Scene Stepper Valentine Fun Fold Card

I found the scene stepper fun fold card on NOLA Creations YouTube…Here’s the link to her video.

I started by using watercolor pencils by Arteza (set of 40) pumpkin, carmine red, crimson, sunflower, and coral on a House Mouse stamp called Sweet Kiss. I used a waterbrush to liquify the colors, then cut the image out.

To score, use your cutting board instead of your score board, as it will make it a lot easier. Use a stylus or the back of a butter knife or knitting needle to score with.  I used Stampin’ Up green 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock and put it in the trimmer on the 11″ length to score. Score putting the paper at 1″ and score up to 1″ and then to the top of the paper from 7 1/2 to 8 1/2″. Do the same thing, moving the paper to 9″ on the right , score  to 1″ and from 7 1/2 to 8 1/2″ , leaving your paper where it is, score from 2″ to 6 1/2″. Move your cardstock to 6 5/8″ and score from 2″ to 6 1/2″. Move the paper to 5 1/2″ and score from 1″ to 7 1/2″. Move the paper to 4 1/2″ and score to 1″ and from 7 1/2″ to 8 1/2″.

Cutting: Turn paper to the 8 1/2″ length in the trimmer. Your score lines should be at the top of the paper trimmer..Putting your paper at the 1″ mark on your trimmer, cut from 1″ from the bottom to 1″ from the top of the paper. You’ll need to do the exact same cut 1″ from the right side of your paper, cutting 1″ from the bottom to 1″ from the top (you’ll see me do this later.) Move your paper to 2″ on the ruler on the bottom of your trimmer and cut from 2″ to 4 3/4″ Move paper to 6 1/2″ on the bottom ruler, and cut from 2″ to 4 3/4″. Turn to the 11″ length, and line it up at 4 3/4″ on the bottom of the trimmer, and cut from 2″ to 6 1/2″. Move to 9″ on the trimmer and cut from 2 to 6 1/2″… Fold your score marks and use your bone folder on the folds.

Cover papers: Try not to use patterned paper that has a direction, as it’s a lot harder to deal with than a pattern that has no direction.

Step: Designer paper 1 7/8″ tall x 4″ wide and backing colored cardstock (I used red) that is 2 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ Glue this down after you’ve glued a stand under it.. For the stand, cut a piece of scrap to 2″ long by 1″ wide and score on the 2″ length at 1″. Glue this piece to the center underneath of the step paper, then glue the step paper in place. Glue the House Mouse image to the front of the stand we created

Inner Side Pieces: Two of Designer 3 tall x 1/2″ wide x Red 3 1/4 ” x 3/4″

Outer Side Pieces: Two x Designer 4″ x 1/2″ wide x Red 4 1/4″ tall x 3/4″ wide

Section below the step: Designer 8″ x 1 1/2″ tall x Red 8 1/4″ long x 1 3/4″ tall, cut 1″ squares out of the top corners on both pieces.

Back piece: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4″ Designer paper only cut 1″ squares out of the top corners per my instructions.  Inside the card, you’ll glue this to the opposite side as the step. You’ll glue it over a slit you made, & you’ll need to use your Xacto knife to re-open the slit once this paper is glued in place.

Top piece for above the opening: (I said this in reverse in the video) designer 4 1/4″ long by 1/4″ tall and red piece 4 1/2″ long by 1/2″ tall

White back piece to write on: 8 1/4″ long by 3 3/4″ tall with 1″ squares cut out of the top corners.  I stamped a Happy Valentine’s Day stamp from peg stamps with Gina K Red Velvet ink for on this paper along with red table scatter hearts I got at Hobby Lobby after Valentines last year. I cut a very thin strip of red cardstock and cut it thicker at the bottom and thinner near the top and glued the thicker part on the front and adhered it to the back where the bird head and mouse head meet. I glued one of the hearts to the top of the red strip so it looks suspended over the animals. I glued more of the scatter hearts around the card face.

I stamped a bird on the front near the base of the card with Soft Suede ink from Stampin’ Up, and stamped a bird and nest on scrap then cut them out, cutting off the birds’ feet. Then glue the bird to the image on the card so it has feet again. I used a “You are Special” sentiment on a white scrap and used a matching green marker to color the edges, then die cut it wih an oval Spellbinder die. I used peg stamps from the Robin’s Nest and Secret Garden sets and colored the nest and bird with colored pencils.


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