“Football season is fast approaching. Considering everything that has recently happened with the Buckeyes, this is going to be a tough one but as always, the fans are rallying. When I saw this very cute Fluffles stamp made by Stampendous I knew it was perfect for a little tailgating table topper. And yes, if you really had to, you could change the colors. Fluffles would look cute even in blue & maze. The footballs are from a Stampendous set called For Him. It’s a great set for masculine birthdays or Father’s Day cards. Combined, these stamps are perfect for all of your football season needs: party invitations, cards, table toppers… Go Bucks & thanks for visiting!” – Stampendous Blog Star Melinda Gleissner
Cling Fluffles Football CRV233
For Him Perfectly Clear Stamp Set SSC135
Medium Clear Acrylic Handle
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Three; QuicKutz Buckeye
Stickers: Sportssolution Ohio State border stickers
Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card; Cardstock (unknown)
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Forest Moss & Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Create a side-step card using black cardstock (see directions below).
Cut & emboss a panel using Copic X-Press It Blending Card & Spellbinders die.
Stamp Fluffles image on panel & color; Trim ‘O’ sticker & adhere to helmet.
Stamp 3 footballs on scrap of X-Press It Blending Card & color; Fussy-cut footballs.
Cut buckeyes and leaves several times on various cardstock (green for leaves, 2 shades of brown for nuts); assemble & ink edges of leaves with Distress Ink.
Create sentiment by trimming a border sticker & placing it on 2 mats.
Side Step Card Instructions:
Start with a piece of cardstock 5.5” x 8.5”.
Place cardstock vertically in the paper trimmer at the 3” mark; Make a cut starting 1” from the bottom edge of the paper and stopping at the 6.5” mark. This cut divides the card into two sections (2.5” & 3” sections) & makes the tall vertical panel on the left side of the card.
Score the 2.5” section at 4.25”. This makes the top fold of this card.
Score the 3” section at the 1”, 2”, 3.25”, 4.5” & 6.5” marks. Please note, these score marks will be perpendicular to the cut. Start measuring all of the score marks from the side where the cut was started (1” from the edge).
Make a series of folds, starting with the 4.25” score line on the tall, vertical side of the card. On the right hand side of card, starting with the first score mark, make a mountain fold. Continue folding the score marks by alternating folds. The second should be valley folded, the third mountain… Crease all folds with a bone folder. The side step card is ready to decorate.