Happy St. Patrick's Day! You should have landed here from Suzy Plantamaura's blog, I hope you have enjoyed the fabulous inspiration along the way. If you have stopped by my blog first, you can start from the beginning of the hop over at the American Crafts Blog, link is here.
American Crafts collection I am using today is the beautiful Garden Cafe. Such beautiful and vibrant florals in this line!
The project that I am sharing with you today is called the Never Ending card. This project that will most surely have you and everyone flipping, turning, and folding the flaps every which way. There are many tutorials you can find on the internet, just type 'never ending card' in your search engine. The key to making this project is using 4 equal sized rectangle pieces. The rectangle's length should be double it's width. For my project , the rectangle pieces each measure 4 x 8 inches.
The scoring instructions are as follows:
Score each rectangle piece at 2 and 6 inch marks.
Place 2 rectangle pieces (with score marks lined up vertically) and edges together.
Place Scor-tape at the corners (keep the adhesive within 2 inches from the corner edges)
Place the other 2 pieces (with scor marks lined up horizontally) right on top of the first layer. Press at the corners for adhesion. You have just made the base of your never ending card. There are so many nooks and crannies to decorate with pretty pattern paper and embellishments.
In the project photos below I have inserted arrows to shows you the order and direction of how the flaps are opened.
|First- Turn flaps over sideways|
|Second: Turn flaps over at top and under at bottom|
|Third: Turn Side flaps to the back|
|Fourth: Flip flap over at top, and flip flap under at bottom|
|You are back to the beginning! Flip again!|
I have also included a quick video demonstration on how the card works on Youtube here:
The supplies used for this project are:
American Crafts pattern paper - Petunia pastries #35532, Poppy's pub #35542, :Lily's bakery #35534, Daisey's diner #35539, Clover cantina #35537, Rose's kitchen #35540
American Crafts embellishments - Mousse, Delish buttons, Meringue 3D stickers, Biscotti flowers, and Eclair glitter foam thickers
Scor-pal Scoring Tool, Scor-tape
Again, thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment here and along the way for random draw to receive some fabulous prizes from American Crafts and Scor-pal. In case you get lost along the hop, the full order of American Crafts and Scor-pal participating designers can be found at American Crafts blog.
Your next blog stop is Lilith Eeckels.
A random winner will be drawn from all the comments left throughout the blog hop on Friday March 23, 2012. Good luck everyone!