This card was made using the amazing Thoughtful Journey Designer Series papers. From the first moment I saw these papers (even before I got them in my hot little hands) I went looking for their perfect showcase. Now several cards later I believe I have found it, the Never Ending card also known as the Infinity card. Oh I resisted, I was in the Shakespeare school with these cards, you know the, “Much Ado About Nothing” one. But the more videos I watched about infinity cards the more I was convinced that for the sake of these fine papers I had to give this a go. So you tell me, how did I do?


Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper
Unbounded Love Stamp Set
Lovely and Sweet Stamp Set
Misty Moonlight Card Stock
Basic Beige Card Stock
Misty Moonlight Stampin Pad
Boho Blue 3/8″ Ribbon
Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape
Blending Brush
Paper Trimmer


*Please note the measurements for the metric card are NOT just translated from measurements of the imperial card. These are two different sized cards. The metric measurements will make a card 10.5cm x 14.85cm while the imperial card (measurements in parenthesis) is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

To make the card base:

Using a half a sheet of card stock cut lengthwise, cut two 10.5cm x 14.85cm (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) pieces.

Place the first of the cut pieces into your trimmer or score tool with the short side running along the top. Score at 2.6cm (1-1/6″), turn your paper around and score on the opposite side 2.6cm (1-1/16″). Now place your paper so the long side is running along the top, you will now cut this piece in half at 7.4cm (2-3/4″). Set this aside for the moment. If you look at the photo below we have just cut the two ‘center’ pieces.

Place the second piece of your base card stock onto your score board or trimmer and score at 3.7cm (1-3/8″). Turn the paper around and score 3.7cm (1-3/8″) from the other side. This piece will now be placed into your trimmer with the short side at the top and cut in half at 5.25 (2-1/8″). In the photo, these are the two ‘outside’ pieces.

Line up your pieces as in the photo. The place where you will use your Mulitpurpose Glue or “Tear & Tape is marked out. Be careful the glue does not cross any score lines. In the photo the pale dotted lines indicate the section of the card stock that will be glued down.

Glue each vertical strip onto the two pieces of horizontal strips. Carefully match up the corners. It is better to have a bit of glue squish out of the sides than not enough glue, again be careful the glue does not cross any score lines. Set the card base aside to dry. This is very important, do not be tempted to play with the card at this point, the glue needs to be bone dry. Maybe go a get yourself a cup of tea, or answer some emails, just be sure to give the card that five to ten minutes to dry.

If you really do not like liquid glue you can use Tear and Tape. But note that any lesser adhesive like Stampin Seal or runner type tapes will not hold up. For the Tear and Tape just follow the glue indicators, go right to the upper edge (or lower edge for the bottom) and very close to the edge of the card and to the score lines at the center of the horizontal pieces. You will need at least three pieces of tape on each corner, burnish well.

Card Front or Page 1
First Fold or Page 2

The next step before decorating is to fold the card. Gently fold back each side of the card to open it to the next ‘page’. Take care to be sure every thing lines up before pressing in the score lines. Once you are satisfied, open the card to the third ‘page’ by folding the halves up and down. Again line every thing up before pressing into place. The last fold will open from side to side by this point everything should be folding correctly and only a small amount of burnishing will be needed. The photos illustrate each card ‘page’.

Second fold or Page 3
Third Fold or Page 4

I will be using the the ‘page’ numbers of each section to describe how to decorate.

*Reminder metric and imperial numbers are not interchangeable.

Decorating the Card:

Page 1 (or the front of our card):

I choose one of the papers to use and decided which area I wanted to use by drawing a box 10cm x 14.4 (4″ x 5-1/4″). I put the sheet in my paper trimmer and cut off the excess, this also allowed me to square up the image. Next cut the piece in half vertically at 5.25cm (2″). Place the first half of the paper in your paper trimmer length ways across the top. Make your first cut at 3.7cm move the paper to the 7.6cm mark and make your second cut. Repeat for the other side of the paper Line up your pieces and glue down. It should resemble the photo.

If you are not trying to line up a specific paper the directions are: cut four 3.5cm x (2-1/2″ x 1-1/8″) for the top and bottoms pieces and cut two 5.25 x 7cm (1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″) for the center pieces.

Note: Since this folding card has so many variables you may need to trim some of the pieces to fit like you want them too. In the example the left side was too big so I trimmed of 2 cm (1/8″) from all three pieces (top bottom and center). Be sure to size up all of your Designer Paper pieces with your card before gluing down. I found I had to do a lot of trimming.

I also messed-up the top right piece and since I did not have another piece of this paper there is now a greeting in that space. This mini greeting was stamped with the Misty Moonlight Stampin Pad on a scrap of Basic Beige card stock. I used the ‘hello’ from the Unbound Love Stamp Set. To get rid of the harsh edges I blended some of the Misty Moonlight ink round the edges and attached a ribbon knot of Boho Blue.

Page 2

I thought this page would be a good place to put my inside greeting. I cut two rectangles 4.7cm x 7cm (1-3/4″ x 2/-1/2″) from the beige card stock. The greeting (from the Lovely and Sweet Stamp Set ) was then stamped using Misty Moonlight Stampin Pad. Next, I blended some of the Misty Moonlight ink around the edges before gluing the piece in place. Don’t worry about the spaces to the right and left, we are about to get to those with the next page.

Page 3

Pictured here is the paper I choose for page 3. I photographed how I cut up the piece of Designer Series Paper. The left side and skinny top strip were set aside for another project. I began with a square of 10cm x 14.4 (4″ x 5-1/4″) knowing that the individual pieces may need to be trimmed. From here I just held the page 3 piece up to the paper to determine where the cutting lines would be. I then trimmed the individual pieces to fit the card. You might now notice that you have four left over small rectangles. If you wish you can turn back to page 2 and place them in the corners.

If you are not paper matching like this, just cut two rectangles 5.25cm x 6.9cm (1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″) and four rectangles at 2cm x 3.4cm (3/4″ x 1-1/4″) of your favorite Designer Series Paper.

Now let’s go back and take a look at page 2 after we glue the additional rectangles onto the outside corners.

Page 4

For this last page I used another large rectangle, 10cm x 14.4cm (4″ x 5-1/4″) cut from another sheet of the Designer Series Paper and then parsed it into smaller components to fit on the card. The large rectangle on the right was set aside for another project as was the skinny strip on the bottom left.

If you are not paper matching cut two 47cm x 7cm (2″ x 2-1/2″) and four 2cm x 6.7cm (7/8″ x 2-1/2″). Once all of your component’s are cut simply glue to the corresponding sections of the page. And Done!

I am going to mail one of these to my cousin in the States and will include a little printed slip of paper tucked halfway into the center that says: Hi! I am an infinity card, open me from the center. My first fold is from the center out to the sides, my second fold is from the center to the top and bottom, now just keep going, until you get bored!

Thanks for reading today. I know this one was a bit long but I felt like there was a lot to explain. I watched a lot of videos about infinity/never ending cards. Some of them made things really complicated, I can’t say my directions are any easier than anyone else’s but I can say I never found a video with instructions in metric and one that used pattern papers that were ‘pictures’. So these particular complications are all me. *laughs*

Having said that, I do want to direct you to the video by the Amazing Lynn Dunn of Stamptastic Designs. I think her video was the first one that I saw that I could get my head around, I also used her measurements for the imperial card. So if you have time or want another example of this simple yet complicated card, go check out her video and give it some love.

I hope you will give this card a go. If you do please post a picture below or on social media, tag me @loriothen. Hope your day is filled with the peace of crafting!

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