With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I might get a jump start on my card making with something really special. Have you ever tried to make a cascading card? This is my first time, so thought I’d shoot my process for you to follow & make one for yourself.

Are you ready for some crafty fun??!

Cascading Mother’s day card by Kim Watson


Tell me that any Mom won’t be blown away on Mother’s Day after receiving this fun creation!

Supplies you will need:

  1. A piece of double sided patterned paper
  2. Tags
  3. Ephemera
  4. Journal cards
  5. Puffy Stickers
  6. Flair
  7. Score Board
  8. Trimmer
  9. Punches

Step 1:

Cut x2 pieces of patterned paper 5.5″x 2,5″ x 12″

Step 2:


Score each piece of paper at 2″, 4″, 8″& 10″

Step 3:


Mark the halfway mark & snip to that point at 2″ & 10″on the bottom side one of the pieces and 6″on the top side of each piece. Then the reverse of the 2nd piece of paper. (For more detailed instructions see printable below.)

Step 4:


Slip the pieces together, inserting them at their cut points. Flatten to create card. Voila!!

You have your card base…..now to decorate!!


Using washi tape from the Atwell collection, create a little hanging banner between x2 wooden  sticks. A fully sticker sentiment from Happy Place Collection, completes the little banner. Using ephemera, die-cuts, Flair, Puffy Stickers, decorate the edges of the card to make it as festive as desired. To raise some of the items, I cut transparent, plastic packaging into strips.


For the front of the card, I used a mixture of a tag, label, fussy cut flower & fussy sticker sentiment.


A tag with message completes the back of the card.


So as you can see, this spectacular card is a riot of color, texture & happiness. I am sure my Mom is going to  love it! I hope you have found it inspiring!!

For more detailed instructions, see here:  KimWatson+CascadeCardInstructionsScreen Shot 2016-04-27 at 2.43.58 PM

Collections used: Happy Place, Attwell