July Pals Blog Hop “It’s a Pattern Party”

2016 Pals Blog Hop Badge in Watermelon Wonder

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop “It’s a Pattern Party” for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (after all, it is a Pattern Party) as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up (our very own Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designson the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Seaside Shore, Never Ending Card, Stampin' Up!

The Story of my Adventure into the Never Ending card (also known as the Endless or Infinity Card)

A very good friend of mine received a Christmas card this past holiday.  It was given to her from another very good friend who also loves Stampin’ Up! I was literally mesmerized by the card fold.  So my friend left the card and the instructions (so generously provided by our other friend) with me to learn this card fold.  I looked the instructions over and shuddered!  Then I put this project on a back burner to try at some distant date.  The date is here, spurred on by our blog hop topic of Pattern Paper.

The above photo of this card is not actually the front of my card.  This photo gallery will show you each of the panels as the card is flipped from one panel to the next…

Now can you can see the link to our July Pals Blog Hop theme of “It’s a Pattern Party”. How wonderful this card fold is to display many designer series papers (DSP) that would coordinate with a stamp set.

The stamp set is new in our Stampin’ Up! catalog this year.  It is called “Seaside Shore”.  The coordinating DSP is “By the Shore” DSP.  The colors incorporated into this DSP are Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla.  These are some of my most favorite colors!  And, although there are plenty of coordinating embellishments in these colors, I have not added any to the card yet. With this card fold, I am concerned about adding too much bulkiness.  Give me time… I will see what works (or you can report back to me what worked for you!!)

I am sharing another gallery of pictures to show my first attempt with this card fold.  It will help display the card movement.  I did choose my most favorite DSP, Floral Boutique, to tackle this project.  Even though it is not decorated by any other images, this DSP is gorgeous and certainly deserves to be in any “Pattern Party.” It will serve as a fantastic template for future technique classes.

How to Make Your Own Never Ending Card

So, are you intrigued by the Never Ending card fold like I was?  I have discovered it has been around for a very long time.  Therefore this may not be as new to you as it was to me.  My first introduction to the fold was in a video that is proprietary.  However, if you search the internet, there are lots of public shares to this card fold.  Since Splitcoaststampers is familiar to most stampers, I will provide a link to their video instruction (which happens to coincide with my final card size of 6″ x 6″.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. The Blog Hop will finish with our next participant… the very talented Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts.  

We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Have fun stamping,


Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  8. Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  15. Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
  16. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  17. Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping     ** You are here **
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

16 thoughts on “July Pals Blog Hop “It’s a Pattern Party”

  1. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Katy, this is awesome!!! I’ve seen this Infinity or Endless cards and I love them but never really attempted to make one. Your card is amazing, the pattern papers and images just go together “swimmingly”, love it, love it!!
    Thank you for the link to that video, I’m going to sit down and watch it right now!!
    Big hugs, my friend.

  2. DebiKT

    Such a fun card, Katy! And what a great way to showcase the DSPs! One question… does this mean I would actually have to cut into my stash of designer papers? 🙂

  3. Debbie

    Oh WOW!! I absolutely love this technique and you made a gorgeous card with it. I need to hold it in my hands to appreciate fully so will attempt one when I feel brave enough! Love it!!

  4. Dona

    Your pictures of the navy card provide the most helpful directions I’ve ever seen after years of ogling never ending cards. Now I’ll be able to make sense of the directions!! Thank you so much!

    1. Katy Post author

      You are most welcome. The written instructions were so confusing. I thank Darlene Devries at Live Love Cards for giving me the inspiration for trying this card fold! Enjoy your play time!

  5. Pam Dotts

    Wow, Katy! Both cards are amazing!!! The By The Shore DSP was made for this card! I have seen the never ending cards but never attempted one. I may have to try it now, case your card!

  6. julebelle

    Katy!! You are so adventuresome! I saw the video on Darlene’s site and thought I will never do that! Well, now I may just give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration!! The DSP with your layouts are so pretty too! Julie

  7. janclothier

    This is a fascinating fold! I’ve not seen it before and would love to have a go. Seaside Shore and the matching DSP were the first things I bought from the catalogue and they’ve been so much fun. Thanks for sharing your lovely card!

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