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My Card Today
Today’s project is an Infinity Card (aka Never Ending Card). Since I have seen this card a few times but never really understood how it worked, I decided it was time to try one. Would I call it easy? It was, but there are pitfalls, and you will probably spot mine. So, I will link you to two tutorials that show you how to do it AND give you some suggestions to avoid my mistakes. I used a whopping seven stamp sets for this project, but Cheerful Daisies is where I got the pretty flowers.
- Firstly, as promised, here are the two Never Endtutorials that can help you make one: Splitcoaststampers Never Ending Card Tutorial and Mixed Up Craft Never Ending Tutorial. Both tutorials have blog posts and videos to make it easy for you. This card will fit into a 6″ envelope for mailing.
- Card Base measurements: 4 pieces of 3″ x 6″ cardstock and scored at 1-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ on the 6″ side. Splitcoaststampers also scored them on the 3″ side at 1-1/2″ but Mixed Up Craft doesn’t.
- DSP Panels: 2-7/8″ squares (8)
- 1-3/8″ Panels (20) I had originally cut long rectangles (stated in Splitcoaststampers tutorial) but ended up cutting them into squares.
- After you watch the videos, you will see that the card base is easily made by laying two of the 3×6 panels down and laying the other two on top in the opposite direction then gluing the 4 outer corners together. Then, burnish those score lines and go through all of the possible folds. Once you start adding layers, they do get easier to fold/flip.
Now, the FUN part!
- Once that was done, it was time to decorate! Instead of adding lots of layers, I decided to sponge the edges of the panels with Crumb Cake ink for a fun grunge look.
- After that, I stamped the flowers, punched them out and colored them with Stampin’ Blends.
- Then, I started stamping sentiments from several stamp sets for the large squares and this is where I started making mistakes. Honestly, I don’t think this fun fold is meant to use lots of sentiments, so just keep yourself to a couple and decorate the rest of the panels with images of your choice. For my card, some of the sentiments will end up upside down with the fold and my “OCD” just doesn’t like that.
- Finally, I added Dots that I colored with Stampin’ Blends and the Brushed Brass Butterflies because both of these embellishments are rather flat.
I am submitting my card to the following challenges:
- 613 Avenue Create
- A Place To Start
- Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
- The Paper Funday
- A Perfect Time to Craft
- Seize The Birthday
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Debbie, thank you for entering your infinity card at PIP’s Challenge. I haven’t made one of these in forever! I did it when I first started stamping in 2012 so I guess it’s time to try again. If I remember correctly, I only stamped one sentiment as the recipient had not learned to read words yet but knew his pictures! I’ll have to see if I can find a photo. I DO remember I had trouble getting it to close perfectly!
I love never ending cards they are so much fun and this one is lovely. Have a great week. Hugs, Angela xXx
I can’t figure out what is upside down, but I’ll believe you! This card is ADORBS and does look quite intimidating to make! And in the spirit of following instructions, I will forgo my Friday housekeeping duties and play in my craft room. Thank you!!
I had to laugh when Cindie McDuffee commented that she will forgo housekeeping duties today and play with this card!! Debbie, this is a beautiful never-ending card. I made these several years ago. It will be great fun to make one again. I think the surprise elements of this design are enormous for the receiver. Enjoy your day, my friend.
Super fun, interactive card! I really do love the way you stamped the layered Happy birthday also. Thanks for joining in at STB.
I think it turned out beautifully! You do have to keep your panels going the right way or things can end up upside down for sure! But, then the recipient can just fold it a different way and they are right side up! Anyway, this is beautiful!!
What a fun card this would be to receive, it’s absolutely beautiful too! I wish I had the patience to create one of these, I’ll be sure to read through one of the tutorials.
Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
This fold always fascinated me, I’ve never tried it so, with your instruction, I should give it a go! Great card, Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge and we hope you’ll share again soon.
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Beautiful monochromatic card, Debbie. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. I hope we see you on the front porch again soon!
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Debbie, this is just fabulous and I love the color palette and gorgeous papers. You always share the most creative cards and inspire so many! Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday!
Love your color scheme for this never-ending card! So cheerful! I’ll have to give this one a try soon. It’s such a unique card design!
Debbie… Pitfalls? I don’t see a one. Now that you’ve given this a try, I’ll have to give it a go. Great job!