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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Double Center Step Fall card for Petaloo

Hello my dear Craft and Stamper Friends:

I am very happy to participate this week as
 a Guest "Blogger" Designer 
for "Petaloo" at their blog 
as part of their HOP
with "Coredinations" papers and "Xyron" adhesives!

Yesterday I shared with you my fall project!

Thanks a lot to all of you who came and visited me over there
and thanks to Petaloo for having me this week
here are the complete step by step of
The Double Center Step Fall card...

petaloo fall double center step card front
pin it:

follow instructions on how to make the base of the shape  for the double center step card

instructions how to double center step card

here are some of the supplies used: 
assortment of the "Petaloo" Flowers...

petaloo flowers

For the base of the card, I used "Coredinations" papers..
these papers have the particularity that when sanded they reveal a second color underneath...
in my case I first embossed the panels with a fall embossing folder, then sanded the paper and here is the result, a two tone background !

NEW: I discovered this NEW little clever tool that "Coredinations" papers carries...
It is called the "Dust Buddy", and what it is, it's a somewhat  "damped"/ "sticky" dust cleaner...
It really picks up all the dust left from the sanding...
I was quite happy with it...
So if you do not know it I advise you to check it out ...it comes in handy, when you work with fine particles at your desk, such as glitter, powders or sand..
I really liked it! 
no more flying/floating particles... finally!

 use of coredinations paper and dust buddy

As for "Petaloo's" flowers, I am in love! 
They are incredible to work with, they add instant WOW to any project! 
These tone on tone cream tea stained flowers are made in 100% recycled cotton, natural fibers and the flowers that come in natural color are paintable !..They are so soft to the touch and great to alter them..but I left mine in their original color!
As for the details on the flowers, see the pistils!
each flower comes with different ones...all is in the details, right?

petaloo fall double center step card detail flower

For this particular white flower on the corner...
I used some natural burlap trim cord underneath..

I punched 2 circles, make them as stickers with the "Xyron" machine 
and looped the natural cord shaping it in a flower
then placed it underneath the white flower

petaloo flower burlap cord and xyron

Some natural burlap was placed underneath the flowers and added a butterfly, die from Memory Box!
This card can be given at any occasion during fall, for thanksgiving or just to say thanks to a special someone

petaloo flowers with burlap detail
At the bottom I added the word "Thankful", die cut in gold mirror paper.

NEW: I discovered as well that by I inserting the die cut in the "Xyron" sticker machine to add adhesive to the back of the word, it is much easier than what I was doing before...

Until now I have being using glue to adhere these die cuts but I found out that with intricate and small words like this one,  it is much easier to use this sticker machine, no more glue in my fingers or spilling around and specially with gold mirror paper that shows anything...
so from now on I will be using this little machine to adhere my die cut words...

Just insert the die cut onto the opening of the machine, pull paper, burnish it really well, peel and stick it  to the project!

 use of sticker machine xyron

Added some die cut birds in green paper to join the butterflies!
and here it is a side view of the double center step fall card!

petaloo fall double center step card side

I hope you liked this project...
I loved working with "Petaloo's" flowers and trims!

Thanks for the visit

and remember tomorrow 
I will be at Petaloo's blog again 
sharing a Halloween project, 

see you then!

closes on Nov. 4th
sponsor: Paper Crafter's Library




  1. j adore ta carte chevalet elle est de toute beaute
    un super bravo a toi merci pour le tuto trop cool
    gros bizou et douce journee a toi

  2. Extraordinary Card Bibiana. You have the best tutorials to go with the projects you create. Jim

  3. Beautiful, thanks for the step by step too. That dust buddy looks very interesting. I love my Xyron, great for attaching ribbon to cards too! ~Diane

  4. Love the texture and dimension on this card - really pretty result of all your work.

  5. encore une tres belle carte bravo

  6. ta carte est superbe bravo
    j aime leur fleurs elles sont magnifiques

  7. Superbe carte avec de très belles fleurs. Bises.

  8. très très jolie carte , la gomme à poussière: connais pas mais ce doit être pratique! je n'ai pas tout compris mais je vais suivre tes étapes merci à toi bisous

  9. superbe carte! bises

  10. It's a beautiful card, Bibliana! Love this double center-step style - have not seen it before!

  11. Gorgeous! Need I say more? Thank you for the tutorial!
    Sandy xx

  12. Wowza this is absolutely darling. I think I need a Xyron. You make it sound so easy.

  13. Gorgeous! There's so much to look at and those flowers are amazing. I've never seen a step card like this. Thanks so much for sharing the template with us. Hugs!

  14. beautifully created, love the flowers and sweet shape of your card. Awesome!! :)

  15. It´s a really amazing and so beautiful card. I did see it yeaterday at their blog, but sure don´t mind to see it again, as it really is a beauty for sure, and whoever gets this one, is a lucky soul. It´s a real masterpiece and looks fantastic.
    Have a wonderful week-end and lots of crafting fun I hope.

  16. magnifique carte chevalet!les fleurs sont superbes, j'adore!

  17. Très belle carte que tu verras prochainement sur mon bolg, Tout est si bien expliqué! Merci pour tout!

  18. Impossible to see all the wonderful details this card is splendid .......Lis

  19. Stunning , have loved your guest spot x

  20. Me encanto lo pondre en practica :)


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THANKS again, Bibiana