04 June, 2011

It's Jackie's turn

to don the chef's hat for my take on the challenge for this month! Kathy chose a recipe for us to follow this month and it is as follows

3 different papers
5 flowers
2 buttons
1 length of ribbon (you can chop this up to taste)
A sprinkling of pearls or gems to season
and at least one Funky Hand product must be included! (as always there is a fabulous freebie from our very talented leader, Anice)

After much deliberation and a couple of other makes I finally settled on making a stepper card

Now I'm not one for teaching grannies to suck eggs but I thought I would add my own trusted measurements for making a side stepper card from a single piece of A4 card as I'm sure there are people out there who have never made one. It's one of my favourite cards to make. Here goes

With the card laid in portrait in front of you, measure and make a pencil mark at 4 cm from the left side and 6cm and 26cm from the bottom. Using a craft knife and ruler cut the card between the two marks top to bottom. Score the card at 6cm, 13cm, 17.5cm, 22.5cm and 26cm and starting with a mountain fold at the 6cm mark fold the wide (right) panel in a concertina fashion (eg mountain, valley, mountain, valley, mountain). Mark the 4cm wide section at 13.8cm and make a mountain fold. Go over a bunish each fold with a bone folder and decorate your card as you wish.

Don't forget that you still have until 14th June to take part in this challenge and you can grab the freebie paper from
Don't forget to show us what you come up with :)


  1. Love this stepper card - owls are always appealing and the sentiment is great

  2. Fantastic card and I love the sentiment! You know how I love a good pun :-)
    Great instructions and fab use of the ingredients

  3. Oh Jackie, this is fun, what a cutie owl. Folded cards like this scare me, so well done! ;)

  4. Well this (old enough to be a) Granny didn't know how to make a stepper card and now I do! Fab card and great use of the owl digi stamp from the Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD.
    Anice xx


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