Thursday, May 20, 2010

Something Special for Sis – a never-ending card

Have you ever made a never-ending card before? If not, you have got to try this!!!

I first saw this card on Pam Sparks' blog. She made a Christmas never-ending card back in November last year. Yes, it has taken me this long to get one done! Pam also gave me a link to a video of this card that she liked. And from there, there are links to tutorials on the card. You don’t have to decorate it very elaborately. You can do a simple one with just designer papers and sentiments if you like, but you really should try to make one--at least once, just to see how the mechanic works. Who ever thought of this is a genius! And it is so much fun!!!

To really appreciate how this card works, you have to watch this video. Don't's only a short one...38 seconds long!! I've only done 3 full rotations of the card. But of course you can go on forever with it, that's why they call it a never-ending card...LOL. Sorry, but the images in the video aren't too clear, okay?--I don't have a camcorder. I used my camera instead.

And here are the 4 faces of my card in still life.

Glitters used on the head bands and the ribbons around the flower bouquet.

Sorry for the fingers...hee hee. I was trying to keep the card flat for the picture taking.

More glitter used on the big bow and the halo. On the last panel, I've shifted Tilda to the bottom corner so I can have some blank space to write my personal message to my sister.

I have made my card bigger than my usual 6 square inches. The sizes of your images determine the size of your card. Your card will be double the height of your tallest image.

I searched through my Magnolia stamp collection and look for all the small/short ones. The tallest of these will fit into a panel that is 3 1/2 inches high. Double that, and my card is a 7-inch square. Man, I’d like to get my hands on those mini Magnolia stamps that I believe you can only get at trade shows. Then I can do my usual 6"x6” cards. Hmm…maybe some generous souls will stamp me some images…LOL. If you have digi stamps, that’s just perfect to use, as you can size down your images to fit into your panels.

I went all out for this one. I’ ve got 10—count them—10 Maggies. This card is for someone very special to me, my sister and my best friend. I tell her she is my favorite sister…hee hee…she is also my only sister…LOL. I don’t know how she puts up with me. This is actually a belated birthday card. A very very very belated birthday card!!! I’m too ashamed to tell you when her birthday was.
I'm using this card as my entry into a few challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 104 - Cute & Girly
Crafty Creations - Challenge 67 - Encouragement/Celebration

That’s it for my card. Go ahead and try making one yourself. It’s very easy to do. Here’s a link to one of the tutorials that are available on the internet.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit. Would love to hear your comments on my card.

Magnolia Stamps: Tilda with Vintage Roses, Midsummer Tilda, Jam Tilda, Tilda with Three Flowers, Blueberry Tilda, Unwrapped Tilda, Chef Edwin, Chef Tilda, Wrapped Tilda and Sparkling Tilda.

DP's: Deja Views Green Garden the Sharon Ann Collection.


Irena said...

Amazing card :)

Saskia said...

WOW....!!!! Stunning work! Lovely, lovely card!!!!!!!!!

Sunny greetings, Saskia :)

Larisa said...

Oh, very nice card!!! I love this idea! Thanks!

Lizzy xx said...

Oh my word! this is fantastic... it's so beautiful ~ Thank you for sharing the link with us xx Lizzy xx :)

scrappyjan said...

Norma this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love all of the Maggies!!! I have seen these cards but have never tried one. I just may have to try it...
hugs to you, Janiel

Silvie Z said...

Hi Norma, this is awesome! That must have taken a lot of work! Love it!
Silvie from France

Diana Crick said...

What a work of ART Norma, this is absolutely stunning. I love how you chose the images so you could or should I say they, could make a birthday cake with blueberries no
hugs, Diana

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, Norma, I am so impressed with all those colored images. You did a stunning job on this card!!

Debbie Pamment said...

I've seen one of these before - but I have to say yours is just SPECTACULAR! I wasn't interesting in making one before - but now......

Harma said...

I seen these cards before, they are amazing, I love all the maggies
you did beautiful work

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, this took my breath away. Absolutely stunning work, such a beautiful card. Your colouring of little Tilda is perfection plus! Hugs, Squirrel xx

Nancy said...

Oh Norma this card is stunning and your coloring is gorgeous! I have never seen one of these cards. What a beautiful job you have done and thanks for the link on how to do this. Awesome I love it and I am sure your sister is going to love it as well.

Anonymous said...

Now here is a DEDICATED maggie lover !!!
Pat you have done such an amazing job on this card everything about it....

Cheryl said...

Norma, your are nothing short of amazing! This is a priceless project!

phyllis z said...

Oh my gosh awesome card. I just have to try one of these. thanks for sharing, your coloring is wonderful.

Peggie said...

Great card. I've been wanting to do one of these and now you have given me a link so I can figure it out. Really pretty. Just love it.

Dena said...

Oh, this is just perfect! You did such a fantastic job on it! I made this card years ago when all you did was stamp and no coloring in. I know it must have took you a long time coloring all of those, but it is worth it because it is just GORGEOUS!!!!! Your sis will love it!
Hugs, Dena

A Passion for Stamping said...

Norma! What an wonderful card! You did an amazing job! Your coloring is beautiful as well.



Christina C. said...

This is AMAZING, Norma! A true work of art! The recipient of this gorgeous card will surely treasure it.

Bengelmama said...

ohhhh super . so wunderschön coloriert. Einfach fantastisch.


