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Saturday, March 17, 2012

American Crafts and Scor-pal Blog Hop


Happy St. Patrick's Day!  You should have landed here from Suzy Plantamaura's blog, I hope you have enjoyed the fabulous inspiration along the way.  If you have stopped by my blog first, you can start from the beginning of the hop over at the American Crafts Blog, link is here.
The American Crafts collection I am using today is the beautiful Garden Cafe.  Such beautiful and vibrant florals in this line!

The project that I am sharing with you today is called the Never Ending card.  This project that will most surely have you and everyone flipping, turning, and folding the flaps every which way.  There are many tutorials you can find on the internet, just type 'never ending card' in your search engine.  The key to making this project is using 4 equal sized rectangle pieces.  The rectangle's length should be double it's width.  For my project , the rectangle pieces each measure 4 x 8 inches.


The scoring instructions are as follows:

Score each rectangle piece at 2 and 6 inch marks.

Place 2 rectangle pieces (with score marks lined up vertically) and edges together.
Place Scor-tape at the corners (keep the adhesive within 2 inches from the corner edges)

Place the other 2 pieces (with scor marks lined up horizontally) right on top of the first layer.  Press at the corners for adhesion.  You have just made the base of your never ending card.  There are so many nooks and crannies to decorate with pretty pattern paper and embellishments.



In the project photos below I have inserted arrows to shows you the order and direction of how the flaps are opened.  
First- Turn flaps over sideways
 
Second: Turn flaps over at top and under at bottom
Third: Turn Side flaps to the back
Fourth: Flip flap over at top, and flip flap under at bottom
 
You are back to the beginning!  Flip again!

I have also included a quick video demonstration on how the card works on Youtube here:


The supplies used for this project are:

American Crafts pattern paper - Petunia pastries #35532, Poppy's pub #35542, :Lily's bakery #35534, Daisey's diner #35539, Clover cantina #35537, Rose's kitchen #35540

American Crafts embellishments - Mousse, Delish buttons, Meringue 3D stickers, Biscotti flowers, and Eclair glitter foam thickers

Scor-pal Scoring Tool, Scor-tape

Again, thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to leave a comment here and along the way for random draw to receive some fabulous prizes from American Crafts and Scor-pal.  In case you get lost along the hop, the full order of American Crafts and Scor-pal participating designers can be found at American Crafts blog.

Your next blog stop is Lilith Eeckels.

A random winner will be drawn from all the comments left throughout the blog hop on Friday March 23, 2012.  Good luck everyone!

124 comments:

  1. Very creative! Love the detailing! :)

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  2. Never have tried this kind of cards yet - will have a go soon!

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  3. OMG what a coincidence! I JUST made this card 2 days ago for a friend's birthday! LOVE

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  4. This card is insane! Love <3

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  5. Amazing, as always! Such a fun project :) Thanks for all of your hard work <3

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  6. Great neverending card!

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  7. Oh my goodness, it looks so complicated, but how cool to get a card like that in the mail. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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  8. wonderful card projects...thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  9. That is a great card. I would probably take me all day to make one!

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  10. Brilliant brilliant card, thanks for video too.

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  11. what a beautiful card! thanks for the video might have a go at this!

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  12. Wow what an amazing never ending card... so beautiful!

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  13. So cute, love all the dimension in your project!

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  14. what a fun and creative idea...I so love it...
    thanks for sharing..

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  15. Amazing Virgina. I love never-ending cards. Thanks for the great tutorial too.

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  16. I've never seen a never ending card before - so clever, and so much real estate for some AC goodies! ;)

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  17. So fancy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. OH my Goodness! This is amazingly wonderful!

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  19. OH MY GOSH! This is the coolest thing I've seen all year!!!!

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  20. Amazing card, Virginia! Have a wonderful weekend! ^_^

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  21. This is so cleaver!! Love it!!

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  22. Great instructions and video! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  23. Oh how I love your card!
    Thanks for the idea!
    Christina

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  24. Oh my goodness, this is so awesome! GREAT, WONDERFUL, CARD!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  25. This is so incredibly clever! Wow, I think my mind has just been blown!

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  26. amazing project! It looks very cool.

    Sabrina

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  27. Never ending cards are so cool! I haven't quite worked up the courage to take one on, but I LOVE this one. It's so fun, and thanks so much for the video!

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  28. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. such a wonderful project ... hope I get a chance to re-create this soon

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  30. What a super fun card! Thanks for the instructions!

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  31. Great card & thanks for the tutorial!

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  32. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. I love never ending cards! The first time I got one I just couldn't put it down. I had to keep flipping and flipping. Thanks for reminding me of a really fun card to give.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

    http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

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  34. Wow those cards are cool!

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  35. Wow! I'm bookmarking this and will come back when I have a little free time to play with paper. Great project!

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  36. This has an instant "wow-factor" to it! Is truly eye-catching, FAB!

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  37. I have NEVER seen this type of card! LOVES it! thanks for sharing!
    <3

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  38. I love the shape of your card. It's beautiful.

