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The Neverending Card (aka the best card ever)

Neverending Card

Hi All,

If you watched my highlights from the encouragement card challenge, you probably remember the last card I highlighted… a neverending card from Chris. Come to find out that this design is actually really old – I found videos dating back to 8 years ago! Why haven’t I seen this before!? Unfortunately, it’s unclear who originated the design. Based on what I read, it sounds like it’s even a lot older than that. So sad, as this person deserves a lot of credit!

Since photos don’t really do this card justice, I created an animated gif above to show you the movement. Of course, the video itself is much better. Here are photos of each side:

Neverending Card

Neverending Card

Neverending Card

Neverending Card

You can vary the size of the card, but it will always be square. The card I made is 4 1/4″ square so that it fits in an A2 envelope. My initial four panels measure 4 1/4″ x 2 1/8″ (the width is 1/2 the height).

To make a 5″ square card, your four initial panels will be 5″ x 2 1/2″. To make a 6″ square card, your four initial panels will be 6″ x 3″.

All the decorative pieces of my card are created with a 1/16″ matte. There are various sizes due to the creases, but they are all consistent with one of these measurements:

  • 2″ x 2″
  • 2″ x 15/16″
  • 15/16″ x 15/16″

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: W1, 0, YG03, YG17

Happy Pandas
Happy Pandas
Simon Says Stamp Striped Greetings
SSS Striped Greetings
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink
SSS Green Apple Ink
Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Ink
SSS Green Leaf Ink
Ranger Electric Lime
Ranger Electric Lime
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Green Apple Cardstock
Fiskars Trimmer
Fiskars Trimmer
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 7:37 am


    Oh. My. Word! How adorable!! Can’t wait to give this card a try!!

  2. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 8:05 am


    This card is so cute. I too am going to try it out very soon. I must say too that your video has really cheered me up as I’m going to have hip surgery tomorrow ? I should be back home for your Friday card though ?. I’ll be sure to pop by if I am.

    • wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 9:10 am


      Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery, Connie!

    • wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Darlene DeVries

      I will pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery for you Connie. I hope you’ll be back Friday because this place isn’t the same without you!

    • wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Carol Mac

      Good luck with your surgery Connie!! ?

    • wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 4:31 pm


      Connie, I really hope your surgery goes well, and you’re back on your feet (literally) in no time! 🙂 Sending happy thoughts your way!!! ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 6:51 am


      Saying prayers, Connie, that all will go well and that you will have a quick recovery!!

  3. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 10:37 am


    Have been wanting to make one of these for a long time… guess now’s the time! Thank you for you clear instructions. I love your videos because you are always well prepared and the work surface is uncluttered.

  4. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    mary w

    Thanks for getting all the measurements for the A2 size. Big job – bigger rewards.

  5. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 1:44 pm


    Thank you, Darlene, for this excellent tutorial! This is an amazingly fun looking card!! A ‘must try’ for me, for sure!!!!

  6. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 1:53 pm


    Super amazing and fun, fun card. The video is incredibly easy to follow Darlene.
    Thank you so much!! I definitely going to give this a try. I need to make a birthday card for one of my daughter’s nieces, she will turn 10 next Sunday, this will be perfect for her.

  7. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 1:58 pm


    Wow…fabulous card. I have never made a never ending card and you have made it look so easy. I will have to try this for sure. Thank you!

  8. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 2:06 pm


    Absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much for the great tutorial!

  9. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 3:04 pm


    Best card EVER!!! I had never seen it until recently. I have a bday card to make for a 10 year old and this one will be perfect for it. Time consuming maybe but results are worth it.

  10. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Brenda L.

    Very cool and cute card Darlene! You always make everything look so easy. Hugs, Brenda

  11. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 3:48 pm


    WOW! I have never seen this card before. AndI have all the supplies. Thanks Darlene for another great video. I can’t wait to try this.

