Saturday, March 7, 2009

Finally, I did it!!

I have been wanting to make a "stair step" card for quite a while now! I've seen dozens of them, all so adorable, on my team site and other places. They look so fun to make, but I have been trying to work diligently on a larger project and just haven't squeezed in the time. Last night I finally did it!!

Do you love it?

This one is just a bit different from the other's I've seen because it displays a photo. But then again, that just may be what I'm loving about it! You may recall my hubby is keeping his "10 Things I Love About You" album at work... well, I'm now picturing this little gem on his desk as well. To be honest, I just grabbed 'any old photo' that I had handy, but wouldn't it be sweet with other photos of our daughters stair stepped in it? It was so fun to put together!

And of course a lot of the fun was using items that I have only recently "discovered." I love our rub-ons. I used them on the frame - the little brown flowers in 2 corners. I also had a lot of fun with our Just Blooms(TM) , the colors were perfect to match the wreath in my hair and pull it into the frame.

Can you believe I poo-poo'd the Clear Sparkles and Pretty Pins when we first got them? Both are now among my very favorite embellishments.


Products mentioned in this blog are available from Close To My Heart™ at

My Reflections® Level 2 paper packet: "That's Amore" X7107B, $12.95
(10 - 12x12 Cardstock Sheets: 2 each of 3 colors, 4 neutral
& 12 - 12"x 12" B&T DuosÔ: 2 each of 6 patterns, page 25 Spring 2009 Idea Book)

My Acrylix® stamp set: "Reminisce" D1334, $22.95
(set of 14, page 26 Spring 2009 Idea Book)

Exclusive InksÔ Stamp Pads: $5.25, Pages 10 & 11 Spring 2009 Idea Book
Sweet Leaf, Z2153
Blush, Z2106
Tulip, Z2166


"Pretty Pins" Z1148, $4.25
(12 - 2-1/8" pins (6 each of 2 designs), Page 29 Spring 2009 Idea Book)

"Designer Ribbon RoundsÔ" Blush Collections Z1138 $7.95
(6 ft each of 4 ribbons, Page 91 Spring Idea Book)

"Just BloomsÔ" Paper Flowers White Daisy Variety Pack Z1300, $7.95
(75 flowers, 3 styles, sizes vary)

Rub-Ons: "Love Story" Z1135 $9.95
(3 - 6"x12" sheets, 1 ea of Chocolate, Colonial White, White Daisy)

Clear Sparkles: Z1104 $2.95
(72 Sparkels - 48 circles & 24 squares in 7mm, 5mm, 4mm 2mm)

Mini-Medley Accents Collections: $7.95, Page 95 Spring 2009 Idea Book
Winter Cozy Collection, Z1120 (Twilight, Sweet Leaf & Blush, 12 Spiral Clips (6 large, 6 small), 9 Oval Ribbon Slides, 30 Square Brads, 6 Corduroy Brads)
Shades of Chocolate Collection, Z1037 (Bamboo, Chocolate & Colonial White, 24 Brads, 24 Bigger Brads, 18 Paper Flowers, 9 Designer Square Brads, 6 Arrow Photo Cliips, 6 Oval Ribbon Slides)

Dimensional Elements: Framed Fun, Z1140 $4.95
(Page 96 Spring 2009 Idea Book)


  1. This is such an adorable card! :D

  2. I dare not start doing paper crafts!!! I will go bankrupt!!! I love the card and all the embellishments - perfect!! So arty and pretty! Well done, you!

    Simone/Katlanga (Sky Cherry) He hehe... :)

  3. I know!! It looks scary when you look at the supply list I created below the blog, but in reality, you get a lot of stuff with the one or two pieces used on the card, so you have it for the next projects you are working on. Once you have a little bit of an inventory it's not that expensive... but tons of fun!