This is the template I made for the Circle Side Step card based
on the conventional step fold that can be found all over the internet.
There were too many instructions to put on the template
so have marked them with numbers
and will get to them in the instructions below.
Start with a [approx] 7.5″ circle,
I used the largest grand nestie die,
but you could use a plate or similar to get your circle.
 Make a cut line about 2-1/2″ in from the side,
starting at 2-1/4″ and finish at 5-3/4″
Make sure you keep your circle straight.
 Score a straight line from the finish cut to the outside,
then a second score line 3/4″ next to the first.
 Fold 1st line in, 2nd line up
and make sure the layers are folded straight with the cut line.
It should look like this:
Next we have to find the centre of the whole circle
and the easiest way to do this is to fold the whole 7.5″ circle in half,
lining up ontop of each other, but don’t fold flat just yet.
 Pinch both edges of large panel to make the centre fold line,
then open up the circle,
score from and to the pinched points and fold.
You can now cortentina fold the second step by folding down and up 1 more time,
again making sure you line up the edges with the previous folds.
It should now look like this:
Next step is optional,
if you like the ‘sticky out’ bits, you can leave it as is.
Or you can turn your card over
and cut away the excess with scissors
Your card base is now ready for you to decorate how you wish 🙂
Little tip.. speaking from experience:
Practice with copy paper first,
you don’t want to waste your cardstock
For my card I cut a scalloped circle and cut a strip to fit my card front,
added embossed paper and
stuck my image partly overlapping the step and top of the card.
Attached the sentiment to the last step.
Then decorated with lots of flowers, bling and candy drops to finish.
Hope this is helpful to some of you and any questions..
February 2nd, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Thanks for the template! Your explanation of how to use is great!
February 2nd, 2011 at 3:44 pm
wauw this is realy gorgeous!!!!
February 2nd, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Thank you it won’t be long before I try it Hugs Laurie x
February 2nd, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Great tutorial, very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.
February 2nd, 2011 at 4:51 pm
This is stunning card. So beautiful layout.
February 2nd, 2011 at 6:08 pm
Incredibly amazing Marlene!
Fabulous design and your colouring is superb!
Loving those nails too!
February 2nd, 2011 at 6:44 pm
Fabulous tutorial! Thank you, hugs Debx
February 2nd, 2011 at 7:14 pm
Stunning card and WOW is aptly named.
February 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm
Reuze bedankt voor de template en tutorial!!
February 2nd, 2011 at 8:37 pm
Wow, wat een super mooi en leuk kaartje Marlene, heel origineel! Bedankt voor de tutorial.
Groetjes van Jacqueline
February 2nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm
This is a lovely card. I especially like the white on white decorations.
February 2nd, 2011 at 8:56 pm
Thank you soooo much for this gorgeous template!!! I’ll give it a try tomorrow.
February 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm
what a fantastic template. I will have to give that a go as I promised myself in a new year crafting resolution that I would do somthing new
February 2nd, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Thank you sweetie! Hope to be able to try this during the weekend. You are fab! Kramis
February 2nd, 2011 at 9:58 pm
This is fantastic Marlene! I’m going to have to give this a go! Thanks for a great tute 🙂
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February 3rd, 2011 at 3:09 pm
Thanks a bunch for this great tutorial and template. Your card is fabulous.
Have a nice day!
February 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm
Hiya Marlena, wow this is brilliant and thanks for the fab tutorial, you have made it look so easy. thanks for sharing it..
February 3rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm
marlene great tutorial, and a beautiful card… she looks striking against all of the white.. So pretty.. crafty hugs Tina
February 3rd, 2011 at 6:54 pm
Wauw, alweer zo een mooie WOW kaart. Ziet er super uit en een hele goede uitleg.
Wat heb je overigens een mooie nagellak op.
February 3rd, 2011 at 7:56 pm
Wonderful template and super card!!
February 4th, 2011 at 8:04 am
Your card is AWESOME. Wow! I’ve copied the directions and plan to try it out soon. I have a friend who likes cards that aren’t just squares, and I’m late on her anniversary card. I love all of the white, too, and I don’t normally care that much for cards in just white. Hugs, dj1952
February 4th, 2011 at 8:59 am
Great tutorial and your finishied card is spectacular. I have to make a side stepper for a swap next month, and as I’m planning on making a white on white card too, I’m going to combine the two as you have…..I’ll link back to you of course. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs iin…I’ve signed up for your posts.