Thursday, July 1, 2010

{ Celebrate in Style }

I've had the Forever Young (FY) cart for a few months.  I needed just the right idea to do it justice.  And then...I found the cheetah paper.  If the clothes make the man, the paper definitely makes the Card!  This particular patterned paper is from the Untamed Collection by Marah Johnson/Creative Imaginations, specifically the Cheetah:

...and its fabulous, just by itself.  But...

What if I did a silhouette from FY?  Maybe a matching purse? Oooo...a side stair step Card? Now we're talkin' really fabulous!  Feast your eyes on the Card and coordinating Envelope:

Side view of the Card:

The entire ensemble:

   Close up of the purse:

Ok, now the deets.

First of all, the side stair step Cards (also apparently called side step or accordion Cards) I have seen are A2-sized.  So I adapted THIS style of Card , whatever it's called, to an A7 or 5" X 7" Card.  I have added a link for downloading my template and instructions on the Downloads page on the right sidebar.

All cuts on this Card are from FY.  Using Cricut Design Studio (CDS), I cut the silhouette and pantsuit at 4.875 inches.  The small purse and shoes were cut at 2" and the frame I cut at 3 inches. I used the arrows to "size down" the sunglasses until they looked to be the appropriate size for the purse.

The larger purse is a cut directly off of the FY cart at 6 inches.  The only thing I did in CDS was rotate the cut so I could make it larger.  I used my crop-a-dile to set gold eyelets in each side of the purse and knotted the pretty gold ribbon on the inside to form a handle.  The brads are also Creative Imaginations and I removed the shank on each of them and attached them to the "flap" with a glue dot.  To adhere the "flap" to the purse, I used a Zig pen to place adhesive on the back of the "flap" and let it dry clear to form a re-positionable bond.

If you have any questions about the template or instructions or problems with the download, please don't hesitate to email me at: mollyest at gmail dot com.

Ok, that's it!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Soooo cute you did a nice job tfs

  2. I love this card. Can't wait to make some with the same stair step pattern! Annette

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