Friday, June 10, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques June Blog Hop

Welcome to

It's month six of our year long adventure 
into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  
We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.

It's not to late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.
If you missed any of the previous months,
 you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop. 
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This month we will be creating step cards and 
you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today. 
 We really love feedback,  
so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop.  
Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be 
entered into a drawing for a $25 or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice). 

Now on with the projects.

I have to admit these cards should not been that hard to do. 
It's just scoring and folding but I really struggled with them.  I finally completed ONE card.

When doing this type of card, it is important to have a good quality score tool/board or
a trimmer with scoring tool that is accurate!  Take your time and measure correctly 
and score and fold correctly.  Now I have to admit I'm not very patient and so that's probably
the majority of my problem with this type of card. It requires me to be patient in the building
of the foundation of the card. NOT my strength!

Search Pinterest for Step Card Templates and you'll find tons options. 

However, my wonderful friend, Anna from Grumpy Grandma Creations, who is  also a 
member of the Card A Day Challenge Blog Design Team is a whiz with these kind of cards.
Here is one of her wonderful cards.

Hopefully the rest of the hoppers had an easier time than me with this one,
but if you don't try, you don't learn.
If you don't keep learning, you wither.
If you wither, you die.
So trying new things is a good thing, even when it's hard. 

Happy Crafting

Today's Line-up:


  1. Well, if you struggled, it certainly doesn't show in the finished product. It's really cute...I'm partial to Halloween cards, so I'm especially drawn to this. Anna, your card is adorable, too.

  2. neat cards! I haven't seen one folded the way the Halloween one is!


  3. I've never seen a step card folded that way. Very unique and so cute! You did a great job. Thanks for being a great ho-p-stess. :-)

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  4. I think your card is "boo"tiful and turned out perfectly. I do understand your frustration for measuring and folding them that's why I went looking for a cutting file on the Silhouette site so I didn't have to figure the measuring and folding out this time. Great job and fun hopping with you again this month.

  5. Love you spooky scene and your warm cocoa scene. I literally think I could smell hot cocoa when I saw that card. Great job.

  6. Last but not least, I made it back from Germany :-) and now I have some catching up to do. Great cards Theresa and I can feel your struggle. I think when you get to the decorations it is a bit tricky to find the right items, but you did it. Thanks for hosting the blog and I will hope over to the next talented person in the group.

  7. LOL...I guess I hope to the one after the next...still in jet lag mode I guess...more coffee here I come...

  8. Loved this hop (and technique)! I didn't see your card template in the ones you gave us... can you shoot me the link? I LOVE YOUR CARD! Thanks for hosting.

  9. Cute card. I think you tend to be more artistic with the creating of artsy papers and some of the rest of us are more "crafty" and love trying out different folds and ways to put different types of cards together. In the end they all look great and it is really nice to give everyone lots of ideas to work with.


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