Endless Folding Card Tutorial (Never Ending Card)

Endless Folding Card Tutorial (Never Ending Card)


As a card maker, I know how much fun it is
to play around with some interactive cards. You know those fun fold cards. Now they don’t call them fun folds for nothing. So today I have a fun fold card that you can
play around with forever. It’s a card that never ends. Hi, it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, you will
learn how to make a never ending card. It’s an endless folding card that just keeps
going and going and going, and the best part is you will be surprised at how easy it is
to make this fun fold card. Now when I say it’s easy, it’s easy to assemble,
but you do have to pay attention and concentrate when you assemble this card. Now the cards featured in this video showcase
some products from the Stampin Up Magnolia Lane suite. But keep in mind you can use any stamps set
or any patterned papers you have on hand to create this fun fold card. Just get creative with it. By the end of this video, you will have a
fun fold card that you can create for just about any occasion and it’s sure to wow
your family and friends for hours. For the latest card making ideas, be sure
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I upload a new video. Okay, so first let’s talk about the supplies
you will need to create these cards. So you will need some card stock that coordinates
with the patterned papers you will be using. So for this card I will be using early espresso
and whisper white card stock because it coordinates with the fun pattern papers from the Magnolia
Lane designer series paper pack. Now keep in mind you can use any pattern papers
and any card stock that you have on hand to create this card. I will also be using some of the images from
the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. I will also be using early espresso ink. So this is the only ink color that I will
be using on this particular card. I am also using one of the oval framelits,
the stitched framelits um to create some of the greetings for this card, but you can certainly
use any shape that you have on hand to create the greetings. You will also need a bone folder and I highly
recommend some double sided tape such as Tear and Tape, some type of strong adhesive. Since this is an interactive card, you’re
going to need something stronger than like your snail adhesive to keep the card together,
especially because you can play with this card for hours and hours. Okay, I think that’s it. So let’s get started. Okay, so let’s start by creating the base
of our never ending card. Now you can actually create two never ending
cards with one eight and a half by 11 inch piece of card stock. So we’re going to start by cutting two pieces
of card stock that measure five and a half by four and a quarter inches. Score one of the pieces of cardstock at one
and one 16th of an inch on the four and a quarter inch. Now turn the card stock and create another
one and one 16th of an inch score line on the other side. Now it’s important that you measure and score
these pieces exactly so that when we go to assemble the card, everything fits together
perfectly. Okay, now that you have the card stock scored,
place the card stock back in your paper trimmer on the five and a half inch side so that the
score lines are running from left to right across the card stock. Line up the card stock at two and three quarter
inches and cut the card stock in half. Now set these pieces aside. These pieces will be used to create the bottom
layer of this card. Okay, so now let’s create the top layer. So take the other five and a half by four
and a quarter inch piece of card stock and place it in your paper trimmer on the five
and a half inch side score, the five and a half inch side at one and three eighth inches. Now turn the paper and score the other side
at one and three eighths inches. You should have a one in three eighth inch
score line on each side of the card stock. Now that you have the card stock scored, place
the card stock back in your paper trimmer on the four and a quarter inch side so that
the score lines are running from left to right across the cardstock. Line up the card stock at two and one eighth
inches and cut the card stock in half again. Okay, now bring back those first two pieces
that you cut and scored. The ones that we’re calling the bottom layer
and lay them in front of you so that the pieces are on top of one another and so that they’re
touching each other. Your score lines will be running vertically
on these pieces. Okay, now bring back your top pieces. These two pieces are actually going to get
adhered directly on top of the other pieces, but for now we’re just going to lay them off
to the side of each of these pieces before we adhere them. We’re going to add adhesive to our bottom
pieces, the ones that I have in the middle here. So we’re going to be adhering our top pieces
just by adding adhesive in each of these four corners on these middle pieces here. So the reason I have you laying these top
pieces next to the bottom ones is that there’s a score line on each of these top pieces. You’re going to be adding adhesive to the
bottom layer by using this score line on the top layer as a guide. So add a bit of adhesive to each of the four
corners on the bottom pieces. So on those pieces that you have in the middle. So you want the adhesive to stay within the
scored area on those top pieces. So that’s why I recommend laying those top
pieces next to the bottom ones so that you can see exactly where to add the adhesive. Okay, so now that we have adhesive in all
four corners, we can go ahead and start adhering our top pieces. So I recommend starting with the piece on
the top or, so this is the piece that will be the bottom of the card. So we’re going to start by adhering this corner
first, um, because then once we get that piece adhered, it will make it a lot easier to adhere
all the rest of the pieces and keep them kind of tightly together. So all of these pieces of cardstock need to
line up perfectly so that when you go to fold and unfold the card that all the pieces flow
together nicely. If they’re not lined up perfectly, um, you’re
going to have a hard time opening the card. So this is probably the part that takes the
most concentration as you’re adhering the card together. Okay, so now that we have the top piece, the
top two pieces adhered together, we can go ahead and add here this top piece to the bottom
section here. So once we have the left side of the card
put together the right side, the top right piece, will go on very easily. Okay. It looks like that’s lined up pretty good. We’re going to take that last top section
and we’re just going to butt it up right against the other top section and make sure that the
edges of this piece are lined up with the edges of the bottom pieces and then we’re
going to adhere it. Alright, so there you go. We have just assembled the never ending card. Okay, so before we decorate this card, let’s
open it and play with it a little bit to make sure that it works properly. So the card opens in the middle on the left
and right side, much like a gatefold card would. So open it up and burnished down the folds
using your fingers. We can use a bone folder later, but for now
