Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Before I get to today’s card I want to share some alphabet fun with you. Friday was my last day with my Pre-K students. We ended the year with a performance of the Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni. This is a great children’s book with a wonderful message for the President! (I adapted the story for our performance.) My students were absolutely adorable as letters (leaves on the tree) working together to make words under the advice and guidance from a couple of insects.
My daughter baked over 7 dozen cupcakes to make an alphabet tree. We had alphabet pretzels, crackers, and cookies too! Yummy from A to Z!
It is always such a joy to see how much my students grow and learn each year. I am thankful I had such a wonderful group of supportive parents too…look at these adorable totes they put together!
The school year may be over for my students but my alphabet series with fun folds isn’t. Today’s card is a fun fold step card. I wanted to make a special thank you card. I thought the tree from Thoughts & Prayers went with our alphabet tree. (It would have been cute with the Labeler Alphabet stamps on the tree!)
Here’s how to make this step card step-by-step.
Line 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ cardstock in paper trimmer so that the right edge of the card is at the 1″ mark. Position the cutting blade at 1″ and cut from 1″ to 5 1/4″. Flip card over and do the same on the other side.
- Place cardstock on to scoring tool and score along the long side of the card from the edge to the cut line at 1″, 2″ and 5 1/4″ . Repeat on the opposite edge of the card.
- Score between cut lines at 4 1/4″.
4. Fold at the score lines. The first, third and center score lines are mountain folds. The second score line is a valley fold. Reinforce score lines with a bone folder to make folds crisp.
5. Stamp and decorate your card.
I used markers to ink the tree and stamped it on a piece of 3 1/4 x 3 Very Vanilla cardstock. I layered it with Early Espresso cardstock 1/8″ larger at 3 3/8″ x 3 1/8″. I wrapped the new 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon and tied a knot. The DSP on the sides measures 7/8″ x 3″. The sentiment could be changed for thinking of you, sympathy, masculine birthday, etc. I have used this stamp for so many different cards. (I added hearts to the tree and made a Valentine card one time.) This stamp set is a keeper!
Stamp Sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Floral Phrases (sentiment) Inks: Old Olive, Early Espresso Papers: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper Tools & Accessories: Stampin’ Trimmer, Scoring Tool, Mini Chevron Ribbon
I hope you have a Super Special Sunday! I’m off to the 8th graduation. Many of my former students are graduating today.
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