Thursday, March 13, 2014


Hello friends, Today am posting the tutorial of  making a double sided step card. This is my first attempt to make a 3D card or folding card. For tutorial I used a A4 sheet but using cardstock makes your card stand firm. . I found the tutorial of this simple and easy card in the blog by Sabrina. (Picture heavy post)



Step 1: Making the Cuts

Cut the Cardstock of 7" by 10".
On the 7" side mark 4 .75" and draw a line .

From the top mark 1" and 8.5" respectively on the line drawn. Cut along the line from 1" to 8.5" using a knife and ruler.

After cutting it looks like this.

Again from the 7" side ( where we marked 4.75" ) mark 2.25" and draw a line. Similarly mark 1" and 8.5" on this line too and cut from 1" to 8.5".

Step 2 : Marking the crease

Now turn the Cardstock horizontally and between the lines score out ( crease) at  1" .

Similarly Crease between the lines at measurements 2" and 3.5". At 5" score from top to bottom. The dotted lines in the picture shows the lines to be scored. 
Then again at 7.5" and 8.5" score between the lines.

Step 3 : Making folds
For this card we use two folds - mountain fold and valley fold. At 1" score  make a mountain fold.

At 2" score make a valley fold , at 3.5" mountain fold. 
At 5" between the lines valley fold and at top and bottom mountain fold. At 7.5" make a mountain fold.  Do not fold at 8.5". 
Alternate mountain and valley folds will result in a zig zag folds . 

After folding you will get something like this


Template of a double sided step card

MOUNTAIN FOLD ( inverted v fold)

VALLEY FOLD ( v fold) 

 I used black cardstock and pink pattern paper from recollections. Used a cute digital image of a girl with roses and stuck some embellishments.  Painted a sentiment with my liner brush.

Hope the tutorial is clear. Happy crafting !!!

Submitting to

Create something catchy challenges  - Picture inspiration - I used black and pink combination inspired by the picture.
Hobby Cutz challenge - "Celebration "
Dream valley challenges - " Big birthdays"
Through the craft room door challenge - " Anything goes"
Mycraft creations challenge - " Anything goes"


  1. A beautiful card love that fold. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz, Susan x

  2. Beautiful card Ramya..lovely foldings thanks for sharing :)

  3. Beautiful folding card. Loving your image too. Thank you for sharing at My Craft Creations.

  4. Wow! What a lovely post and the card is too beautiful. Thank you so much for joining the fun at CSCC. Good luck.. :)

    1. Thank you Deepti... I too enjoyed playing...

  5. Hi Ramya for the beginner art journal as am also a beginner ..I just used water and acrylics for the background and a sponge for the colors to smudge ..

    1. Oh ok i too will try it out using watercolors ... Actually i don't want to use too many materials for making backgrounds.... Using simple materials you have created beautiful backgrounds... Thanks for the info...

  6. Thank you so much Ramya for joining CSCC#1. Thanks for the tutorial & perfect choice od colors for our challenge.


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