Yesterday I showed you an Infinity card I made for the January 2015 Pals Blog Hop. If you missed it, you can see that post here.
Today I’d like to show you how you can make your own Infinity card. It’s really quite simple, but looks terribly complicated to the recipients. Although you can make this card in any size, for this example, I made a 5″ x 7″ card.
Cut two pieces of card stock to 5″ x 7″. Then cut one of them in half vertically and the other one in half horizontally. Score the tall pieces at 1-3/4″ and 5-1/4″ (1-3/4″ from each end.) Score the wide pieces at 1-1/4″ and 3-3/4″ (1-1/4″ from each end.)
Lay the tall pieces side by side to form a 5″ x 7″ rectangle. Lay the horizontal pieces on top, also forming a 5″ x 7″ rectangle. Now attach at all four corners. You can use staples, brads, or your favorite adhesive. I used staples in the Bermuda Bay/Calypso Coral example, but I used Sticky Strip on yesterday’s card, so there wouldn’t be any lumps in the card:
Now fold from the center out four times until you get back to the front of the card. Make sure all score lines are nicely creased – I use my bone folder for this.
The first will open horizontally, the second vertically,
the third horizontally, and the fourth vertically.
Now that you have the base of the card completed, it’s time to decorate it. If you want to cover each panel with paper, you will need to cut the following pieces:
Four pieces at 2-1/4″ x 1-1/2″ (# 1, 2, 5, 6.)
Six pieces at 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ (# 3, 4, 10, 11, 25, 26.)
Sixteen at 1″ x 1-1/2″ (# 7, 9, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30.)
Four at 1″ x 3-1/4″ (# 8, 13, 15, 16.)
Even though I love using Stampin’ Dimensionals and other 3D elements on my cards, this is not the time to use them. Anything that sticks up or out can interfere with all the flipping and folding. This is the time to use DSP, card stock, and stamps.
If you have any questions about making this card, please don’t hesitate to ask. Leave a comment below or email me ([email protected])
I hope you have fun making your own Infinity cards.
Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!