Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Fancy Fold: Open Step Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

Today's video shows how to make this fabulous fancy fold card, called
 an open step card! I saw it last week when a demo friend of mine 
in Australia posted an open step card in my Facebook Group
 called Happy Crafting. 
 I checked on YouTube to find out how this card is made, and
 then adjusted the measurements to fit an A6 (C6) card. I designed
 the first card around the Petal Passion Suite, which was really 
easy because the Petal Palette Stamp Set has co-ordinating dies 
called Petals & More, and beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP)
 called Petal Passion. 

 For the video, I used the new Share What You Love Suite which is
 currently available on early release, in the form of three bundles.
 I found the biggest challenge was that there are no dies that 
co-ordinate with this set, and I don't like to do a lot of 
fussy cutting on videos because I appreciate a lot of crafters just 
don't like fussy cutting!
In the absence of co-ordinating dies, I used oval and circle dies
 to cut the images, and I fussy cut just three yellow flowers
 which helped to balance out the design. I think the finished card
 would have looked rather bland without the small amount of fussy cutting I did!

 Overall, I think this is a fabulous style of card, and thank
 Lilette very much for sharing hers with us all in the Happy 
Crafting FB group. I hope you decide to give it a try, too - I'm sure
 you'll be glad you did! ☺ 
That's about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Jan, Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Many thanks, Joanne. I'm glad you like it - it's my new favourite fancy fold card! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. I am so impressed with how beautifully this turned out Jan, because after seeing your original card, I confess I had some misgivings about the 2nd colour choices, but ... you pulled it off brilliantly. Love it, love it, love it and what a great fancy-fold card for those extra special occasions! Thanks so much for sharing a great video tutorial again, oopses and all! 😊

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'd never seen this fancy fold before, and I love it. It's so easy to cut and score in the right places! As I said in the video, I was on a wing and a prayer with the Love What You Do Stamp Set, but I'm pleased with how it turned out!☺ Happy crafting, JanB.