Step-Up Birthday Cardby Richelle Naegle

I generally take on Cricut projects, but I am trying to branch out and try new things. NEW is always good, right? Well, I really like what I've seen from the Sizzix product line, lately. This Basic Step-Ups dies caught my eye.

I have done a step-up card before and it wasn't super hard, but really a lot of work to get the dimensions just right. So when I saw this new product, I thought maybe this will make creating these fun cards easier, and honestly it did! I took all the tedious measuring and cutting and scoring out of the picture, and just did what I like to do best: create beautiful crafts with my Big Shot craft machine!

If you like to make these cards or want to be able to without all the boring work involved, this set is definitely for you! What you need is the Step-ups Basic Card set, your favorite machine (I used the Teresa Collins eBosser), patterned paper, and glue! And don't forget to include any other embellishments you may want. For this card, I also used the Tags w/ Stamps Framelits set for the Happy Birthday tag.

The Card Making Process

There are really no dimensions or anything you need to worry about because it just cuts out the size, which is 5.5" x 8.5" (when flat), then you can cut out any of the step cuts (it even has one for the back) if you wanted to cut those as well. This set includes a ton of flowers. For the flower stems you could use anything that would resemble a stem, a toothpick, small stick, I used some wire covered with green string. For the centers of the flowers, I also used some Tim Holtz stickles by Ranger.

This card was super easy to make, just like most Sizzix cutting/embossing projects go. The thing that took me the longest was finding a paper that I wanted to use and deciding how big I wanted my flowers. :)

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Happy creating!