Monday, March 14, 2011

Never Ending Card Picture Tutorial

Our project for February Stamp Club is called a Never Ending Card. The idea came from my monthly demonstrator only magazine, Stampin' Success.  It's never ending because you can keep folding and opening it to reveal another "side".   Here's how it starts to open....

and then it opens again...

and again...

and one more time...

Cool, huh?  First you will need to cut and score your cardstock.  You will need two pieces of cardstock that are 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" scored at 1 1/16" from both ends. 

Next, you will need two pieces of cardstock that are 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" scored at 1 3/8" from both ends. 

Place a very strong adhesive like Sticky Strip as shown in the photo below on the two wider pieces. 

Lay out your pieces as shown.

Line up the two wider pieces making sure your score lines are lined up.  Remove the red liner to the Sticky Strip.  Place the longer pieces on top of the adhesive on the wider pieces. 

After attaching all four pieces together, carefully crease and fold everything to make sure your card is folding over and over again.  I found that it was more important to match up the score lines rather than lining up the corners. This will ensure that your card folds properly.  You can always trim up any excess edges if needed.  After you have assembled your card, it should have this "h" pattern. 

Decorate with a 2 1/2" x 1 7/8" piece of DSP and embellish as desired. It will even fit into a regular "medium" or invitation sized envelope.  Now you are ready to impress your family and friends!

Rose Red and Pretty in Pink cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock, Love Patterns DSP, I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, Full Heart and Heart to Heart punches were used to make this card. 

February's card swaps....

Love Bandit is stamped by me.  Valentine hearts by Joan. 

Frances stamped the "olive you" card.  Lisa made the heart scrapbook page.

Tina stamped this one.

Cupcake card by Debbie and Thinking of You by Barb.

Die cut pillow box is embossed and then cut out with the Big Shot by Heather. 
Paige made the fold-over candy holder with a heart shaped Peppermint Patty inside.

This is a Kim card.  I always say "this is a Kim card" because she had a personalized stamp made to say that and stamps it on the back of all her card creations.  When her co-workers would receive one of them,  they would say, "I got a Kim card." 

The medallion cards are from the Simply Sent Medallion Medley kit on page 41 of the Occasions Mini Catalog.   The kit comes with 8 printed, embossed cards, 1 sheet of blank ticket-corner labels, and envelopes.   You can create cards in an instant with the supplies that come in the kit, like Mary did on the left.  Or, if you want to kick it up notch, just add an oval punch out and some ribbon like the one on the right. 

Happy Creating!  Bye for now, Maria

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