How to Make an Impossible Card

Ever looking for my next card tutorial, I stumbled upon this paper trick idea in a youtube video and immediately saw the potential to turn this into a fun greeting card. The design of this card shape will have your recipients wondering how it was made from one piece of card.

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What you will Need 

5”x7” Kraft Card

First Edition Let’s Celebrate

Embellishments

Scissor, Pencil & Ruler

How to Make 

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Take a 5”x7” card  blank and cut in half, save the cut off for another card. On the longest side of your card mark the middle and draw a pencil line up to the middle. On the opposite long edge make a mark 4.5cm in on either side and again draw a line up to the middle. Cut the lines with scissors.

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Now its time for the magic, twist the card from the centre point until you have a shape like the one pictured.

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You can now use your favourite papers to decorate your card blank. I used the beautiful new First Edition Let’s celebrate papers from Trimcraft to decorate my card, this paper pad is so pretty with pandas, flamingos and a whole range of gorgeous designs.

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I used the base as a template and drew around it to get the paper shape, I then trimmed a few mm off each edge to make it fit.

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Mat and layer some papers to cover the pop up section of the card and decorate to suit your occasion.

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This card will lie flat for postage and can be customised for a whole number of different occasions. Your friends and family will marvel at how it was made from one piece of card!

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I made a video on how to make this card for the Trimcraft You Tube channel you can watch it here! 

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If you make your own impossible card, let me know, I always like to see your crafty projects, tag @i_heart_maggie  for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.

Love

Claire X

2 thoughts on “How to Make an Impossible Card

  1. Julie says:

    Oh I am SO going to ty this asap. Our middle son has a birthday on Thursday and I had no clue what card I could make him, he’ll love trying to work out how this is done! Thanks.

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