My prayer for you is joy during this busy time of year and peace in 2023!
Here is a new fun fold for us! I call it a Faux Step Card. Usually, you score and cut slits in your card base to create a step card. This one uses more cardstock, but it's so simple! And you can easily adjust the step you fit your needs.
Directions for a Faux Step Card:
Card Stock 1: 5-1/2" X 8-1/2"
Card Stock 2: 2-3/4" X 8-1/2", adjust width as desired
Card stock 1:
Score on 8-1/2" side at 2-1/8", 4-1/4" and 6-3/8" (6-3/8" is 2-1/8" from the other end, if that's easier to score. My current Stampin' Up! trimmer has an extendable arm and the 6-3/8" mark is a little difficult to find.)
Accordion fold this piece for your card base in the shape of an M.
Card stock 2: Your Large Step
Score on 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4".
This piece could be wider or narrower than 2-3/4" as desired. For my Christmas card above, I actually made it 3" wide so more of the stamped poinsettias would be seen.
Adhere the large step over the card base (the M) on the front and the back of the M, as seen below. You could center the step (shown below) or put it to the side as I did on my Christmas card.
I am still perfecting the portrait orientation of this card. I'll share that soon.
Happy Stampin' and Happy New Year, too!