How to Use Acetate to Create a Stepper Card

How to Use Acetate to Create a Stepper Card
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How to Use Acetate to Create a Stepper Card

Acetate is so versatile, it can be used for creating a plethora of cards, adding an extra special and eye-catching touch. Find out how you can use acetate to create a beautiful stepper card. 


  • The Flight of the Butterflies Platinum Edition Luxury Foiled Acetate
  • Butterfly Blue Topper Set
  • Flight of the Butterflies Platinum Edition Mirri Textures
  • Premier Craft Tools Banner Punch
  • Adorable Scoreboard

  • Make life easier by trimming the foiled acetate to 28cm so you have simple measurements to work with for making the base. Lay the trimmed acetate landscape on the Adorable Scoreboard and score the foiled section at 14cm. Work only up to 4cm from the outer edges for each of these scores
  • Turn the acetate portrait and score down it, working 4cm from the outer edge and 4cm from the top end to the 14cm score
  • Turn the acetate anti-clockwise into the landscape position and score the centre section, up to the 4cm scores, at 4cm, 8cm and 16cm
  • When all of the scorelines meet, cut between the 4cm and 18cm scores and fold along all of the remaining scores to make the stepper base
  • Cut a piece of embossed Mirri Card to 4cm x 13cm and use the Banner Punch on both ends. Do the same on a 3.5cm x 12cm piece of printed cardstock. Stick the Mirri piece to the back of the front step with Hi-Tack Tape then add the printed piece to the front, hiding the adhesive
  • Stick the topper frame in place on the centre step using three of the tiniest pieces of Hi-Tack Tape. Add the topper by attaching the bottom of it to the frame and using a tiny piece of Hi-Tack Tape near the top. Pop a smaller topper over the edges of the frame and main topper using Hi-Tack Tape and another on the banner with foam pads


22 October 2020