Hello, crafters! Here's another DIY project for you -- a stunning DIY Centre Stepper Card tutorial using a FREE downloadable template. This simple and budget-friendly project allows you to make an eye-catching card without the need for expensive die sets. Let's get started on this crafting adventure!

Materials You'll Need:

  • Centre Stepper Card Template
  • Thin printer paper
  • Mint color cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or trimmer
  • Removable adhesive spray
  • Patterned paper
  • Vintage Artistry Anywhere 6x8 Collection Pack (by 49er Market)
  • Twine die cuts
  • Craft tag
  • Sentiment dies
  • Enamel dots

Step 1: Printing and Preparing the Template

Download the Centre Stepper Card Template at the end of this blog post. Print the template on thin printer paper, and adhere the template to mint color cardstock using your preferred adhesive. Cut out the template and score along the designated lines, following the instructions in the template video.

Step 2: Folding the Card

Next is identify the front and back of the card. Perform a mountain fold (up and down) on the first score line, followed by a valley fold (downward) on the next score line. Alternate between mountain and valley folds until all lines are folded. Remove the template carefully, ensuring the card maintains its shape. Strengthen the folds using a bone folder to create a sturdy base.

Step 3: Creating Decorative Layers

Duplicate the template on a separate piece of paper. Using a pencil and a ruler, draw lines within the T-shaped and bar sections, creating a smaller shape. Cut out the inside pieces to form decorative layers, and spray the pieces with a removable adhesive for reusability.

Step 4: Decorating the Card

Choose patterned paper for the decorative layers and adhere the layers to the front of the card using wet glue. Select additional embellishments such as twine die cuts, a craft tag, and sentiment dies. Personalise the card with your chosen sentiment (e.g., 'thank') cut from matching cardstock. Complete the look with small enamel dots for added flair.

Step 5: Final Touches and Stand the Card Upright

Finally, reinforce the mountain and valley folds with a bone folder. Stand the card upright, ensuring it stands securely. You now have a handcrafted centre stepper card, a stunning creation without the need for expensive dies.

Congratulations! You've successfully crafted a beautiful centre stepper card using CraftWorld templates and a few additional materials. Feel free to experiment with different patterns and colours to make each card unique. Happy crafting!

Download the template here!

Watch the full video tutorial here: