Monday, June 3, 2013

Step Into Christmas

If you have read my blog lately you will know that I just returned on Tuesday night from a week in Maryland with the lovely Ann English.  I met Ann when we were both on the Phindy's Place DT  as well as through Sassy Cheryl's PCP group.  Before we left her house to head for the airport on Tuesday, I checked the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's and lo and behold Ann was the one who set the challenge this week (she keeps a secret well).  She wants us to create STEP CARDS so in between loads of laundry and ironing yesterday, I created this Christmas card.

I have never tried a side step card before so thought that might be fun to tackle.  It isn't difficult at all as long as you pay attention to where you are cutting, which I didn't the first time - dah.  The card base was made from Recollections card stock and the paper is from an old Provo Craft paper pad.  I raided my scrap bucket for the card stock to make the trees, which were hand cut, embossed with a Snowflake & Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug and then dotted with a few pearl stickers from Recollections.

The sentiment is computer generated and the Sassy Cheryl's image was a freebie once upon a time.  The snowflake was cut using the Create A Flake Two die from Spellbinders.  The ribbon started out as Chalk White Hug Snug Seam Binding but I transformed it by dying it with Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage & Broken China Distress Ink from Ranger.  The edges of the image & sentiment were inked with the Bundled Sage Distress Ink.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Step Card
ABC Challenge - O is for Open
A and T Emerald Faeries - Dies/Punches
Country View Challenges - Die Cuts
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use your favourite embellishments (Pearls)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes (must be Christmas)


  1. Cec, this card is wonderful. Love that the image is on the side and the different trees are on the steps. Ann could have given you a heads up couldn't she?

  2. Hi Cec! I can only imagine what trouble-making you and Ann got into when you were together! hahaha! And what a fun card! Absolutely precious! I love the trees...and am definitely "stealing" this idea (if I ever make another step-card, that is! hehehe!) So glad you've joined us again this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  3. I do believe I see a little lint and spray starch on that card. LOL You know I love ya Cec.
    What a beautiful SNOWMAN, Christmas step card. It's beautiful! Those trees are amazing. You go girl!
    Thanks for playing along in the step card challenge with the Sassy Cheryl gals this week.

  4. Beautiful card Cec ! I am so impressed you're making Christmas cards in the Summer ! Sue C x

  5. Awesome Christmas card. Guess we need to thank Ann for making us think outside of the box.

  6. Beautiful card - love the pearls and all the texture - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 127 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  7. This is gorgeous, really love those trees. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  8. This card is fabulous!!! I can't believe it's the first step card you have made; you did an amazing job. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  9. I like! Those trees and the treatment on the front are wonderful. Thanks for joining in the fun at CSAYL!!!

  10. A gorgeous card Cec! Beautifully festive, great colours, fab design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges this month. Chris xxx


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