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Thanks a Bushel Step-Card

Life is about trying new things, having experiments blow up in your face, and finding the blessing in everything. This week, I wanted to try my hand at a Front Panel Step-Card, and, since card making is one of my weaknesses, it just didn’t seem to go as planned.  Even though the end-result turned out beautifully, the path to discovery was not so glamorous.

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As you do in each experiment, I researched the subject. After browsing Pinterest for hours, saving snippets of summer meals, scrapbook sketches, farmhouse decor, …oh, and a thousand ways to make a step-card, I finally settled on a pattern by Colleen Vaux. I thought “I can do this!” (I am sure Tesla and Einstein said the same thing when they formed their hypothesis.) Now the experimenting begins.

Observations:
1. If you choose to change a horizontal step-card to a vertical step-card, take the time to research a new pattern. You aren’t Einstein and math hurts the ever-aging brain cells.
2. When altering one’s pattern, make sure it will fit into the envelope you intend to send it in. Measure twice, cut forty times. (Procedure not working – time to go back to original horizontal pattern.)
3. Do not cut off the side panels. You need those. (Gathering more materials.)
4. When all else fails, turn to your Cricut®. (Make sure you have a decent cutting mat to avoid another piece of cardstock being ruined.)
5. If you are going to go to all this trouble to create a card, you should take some time to enter the Three Amigos and  heARTful stamping challenge.

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My experimenting led to a mess of excess, cut-up, cardstock that will go into my scrap pile. I did finally turn to my Cricut® to create this cut file that I can use in the future and avoid additional failed experiments. I proceeded to use products from our New Seasonal Expressions 2 , including the Fresh Air Paper Packet and A Bushel & a Peck stamp set, to decorated the card. All of the supplies I used can be found on my website.

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I hope you take the time to try to create a step-card this week using the Free Cricut Design Space™ File I created for you. Now, time to continue on riding the bicycle of life, because in order to keep my balance I must keep moving. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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6 thoughts on “Thanks a Bushel Step-Card”

  1. Love how it turned out – no one would know you had some struggle making this. Sorry but I had to giggle at “Do not cut off the side panels” – I have had those days when making things too. Glad you persisted.

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  2. Carrie, where do I find the “book” for the digital cartridges. I forgot where you told me to go to get the list of images.

    Thanks

    *Cynthia Wilder HL5111*

    *Treasure Chest Information Support Asst.*

    On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 7:03 AM, Miss. Carrie`s CTMH Creations wrote:

    > misscarriesctmhcreations posted: “Life is about trying new things, having > experiments blow up in your face, and finding the blessing in everything. > This week, I wanted to try my hand at a Front Panel Step-Card, and, since > card making is one of my weaknesses, it just didn’t seem to go as p” >

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  3. Love this! So adorable and love the card design and great coloring! Thanks for linking up to us over at Three Amigos… I think your link is broken but I found your post! When you have a chance, if you would re-link it up… I’ll delete the old one and be sure to link directly to this post! Thank you so much! Happy to have you at our place!

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