Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #296 - Side by Side

Hiya crafty peeps and welcome!
We have a fun challenge starting today at
create a step card!

I must say, this was my first time making a step card, and I'm sure it
won't be my last! I did have help, as I pretty much cased this card while 
stalking Pinterest for ideas. (Thank you Beesmom!) It would have been
so much easier if I had balloon dies, but no. I don't. So I had to draw a
template, fussy cut that, and used that to trace my balloons onto the back
sides of some scrap papers. Also, the candles and flames were hand made.
Did I mention that dies would really come in handy? 
Anyhooo, here's my card:

And the inside too!

Along with using Pinterest as a tool, I also used a template for this step card from HOTP,
(that I bought a couple years ago, and yes, it's the first time using it. I think
I've mentioned once or twice that I hoard my craft supplies...)

Ok, so now it's your turn to crank out a step card? If, unlike me, you don't already
have a template, there are loads of templates on Pinterest, or you can Google it.
We'd love to see what you make! Just link up your step card at Shopping Our Stash so we
can gush over your genius! Need more inspiration? Then simply visit the blogs
of my teammies, and our Guest Designer, Wendy, to see what they created!

Just a reminder: SOS wants YOU!
We are looking for Guest Designers! If you would like to be considered for April,
simply leave a "DT" after your name when you link up!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Stampendous - Birthday Wish
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - #Summer; DCWV - The Spring Stack
CS: WRMK; Darice; scraps
Accessories: HOTP - side step card template; GC; Cuttlebug - Oxford EF; EK Success - Deco Scalloped Edger; Winnie & Walter - Celebrate die; Doodlebug - twine; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D & Thin 3D foam squares; Scotch - scrapbooker's glue; Recollections - red tape


  1. I love this card-- how creative! I stalked Pinterest too, but you are a better stalker! Terrific birthday card, and you don't need no dies! Balloons and fire are perfect!

  2. Simply fabulous Chris. Love the bright colours and the icing on the cake. Scary cards to make and you have mastered that side step technique perfectly. Great finish with the ties on the balloons.

  3. Wonderful way of doing the birthday cake, gorgeous, xxx

  4. Fabulous card, love the balloons, great job cutting them, (I have a die unused of course) I find step cards and easel cards easy to do, as long as you measure twice cut once.

  5. This is adorable, Chris! So love the interactive feel to a step card design. You did an amazing job creating those balloons and candles without dies! Wow!

  6. Oh my goodness Chris, this is a beautifully, lovingly made card, when I first saw it I thought you either had punches or dies for the balloons and candles but you fussy cut everything ans that makes this card simply extraordinary.
    I too do not make step cards often but I really enjoyed making my card so I think I will keep on trying.
    Beautiful card, love it.


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