Today I'm going to show you a nice easy way to create a one piece Cascade card. The other method of creating a Cascade card uses two pieces of cardstock and is a little more complicated, you can find a tutorial for it here.
1. You will need one piece of cardstock measuring 6" x 12".
2. Starting from the left hand side, and with the cardstock in a landscape orientation (longways), score at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Then fold in the following manner: mountain, valley, valley, mountain.
3. Measure and mark 2" down from the top left hand corner of your card. Draw a line from the mark you just made to top of the 4" score line. Now repeat on the right hand side - measure and mark 2" down from the top right hand corner of your card, then draw a line between the mark and the top of the 8" score line.
4. Use a trimmer or a craft knife and ruler to cut along the lines. (Keep the triangular off cuts to use as templates for decorating your card.)
5. Fold up your card and crease each fold firmly.
6. To decorate, use a piece of patterned paper measuring 53/4"x 33/4" for the inside of the card and four 13/4" strips of patterned paper to decorate the panels. Take note of how the card folds as not everything that is visible when the card is folded is actually on the front. (Use the triangular off cuts to get the correct angle on your patterned paper.)
7. Secure a sentiment or image panel on one side of the front opening and your card is done!
Images and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2014