Fancy Folds: Center Step Fold

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Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Center Step Fold card.

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The video I watched for the Center Step Fold instructions, was for a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" card (a 5-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock) It's a cute size but I hated the strip of cardstock left over, so I decided to take the technique and convert it to fit a standard size card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") and get 2 cards from 1 piece of cardstock. I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock. (if you watch her video, you'll understand my instructions.) My slits are cut 3/4" in from the side (instead of 1").  I cut from 3/4" all the way down to 6-1/4" (Instead of 1" to 6-1/2"). My score lines on the strips are at 3/4", 1-1/2" and 6-1/4" (instead of 1", 2" and 6-1/2") and the center score line is the same at 5-1/2". Now you can get 2 cards from 1 piece of cardstock and... it will fit in a standard size envelope!

My card today features the stamp sets: Picture Perfect and Timeless Textures. I must admit that Picture Perfect isn't really my style of stamps (I acquired it through an error) and as much as I love the Timeless Textures, I struggle when using it. I'm just not good with randomness, vintage etc. But... I'm actually happy with how my card turned out! 

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If you've seen the Picture Perfect stamp set before, you know that the Humming Bird is actually 4 individual stamp images. For my bird I used Pear Pizzazz, Real Read, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry Ink. 

My back ground is stamped in 2nd generation Sahara Sand ink.

My side bars are Rich Razzleberry cardstock stamped with Rich Razzleberry Ink and the bottom bar is Sahara Sand cardstock stamped with Sahara Sand Ink. Both using the Timeless Texture stamp set.

To finish my card off I added some Rhinestones and a little Linen Thread bow.

Thank you for hopping in today, I hope you enjoyed my take on the Center Step card. Next up is the Talented France Martin. Enjoy the rest of the Hop!

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  1. Very nice card and the hummingbird is PERFECT

  2. Beautiful card. Love the deep purple with your hummingbird colors.

  3. You have nailed this one, your card is nothing short of stunning :-) love it.