Monday, May 31, 2010
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 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