The Never Ending Card, by Viewer Request

My girlfriend send me a never ending card for Christmas and viewers asked if I would give it a try…So here it is.

I made an A2 sized card, but thought it would be easier to show you how to make a 6 x 6″ version.

Start with two pieces of medium weight cardstock cut to 6″ long x 3″ tall.

Score all four pieces on the 6″ length at 1 1/2″ on both ends (by turning the card stock around to the other end) then turn to the 3″ length and score at 1 1/2″ down to the score line you just made, then turn the cardstock around to the other end and score at 1 1/2″ down to the score line.

Make sure your cardstock are exactly the same size and if they aren’t shave off to make sure they are.. Lay two of your cardstock down one above the other, making sure the long score lines run from top to bottom (vertically) and put a piece of washi tape to keep them together. Then lay the other two pieces of cardstock with the long score lines horizontal (going from left to right ) Add wet glue to the cardstock with the long scores going vertically, on the top left and right square and the bottom left and right squares. They lay the other two cardstock with the horizontal long scores on top and make sure the glue has time to set up before you fold them. Once the glue is set, fold the card open and burnish each of the folds. Open the card and continue folding each until you’re back to the front again.

Decorate with:

8 pieces 2 3/4 x 2 3/4″ You can use four of one pattern and four of another.

4 pieces of 2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″

16 pieces of 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ squares

I used a bunny stamp and die set that my girlfriend sent me, and unfortunately, she didn’t send me the packaging, so I don’t know the name of the set..sorry

Laying down the decorated pieces can sometimes be tricky, and I recommend you just tacking the layers down until you are sure they are placed with the pattern going in the right direction. You’ll also need to make sure that the bunnies or whatever you use as embellishments, are not only placed going the right direction, but also that you glue them into the center so you don’t see them when you’re on a different fold (if that makes sense.) You want to only see the images when you open the card to that layer.

To eliminate ink I accidentally dropped on the image, use a Tombow Sand Eraser and gently remove mark.

I stamped a Happy Easter sentiment from an old retired stamp set from Amuse Studio called For Peep Sake.

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