  12. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 3:49 pm


    CONNIE, I’m praying for your speedy recovery. I know you won’t be gone from card making for long! God bless you.

  13. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 3:59 pm


    I am really awful at math but you have managed to explain this so well, that I actually think I could do it!! Thanks!

  14. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 4:30 pm


    Thank you for the excellent tutorial, Darlene! Love your simple color scheme. Also, thank you SO much for including decorating the card. I’ve seen tutorials for fancy cards like this on YouTube, that only show how to do the functional/base part of the card. Like, and now you can decorate it any way you want! Ummm, at least a bit of direction, please? Wonderful video, as always! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  15. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 6:57 pm


    Great card! Wowza! Thanks for taking time to do the video. Connie, I have had both my hips replaced. You will be fine. Sending good wishes your way.

  16. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 7:02 pm


    Oh Darlene > What a wonderful tutor you are.
    I am so inspired week by week.
    I will add this card too, to my to-do list.
    Mmmmm 16ths will be a challenge but slow and steady will be the thing…
    Thanks again for another perfect production

    Speedy recovery Connie from down under New Zealand

  17. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 7:14 pm


    Connie lots of luck with your surgery! You will be back crafting in no time! Darlene just love this card. Thank you once again for sharing!

  18. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 8:08 pm


    I really like this card!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! The visual learner in me would have NEVER figured this out just by reading a tutorial!! Thanks again!

  19. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 8:20 pm


    Great card! The Pandas are adorable and absolutely perfect for this format. I love how you walk us through step by step and are a master at clear instructions.
    …I saw this Never Ending Card demonstrated at a stamp/gift shop in Old Town Spring , Spring ,Texas 18 years ago, but I don’t know who the heck figured it out originally either. The shop isn’t there anymore, but I still have the sample from the demonstration!

  20. wrote on July 6th, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Anne H.

    Great tutorial! I remember seeing instructions for this long ago but it seemed to complicated and not nearly as inspiring!! You have a wonderful gift for teaching. Thanks for always sharing and thinking about your followers when you present the instructions. This will be a fun card to make and give away!!

  21. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 1:46 am


    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  22. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 7:31 am


    Awesome Darlene! Can’t wait to try it but I get myself all messed up with precise measurements. LOL Connie, we’ll miss you. Best of luck with your surgery. I just said a pray for you.

  23. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Barb H.

    I’ve done this card before at a stampin up workshop and liked it, but when I remade one for a birthday I couldn’t seem to come up with a good flowing decorative theme. I love love love this one and especially love that you used the Panda’s since I bought them after seeing another card you made with them. I always appreciate when I see a stamp set I have used over and over again.

    To Connie – Best luck to you on your surgery and wishing you a quick and comfortable recovery! I always enjoy seeing your comments and questions on this site, so don’t stay away too long!

  24. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Sherry W.

    Love this card!

  25. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 2:55 pm


    This is truly your BCA or Best Card Ever. It was great to have measurements. To get decorating ideas, I typed ‘Never Ending Card’ into search on Split Coast Stampers and 925 images came up. They also have a tutorial for 6 x 6 size.

  26. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Barb M.

    This card is amazing! And your directions so clear. thank you ! I will definitely try it.
    And to Connie, saying a prayer that all goes well and you will be back to card making very soon!

  27. wrote on July 7th, 2016 at 8:59 pm


    Wow, I love this card – thank you for showing us how to make it. Now I need to get that stamp set to make one just like it!!!

  28. wrote on July 8th, 2016 at 10:14 am


    So cute! Thanks for sharing this!

  29. wrote on July 10th, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Anna D.

    This is so clever. Love this technique.

  30. wrote on July 12th, 2016 at 2:22 am


    Brilliant! I have made one of these never-ending cards, but your tutorial made it seem so sensible and simple! Your calm and clear explanation makes it all seem very doable! Thank you so much for sharing – those pandas are adorable!

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