It’s been awhile since I made a center-step card, but one of my customers (who is also a good friend) asked me for some help creating one. They’re really not hard to make, but they can be a little tricky to figure out when all you’re going by is written instructions. There is a great tutorial on Splitcoast, but it makes a rather large card. When I taught this in a class a couple years ago, I altered the dimensions to fit into a normal A2 envelope.
Start with a piece of paper that is 11 x 4.25. Line the paper up on your trimmer and cut 3/4 inch in starting at the 1 inch mark and cutting to the 6 1/2 inch mark. Flip the paper over and do the same on the other side. Then with the long side across the top of your scoring tool, score the outer edges at 1, 2 and 6 1/2 inches. Score the inner piece at 5 1/2 inches.
You can see the folds on the template below. The outer edges should have a mountain, then valley, then mountain fold while the inside piece is a mountain fold.
Flowers are from the Peaceful Petals set in the Occasions catalog and colored with my new Blendabilites (Cherry Cobbler).
Give it a try – they’re really very easy and make a stunning card.