Summer Days Side Step Card

What a fun type of card to make.  It is the Side Step Card.  Today I would like to share some instructions with you on how to make this adorable card.  I found this fun summer card on Cards 2 Cherish by P K Frank.  Be sure to visit her blog for more wonderful inspirational ideas for your crafting days.

Summer Days Step Card

This darling image is called “Lazy Afternoon”.  Sassy Sally lounging in her fancy inner tube!

Summer Days Step Card
 Here is the other side of the card.
  Summer Days Step Card
Take a look at the inside of the card using the same papers line.
So now for the instructions:
 Step Card Instructions
Line up the short side of the cardstock at 3″ in a paper cutter.  Start at 1″ and cut all the way to 61/2″.
Step Up Instructions
Score the 2/1/2″ wide section of the card at 41/4″.
Step Up Instructions
Score the 3″ wide section at 1″,2″,31/4″,4/1/2″ and 61/2″.

Step Up Instructions
Fold the score line at 41/4″ down.
Step Up Instructions
Fold the first score line on the right hand side of the card down (mountain fold),
Step Up Instructions
Fold the second fold up (valley fold).
  Step Up Instructions
Continue to fold the score lines mountain, valley style.
Step Up Instructions
Fold the last score line down to finish the card base.  Finish the card by decorating the long side as well as the steps, and don’t forget to decorate the inside of the card.  So give this a try you will love your final project.
Creativity involves in breaking out of your traditional style.  Take a look at your project in a different way, and never hesitate to try something new.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day creating!



  • Cryogen Metallic White Cardstock (not shown)
  • Bashful Blue Cardstock (retired Stampin’ Up)
  • Celery Cardstock (retired Stampin’ Up)
  • Barefoot & Bliss Collection (retired Bo Bunny)

Bashful Blue 8-1/2X11 Card Stock	105120 Stampin' Up     Certainly Celery     Barefoot & Bliss Collection Bo Bunny


Lazy Afternoon Sassy Cheryl's Stamps     Summer Oval Letter Seals Whimsy Stamps


s4162     98172 Puffy Clouds Dies Memory Box     Oceana Border Die 98335 Memory Box

Additional items not shown:

  • Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Ribbon – The Ribbon Girl
  • Copic Markers
  • Shin Han Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Saftey Pin
  • Pearls
  • Flip – Flop punch

3 thoughts on “Summer Days Side Step Card

  1. Vickie V. says:

    Love this standup card. But what wsas missing from instrctions, I think, was the size of paper you start out with? Was it a 8-1/2×11 or another size. Thanks so much for posting this card as I cant wait to make for friends and family sending. Love the stamps sets and plan to buy also.

    • Diana Opiela says:

      Hi Vickie, I’ve made this style of card before and it is a lot of fun. Plus it’s a WOW too. Start with 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card stock to end up with an A2 size card. Oh, and one tip – be careful not to have the embellishments hang off too far. Make sure it fits in the envelope. It’s easy to get carried away on this one. Happy Crafting!

  2. Fabian says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you asked because I foorgt to talk about that!I get the big chunks of Shimmer Paint off my stamps with an alcohol-free baby wipe first, then scrub it with Stampin’ Mist on my Stampin’ Scrub just like I treat my Craft Ink stamp cleaning. It? saves on clouding up your Stampin’ Scrub for the next stamp cleanings if you can get the majority off the stamp first.Don’t forget to periodically clean your Stampin’ Scrub pads as I describe in the video to start fresh after awhile!

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