Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Greetings - A center step card

Hi all!
It's been more than 2 weeks since my last post.  I've really missed blogging.  But, I've had a lot of fun in the mean time.  Lots of gatherings with friends to celebrate the holidays :o)

Anyway...this card is going into 2 challenges.
Just Us Girls #114 - A Technique Challenge (a center step fold card)

Pals Paper Arts PPA123 - Puttin' On The Ritz (and some blog candy!)

I just got my recent order from Stampin' Up! a few days ago, and couldn't wait to use some of that silver glimmer paper.  It's sooooo pretty!  I love the bling that it added to this card when I die cut it with a PTI word die.
Take a look.

This is the first time I've tried my hand at making a center step fold card.  It was much easier than I thought and I'm pleased with the results. measures 5-1/2 x 5-1/2, which means it won't fit in any of my envelopes.  That's a little disappointing.  Maybe I'll be creating an envelope for it.

Anyway, it was a fun card to create.  The gals at JUGS provided a link to a tutorial for the center step fold card.  So, take a look.  You just might want to give it a try, too :)
Thanks so much for taking a look.  Let me know if you have any questions.

card stock: night of navy (SU)
patterned paper: AG1327 (Anna Griffin)
stamps: wonderful words-holiday (PTI)
die: wonderful words-holiday (PTI)
other: sterling silver embossing powder (SU), silver pearl (Recollections), silver cord (Darice), snowflake punch (MS)


  1. Susie..this is just gorgeous! I too just got this paper and it is just fabulous. Love how you used it on here. Great card design!

  2. Julie... love this. A classic beauty!

  3. Love this centre step card, I've not tried this before either. The glittered sentiment is just perfect!

  4. Love your classy looking center step card! Love your sparkly Holiday greeting this is my first attemp at it too! I just shrunk mine down to be a typical 4.25x 5.50 card!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  5. Great card! I love that glimmer sentiment! Thanks for playing along at Pals Paper Arts! :)

  6. Congrats on your spotlighting over at PPA!! This is a beautiful card! Well done!!

  7. I had the same epiphany regarding this card - and aside from being envelope challenged.... it's a GREAT way to feature a talent like YOURS! Splendid!!! Positively! Thanks, dear one, for sharing this with Just Us Girls! xoxo!

  8. This is a gorgeous card .... I love that sparkly sentiment ... I love the elegance of this!!!

  9. Susie, I see this card made it to the Best Dressed List at Pals Paper Arts - congrats! I LOVE your holiday word die cut in that glitter paper - WOW! Hope your holiday was beautiful.


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