Do you like to make center step cards but hate the measuring and cutting, especially to add the panels of DP to the card. Well, boy, do I have a treat for you. In July's release from Cheery Lynn Designs, there was a Center Step Card die. It makes a 5 5/8" square center step card, but that is not all. You get the 5 extra dies to cut the 4 panels of DP for the front of the card and the one for the inside of the card. You must have the extended platforms for your die cut machine but it will work in all the machines, including the Cuttlebug.
Starting with a piece of purple card stock 6 x 12, I cut the card base. The die not only cuts the step portion, but it adds scores for ease of folding. Using the 5 panel dies, I die cut this fabulous DP from the Doodlebug Haunted Manor 6 x 6 paper pad. I added some bats using the new Going Batty border die; using the two extra bats as embellishments around the image. I die cut the middle die from the new Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker set for a backing to this adorable image from Saturated Canary. And I used the new Alison's Ribbons to create the ribbons on the vertical panels on each side. I die cut them out of Cryogen metallic white paper and then colored the dotted ribbon to match the paper.
You can see the DP panel for the inside of my card. I love that you get these dies along with the card base. It makes it so simple. I added the new Spiderweb Mesh Border and a panel for signing the card backed with the smallest of the Horizon Oval Boutique Stacker dies. As I said, this folds up to a 5 5/8 inch card. You can add lots of embellishments and still have room to slide it into a 6" envelope. Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to have fun with Cheery Lynn Designs dies.