Perpetual Card


Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #36!  This challenge was to use a technique that was fairly new to you.  In this case, I've only "created" a Perpetual Card once and that was during a team meeting with my upline over a year ago.  While thinking about what techniques I could do for this challenge, the Perpetual Card technique came to mind then I found an article from last years Stampin' Success.  That article secured my desire to play with this technique.  It really helped that Stampin' Up! had a card template available for me to download from the demonstrator website. 

Perpetual Card FrontSo, you say you don't know what a Perpetual Card is?  A perpetual card consists of special folds that when folded and unfolded is a "new" card each time offering a new surprise each time the card is unfolded.  So, on that note, enjoy my perpetual card.

Fold # 1 – The front of my card features the I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set along with the Tiny Tags Stamp Set along with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper found in the new 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.  The base of the Perpetual Card starts with Baja Breeze and the side panels are Pear Pizzazz dry embossed.  You need 2 pieces of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock.  You score the top layer (shown here) at 1 1/16" lengthwise.  Then you cut it in half at 2 3/4". 

Fold # 2 – When you open the card to the second fold of the Perpetual Card, you see the following.  I used the Pink Piroutte cardstock stamped with a preview image from the 2012 Fresh Vintage Sale-A-Bration stamp set which will be available later this month. The sentiment features the Petite Pairs stamp set from the current Stampin' Up! Catalog.  In the upper right corner, I also included some tiny pearl jewels which is another product that is a favorite of mine.

 Perpetual Card Fold 2

Perpetual Card Fold 3Fold # 3 – The third fold of the Perpetual Card doesn't have a "stamped" feature other than some stamping on the side panels that flip out as part of the fold.  Instead, I included a punched element with ribbon along with more Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.  From the third fold, we are brought to the final fold.

Perpetual Card Fold 4Fold # 4 – This is the "back" page of the Perpetual Card.  On this fold, I again share a sneak peak of the Fresh Vintage 2012 Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  The sentiment is the second phrase to the Petite Pairs stamp set. 

I'm really excited about how well this card turned out.  It did take some planning but that was really the hardest part.  My favorite feature is how I used the "friend" heart from I {Heart} Hearts along with the "Hello" from the Tiny Tags set and then paired those with the "so many smiles" and "begin with you" to create a fun message.  This will definitely be a fun card to send to a friend! 

For those of you that are interested in receiving a template, I plan to post it later today or tomorrow but just have to figure out the best way to post it as a PDF.

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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!


Pam Staples



Project Supply List:

Ink:  Pink Pirouette (111838); Baja Breeze (111833)

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette (100459); Baja Breeze (111352)

Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated (125406)

Accessories: Baja Breeze 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (122964); Jewels – Basic Pearls (119247); Mini Brads (122941)

Tools: Full Heart Punch (119883); Small Heart Punch (117193); Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275); Postage Stamp Punch (122344); 1" Square Punch (124094); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309); Jewelry Tag Punch (117190); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)

Stamp Sets:  Tiny Tags (w: 118091; c: 118592); I {Heart} Hearts (w: 117010; c: 118571); 2012 Sale-A-Bration Fresh Vintage (c: 125117)

Tiny Tags Stamp Set

i Heart Hearts