Any Way You Say It Christmas Step Card

I saw something similar to this Christmas Step Card and loved it.  They made blocks with theirs.  I decided to make steps.  The card says Merry Christmas four different ways.

I love this card.  It is colorful and pops out at you, saying Merry Christmas so that everyone will understand.  And it fits in an A7 envelope for mailing (but may take extra postage)

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Glue
        • washi tape (optional)
        • Download File
Paper Selection

Starting with the cover, the white on this Christmas Step Card must be very heavy paper (at least 110 lb wt.).  It has too many cuts in it to be a light paper.  The green base card doesn’t have to be any heavier than 65 lb. wt but it does have to be two sided  .  The inside overlays can be patterned but I wish I had used less busy paper.  The lettering and grills can be any weight.  I put a plaid washi tape border around the whole card.  This is optional.

Cutting the Christmas Step card

The light green piece is optional (the under folded piece), but it really helps with stability though.  All the writing pieces are very thin so take care with them.

Assembling the Christmas Step Card
Start by re-creasing all the folds.  Fold the two folded pieces as alternating valley, mountain folds.  Glue the first section of the large folded piece about a quarter inch from the edge of the inside base card.  Only glue the first panel.  Glue the last panel to the other end of the base card the same way.  Again only the last panel.
The smaller folded piece is glue the same way about a half inch inward and below and above the big folded piece.  You can see this in the side view above.  It adds support for the stairs.
Next close the card and glue on the fake plaid on the front with the straight edge even with the top.  Once the plaid is on you can glue on the letters on the front of the card.
Next assemble the overlays.  The gate pieces go on the flats at the top and the bottom.  The words go on each of the steps and risers.
I had to cover up a flaw in the paper so I added the plaid washi tape around the design.  This step is optional but I really like it, so I left it.

And your Christmas Step Card is done!  It fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.

 

 

Merry Christmas In Different Languages
  • French: Joyeux Noël.
  • German: Frohe Weinachten.
  • Spanish: Feliz Navidad.
  • Italian: Buon Natale.
  • Portuguese: Feliz Natal.
  • Dutch: Vrolijk kerstfeest.
  • Romanian: Crăciun fericit.
  • Polish: Wesołych świąt Bożego Narodzenia.

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