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  39. I just LOVE the never ending card. It looks so hard, but it's so so easy! The hardest part is figuring out what you want to decorate it with LOL

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  40. Love this idea! Amazing!

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  41. i have never seen a card like this one before. thanks for the tutorial!!!! great job!!!

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  42. That was neat!! I had to watch it a few times to 'get it'... Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Love it! Thanks for the video!!

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  44. Stunning. Thanks for the tutorial and the video.

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  45. Oh wow... just learned something totally cool from you. Thanks!

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  46. Just love your Never Ending card. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  47. Wow! I am speechless over the card- fantastic. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

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  48. great card! thanks for the vid! laura j

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  49. amanda hensleyMarch 17, 2012

    Love the card-always amazes me to see these cards in action- inspired to try my own now, with the help of your easy to follow instructions!

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  50. Amazing card thanks so much for sharing

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  51. wow what a supper cool Card love the colors and the papers. Very Creative, thanks for sharing and your video is supper.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  52. Such a fabulous project! Never seen a never-ending card before! Gorgeous!

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  53. I have never seen a never ending card before...what a fabulous card. So many possible uses come to mind!!!

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  54. Wow...super cool!!! What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial! The card is gorgeous!!!

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  55. Very cool card! Who wouldn't love to receive it! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  56. thx 4 the chance !

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  57. Oh I have seen something like this much smaller. How neat as a card!

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  58. OH wow I've never seen this! Thanks for all the instructions. I'm pinning!

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  59. Comment from my 5-year old daughter: "It's a Transformer Card!!"

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  60. Gorgeous projects and thanks for all the fab tips :)

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  61. Your never-ending-card is just smashing!
    And the video 'says and shows'it all.

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  62. Fabulous project, it's great to see so many fantastic ideas!

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  63. You really got some sweet projects in here.
    I definitely want to make this special card !!!


    xxx
    Ellen

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  64. Never seen the "never ending card" . Thanks for the inspiration and step by step instructions.

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  65. where to begin? Your card is adorable!

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  66. Wow how fun! I am going to "hop" back here to try this one. So many fun elements.
    TFS !

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  67. thanks for all the ideas!

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  68. How very cool! I've never seen anything like this. Thanks for the video, too!

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  69. Love the card! I have never seen this type of card but will definitely have to give it a try!

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  70. Wow! I do not believe I have seen the never ending card before- how fabulous! I will have to try one myself- thanks for sharing!

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    1. Wow, wow, wow! How cool is that!

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  71. Love this...so interactive!

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  72. clever indeed! thank you.....love the all the colors and possibilities.

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  73. Your project so super cute! LoveIt!

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  74. Wow! This card better go to someone amazing because it is amazing! Thanks for sharing! Have never seen a card like this before!

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  75. oh my gosh! I so love your card and super fun with all those flips. I'm gonna come back later on and see how you made them.

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  76. What an interesting project! Never would have thought of it!

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  77. I just love this project, I've never seen anything like it! FUN!

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  78. This is really cute and cool! What a great card! Love it!

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  79. wow... this is beautiful!!!!! a fun way to use scor pal! thanks for sharing

    cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

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  80. Awesome design...inspiring! Thank you for the great ideas!

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  81. beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial.

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  82. How fun is this?! I've never seen one of these before. I love it!

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  83. Oh Wow that is so clever. Glad you added the video clip - i was totally lost!!!

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  84. Fun idea! Love how you used the Scor-Pal!

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  85. OHH I so love this! My youngest son's birthday is next week I might have to try this just so I can hear him giggling :)

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  86. Love your blog. Awesome card you created. Time to hop along.

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  87. I've never seen a card like that - how cool! Will definitely have to try it out!

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  88. Virginia, this is most certainly the PRETTIEST never ending card I have ever seen! TFS
    Have a great day!
    Liz
    unikebyyes { at } yahoo { dot } com

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  89. Great card! I'll have to try this one. Would love the chance to win.

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  90. These cards are so cute! My nephew would really love a card like this!

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  91. What a wonderful card! So FUN and I have to try it!!

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  92. This is awesome - so bright and cheery!

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  93. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your card, must try it sometime!

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  94. Love your card, thanks for a chance to win!!

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  95. Love your neverending card! These are such fun to make and i love seeing other people's designs.

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  96. Great project! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. Wow, i am loving this blog hop! Your card is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  98. Fascinating card!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  99. wooww a flip flap card!! so cute and clever! i have bookmarked ur blogpost! i need to make something like this too!

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  100. This is such a super card! Really lovely..

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  101. Now that is a fancy project! VERY inspiring!

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  102. Very interesting project!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Svetlana xx

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  103. I have always wanted to make a never ending card but it always seemed pretty complicated, but now that you broke it down it seems easy peasy!!! love the card, and it's beautiful colors!!!
    Shelli

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  104. I never knew that there was so many ways to make use of the Scor pal! Thanks for the technique.

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  105. Omg, this is really never ending! and beautiful

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  106. Great card and thanks for sharing a video!

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  107. super sweet and thank you for adding the video for those of us who are card challenged!!

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  108. I have made a few of these, and they are so fun! Your design is fabulous.

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