Cordine said...

aren't they great, those neverending card. I made one myself. Not that many maggie's.
Your is just gorgeous.

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Norma, Wow you've been busy girl!! Love this card, so many fun Maggie images!! I am sure your sis will love it! I have one sis too and I tell her she's my fave too lol!!


ShirleyTACS said...

How many different ways can you say "WOW!" this is an absolutely fantastic card. I, too, have a wonderful sister, actually, two of them. Very different from me and from each other. Our parents raised 5 individual children. This is a card it would be a joy to give or to receive. Thank you so much for sharing. Shirley

Anonymous said...

Norma! This is Fabulous! Your sister is going to love it and forget that she's had a "wait"! lol Your coloring is gorgeous! I love studying it! Just beautiful! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Corinne's Place said...

Very Beautiful!!! Love the idea of the card...definitely want to try this myself one day! Your coloring is wonderful and the paper matches perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

Maureen said...

Now THAT is amazing!!! What a wonderful card Norma, your Tildas are so cute, and perfect!!!


Pam said...

What a fun card! You have made it beautifully! Could even drive someone crazy, if you wanted to!
I love it!
Hugs to you,

Patti Jo said...

Amazing card Norma! What a special treasure for your sister and I'm sure she didn't mind waiting!!! Beautiful coloring and perfect with the DP. Fabulous work and thanks you for the links too!

Eulanda said...

STOP THE PRESSES!! STOP THE PRESSES!! We need to tell everybody about this wonderful card! So amazing Norma wow!! I can't imagine the time this took but at least you made it for someone who will truly appreciate it. My sister is my favorite and only too. LOL! Wow just gorgeous and your coloring as well. You should pat yourself on the back. Well done!

dolcreations said...

Norma your sister will not mind that this is late. She will be thrilled to have a special card like this! She is going to really treasure the work that went into this one!

Barb F said...

wowooeeee!!! That is one fantastic card!! I KNOW your sister is gonna love it!! Great coloring. I have never seen anything like it - I just have to try that one!! Hugs,

TN Granny said...

Your card is truley amazing, I had to look it over about 5 times and I'm still ooooooooooooooo over it. You are extremely talented excellant work.
Stampin Hugs,

Regina said...

Norma!!!! OMG!!! I love all the Maggies and the never ending card is absolutely stunning!!
Your coloring is perfect and the papers are fantastic.
Thanks for sharing the link!!:)))
Have a great day!

Suzan L said...

Norma, What a wonderful card that you have made...10 images WOW!! and all colored so beautifully!! Your Sister is going to love this card!! I love it too!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!
Hugs, Suzan

Mara Coeli said...

Norma, that's a amazing card. I love it!!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

THUDDDDD! That's the sound of my chin hitting the floor! Norma!!!!! THis is the most amazing card I've ever seen. I've seen a never ending card before but not one that was so beautifully done like this one. Your coloring on all of those Tilda is just awesome! Your papers are also fabulous! Okay, now I need to try one of these fantastic cards....I want to copy yours exactly....but I won't ;-)
Thanks for this fabulous inspiration!!!

Lillian said...

Wow, an absolutely stunning card, Norma -- and probably even MORE work than an explosion box! Your sister will LOVE it (if not, take it back - lol)!!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous! What an amazing creation, this must have taken hours! Well worth the work, it's truly stunning.
Hugs, Christine

Handmade by Vivi said...

wow, this is stunning Norma!!
what a great work you did!!
your sis is gonna love it!!!

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(Guest Designer)

paola said...

I just love visitng your blog, you do the most amazing works of art and always inspired by what you do, just a bit scary when we know there are people who KNOW how to do fabulous and we still wandering around in the dark. BIRLLIANT! I LOVE IT!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Norma holy cow I have never seen a card like this before ..... amazing is all I can say what a labor of love for sure ! I will have to give this a try....the images you have picked and your coloring is just awesome !

idelangle said...

jolie réalisation bravo miss ,j'aime beaucoup amitié

Pati said...

Dear Norma

Yes, I have seen such a "never ending card" before but they were never as beautiful as yours. I think there are not enough words to express how beautiful this is. Your Sister is really a lucky girl to receive such a masterpiece from you. Congratulations, you have done a terrific job! This is amazing and your colouring is stunning as always! Ohhh my, you are such an inspiration to me. Thank you!

BIG hugs and take care!

Andrea said...

Oh wow, this card is so beautiful and your colouring is perfect.

Whimcees said...


I love the NE cards and your card is one of the best I have ever seen! You have created a masterpiece! :<) It is beautiful!

Wishing you a great week! Thank you for sharing this fantastic card! It is inspiring!

Barbara Diane

ChrisaBella said...

Holy cow. that is absolutely awesome! I'm going to be surfing the internet to find out how to make the card. Love it!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Amazing work of art Norma. your sister will love this one. How clever how it folds together. All your Tilda images are fabulous.
Thank you for the tutorial and the video.
Hugs Marion

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! what a wonderful card!! Beautifully done!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Crafty Creations challenge!

Baukje said...

Norma, I am a huge fan of your amazing work, and this card is outstanding.
I have a hint for you to make your Tilda's smaller, what I do is stamp the image scan it and then use my psp program (or whichever one you have), to make it whatever size I want just like a digital stamp.

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