let’s just use our fingers just to kind of flatten out those folds. Now lift up on the two middle pieces and notice
that they open towards the top and towards the bottom. Now we’re going to lift up on the middle section
again and notice that this time the card opens on the left and right side. And now open the card again from the middle
and notice that the pieces open on the top and the bottom of the card. And Voila, we are back at the beginning of
the card. Now you can go ahead and open the card again
and again and just burnish down all those folds using the bone folder this time. So there you go. We have just created an endless folding card,
otherwise known as the never ending card. So now let’s decorate it. Okay, so to decorate this card we are just
going to take it section by section. So I’ll just kind of walk you through it. There are four different sections to this
fun fold card so of course we will start with the front of the cart. So we are going to cut two pieces of patterned
paper that measured two and a half by one and three quarter inches. We’re going to adhere these pieces to the
middle sections of this card. Now we’re going to choose a different piece
of patterned paper and we’re going to cut four pieces that measure one and one eighth
inch by one and three quarter inches. And we’re going to adhere each of these pieces
to the four corners of the card. And then the last thing we’re going to do
is just cut out a small oval from some white card stock and stamp a greeting on it. And we’re simply going to adhere the oval
with the greeting to the card front using just a couple of dimensionals. Okay, so that is section one. Now let’s move on to section two. So we are going to open the card. Remember the card opens left and right, so
that will expose section two. Now for section two we are going to cut two
pieces of patterned paper at two and a half by one and three quarter inches and we’re
going to adhere them to the top and bottom center panels. Next we’re going to cut a one and three quarter
by one and one eighth inch piece of white card stock. We’re gonna stamp a little greeting on it
and adhere it to the top panel of this section of the card. And that’s it for decorating the second section. Now for the third section we have to open
up the cards. So again it opens from top to bottom. So we’re going to flip the top and bottom
ones back to expose section three. So for section three we are going to cut two
pieces of patterned paper at two and a half by one and three quarter inches. And we’re going to adhere them to the center
panels. Then we’re going to choose a different piece
of patterned paper and we’re going to cut four of those at three quarter by one and
a quarter inches. And we’re going to adhere these pieces to
the four sections above and below those center panels. Next I stamped a sentiment on a scrap piece
of white card stock using early espresso ink. And then I simply cut out the words from the
sentiment using my scissors and then I adhered them individually to the center panels. So for this card I adhered three words on
one side and three on the other side just to make sure that the words stayed towards
the center of the card. That way you only see them when this section
of the card opens. Okay, so we are done decorating this third
section. So let’s move on to the very last section. So this is section four. So for the very last section of the card,
cut a piece of patterned paper at two by two and a half inches and adhere it to the top
middle panel of this last section. Then go ahead and cut a piece of white card
stock at two by two and a half inches and adhere it to the bottom center panel of this
card and then cut four pieces of pattern paper at seven eighths by two and a half inches
and adhere them to each of the remaining panels on this section of the card. Then go ahead and stamp a sentiment on a scrap
piece of white card stock. For this card. I cut out the words again from the sentiment
that I was using and I adhered them individually to that top center panel. And that is it for decorating section four. And then when you flip it back over, you are
right back at the beginning of your card. Alright, there you go. Our never ending card is complete. So now it’s time to open it and open it and
open it and open it and open it. And yes, you can just keep opening this card
by moving all of these folds back and forth. So once you have the cart assembled, um, it,
it’s pretty easy to see how this card functions. Pretty cool, hey. Yes, my granddaughter and I had a lot of fun
playing with this the other day. Super Fun. Okay, so, um, now this is the first time I’ve
actually put this card together and I got the directions for this card probably about
eight years ago from a friend of mine, Penni. And this week was the first time I actually
attempted to put this card together. So I hope you don’t wait as long as I did
to try to make this card cause it really is pretty easy. You might have to watch the video a couple
times to get the hang of it, but once you figure out how to adhere it, the rest of it,
you can decorate it any way you like. Now the interesting thing about this card,
well besides the fact that it opens and opens and opens and doesn’t stop, is that you can
decorate the front or the back of the card. So what do I mean by that? Well, so for this card, remember we put the
card together, I identified these long panels as the top of the card, and I identified these
wider panels as the back of the card. Well, we started by decorating the front of
the card on this one. But you can use the exact same card and just
decorate the back. You can start by decorating the back instead
of decorating the front. So you basically put together the base of
the card the exact same way that I just shared with you. The only thing that you’re going to change
is that you’re going to, instead of decorating this side, you’re just going to flip over
the card and you’re going to start by decorating this side. So this becomes my new card front instead
of this. So on this card, my card front opens, top
and bottom, on this card, my card front opens left, right. So it’s a very simple way to just kind of
change up the look of the card without having to change any of your dimensions. The dimensions are identical. Pretty cool, right? Now you have a fun endless folding card idea
that you can use with any stamp set or pattern papers you have on hand. Just get creative with it. And if you enjoyed this video, feel free to
download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave a comment below to let me know what
you enjoyed most about the video and the projects shared here today. Have fun getting creative. Take care, and I’ll see you soon.

16 thoughts on “Endless Folding Card Tutorial (Never Ending Card)

  1. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for sharing how to make an endless fun fold card!! You make it look soooo easy!! Always loved seeing these types of cards! Thx Lynn!!! 🙂

  2. I have shared several different fun fold card ideas with you over the past several weeks. What are some of your favorites?

  3. This is an amazing Card, and looks like so much fun to make! Thank You so much for sharing it! I have to try it!:)

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