Cascading Card Directions- Part 1

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Have you seen all of the different cascading cards in bloggy land?  I had and I was in love.  When I googled cascading card, I found frenchiestamps.com and her video tutorial.  I owe her a huge thank you!  I decided to put photos and step by step directions here for you.  If you make a mistake the first time, like I did,don’t give up!  This design is definitely worth trying again!

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Start with a piece of card stock 8″ by 12″.

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Score as 10″, 8″, 6″, 4″, and 2″.  (Yours will not have big dotted lines- those represent the score lines which don’t show up well on camara.)

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Along the 8″ side, and lightly in pencil, mark one side at 5 1/2″ and the other at 2 1/2″.

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Carefully line up the marks on your paper trimmer.

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Here is a close up.  Pardon my dust!

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Carefully cut from one mark to the other.

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You will have two matching pieces.

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Place the two pieces on top of each other to make sure they match.

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On both pieces, and lightly in pencil, mark the longer side at 2 3/4″ and the shorter side at 1 3/4″.

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Place a ruler at the two marks.

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On the first, middle, and last score line, mark lightly in pencil where the ruler is.  Do this to both pieces.

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On the first piece, carefully cut up to the marks.

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On the second piece, carefully cut down to the marks.

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Completely erase all of you pencil marks.  Your pieces should look like this.

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Fold both pieces at the score lines.  It’s ok if you fold the wrong direction- it all works out as it comes together.

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Slip each piece together at the slits.  You may need to adjust your folds to go the right direction.

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Lay the card flat and line up the edges.

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Now you’re ready to decorate- the sky’s the limit!  I’ve seen castles, circus cards, flowers, Valentine’s Day, and more.  Here is mine for 4th of July:

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I’ll post directions and supplies for this card later.  Right now it’s snack time for my hungry kids!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

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