Happy birthday to my husband and best friend, Andy!
I decided to make him a special Never Ending card for the occasion. Have you ever seen one? You keep opening it, and opening, and opening it, until it comes back around to the front again. Kind of reminds me of the cat's cradle string game I played with my grandmother as a child, or the Energizer Bunny…it just keeps going and going!
Here's how Andy's card turned out…card front:
Opened once (sides open like a gate fold card):
Opened twice (top and bottom open):
Opened three times (middle panels open like a gate fold):
Then, back to the beginning (middle panels open top and bottom):
I realize that it's probably difficult to visualize how this card works…that's why I'm SO happy that Dawn Griffith
already has a simple tutorial that will show you just how it works! She'll show you how to create the base and all you have to do is decide how to decorate it (that's always the difficult part for me).
Her tutorial makes this a breeze to put together. I changed the direction of my card, because I liked the way it opened better. I think we'll have to make one of these in my Stamp Club very soon!
List of Supplies
Papers: Retiring To
The Nines Designer Series Paper, and card stock in Always
Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, retiring Sage Shadow and Naturals Ivory.
Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, retiring Sage Shadow and Sahara Sand
inks. Retiring Sage Shadow ribbon. Stamps: Under
The Stars, retiring Four
Bitty Bits, Define
Your Life, Birthday
Many Stars Builder Wheels, and retired Pure & Simple Alphabet,
Riveting and Alphabet Soup sets.