Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CTMH February 2014 Blog Hop ~ SOTM Cascading Card Tutorial

Welcome to our February Team Braer Blog Hop that focuses on "New items" in our brand new idea book.   You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets,patterned paper,inks, embellishments and more from the  Close To My Heart Spring/summer 2014 Idea book. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today,kindly contact me to place an order or you can order on line at: http://cardsbytamara.ctmh.com.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Brae Montgomery at 

If you came from " Lucy Imrie blog: http://lucyscreativeexpressions.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-brae-ers-blog-hop-featuring-new.html then you are in the right place! 

This is such a simple card tutorial that will make your cards look like amazing.  I love the 3D effect that is achieved with this design.  Let’s look at how to create this great Cascading Card. 


Step One: Cut card stock  8 x 10 ½”.  Laying the card stock long ways, mark a dot at the 2 ½ “ down from the top and rotate paper to do on the opposite side.  This will create a slanting line.

Step Two: Line your marked dots up and cut to form as shown in the picture.

Step Three: Score at 1 ¾ “ , 3 ½”,  5 ¼”, 7”, and 8 ¾”.  Do this on both sections of paper.  Once you have all the lines scored crease in alternating mountains and valley folds and crease with your Scor-Pal Tool or bone folder.  

Step Four: Measure down your first score line ( the score line that is at the 1 ¾") to 2  ½ “ and on your last score line (score line that is at the 8 ¾”) measure down  1 ½”.  This will be half way between on both sides.  Cut down from the top to the measured place creating a slit.  You will do this on both pieces however on the second piece instead of cutting from the top down, cut from the bottom up. 

Step Five:  Slide your two pieces together using the slots created.  I glued my flaps together using double sided Tape so the front and back would layout flat.  Decorate as desired using the amazing new products from CTMH!!  See below for the item numbers of all products used!


I used the SOTM for February: Wild about Love to decorate the card.  You can get this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 CTMH order until February 28! 

Wild About Love - February 2014 Stamp Of The Month

Item Number: S1402 Set of 9
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for a discounted price! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price. 
Recommended My Acrylix™ Blocks: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006)

To decorate the card: 

I also used the new Pink Glitter Paper for the hearts  Item Number: Z1922 $5.95  3 – 12" × 12" sheets, 3 colors, cardstock weight, Cricut® compatible.

Durables Triangle Studs $3.95 Z1928  Just peel and stick these metal, adhesive-backed shapes. 48 studs; 9mm, 12mm; antiqued silver, antiqued gold.

Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape $7.95 Z1920v Adhesive-backed paper tape. 15 yards, 1" wide.

Flamingo Dots $3.95 Z1934  108 adhesive-backed enamel dots; 4mm, 5mm, 7mm; 3 pink shades.

There are great Instructions for this card with good photos to help you along with your project (2 score pal photos used above are also from pinkcloudscrappers blog):  http://pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/cascading-card-tutorial.html

Hope you have fun creating your own cascading card!

Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Alyson Mayo of  http://createwithalyson.blogspot.com/2014/02/unit-blog-hop-ivy-lane-easel-card.html to help inspire you with her amazing creation!

If you get lost along the way, you can head to  Brae's blog at www.brae-er.com, as she has the complete blog list. http://www.brae-er.com/2014/02/springsummer-ctmh-idea-book-reveal-day-5-blog-hop.html

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Join us next month where we will be featuring things that channel sunshine and warm breezes! 

The other sale for February:


Receive a FREE embossing folder with your qualifying purchase during February.

During the month of February, you qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95! Select from 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you submit a qualifying order.
Contact me for more details.

*Offer valid February 1–28, 2014. Paper Fundamentals, Colonial White, White Daisy, and kraft cardstock packs do not count toward the qualifying purchase. No tax will be charged on the free item(s). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price ($8.95) of the free item(s).

Our blog hop!
1. Brae Montgomery- washi card 
2. Lucy Imrie - Balloon Ride 
3. Tamara Lisowski ~ Card using the SOTM for February and I used the pink glitter paper (I also embellished with the gold dot washi tape and the gold triangle studs. But the main feature is the SOTM) http://geermara.blogspot.com/2014/02/ctmh-february-2014-blog-hop-sotm.html 
4. Alyson Mayo - something card related using Ivy Lane     http://createwithalyson.blogspot.com/2014/02/unit-blog-hop-ivy-lane-easel-card.html    
6. Rosalynd Kelly - two page layout using Skylark on one side & Picture My Life "Skylark" on the other. http://inmyscrappinroom.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-team-braer-blog-hop.html
7. Heather Steeves - New base & bling necklaces  http://paperplayroom.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-team-blog-hop.html


  1. I have not done one of these cards but will certainly be trying it out! thanks!

  2. Love this card and thank you for the tutorial. I'll be trying it.

  3. Super cute and foxy! Perfect for Valentines.