Monday, October 10, 2016

A Halloween Step Card

Hi Everyone!

I was recently notified by Green Duck Sales that I was chosen to be a member of their Design Team.  So now you are asking yourself, "What is Green Duck Sales and what do they make", right?

Green Duck Sales has both an Etsy shop and an online store where you can purchase die cut kits, either by signing up for a recurring monthly kit or a one time kit.  Each month is a different theme.  Each die cut is homemade on a machine with 100 lb. card stock; some of the die cuts have glitter and other have different personal embellishments on them.

You can use the die cuts on your scrapbook pages, on your cards or on household items such as calendars.  

Here is a step card that I made with some die cuts from the Green Duck Sales store:

This is a 6"x 6" step card where you can remove the witch, cauldron and spider  and put a photo in it's place.

Here's how to make the card:

Start off with a piece of card stock that measures 12" x 6".  Place the 6" side across the top of your paper trimmer at the 3" mark.  Make tiny tick marks where the 2" and 10" spots are on the VERTICAL part of the paper trimmer (on my paper trimmer, it's the white ruler going up and down).
Cut only between the 2" and 10" marks.  Don't go beyond the 10" mark.

Place your paper horizontally on a scoring board and score at  2", 4", 6" , 8" and 10" but only score down to the 3" horizontal cut line you made, except for the 6" score line, make it go all the way to the bottom of your paper.

Fold the paper with mountain and valley folds.  This is what it will look like on one side:

If you want your tallest step to be on the right instead of the left, simply turn your paper over and make the folds go the opposite direction; mountains will become valleys and vice-versa.

Place your dies however you want them.  There are even more dies from October's kit that you can use:

The "trick or treat" die on the front is by Impression Obsession and is not included in the monthly package of die cuts.

I think these die cuts are adorable and can't wait to start using them on the scrapbook pages that I am making for my 2 year old nephew, Ronan.


  1. Darling step card - Ann, thank you for showing how to make the 6" step card - it's the perfect size! congratulations on your new team! (my announcement is coming on Thursday!) Love the vibrant colors on these little cuties! AND look forward to seeing your scrapabook pages. I long to make some of those, too! Hoping your week is fantastic! xoxoxox

  2. Congrats on the new design team!! I love the group of trick or treaters here, great idea for the step card!