Making the Never Ending Card - Start Here
You will need
- Cardstock in several different colours - I've used 7 different colours for my never ending card SVG template, including a cream for the message square and a rich blue for the envelope (some more about colours and cardstock below)
- A way of cutting the template - including a way of accessing the digital files - I'm using my Cricut Maker cutting machine and cutting accessories and Cricut Design Space
- Magic tape or masking tape (optional)
- Double-sided tape (optional) - for sealing the envelope
Choosing cardstock for your never ending card
You can make your own never ending card SVG from whichever colours of cardstock you like - I chose these colours to give a lovely rainbow effect, and also to try and keep the steps very clear to help you make it without getting confused...
For this card I used Cricut cardstock (all from the 'Jewel tones' pack) for the card and card decoration, all except for the message square on the final side (which I wanted from a smooth card to write on) and the envelope itself. For the message square and the envelope, I used lightweight cardstock (160gsm).
I recommend the Cricut cardstock (or something similar) as you need quite a sturdy card for this make, which can withstand multiple foldings and unfoldings, which the Cricut cardstock seems able to. Also, because we fold and unfold the card we need a card that has similar textures on both the front and the back, which the Cricut does have (so that it doesn't feel like the card has a front and a back - every single side is the front!). (My general discussion of choosing cardstock for Cricut is here.)
This consideration applies to the base rectangles which make up the card (yellow in my make) - but I stuck with Cricut cardstock for the decoration cuts too, so that I knew all the colours would look great together! You could quite happily use Sizzix cardstock (or another card you like) for the decoration parts of the card.
Go with any colours you like. I've made every 'side' a different colour, but you could make it simpler with just two colours if you like, or go even more colourful! Do bear in mind, though, that on the third side (teal in my make) some of the second colour still shows (green in my make) - so try to make extra sure that these colours go nicely with each other.
And of course, don't forget that every colour you choose needs to go with the base rectangles (yellow in my make). That's why I think choosing colours from a set or pack (like the Cricut 'Jewel' pack) does help a little with this.
You will also need my never ending card template, which you can get from my Etsy store (here)...
Cut file to make a colourful never ending card for birthday, anniversary, or best wishes!
Get the never ending card SVG template from my Etsy store here...
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