June Technique Blog Hop-Step Cards

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Welcome to the June Technique Blog Hop



It’s month six of our year-long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  This month we’re bringing you the step card technique and I know you’ll just love what we have to share with you. 

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As with our technique blog hops in the past, I’ve tried to bring you a variety of step cards so you can see how versatile this technique is.

I would say the most common step card is the center-step; so I’ll start with that in a vertical or portrait orientation.  It’s a bit early for Christmas, but I had this idea about making the center panel a door and the card just evolved from there.  Look for my follow-up post where I share another center step card with a horizontal orientation.

Too Your Door wm 1

Then there’s the side-step card which places the steps asymmetrically either on the left or the right of the card.  When I share my follow-up post, I will show you another card with the steps on the opposite side.

June Hey Cowboy wm 1

Well, this doesn’t look like a step card at all does it?  So, I bet you’re wondering why I’m sharing it with you!

Here's to You wm 2

It’s because this is an inside step card.  I’ve seen these with as few as two to as many as six steps.  I opted for four as I wanted to make my version of a graduation card I saw on Pinterest.

Here's to You wm 5

If you’re not fond of all the cutting involved in making a step card, you can dial it down a bit and make a basic step card with just folds which still packs a punch.  Here’s an example of a very basic step card.

By Sleigh wm 1

I saved the best for last; at least this is my favorite (maybe it’s because there’s a dog in it or maybe because it’s going to a very special friend).  This is a card that combines a center-step with an easel and I have to say I really love this combo.

Missing You wm 3

I’ll be sharing the specifics about each of these cards in the month that follows; so, if you’re interested in making a step card of your own, stay tuned!

I also entered the following challenge:

Fab ‘n’ Funky – #311 Christmas






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16 Responses to “June Technique Blog Hop-Step Cards”

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  1. you rocked these too! I love the door and lamp post!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I like that one, too. If there weren’t so many pieces to it, I would use that as my Christmas card this year….maybe just a few for special friends…then again, all my friends are special!

  2. Sharon says:

    You gone done did it again, friend. Your cards are incredible. The Christmas door with that wreath … wow! I was going to do one like your grad card but clear ran out of time. I don’t know how you do so many but you sure do a a great job … every single time! Love, love, love them all. Always a pleasure to hop with you.

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  3. Amazing job as always. Love them all, but my favorite I think is the door.

  4. Love all your step cards. The graduation is perfect for all the graduations I’ll have next year. I have to keep that design in mind.

  5. Debbie Bonczek says:

    Love your cards . I especially love that card with the dog. It made me smile.

  6. Lynn McAuley says:

    What a remarkable array of stunning step card designs! Each one uniquely divine, Kim! Fabulous attention to detail makes each of of these a real stand out!

  7. Claudia Henderson says:

    Awesome cards Kim..and please read my comment from the other post…LOL I hit the wrong one again….I put this to lack of sleep! I like all of them and my head is already creating some ideas to keep going with these step cards. But I wont start until next week I think….might not be a good outcome otherwise LOL…Like always so much fun hopping with you

  8. charligirl88 says:

    Ok. They are all great! But… that last one. WOW! I’m going to have to check out your follow-ups. I SO want to do that one! Thank you so much for your contributions!

  9. Denise Sayers says:

    As usual, your cards are just the best. I really like the graduation card and the surprise steps on the inside. I didn’t see your name on the card challenge for the rest of the year, so I will try to check back here for your wonderful projects since they always inspire me.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Well, thank you Denise. You never fail to share such kind words and I am always grateful for your comments. I’m not participating at CADC through the end of the year, but I hope to return come the new year. But I will be checking in daily to comment on all the hard work you all do…you and I are generally the only two who stop by to comment,

      • Denise Sayers says:

        I know, I wish more would comment. I am thinking about taking the plunge with my own blog, but don’t know that I want to put that much work in it.

        • Kim&Katy says:

          Denise, it is a lot of work…more than I ever thought. It’s not just thinking up content, but there’s the taking and uploading the pictures, making sure you’ve got all the updates and bells and whistles you should have…and linking across social media. Well, when it’s a labor of love, it doesn’t seem as overwhelming as it sounds.

  10. Helen says:

    Great cards – love them all but that Christmas one is especially beautifully mad.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’Funky.

    Helen x

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