I'm back today with a super cute side step card for Christmas. I was very excited to learn the Bitten By the Bug 2 Challenge Blog is having a Christmas in July themed challenge this week. So I'll be linking up my projects from this week of my 12 Days of Christmas in July 2012 series to their challenge. You can see more information about the Christmas in July challenge here. Now that I've explained that let's get to today's card.
I found a tutorial on Everday Cricut on how to make an A2 sized side step card. I decided that I wanted to try making my first ever side step card. The tutorial is very easy to follow. I chose to make my base navy to be like the night sky. After I cut and folded the card I stamped the entire thing in silver ink with a snowflake stamp. There is a picture of that further down in this post.
For all of my images I used the Create a Critter cartridge and all the images came from page 73. I used the cute reindeer, a string of lights, the tree accessory and the phrase.
Isn't this just the cutest card?? I had my base cut and folded in navy but I really wanted to add a back piece for my lights and tree to be attached to so I cut a 3.5x3.75" piece of white cardstock. To add some texture to that piece I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the D'Vine Swirls folder. The string of lights is cut at 1" and I added some silver gel pen accents to each. The tree was cut at 2.5". I didn't cut the layer since you wouldn't be able to see it. I stamped the green paper with green ink to have a tone-on-tone look. I also used the same effect on the 0.5x3" piece of green paper in front. I cut the phrase "JOY" at 2". I used the same navy cardstock for the bottom layer and silver for the top layer. The adorable reindeer is cut at 3.5". I added some red stickles on his nose and popped him up with pop dots.
Here's a picture at a little bit of an angle so you can see the word "JOY" better.
Here's a picture of it more to the side so you can see the steps.
I wanted to show you the silver stamped snowflakes so I took a picture of the back because it was easier to see from that side.
Navy Base: Side Step A2 Card
White Layer: 3.5x3.75"
Reindeer (p. 73): 3.5"
Phrase (p. 73): 2"
Tree Accessory (p. 73): 2.5"
Lights (p. 73): 1"
I hope you enjoyed my card today and come back tomorrow for another Christmas card.
Have a Magical Day!!