Garden Trellis Center Step Card

Hi Everyone, hope all of you have been having a wonderful week!

For my project this week, I made a Garden Trellis.


I guess you can say I am grateful that we have been enjoying some nicer weather although living on the ocean means weather can change at a moments notice.   We have a saying here, … if you don’t like the weather…just wait a moment!  To prove that phrase I just heard the forecast for tonight and we are expecting 6-10 inches of snow!

For this card I wanted to make a Center Step Card but instead of having the center portion of the card flush with the front I wanted the edges flush with the front.  Here is a template for what I did.  The card stock is 6.5 ” x 12″.  The Red lines are the cut lines and the Blue lines are score lines.  For the loop across the top I cut 2 circles, 1 smaller then the other and then cut it in half.

Center Step Template

To create the trellis I simply used the Expandable Quilling Strip Die.  I cut this using the smallest strip 6 times per piece to give it a wood like feel.  After I glued all the strips together I glued the bottom 1 inch of each strip together.  After that dried I put in my spacers to give the trellis the flair it needed.  I placed on of my flowers on it to see how it would look before I made all my flowers and here is a closer look at the finished project:


Here are a couple more views of the finished project:



Here’s a list of the dies used for this project:

B117S – Mini Fanciful Flourish
B152 – Miniature Rose
B154 – Medium Rose
B178 – Flourish Leaf Strip
B188 – Embellishment #2
B264 – Build a Flower # 3
B266 – Tiny Things with Wings
DL129 – Border Carnivale
DL183 – Oval Doily Stacker One
E168 – Expandable Quilling Strip Die

I hope you can find some time to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is Anything Goes!  With your entry you will have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you enjoyed and visit again soon.  I love to read your comments, they just make my day!
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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

11 responses »

  1. FABULOUS!! EXQUISTE work! Looks soooo real!!! Love the fence with the open gate! The flowers are beautifully done, and the baby’s breath flower really adds nice color! LOVE the sentiment on the top!!! EVERYTHING about it is EXTRAORDINARY!!!!


  2. Wow wow wow this is stunning love everything about this piece of art . Those flowers look soooooooo real .


  3. Reblogged this on eshanascraft and commented:
    I pretty much like this card, the pretty butterfly and flowers really represents Spring. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Oh WOW; Joann you never fail to exceed! I just love everything about it, especially the shape. Happy weekend. Judy x


  5. Hi, Joann. Thanks for sharing your beautiful trellis card!

    May I suggest another method for making a trellis? Cut a strip of cardstock 1″ wide x 8 1/2″ long. Mark every 1/8″ lengwise, and cut with scissors, leaving 1″ not cut at the bottom. Cut the last 1/8″ strip off, which you would use for the crossbars. Shape your trellis, and trim the top ends as desired.

    Happy crafting!


  6. Absolutely stunning!! I may just need to try a version of this. 🙂
    Love it!


  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.


  8. Oh Wow, absolutely stunning, just amazing creation, lovely design and your flowers are lovely!


  9. This is Beautiful Joann!!


  10. Wow!!! What a stunning card!!! Love it!!! ~Sophia


  11. Pingback: A Center-Step-Card For The Ages |

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