Thursday, December 10, 2015

Endless Anniversary Card

We will be celebrating eleven years of wedded bliss tomorrow, so it was time to create a fun Anniversary card for my dear husband.  The endless card design is wonderful as a Valentine, or any other special occasion!  This is a great YouTube tutorial on how to get started and where to glue the sides together.  I will add in a few suggestions to make the folding go a bit more smoothly. 

EDITED to add:  My husband says "This is the BEST card ever!", now you have to understand he is an aerospace engineer and likes clean simple aerodynamic lines along with the kinematic design and motion of the card.

1.     Trim black card stock into four 6" x 6" squares.  Score at 1.5", 3", and 4.5 inches in one direction, turn a quarter turn and score at 1.5" and 4.5".

2.     Place the center score line on the horizontal axis.  Die cut Impression Obsession DIE 056J heart from red card stock.  Set aside complete hearts for another side of the card.  Die cut a stack of four Post-It notes as masks and places randomly on black card stock.  Lightly spray with Sheer Shimmer Spritz and remove masks.  Heat set or set aside to dry.  When dry adhere heart die cut with wet adhesive to secure all sections.

3.     Alternate the direction of the center score line to vertical for the second panel.  Die cut outline of Technique Tuesdays Say It Happy in red card stock.  Stamp "happy" from the coordinating Say It Happy stamp set with Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver.  Heat set ink and adhere to center of card.  Encore is a slow drying ink, heat setting at each step will speed up the process.  Stamp "wishing you a" above "happy" and "anniversary" below.  Stamp hearts in a random pattern of hearts around sentiment.

4.     Alternate back to the horizontal orientation for the center score line on this panel.  Die cut "hugs" outline from Technique Tuesdays Say It Hugs, and stamp coordinating in Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver.  Gently stamp "hugs" in a random pattern occasionally re-inking stamp.  Stamp "sending lots of" and "& kisses" above and below.

5.     The score line is on the vertical axis on the final panel.  Stamp large "love" from Technique Tuesdays All You Need Is Love set.  Mask "love you" with repositionable tape on the sentiment and ink stamp. Remove tape and stamp above love.  Clean the stamp and repeat to stamp just the "you" below.  Adhere small red card stock hearts reserved from the earlier die cut.  A few more were die cut to add to the pattern.  Take care to NOT adhere die cuts on score lines.

6.     Fold along all score lines and trim along center lines.  Adhere together following this YouTube video tutorial.  Pause video at each step if needed.  Round corners of card with Zutter Round-It-All.
Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko Supplies
·      Sheer Shimmer Spritz Silver
·      Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver
·      Craft mat
Other Supplies
·      Impression Obsession DIE 056-J heart
·      Technique Tuesday Say It Happy die and stamp set, Say It Hugs die and stamp set, and All You Need Is Love stamp set.
·      Zutter Round-It-All
·      miscellanous:  black and red card stock, paper trimmer, score board, repositionable tape, dry permanent and wet adhesive.

This card was inspired by the following challenges:
Cards and More Challenge Blog Big thanks for the idea!
Dream Valley Challenges #121 Use Die Cuts or Punches


  1. What a great card! Really handsome. I so enjoy these kind of cards! Best, CG

  2. So cute and clever. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Darling Anniversary card, Neva! I love the pretty choice of colors! Thanks for joining us in the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles} my blog

  4. A very novel idea and a great make.
    Thank you for joining in our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts.

  5. Such a fabulous card, and I love all the hearts! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  6. Great Anniversary card! That IO die is awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #31!

  7. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at SCRAPY LAND Challenges blog and good luck
    MAYVONNE DT member

  8. Great Idea
    thanks for joining us at Cards und More Challenge

  9. Perfect anniversary card for your hubby! That Shimmer Spritz is my favorite!

  10. What a clever card, Neva! I particularly love the heart full of hearts diecut, it's so pretty! Thanks for joining in again at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  11. This is such an inventive and unique card, Neva. I'm so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week.

  12. great card! Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate


I love to read your comments, they make me smile to know you enjoy my creativity! Thank you!