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Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Father's Day Dad Side Step Card with a Twist and Download

I had been wanting to try my hand at a side step card for sometime. I think they are just too cute. I thought Father's Day would be the perfect time to give it a go. However, in my mind I also had a card that opened in the traditional way that said, "Dad" in a cut out style. I knew I really wanted to do that so I married the two ideas.
I then saw that My Pink Stamper, don't you just love that blog, was having a challenge on a Father's Day Theme. OH YEA!! motivation to get the card done early because I will be honest, if this particular card didn't get done early it probably wasn't going to get done at all because with summer approaching and kids home everyday life is going to get super hectic. Anyway the rules were that it had to be original. I think the marriage of a step card and my Dad front will qualify. Be sure to check out My Pink Stamper there are lot of great father's day themed cards and projects. It is a good thing Robyn is using random number as a way to choose a winner it would be hard to choose from all those wonderful projects.
On the inside of the step card I used Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge, I know you're surprised LOL, for the monkeys and vines. I used Accent Essentials for the top note card in the very back for my sentiment. Plantin Schoolbook was used for all the grass. The Palm Trees are from Paper Doll Dress Up, the dinosaur page.

The sidestep card is 8½ by 5½ which ends up being about a size A2 card. There are score marks where you should either valley fold or mountain fold the step. I didn't put the score mark where you should fold the card in half I felt you could probably figure that out on your own...LOL Just carry that score mark all the way across the card.
On the Dad Title in the front. I debated on whether to add the tab where it needed to be folded to join the Dad front with the side step card and in the end decided to not add it to the svg file but added it to the SCAL scut file, which the tab is removable from the scut file. That way if you just liked the looks of the layered Dad you could use it for just a title for a layout or card or whatever. I always like versatility in my creations, because I myself often want to change up from what I did last time. LOL.
The Dad title front was created about 5.7 in width by 4.55 in height, exact measurements, terms of use and copyright notice are included in the file. Both the SVG files and SCAL scut files are included in the file. The SCAL can be used in either SCAL 1 or SCAL 2 since they were created in the original SCAL.

The zip file includes:

•An 8½ by 5½ Side Step Card (shown on the inside, second picture in off white)
•A Base Dad (shown in dark chocolate brown)
•A Middle Dad (shown in brown)
•The Word Dad Title (shown in brown argyle and brown hounds tooth)

I have a house full of boys but alas I never have any boy man type paper. I am just not good at picking paper ahead of time that would be good for a masculine purpose. I always end up having to make my own masculine paper, at the time of the project, as was the case with the brown argyle and brown hounds tooth paper. But having said all that it was EXACTLY what I wanted and the tone what I was trying to achieve.
As always I am happy for anyone to download the file who has use for it including web sites that post free download links. However it is much appreciated if you leave a comment. It is just more fun that way for everyone!
Download: Sidestep Card and Dad Title


Rhonda Emery said...

I love your dad card so cute

Peanut's Mom said...

Wow, most innovative of all Step Cards I've seen! Great job!!!

DtsArt said...

Thank you :-) so much
"Wow, most innovative of all Step Cards I've seen! Great job!!!"
I don't think anyone has ever said anything so kind about my crafting before. Oh My Word I can't tell you how much that made my day.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Card post on May. 31, 2010. Thanks again.

Erika H said...

I don't know what a sidestep card is, but it's very cute. Thanks for sharing it and all of your files!

Barb said...

Thanks for the great variation on a step card. Have to try one of these!

Melissa said...

Found your card and blog as I looked through the challenge cards on MPS. Thanks for the free SVG file. I appreciate your willingness to share. Your creativity with this card is wonderful.

DtsArt said...

You're Welcome.
Erika H a Side Step Card is a card that has a tab or 2 on the side my tab has a single monkey. Then next to it you have a a few steps. My first step has 2 monkeys holding a worlds best dad sign. The next step I have 2 monkeys in palm trees on my last step there is the little note card about being the best dad.

Trisha said...

I didn't know about step cards. Thanks!

kswjeff said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!! Thanks so much!

Lolis said...

Great card and so creative! Thank you for sharing the svg.

Lisa R said...

Can't wait to try this! i just got the cricut this Christmas and can't wait to play. Thanks for your time and effort creating the free files.

patchworkhen said...

I love the Dad card! I'm going to try it right now.

Moments by Marla said...

I have been trying to find something special for my father-in-law's 90 birthday and I think this maybe just that. Thank you!!

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