Monday, February 27, 2012

Cascade Card Tutorial

I have had a few people ask me about the construction of the Cascade Card that I made for the G45 Audition.  I will do my best to explain it and show some photos and drawings I did on the computer.  You can see more examples and instructions on Splitcoaststampers.

Don't use your best paper for the first try.  I can almost guarantee you will end up throwing it in the trash.  So here goes.

Start with one 12 X 12 piece of cardstock-

Cut 2 pieces that are 12 X 5.5"

At one end make a mark at 3" and then cut from that mark to the corner.  It should look like this:  Cut both pieces exactly the same.
Next (on both pieces) make a lite pencil mark across the 12" length.  The line will be erased later. Begin on the 3" edge. The line will begin 1.25" from the bottom and end at a mark that is 2.75" from the bottom at the other end.  See below:
Next (on both pieces) make two score lines, one at 4" and the other at 8".  As shown below: The drawings are not to scale so please measure carefully before scoring.

So far both pieces should look the same but that changes now.

On the first piece cut from the bottom up to the center line at 2" and 10".  Next cut from the top down to the center line at 6".

On the second piece cut from the top down to the center line at 2" and 10".  Next cut from the bottom up the center line at 6".  See below:

If you've made it this far, it's all down hill from here.

Fold on the score lines.

Next slide the cuts together until the bottom is level.  It may feel a little awkward but all the cuts will slide together to make two closed sections.

It should fold flat for decorationg and mailing - have fun and good luck!


  1. Sandy...thanks so much for your steampunk cascade card and ALSO your tutorial. Both are very well done and though I feel as if I will have to force myself to "pay attention" I know I have a great teacher to pay attention to!!!
    Thanks again for sharing with us all.
    Love, Liz
    Liz Walters
    Prescott, AZ

  2. Sandy...the instructions in your tutorial are perfect...should have no problem at all following them. Thank you so much for taking the time to create and share the tutorial with all of us!!!

  3. Thanks for the great and easy to follow tutorial :)

    Alex from England x

    1. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I can't wait to try it.

  4. Hi, thank´s for sharing the tutorial. Tanja

  5. Watched some videos but your tutorial was so much clearer to understand. Thanks a ton. Celia, Perth Australia

  6. So much clearer than most.Thankyou Chris C maple Ridge BC ca

  7. Thank you for this tutorial!
    Best wishes from Germany!

    1. So happy it was helpful. Thanks for your comment

  8. I did it! ;-)
    You could see it here:

  9. Thank you so much for showing us how to do this so easily :) Love making them now! Much appreciated!

  10. This is a great tutorial on this card. Looked at many and found them much more difficult to follow. I know I can make it following your directions. One questions though, do you decorate before or after you make the card?

  11. Lovely card !! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Regards from Colombia-South America

  12. Thanks for the tutorial
    I hope "Love making them now! Much appreciated!

  13. Diane from England 19.12.15
    I agree wholeheartedly with other comments regarding the explicit instructions. Will be having a go asap and will then demonstrate to my "crafty" friends!
    Many thanks


  15. Thanks for great pictures and tutorial


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