Elephant Parade - Faux Step Card

Do you like making fancy fold cards? I do and the Faux Step Card is one of my favourites. It's so quick and easy compared to a regular step card where you have to figure out how to cut and score a single piece of paper so that it folds into a step card. I don't see "three dimensionally" so I always struggle with this. Here's an easy way to create a Step Card.


  1. Cut Thick Basic White card stock 5 1/2" x 8" and score at 1", 2" and 5" along the 8" side.
  2. Fold on score line to form a mountain peek on the 1" score line, valley with the 2" score line and mountain with the 5" score line.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 7/8" x 5 1/4" and adhere to 1" flap
  4. Cut Designer Series Paper 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the main body of the card base.
  5. Cut Parakeet Party card stock 3" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4"
  6. Emboss the front of the Parakeet Party using the Fern Embossing Folder.
  7. Adhere to the bottom flap on the front of the card and on the back of the card base.
  8. Cut out Basic White card stock from 3rd largest square from Stylish Shapes Die
  9. Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  10. Stamp elephant using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  11. Colour using Stampin' Blends - Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake
  12. Cut Smoky Slake card stock 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  13. Adhere stamped image to Smoky Slate card stock
  14. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  15. Tie ribbon around Parakeet Party flap and tie a bow.
  16. Adhere embellishments.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel! 

Here's another version of my card in Smoky Slate and So Saffron.

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Here's the link to the Last Chance List - don't miss out on some great deals while supplies last.

Please be sure to use the current Host Code HSZHZWGN to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the Thank You card and tutorial! 

You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 Spring Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.

Save the Date - 2022 July to December Mini Catalogue Launch Party

Join us on July 9th from 7am to 7pm Pacific for our Virtual Launch Party for the upcoming Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration.  We'll have demos, stamping, Make and Takes, games and of course, prizes!  Join our Facebook Group and be part of the fun!


Canadian Residents and non-Stampin' Up Demos only.

Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp - July 22-23, 2022 - Hues of Happiness

Save the date for the upcoming Stamp Camp featuring Hues of Happiness.  Purchase the Hues of Happiness Product Suite PLUS Silver Metallic Edged Cotton Ribbon and you are automatically registered for the stamp camp.

Cost:  $106.75 (plus shipping and taxes) - use Host Code HSZHZWGN

You can substitute if you already own this suite!

Your Creativity Awaits

July Kit features Ringed With Nature® (from the upcoming July to December Mini Catalogue)

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 local pick up.
Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month

Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month

Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)

  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $57 monthly 
  • Add-on dies $53 - and you'll be able to choose a free Level 1 Sale-a-Bration reward 

Available to Canadian Residents Only

The June kit features the Stampin' Up!® Ringed with Nature.

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