Saturday, September 22, 2018

The IMPOSSIBLE Card Fold Made EASY!

In my recent issue (October) of Papercraft Inspirations there is a tutorial on how to make the IMPOSSIBLE card fold.  From what I read this card was based off an old playing-card trick....it has kind of an illusioin or trick of the eye.


The trick for me was figuring it out since I'm not good at metric measurements.  But after studying the pictures I figured out my own way to make it (measurements are definitely not the same) and came up with a simple "formula" that ANYONE could use no matter what size card they want to make or if they want to make it square or rectangle.  And yes it is the exact same IMPOSSIBLE card fold.  And because I love you all so much I made a video tutorial that you can watch....just CLICK HERE 

So I will give you hint.....the card is one piece of cardstock and the center piece pops up all by itself :)

Here is what I have made....so far....hee hee hee

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Christmas card
image colored with colored pencils

5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Birthday card 
Cupcake cut from Cricut Artiste cartridge (CTMH) and colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

5" x 6 1/2" Encouragement card 

3" x 4" Place card (for dinners, weddings, etc) 

5" x 6 1/2" Shabby Chic card
Lace covered and shabby flower and ribbon and pearls

And  I found some awesome challenges....
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Sept Technique / coloring
A Gem Of A Challenge - #227 One For The Girls
Hiding In My Craft Room - #371 Any Holiday
Happy Little Stampers - Sept. Christmas Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Sept. Challenge
Crafty Creations - #374 Anything Goes
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Challenge #54

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


30 comments:

  1. Beautifully designed projects. Love them all. Nice work.
    Don't forget to enter these also in Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge



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    1. Thank you so much Annette!!! I wish I had seen this sooner so I could have entered in that challenge but I did enter my most recent card :) Hugs...Janie

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  2. Fun cards, each with pretty paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  3. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

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  4. A superb selection of impossible cards - thanks for the tutorial, I have made these before, but like how you can make them any size you like!
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kate!!! Yes once you know the "formula" you can easily make them any size. I'm loving these cards :) Hugs...Janie

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  5. What a great selection of cards with this fab design!
    Love those Christmas kids!
    Thanks for playing along with Happy Little Stampers this time.
    Chrissie

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissie!!! Yes those Christmas kids are just too cute :) Hugs...Janie

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  6. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Pam x

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  7. You have made some beautiful cards! I love all of them. I can't decide which one that I like the most. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

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    1. Thank you so much Caroline!!! There are so many possibilities :) Hugs...Janie

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  8. Thanks so much for joining us at Bitten By the Bug 2. I love your card, what a fantastic fold! gotta try this!
    Alicia

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    1. Thank you so much Alicia!!! Yes you do need to make some....my video tutorial will make it easy for you to make them any size :) Hugs...Janie

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  9. Fun card fold. Thank you for joining in the Anything Christmas Challenge at CHNC with an optional theme of Use a Patterned Paper.

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  10. These look really clever and if there is no measuring, that's a bonus! Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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    1. Thank you so much!!! If you haven't watched the video yet you should....I make it EASY :) Hugs...Janie

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  11. What a gorgeous collection of cards and it was worth doing the working out to produce such lovely designs.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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    1. Thank you so much....they are so easy to make and so many possibilities. I hope you watched the video :) Hugs...Janie

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  12. Wow Janie, i've not seen the original instructions but your video looks super simple & adaptable. They are all fabulous cards! Thanks so much for playing along with Christmas at Sweet Stampin' xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you watched the video and saw how easy this is :) Hugs...Janie

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  13. Beautiful work xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. Wow, what a fun and fabulous card fold! So many gorgeous creations. Thanks for sharing the sweet Christmas one with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. I LOVE what you've done with this sweet festive image. I hope you'll join us again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

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    1. Oh thank you so much Wendy!!! I had so much fun making these....I love all the possibilities...and with "formula" it makes it soooo easy :) Hugs...Janie

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