Infinity cards: making it easy

15 May 2020
Learn how to make infinity cards (also known as neverending cards) with this video tutorial and step by step guide. They’re quick and easy to make and are sure to be a hit with family and friends!

Infinity cards are perfect for many occasions, especially for announcing special news or revealing something fun to loved ones. Now you can learn how to make your own with this easy-to-follow infinity card tutorial from Sam Calcott. 

Turn over each panel to reveal the next section until it takes you back to the front page – a series of surprises for your recipient! They might look complicated to make, but Sam shows us how simple they are to create… phew!

Infinity (neverending) card tutorial

By Sam Calcott, a.k.a. Mixed Up Craft.

Follow the step by step tutorial below, or watch the video.

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You will need

This tutorial uses imperial measurements.

  • 4 pieces of 3x6in card 
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • 6x6in envelope
  • Decorations of your choice (Sam used the Dovecraft Sweet Moments paper to decorate this card and some fun sentiments from Woodware stamps)

Top tip! Use card with a thickness of between 160gsm and 220gsm so the card is able to fold nicely and move freely. By the time you add your mattes and layers the card will strengthen, so you don’t want anything too thick to start with… avoid 300gsm.

This tutorial makes a 6x6in card, but you could make a 4x4, 5x5, 10x10, or any other sized card you like! Just make sure to adjust the measurements so all sides are equal (square shape).

How to make an infinity card easily

1. Cut four pieces of 3x6in cards stock. 

Four pieces of 3x6 cards stock for cascading card

2. Score each piece along the 6in side at 1.5in and 4.5in. 

Scoring the card along the 6in side

3. Fold and burnish all pieces at the score lines. Fold the score lines both ways. 

Did you know? Burnishing is the process of using a tool (called a bone folder) to create a crisp, smooth edge on the fold of your card giving a professional finish.

Folded and burnished cascading card pieces

Top tip! Make sure your card sides line up… when you fold them in together you want them to sit perfectly side by side. If one side is overlapping slightly, trim it to stop the card catching.

4. Lay two pieces together horizontally and apply glue (or double-sided tape) to the top corners of the top piece and the bottom corners of the bottom piece. 

Glue applied to top of card

Not sure which glue to use? Check out our guide on the best glue for cards.

5. Lay the 3rd piece vertically (from bottom right corner to top right corner) so it adheres to the glue.

Attaching third piece of card vertically

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6. Lay the fourth piece vertically (from bottom left corner to top left corner) so it adheres to the glue and lays next to the other piece forming a 6x6in square as shown.

Attaching fourth piece of card vertically

Fourth piece of card to form cascading card

Top tip! Make sure your edges line up perfectly.

7. Open up each page and burnish all the new scorelines. The more you do it, the more it’ll get used to moving that way. You don’t want the card to be too bouncy!

Burnishing card scorelines

8. Prepare and add your mattes and layers and decorate as desired. Watch the infinity card video to find out how Sam decorates hers for inspiration. 

Sit back and admire how beautiful they look! 

Infinity cards designs

Ready to make another one? Get your hands on an abundance of free downloads from digi stamps to craft paper collections to complement your cardmaking – enjoy! 

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