Wednesday, September 21

My very first ever Side Step Card

Good Afternoon everyone.  I have been working diligently on a very challenging task first attempt at a side step card.  I browsed around the blogs and found a tutorial with instructions that seemed fairly easy for me to follow and started crafting away.  The resource I used was CraftDoc's Easter Side Step Card.

  • I started with Brown (Kraft) card stock as my base cut and scored according to the above instructions.
  • I used a cream colored swirl pattern pattern paper as my accent for the front of the card (and the front of each "step).  
  • I used my Serenade cartridge to cut the tree branch on the front and the two smaller spooky trees in the back.
  • I hand cut some leaves from Red, Yellow, and Orange textured card stock to place on the branch as well as at the bottom of the front of the card. 
  • I fussy cut my green (square print) paper to look like grass.
  • I fussy cut an embossed olive green paper to look like grass behind the two smaller trees.
  • I also used some scraps left over from my white 12X12 die cut sheets to look like a fence and inked it with Gray Studio G ink.
  • I stenciled some pumpkins on an orange patterned paper then cut them out by hand and backed them with Swiss dot orange textured card stock.  They were placed behind the fence on the front of the card.
  • I cut Halloween page borders to fit the bottoms of each "step" of the card (Boo 'n' ghost, pumpkins, & skulls).
  • Finally, I used a rub on sentiment on the front HAPPY HALLOWEEN

I would like to enter this card into the FALL-owing challenges:
  1. Paper This & That - September: Autumn
  2. Getting Cricky with K Andrew - Simply Sunday: Halloween
  3. Whimsical Wednesdays - #24 Fall Colors
  4. Cardz TV - Cricut Cardz Challenges #91 Spooky Halloween
  5. Cooking with Cricut - #52 Colors of Autumn
  6. More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday #52 Fall Theme
  7. Penny's Paper Crafty - #62 Fall
  8. Fab N Funky - #91 A hard theme
  9. My Craft Spot - #26 Fall Leaves

!!! Happy Crafting !!!


  1. Fantastic card. I love the little pumpkins popping out and the the ghost all along the bottom. You did an awesome job on you side-step card. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays. :)

  2. Very fun side step card! Great job :)Amy

  3. OMG your card is AMAZING!I just LOVE all the great details and colors,FANTASTIC job girl!Thank you so much for playing aloug with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  4. Great job on this. So much detail and great colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  5. Too cute, Jessica! I love your little bug-eyed pumpkins -- great card. Thanks for linking up to Cooking With Cricut this week!

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  6. I can't believe this is your first side step card, Jessica - this is FABULOUS! Wow I absolutely love it! The little smiling pumpkins are adorable and I love the ghosts on the front and the skulls in the back! The tree is the eye-catcher! I LOVE how you positioned it! This is just amazing my sweet friend!! GREAT job for your first side-step! Thanks so much for linking up with our Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge :)

    Getting Cricky DTM

  7. Oh it is fantastic-- I especially like the way you placed the branches on the top


  8. FIRST STEP CARD?!!! WOW fantastic job for your first go around! It is so detailed! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at


  9. This is SOOOOOO cute!!!! I love it! You've inspired me!

  10. Too all the details!!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  11. Oooh Jessica this is such a great side step card. Your cuts and the layout is just darling. Great Halloween card. Anyone would love to receive it:)
    Sherrie K

  12. Very cool! Your card looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!


  13. Cute card!! I love all of the fun layers! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  14. Cute card!! I love all of the fun layers! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  15. How cute! I just love the little skulls, pumkins and ghosts you have bordering the different layers. Great job!!


  16. Great job. I am impressed with it being your first you can not tell it is your first.

  17. Such a fun card, and oh so much work, but well worth it! Turned out adorable. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  18. Such a cute card! Love how the little pumpkins are popping out. Love how all the different layers work together. Thanks for joining in the Whimsical Wednesday challenge. x

  19. Super cute Fall card! I love all the fun stuff on here! Great job!!! Thanks for playing along with us at WHimsical Wednesdays!!!

  20. Wow, what a nice card. I have never tried to make one of these. Great job! Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  21. Brilliant side step card, love the colours and items you have used. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys and good luck Julie DT

  22. This is awesome! All the layers you've added are just fabulous :) Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday.

  23. wow this is your first sidestep...great job! love all your elements. thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesday
    ps..mary at has AWESOME easy to follow video tutorials on card folds etc :)

  24. Wow what a fun card. The colors are perfect for fall. And the details are terrific. Thanks so much for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

  25. This is amazing! One would think you've been making sidestep cards since birth! I love all the details you've put into this, and those crazy pumpkin eyes just crack me up. I'm a new Follower. :)

  26. Oh wow, such detail, you did a wonderful job with your card, looks great! Thanks for joining CCC!

  27. Super cute card! I love the little pumpkins popping out and the the ghost all along the bottom. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)


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