Side Step Card Tutorial with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kathy today with a tutorial showing how to assemble the Side Step Card – Birthday Cake.  (available here in the Silhouette Store) This is such a cute card and it’s really pretty easy to put together!  I made this one for my daughter’s birthday.

I started by cutting all of my card pieces.  I used Lori’s Perfect Princess Collection for Echo Park.  It’s such a fun, girly collection with great colors and patterns.  The sentiment piece was created using the print and cut feature of my Silhouette.  If you’re not sure how to use Print and Cut you can refer to this tutorial for Silhouette and this tutorial for Cricut.

The first step is to fold the base piece.  It looks complicated, but it’s really pretty simple.  I recommend starting with the left side of the card, then folding each “step” on the right side one at a time.

Once the card is folded, you can add the decorative strip to the left side of the step card base.

The next step is to assemble the cake pieces.  I find that it is easiest to do this before gluing to the steps in the card.

Once your cake pieces are together, add them to the steps.  The cake pieces should be centered on the steps, and the bottom of the cake pieces should be flush with the “bottom” of the step.  I also added the sentiment strip at this point.

The final step is to piece the balloons together, and add them to the left side of the card.  I attached mine with some foam tape to give them a little dimension.  I also added the number 19 to one of the balloons (it was her 19th birthday) using Lori’s Awesome Font (available here in the Silhouette Store)

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!



by K S

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K S - July 22, 2017 - 7:15 am

Hi Jane,
Lori has many fabulous birthday cards! Not sure what your daughter likes most, but here’s a link to her birthday files, most of which are cards:
I hope this helps!

Jane Sparrell - July 20, 2017 - 6:23 pm

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing. Do you have any suggestions for a very special card for my daughter who is turning 40? I’m trying to come up with something that would recognize her as my wonderful daughter who happens to be turning 40.

Thanks again,


Eliza Madriz - July 20, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Muchas gracias por este bello tutorial.
Está preciosas la tarjeta.
Dios la bendiga.

Gail Scott - July 20, 2017 - 3:24 pm

Great work here and lovely card!

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