Never-Ending Garden Impressions and A Designer Paper Obsession!

by Joanne James8. August 2018 07:00

A midweek post for you before I head out on today's activities with the James Juniors! Today I'm sharing a card that is perfect (and just in time!) for the current challenge over at As You See It:

This was an easy one for me! There are lots of things that fall in and out of love with as I craft, but there is one thing that I will always be obsessed with - and that's designer series paper! I have boxes and boxes of the stuff, old and new (about 25 12"x12" storage boxes at the last count!!). I use it - but I hoard it too! One of my team jokingly shared the attached image on our team page recently saying 'I wonder if you know anyone like this?'

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Of course, she knew it was perfect for me :-) I know that some of you reading this will also share my passion for patterned paper, so if you would like to see a fun project that showcases all those lovely patterns, read on! 

In my recent technique class featuring the Garden Impressions Suite, we made a never-ending card featuring the gorgeous Garden Impressions papers. This is a photo-heavy post, so that you can see each of the sides of these fun-fold cards. So first up, here is the version we made in class:

This is the front:


The card then opens from the centre to reveal the next 'side':


Followed by a third fold:


And then the final 'side', with space above the sentiment to write a personal message:


The next fold then takes you back to the beginning. Whilst the still photos show you each of the sides, they don't really highlight the mechanism; I shot a  short video of one of the ladies at my class demonstrating how hers worked which will give you a much better idea of why it's called a never-ending card -you can see this over on my Facebook page below:.


After the class I also made another one using the same papers in an alternative colourway, and decorated it with some of the diecut pieces from the Springtime Impressions thinlits dies set - take a look:





The basic mechanism for these cards, which measure 6" x 6" finished size, is fairly straightforward; it's choosing how to decorate them and which papers to use that takes the thought - especially when your collection is as vast as mine!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (3) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/8/2018 9:05:29 PM #

Oh Joanne! This card is so amazing! Love the never-ending nature of it. I don't know how this type of card has slipped under my radar for so long. The papers are just lovely! I often tell myself not to buy paper as I end up with a hoard of it ... but it turns out I don't listen to myself very well! Thanks for joining us again at As You See It with this wee beauty.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/9/2018 2:20:59 AM #

These are a never-ending source of amazement to me!  I should try to make one of these with Cassidy, she would enjoy it!  They are a perfect way to highlight these gorgeous papers, too!  And "Paperholic"?  Yep, I am one of those too!  When I am old and gray, my daughter will have to figure out what to do with all of it, LOL!


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
8/9/2018 5:58:06 AM #

Oh, these are amazing, Joanne! There's one thing I always get with every new catalogue and that's almost all the DSP, so you're in good company with that obsession! I love the combinations you chose for these never-ending cards though! I should really try them once! Thanks for sharing your obsession with us at As You See It!


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