Howdy everyone .. Can you believe it . 2 Tutorials in 1 week ? YUP I was wondering how in the world I was going to upload over 15 photos for this tutorial so I was thinking I would post the directions here on my blog BUT have you go to my web shots gallery to see the finished card .. I also want to tell you all that I will not be posting tomorrow due to the size of my post today ..( I will be close to my allowed MB space and bandwidth with this post .. Plus I want everyone to be able to find these directions so it will remain at the top for the weekend .. I also wanted to do this tutorial on this card because when I 1st started stamping( over 3 years ago ) I never found a half way descent tutorial on the never ending card .. Sure HGTV had one from Carol Duval show But I was totally lost when following her directions so Hopefully this tutorial will help you create your own never ending card .. Just a FYI ~ you can click on each step for a larger view . Okey dokey .. Let get started shall we .
#1 you will cut your cs in to 4 pieces each piece measures 3X6
#3 Ok now score on both ends of each piece at 1.5 "
#4 Ok now butt 2 of your pieces together and have the both center lines going Horizontal( long ways ) . now apply your adhesive in the 4 corners ONLY as shown in photo. Make sure your 2 pieces are butted next to each other with out any gaps .
#5 Ok now take your 2 remaining pieces and lay them on top of your project you did in step 4 BUT have your remaining 2 pieces the center lines going vertical ( up and down ) make sure all pieces are lined up and are ONLY attached by the 4 corners with adhesive as shown in photo.Once you finished thats it .. NOW what? the never ending card begins
#6 always start with your never ending card with the front center lines going vertical ( up and down ) now open the center panels to each side as shown in photo with panels going to back and panels going to side ( the back panels should go all the way to backside leaving those 2 panels you opened on the sides )..and SCORE the folds very good.. These next steps remember to score all panels you open this makes it much easier to glide through the never ending card . Because as 1st its a little stiff..
#8 Ok this is what you card should look like now, like a cross some what and you can see by the center this will be the next panels that are opened .. So opening your center panels to each side ( like your opening a book ) This will take you to the next frame of the never ending card ... you still with me .. We are almost done
#9 This is what it looks like when opening step 8.. Keep going your doing great!!
# 10 this is the last frame of your never ending card before you open the center panels again and you will be back at the beginning did you remember to score all your panels folds .. this is very important to the never ending card . ok so open the center flaps one going up and one going down ..( flip the panel all the way to backside This is going to reveal the front of your card in step 11 below ) .
Now I usually always stamp my never ending card when it has been all put together, and scored .. This way it helps me to now where to stamp my images in each frame of the never ending card .. BUT remember there are overlaying panels so when you stamp , go to the next frame to see what all will stay so you don't have images somewhere floating out of the blue .. Ok next I have all the finished photos of my stamped never ending card on my web shots gallery which you can view HERE For my never ending card I used the retired set PERFECT PARTY in of course the purple family of ink colors ( orchild opulence , lovely lilac ) cant wait to see all of your never ending cards .. so fun to make and especially fun to give . your finished card measures 6x6 so you can mail these in SU! large sq envelopes that measure 6.5 X 6.5
Hope this tutorial helps you in your search for the never ending card ..
please let me know if you have any questions I will try to help and also your comments on this tutorial will be appreciated . Thank you all for peeking into today and I will see you all on Monday
Until later .. Happy stampin!!