Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Outer Stair Step Card Template and Instructions
I was informed that making this card base is a bit difficult and to just buy packages of the cards already made. But, after playing a bit, ruining a few pieces of paper, and almost losing my mind, I have figured out a simple way to make the template. I make one template to use for when I want to make additional cards.
All you need, as far as supplies, is a piece of card stock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", a ruler or grid mat, a paper piercer or awl, an Exacto knife, a pencil, and a scoring board.
(Please note, do not write on your cards like I have done in the photos. This is just for information purposes only).
1. Cut your card stock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
2. Use a ruler or a grid mat, punch a small hole with a paper piercer or awl at - 1 1/4" from the bottom and 2 1/4" from the left side of card and then another small hole at - 2 1/4" down from the top and 2 1/4" from the left side of the card.
3. Line a ruler from the two punched holes and cut a line between the two holes using a sharp Exacto knife. The cut line will measure 5".
4. Turn card over and lay on a scoring board so that the wider section is at the top.
5. Score from top to cut line at 1 1/4", 2", 3", 4 1/4" (across the whole card), and at 6 1/4" to cut line.
6. Fold with mountain and valley folds as indicated in the photo below.
7. You will end up with a card base like this.
8. What I do is keep a template of the card with just the two holes punched as in No. 2, above. Then, when I want to make other cards, I just lay this template on top of a few sheets of card and punch a hole through the cards. Then just cut the line and score.