Monday, April 5, 2021

3 Impossible Card Ideas + Video Tutorial

The first time I saw The Impossible Card a few years ago, I was scratching my head to figure out how it was made. It wasn't until my friend Mary Ellen Stites demonstrated it at our virtual team meeting last month that I finally got it figured out! And it's not as hard as it looks!

In fact, I can't stop making them! The first one I made was this Way to Goat card as I followed along with Mary Ellen during the meeting.
Stampin' Up! Way to Goat Impossible Card + Video Tutorial ~ #stampinup #funfold

Stampin' Up! Way to Goat Impossible Card + Video Tutorial ~ #stampinup #funfold

Then, I turned to my favorite DSP: Whale of a Time. Unfortunately, it's already sold out in North America, so I hope you stocked up! I'm so glad that the Whale Done Bundle is carrying over! 

Stampin' Up! Whale Done Impossible Card + Video Tutorial ~ #stampinup #funfold

I have shared this card for Kylie Bertucci's April International Highlights. Check out the other cards here and cast a vote for your favorites (hopefully including mine)!

Ready to give it a try? The Impossible Card is not as hard as it looks! Here are the template and measurements. Did I mention that this card fits in a regular envelope?! Woo hoo!
The Impossible Card Template ~

Impossible Card Measurements:
  • 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Cardstock
    • Score in half at 2-1/8"
    • On one side, cut at 2-3/4" up to score line.
    • On other side, cut at 1" from each side to score line.
  • 3-1/4" x 1-7/8" for Center
  • (2) 2-1/2" x 4" Designer Paper
  • 1" x 5-1/2" Cardstock 
  • 5/8" x 5-1/2" Greeting Panel

Follow along and make it with me in this short tutorial:

Here's one more that I created using the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set and Artistry Blooms Designer Paper. I love these bright cheerful colors! This would be a great card to send to anyone -- young or old!

Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Impossible Card + Video Tutorial ~ #stampinup #funfold #heybirthdaychick

Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Impossible Card + Video Tutorial ~ #stampinup #funfold #heybirthdaychick

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Stampin' Up! Hey Birthday Chick Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit  ~ #stampinup

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Lesley's Stampin Trix said...

Love the dimension Julie 🙂

Kim Arlene said...

I love these cards, Julie! I'll have to try making them! ~ Kim Kroeker

Camera Girl said...

Love these cards Julie! I also for voted for yours on Kylie's blog. Good luck!

Karen Henderson said...

Thanks for sharing how to make an impossible card - looks fab!

Liane Gorny said...

Amazing card, I love your card and this card technique.
Liane from Germany

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks so much for sharing cutting/folding directions and the very informative video! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Kim Baker said...

Love your cards!!! The goat is my fave :) I love how you tore off the paper like he ate it! So cute! :) :) :)