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Lynn in St. Louis 10-13-2008 01:36 AM

TLC190 Stair Step Fold {10/13/08}
Stair Step/Accordion Card TLC190 10/13/08

How about a fun fold for today's technique? Todays TLC was suggested by mackbrad, who found these really interesting cards in the gallery and when I put together one, I knew that you would have fun with this as well. It's called either a Stair Step fold, or an Accordion fold, depending on the orientation of your project. This would be a Stair Step fold since it's landscape, but this fold can work either way - portrait or landscape.
  • Cut your cardstock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0 - if you want to stamp on this, now would be the time to do it.
  • Score your cardstock at 1.25" - 2.5" - 4.25", 6" and at 8.25" Now fold with hills and valleys (accordion style) making sure that the smallest (1.25" fold) is folded down, as this will be the front of your card) Once you look at the samples, you will see what I'm referring to.
  • Now here's the fun part...decorate with ANYTHING...punches, cut-outs, stickers...whatever your theme is, run with it.
These cards may be done in landscape or portrait orientation so 'step it up' and let your imagination run wild.

You may see my samples HERE and HERE.

To view the gallery for TLC190, click HERE.

Don't forget to add TLC190 (no spaces) to your keywords. I can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations!

NEXT WEEK IS A VERY SPECIAL WEEK FOR ALL OF THE SCS CHALLENGES SO YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS A SINGLE DAY. For TLC next week you may want to get out your Twinkling H20's and Watercolor Pencils.

angelladcrockett 10-13-2008 01:40 AM

Thanks for an awesome challenge, Lynn! Have noticed these cards before....cannot wait to get home from work to try one! Have a blessed day!

Angella (with 2 L's)

mjscrapper 10-13-2008 01:53 AM

Oh, looks like fun. I love the snowflake one. I have not even gotten to last week yet but may focus on this week instead. Great challenge Lynn.

sgtStamper 10-13-2008 01:58 AM

Looks like a fun one Lynn!!

Maggie's Mummy 10-13-2008 02:00 AM

Ooooh, aren't these just a little bit special!!!!! Will have to try this challenge - and soon!!!!

Thanks Lynn!!!


bensarmom 10-13-2008 02:13 AM

Wow Lynn these look great! Never tried one, thanks will have to try tonight!

Vicky Gould 10-13-2008 02:33 AM

Don't know how you do it every week, but you just come up with the best ideas! Thanks, Lynn!

Lynn in St. Louis 10-13-2008 02:35 AM

Some week's it's a real "challenge" to find something new. Remember ladies, if you ever find a technqiue that you think everyone would enjoy, please PM me. :mrgreen:


Originally Posted by Vicky Gould (Post 11668538)
Don't know how you do it every week, but you just come up with the best ideas! Thanks, Lynn!

1busymomof2 10-13-2008 03:18 AM

I never made a stair step card before, I think I did it right. Thank goodness for my scorepal :)
here is mine

dawnmercedes 10-13-2008 03:19 AM

what a fun card! I really have enjoyed your folding challenges!

LuvLee 10-13-2008 03:20 AM

Oh yaaay!! I really wanna try one of these!!

Wendybell 10-13-2008 03:26 AM

I actually made one of these a couple of weeks ago! They are really cool! Here's a link to the one I did, but I know that is cheating, so I'm off to make another one!

Seaside Friendship

twinwillowsfarm 10-13-2008 03:41 AM

You almost stumped me with this challenge, but I did come up with a card that I like.

katieg 10-13-2008 03:43 AM

looks like fun Lynn!

n5stamper 10-13-2008 03:47 AM


DawnL 10-13-2008 03:58 AM

too fun Lynn...thanks!

muzbysmom 10-13-2008 03:59 AM

I don't think I'll have time to try this before work but should be able to tonight (as I watch Dancing With the Stars, I have a small TV on my craft desk!).

I'm curious as to the hint "next week is a very special week for all of the SCS challenges". I do have Twinkling H20's and Water Color Pencils so I know I'm good for Monday. Hopefully things will work for all week! Maybe the other posters will give hints for next weeks challenges if they require "special" supplies!

