Friday, January 22, 2016

Side Step Rocker Card and Tutorial

In the January 2016 issue of Quick Cards Made Easy
I saw a card that I'm calling a Side Step Rocker Card.
The directions were in metric which I don't have the patience to convert, so I just figured it out for myself.  Then I decided I wanted one with TWO steps on the side, so with a little trial and error I came up with a way to make that too.

Here is a card I made using just the basic one step.

I know it's pretty girly but it is an anniversary card for my husband....our anniversay is January 24.  That also happens to be the last day to JOIN this blog as member and follower if you want to be entered in the giveaway drawings :)

The Eifel Tower is an image from Cricut cartridge Summer In Paris.
The flower were made with Tim Holtz Alterations die Tattered Florals.
The oval for the sentiment was made using Sizzix Scalloped Oval die set.
Distress Inks were used to accent the flowers, the oval, and Eifel Tower.

You can watch the YouTube tutorial on how to make the Side Step Rocker cards HERE on my channel jjgz4ever 

I will be posting more of these cards over the next few days.

And I found some awesome challenges....
613 Avenue Create - #159 Anything Goes / Stylish or Elegant
The Color Throwdown - CTD376
Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Love Is In The Air
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January 2016
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #55 New For You (this is a new fold)
A Vintage Journey - Vintage Travel & Luggage
Die Cut Diva's Challenge Blog - The card fold and die cut flowers are both new techniques to me
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #147 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #142 Fabulous Flowers
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges - #90 With Love

Thank you for stopping by and...


  1. Replies
    1. THank you!!! Glad you like it...hope you watched the's a quick and easy fold :) Hugs...Janie

  2. Gorgeous card love the design and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. Wow I love this. Great design with the shape, tower, fan and flower. Thanks for playing at 613 Avenue Create and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member 613 Avenue Create xx

  4. This looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Beautiful card and colour combination. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you back soon.

  6. I watched the video, Janie, and it's terrific! You've really inspired me to try some of these side step rocker cards. :-D

    1. Oh Connie thank you so much!!! I would love to see what you make :) Hugs...Janie

  7. What a beautiful card design. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Challenges.
    Dawn DT

  8. Hi there! What a beautiful project design. I love the details, colors, and creativity. PERFECT!!!!! Thanks for your entry in our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

  9. How cute, and so unique. I love your colors, and the Eifel Tower is perfect here, a wonderful anniversary card! Great design, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at
    Mod Squad Challenge

  10. Oh, I like the shape of your card and how you put everything together. It looks awesome! :)
    Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons!
    Hugs! xx

  11. Thank you so much for your sweet comments Berni :) Hugs...Janie

  12. What a super card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges for our ribbon and flowers challenge

  13. What a fabulous design filled with amazing detail! Happy anniversary to you and your husband! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown.

  14. Such an awesome shape! Love all of the embellishments you used.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our New for You challenge.

  15. What a fun step card, never would have thought to make it rock! ;-) Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  16. Great card I love the design, the images you used. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  17. Lovely card. Beautifully done.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  18. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  19. Fabulous card design and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx