Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

October 13, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Happy Days

Hi Everybody,

Todays tutorial is using one of the newest die templates that Spellbinders have produced and this is one of several that will create the whole card for you in one pass.  The card will be 4 3/8  x 5 1/2 "  which is a nice sized card

I have chosen some spotty blue card for mine and I think the effect is very fresh.
 Spellbinders Supplies:
With the large outer frame cut one piece in white. 
This will now be scored for you in the places you will need to fold the card ... but not just yet !!

From the inner step die cut two pieces in the colour of your choice. 
I chose the blue spotty one for mine
With the same card and the square dies cut four pieces. 
They are all the same size even though there are two dies.
Cut one of the border strips twice and and as many leaves and flowers as you wish to add to your card. 
Cut the words and Ink through the die before removing the card from it.
Glue the step panels in place onto the base card and add the four squares to the centre step parts. 
Add the borders along any edges that you prefer.
Press the card base into shape by mountain folding the front score lines on the left, and valley folding the back ones on the right to create the steps.
 And your card should look like the picture once you have done that. 
I added in the inked words to the top right of my card and I chose to add the mulberry flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to make it glamorous.  The petals have all been sparkled with Glitter Magic and I have tucked in the die cut leaves to the display

You can add in any sentiment that you have as a change and make it for any occasion.
And even with the flowers added this will fit into an envelope so no need to make a box this time !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful card, would love that die, will have to get it. The blue/white is so nice together so fresh.
    Di B. x

  2. Morning Christina, a fabulous card haven't seen this die before must have a check around to see who has it as it would make light work of making this card. Thanks Christina for all your inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  3. That is a lovely die, and love your choice of colours
    cheers Kaye

  4. Lovely card....I must purchase this die!!!!

  5. that is a really lovely card, Christina, I am just loving trying out all the new ideas
    thanks for always sharing. I have the step card sorted so now I will have to try this one too. hugs Lyn xxx

  6. Great card, very pretty. I have this die but haven't used it yet so this might be the inspiration I needed.


  7. A lovely card, Christina!
    And so easy to make with that die instead of doing all the measuring and cutting yourself - think I need it :))

  8. ooooo must have that die ,very pretty card xxx

  9. Loving the Spot card Christina, it does look fresh as you say, and your flowers are beautifully placed .
    Elaine H X

  10. hi love this card so fresh and clean looking .
    think this die is a must have.
    Marion H

  11. Hi Christina,
    This is stunning. What a wonderful die shape. I've got to have this one.
    Love Val in Spain x

  12. Gorgeous card Christina. I have just ordered that die. X

  13. Another beauty! I also love the sporty blue card and you have clustered your flowers in a very attractive way, as always. Thank you for the tutorial and lovely card.

  14. wow that is so pretty. love your choice of colors. oh dear the wish list is growing. all the best.xx

  15. Morning Christina,
    Gorgeous card, love the spotty paper.

  16. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful Card and tutorial this morning! Thank you so much! Absolutely love it! Enjoy a wonderful day! Big Hugs.

  17. Hi Christina
    A lovely step card, which would be difficult, but I presume not impossible to make without the die.
    Margaret xxx

  18. Christina, wonderfully stunning card. This is an awesome die. Of course, the paper and flowers are perfect. Thank you again.
    Off soon to voluntter to help reading group in grandson's kindergarten class. Have a blessed day.. Louise

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  20. Beautiful card Christina, thanks for the tutorial. I Will probably never see this die in my area. Are there any instructions on how to make it without that die that you know of? Dianne

  21. Beautiful card Christina! I am definitely going to get this die :) enjoy your day.

  22. HinChristina
    Wow, wow wow stunning card today. Doesn't this look gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

  23. Hi, Christina,
    What a beautiful card for today's tutorial. This is a die that I'm certainly going to save up to get as the results are stunning!

  24. Superb card Christina, love this idea, have usually cut mine by hand....Thanks for the tutorial...luv Ursula xx

  25. Hi Chrristina
    Love this card and this die will be added to my list of must haves. Thanks for sharing and the tutorial.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  26. Such a lovely fresh looking card. And so easy with this die. Thank you


  27. Just, just, just beautiful....this turned out fantastic....
    I did one of these from a template....I can image how easier it would be with the die....tfs
    Well done Christina

  28. Hi Christina, Love this die and the card is absolutely wonderful, beautifully decorated. Thanks sooo much for sharing with us. Janelle x

  29. Fabulous card Christina, what a clever die that is! Pat x

  30. Hi Christina, beautiful card, love the spotty design of the card you have used, at the Portsmouth show at the end of the month, AnnaMarie designs will be there will stock up on her card, must look out for this die, you get a lot with it.
    Regards Liz.

  31. Woooow.l love this.your ideas are great

  32. Hi Christina, a lovely card today, thank you for the tutorial. Just received my Romantic Rose die and going to try and replicate your card and possibly make Christmas Cards with it. It's a beautiful die.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens


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