How to Make a Jacob's Ladder Card

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How to Make a Jacob's Ladder Card
Many creative supplies help make a special Jacob's Ladder card. (craft a card! image by Shirley Hirst from

A homemade card can be a special part of the gift. The card maker gets to choose the colours and material types used to develop the card. These cards are not only personalised, but those that receive these cards understand the giver made them especially for them. One type is a Jacob's ladder card that attaches several different card squares together resembling a ladder. Since the card maker is in charge of the project he can even adjust how to make the card to fit his needs.

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Things you need

  • Rubber square stamps
  • Ink stamp pads
  • Four pieces 4 by 4-inch card stock
  • Six pieces 2 3/4 by 2 3/4-inch card stock
  • Crafting knife
  • Two 4 by 4-inch mat board
  • Craft glue or double sided crafting tape
  • Six photos or graphics
  • 1 yard, 1/4 inch-ribbon
  • Ruler

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  1. 1

    Take a piece of 4 by 4-inch card stock and press a chosen stamp onto the paper. Then take the smaller card stock pieces and use the craft knife to cut out a shape, such as a circle, to place photos or graphics. Set these aside.

  2. 2

    Colour the edges of the mat board by pressing the ink pad around the paper. Glue a piece of card stock on top of the mat board on the opposite side. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Attach a photo or graphic in place on the larger two card stock. Take the shapes made in Step 1 for the photo or graphics frame and place over it items to decoration it. Put these down on a work area with the photos not showing. Place them beside one another with a little space between them.

  4. 4

    Cut four 9-inch pieces of ribbon and put the ribbons on the mat board by gluing the ends. It needs to be placed near the gap yet falling at the space then on the opposite board.

  5. 5

    Take one mat board with ribbons and place more ribbons half an inch from the top edge and the bottom edge. Put the left ribbon end near the gap.

  6. 6

    Take the other side and make an "X" formation with the ribbons. The right ribbon ends need glued to the left.

  7. 7

    Repeat this process as many times as needed depending on how big the card should be.

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