The new catalogue is here and it’s full of fantastic new stamps, intricate thinlits and of course, five fresh new In Colors! One of my favourite new additions is the Foxy Friends photopolymer stamp set and co-ordinating Fox Builder punch.
To showcase this bundle I made a fun card – called a “Never-Ending” card or also known as an “Endless” or “Infinity” card. I saw one on Facebook and it looked so much fun to play with! So with the help of YouTube videos by Robin Messenheimer and Nitzan Akri and of course a few tweaks of my own, I set about making this epic card. It’s almost like four cards in one, there are so many panels that need decorating! Luckily this stamp set is so versatile, that filling so many panels was easy.
This card also showcases the Affectionately Yours specialty designer series paper which has many floral designs so I think it goes well with the forest / animal / mushroom theme of Foxy Friends. I’ve used the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set for all the sentiments. I like the cursive font of this set and it comes with so many sentiments which I put together on the panel of the “third” opening of the card.
My card measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ which may seem like an odd size, but it’s about the largest that can be made from a single A4 sheet of cardstock (for the card bases). Most cards I’ve seen are 6″ squared, which makes working out the panel sizes much easier! The card is made from four rectangular bases which are assembled together. The bases need to be twice as long as they are wide and scored at a quarter distance from the edge (along the long edge). For my card, the bases measured 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ and were scored at 1 3/8″ and 4 1/8″. For the larger 6″ square card, the bases would measure 6″ x 3″ and would be scored at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ – which is definitely a lot easier to manage! (unless you love fractions!!)
Each panel has a mat which is 1/8″ smaller than the card base and the DSP or Whisper White cardstock layer is another 1/8″ smaller than the mat. There are so many different ways the panels can be cut and decorated! I have ones which are stand alone within the card folds, or some that are cut down the middle to make a larger scene and I’ve seen cards where one picture has been split into the different panels – it’s totally up to you how to design it!
I made this card as part of a class so I have a detailed instruction sheet available here:
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010.
I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.