 8. Once cut , crease and  fold as shown in photo below.
9. Now fold cardstock in half at the 6" line 
10.  Open back out and on inside left short edge adhere the folded edge of the thin strip to the cardstock as shown
11. Now fold over the other short edge on top as shown, 
12. Turn box so that the joined edges are to the bottom as belwo.  
13. Crease the 1st score line into a moutain fold.
14. This will enable the box to now stand up.  

15. Now adhere the bottom flaps to close the 1st step in the box

 16. Now repeat for the second step. 
  17. Your Step Block Card is now complete and can be decorated as required.


Version II

  1. Here is another style of step card. Start with cardstock 6" x 5".n.b.  Here I have used white card stock and marked heavily with pencil lines ,  red and black biro to show where to do the cuts.  Just use a light pencil mark when you follow the instructions so that they will be east to rub out. 
   2. On 5" side draw faint lines with a pencil down card at 1", 2", 3" and 4".
 3. On 6" length draw lines down to bottom at 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3", 3.5" and 4"
 4. I have marked in red where the lines need to be cut to create the steps.
 5. Use a trimmer to cut the slits. Place the first red line on the cutting line and cut down from  1" down to 2.5".  I have placed a bone folder under the slit for you to see clearer. 

  6. Move to the second marker and cut  down from 1.5" down to 3".
7. Move to third marker  and cut down from 2" down to 3.5".
 8. Move to last red marker and cut down from 2.5" down to 4".
 9. On score board only score the lines at the points shown with a red zig zag line and crease into mountain folds.
  10. Now only score the black zig zag lines at the points shown and crease  into valley folds.
  11. Card is now complete and will stand as shown below.  
  12. Card will also fold flat for easy posting.  
and decorated as required. 



6 comments:

Susan Renshaw said...

Brilliant tutorials - will have to try one or the other...!!

Christine said...

Fantastic!! You make it look soooooo easy that I shall have to try it. Thank you so much for sharing and going to all that trouble for us. You're a gem.

Jackie T said...

Wow thank you so much Mrs A these instructions are so useful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

Aww wow your tutorial Mrs A is spot on so creative you are too l love the end result x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Great tutorial, Mrs. A. I don't know if I'm brave enough but I guess we'll see...

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous tutorials! Thank you