Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"Try It Different" Tuesday: Never-Ending Square Die & Class With Jackie

Have you ever seen a never-ending card? This clever design, which is featured on the main Inky website this week, has always fascinated me. Basically, the front looks like a divided card:
 
 
When you push the sides or top/bottom back and open the folds in the middle, you reveal a hidden panel:
 
 
Open it again to show another one:
 
 
And do the same to see the fourth side:
 
 
Honestly I have no idea what makes it work, but it just magically turns out every single time. I think it's super cool...and we've got a metal die from our new Crafty Cutts collection that helps you create it:
 
 
With the IAD-005 Never Ending Square Die, this project is easy to make because the cutting and scoring is done for you!
 
Ours measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", which is a cute little mini-card. You can give it by itself, or make an envelope for a 3" x 3" card using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and Clear Cardstock.
 
Cut off the top flap, insert your completed Never-Ending Square, and adhere it to an A-2 sized card front like this:
 
 
When you pull it out of the pouch and open the Never-Ending Square, here's how the second panel looks:
 
 
The third panel completes the sentiment:
 
 
And the final panel contains a sweet kitty and her little pals:
 
 
The above Never-Ending Square was decorated using 11236MC Kitty's Friends Clear Set (drawn by artist Tammy DeYoung):
 
If you make a pouch with cardstock, you can stamp another sentiment on the front like we did here:
 
 
Then pull up the Never-Ending Square for a fun surprise:
 
 
The above sample features 11235MC Sick Birdy Clear Set (drawn by artist Candice Dillhoff):
 
 
Want to see all four sides as it's opened "live"? Please click here to watch a video showing how to assemble the Never-Ending Square, as well a demonstration of the Sick Birdy example being opened again and again. You can also download a PDF file with written instructions and step-by-step photos.
 
If you happen to live in or near Monrovia, California, I'll be teaching a class featuring the Never-Ending Square and Square Cage Dies next Thursday, March 6th (plus a HoneyPOP class later that evening) at Scrap N' Yap.
 
I'd love the opportunity to see you at this wonderful store and show you how to make some awesome cards using our Crafty Cutts and HoneyPOP products! For more information, please click here and then contact Scrap N' Yap directly to sign up.

3 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so much fun! thanks for showing us all of the different photos. it helps to see it in use like that. :)

Sue D said...

These are so cute and I love the idea of the envelopes so they fit on a regular size card.

Tammy C said...

Whoa! Super cool!