Thanks for another great challenge!

mom4cuties 10-13-2008 04:12 AM

Great TLC, I have been wanting to try one ever since I received one as a swap!!

abmurray 10-13-2008 04:27 AM

I just saw one of these in the gallery last night! This is too cool and I can't wait to use my Scor-Pal for it!!!! Thanks Lynn!

Vicky Gould 10-13-2008 04:31 AM

Great Fold with endless possibilities! Here's mine:


I'm off to the big city to shop - back later to comment - can't wait to see all the cool cards. Have a great day!

suen 10-13-2008 04:34 AM

Lynn, here's the link to one I've had in my favorites for quite some time. I've been meaning to try one, thanks for the push!


NANCYRUTH 10-13-2008 04:37 AM

thanks! http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=42694

glitterbabe 10-13-2008 04:37 AM

This is SOOOOO outside the box for me, but ya know, I'm off to give it a try.

Stef H

MelodyGal 10-13-2008 04:54 AM

Oh, wow. This looks like fun and something I have been avoiding because it looks complicated. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the push.

lacyquilter 10-13-2008 05:03 AM

What a great challenge. I LOVE both your cards, Lynn. I hope I can find time to play today. Maybe I can work this one into my class. hmmm.....

AmylovesNormaJean 10-13-2008 05:09 AM

Wow! Another great challenge. I've never seen, nor done this before and I'm anxious to give it a try.

momofour26 10-13-2008 05:20 AM

I will give this one a go! The cards look great! Thanks for the challenge yet again Lynn!

glitterbabe 10-13-2008 05:32 AM

Stair Step Holiday (TLC190)
WOW! I thought this was so "outside the box" for me, but.... SURPRISE! It was sooo easy! Here it is...

Stef H

TreasureOiler 10-13-2008 05:33 AM

This looks so cool!

We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday so today it's leftovers and that means a whole day of stamping since it's a holiday....yeah!

Will work on this soon....thanks for the challenge Lynn!

KY Southern Belle 10-13-2008 05:36 AM

Great challenge Lynn and thank you! I'd been meaning to get around to learning how to do this so this is perfect timing.

Ladies, on another note, my friend Betty that I've been writing about for the past 6 or so weeks will be going home to the Lord by day's end. Her daughter Debbie is also a good friend of mine, so I'll be posting later today over on the RAK board Debbie's information and I'd be so very grateful if y'all would send her your talent and cheer. I know she'd be so appreciative and blessed.

PS: What's a Twinkling H20?

muzbysmom 10-13-2008 05:40 AM

Twinkling H20's are little jars of "paint" that shimmer. Were do I find information on your friend so I can send a card? Plz PM me the information. (I will check your blog).

cullenwr 10-13-2008 05:44 AM

This is another first for me, so thanks so much Lynn for another new challenge that really rocks!! Here my STEPPIN' UP WITH A TAG PUNCH FLOWER

dancerriley 10-13-2008 06:02 AM

here's mine!!

Wendybell 10-13-2008 06:06 AM

Okay, so here's my "for real" challenge card today! Thanks, Lynn! Fun!!

Butterflies in Fall

jdmommy 10-13-2008 06:07 AM

here is mine

Thanks Lynn! this was great fun!! You have wonderful ideas for us!!!

artystamper 10-13-2008 06:09 AM

What a fun technique! can't wait to try this out!

chrisd99 10-13-2008 06:11 AM

Thanks for a great challenge Lynn, I love this card fold, haven't seen it before and will definitely use it again, there are so many possibilities with it. My card is here. TFL.

letmecrop 10-13-2008 06:37 AM

I just love doing new folds and new techniques. Thanks for the wonderful challenge today. It is really overcast here so my picture isn't great but the card is really cute IRL. tfl


markie's mom 10-13-2008 06:55 AM

Hi! Wow! Great Technique! I had to do laundry and clean before I could stamp this morning...Quite frankly, I started to get CRANKY! So, I sat down to the challenge, and whew, I feel much better! ...or....It could have been the 3 cups of coffee I drank! LOL!

Here's today's submission

debhorst 10-13-2008 07:07 AM


THis is my entry for today's challenge!!

Thanks Lynn for this fun challenge!!

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