Stampin’ Up and The Impossible

Baby it’s cold outside. Baby it’s cold outside.When we let the dog out this morning to ‘tour’ the estate’ 😏 and check every nook and cranny, the snow was crunchy. Not only that but he didn’t stay out! He wanted right back in after taking care of business. This surprised me as he likes roaming around checking things out, just not this morning…It will be a cold walk for us once it’s daylight.

Today’s card ~ is called The Impossible card because it doesn’t seem as though it could be done, but it can – and I did. There are a couple of videos out there that I highly recommend, cuz written directions would be, well, next to impossible 🙂 And here’s the finished product.

The impossible Card – #1

And here’s how it looks before it’s decorated.

The Impossible Card – #2

Interesting, isn’t it? Let me give you some basic directions and if you decide to make this beauty, take a gander at a couple of videos: Jan Mansor Brown, Mary Deatherage, or May May are a few.

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2: scored in half on the short side at 2 1/8.
  • Turn and score on the long side at 2 3/4 JUST TO THE SCORE LINE.
  • Turn the card base 180 degrees and score at 1 1/4 & 4, JUST TO THE SCORE LINE. That is 1 1/4 at each end
  • Using your trimmer to make certain lines are very straight, cut on each score line.

Here are a couple of photos: one to show score lines, one with score lines cut.

score lines for The Impossible card
appropriate scores lines cut

Holding the panel longways, what you have now is a piece with three (3) slits: one at top and two ‘legs’. Hold the left side of the card stock asnd rotate the other half 180 degrees and crease along the center fold, making certain edges are even. Essentially you have two ‘L’s’ with a connection. YAY! The hardest part is done. And here’s yet another photo.

right section turned 180 degrees

Now let’s make a template to use to decorate this card base – and it will look like an L. Cut a piece 2 5/8 x 4 1/8. On the short side mark down the middle with a pencil. Turn this to the long side and mark down the middle. Look at the photo above again, and holding the piece in the portrait position, trim away the upper right quadrant. This is best done with the paper trimmer to keep lines straight but can be done with your paper snips as well. This becomes your template for decorating the card base.

template for decorating The Impossible Card

Cutting pieces for this card:

  • Larger sentiment panel: Flirty Flamingo 2 7/8 x 2; Basic White 2 3/4 x 1 7/8
  • Sentiment panel to hold card together: Flirty Flamingo 3/4 x 3; Basic White 1/2 x 3
  • Flower & Field DSP 2 1/8 x 4 1/8 (2). Trim, removing panel as shown in photo above. Remember they are opposite! I highly recommend cutting/ adhering panel one at a time to avoid a mistake. Yep – did it!
  • Perennial Petals Dies for the flower, and Many Mates stamp set for the upper sentiment and Well Said stamp set for the sentiment strip. Opal Rounds for the flower and additional embellishment. I used Memento Black ink for stamping.
  • The sentiment strip is what holds this card together so it isn’t floppy. It also keeps everything straight. When adhering this strip, use your grid paper to make certain everything is in alignment.
  • This is a very flat card. Adhere everything together with liquid glue.

I decorated the envelope with the same DSP but did not take a photo – and it is mailed already. Here is photo again of the completed card – The Impossible card, made possible!

The Impossible Card

I do hope you try making this ~ and have fun doing it!

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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8 responses to “Stampin’ Up and The Impossible”

  1. Pretty card! Love the die cut flower. And I’m with you (and your dog!!) on the cold…ready for this huge pile of snow to be gone!! 🙂

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    1. This is unusual, this much snow…. 50 degrees tomorrow should melt a lot of it.


  2. Super super fun! And GREAT directions, TL!! Love this paper so much! TFS! 🙂 Also? We don’t have snow. Just sayin’! 😉

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    1. I think you’re rubbing it in about NO SNOW… but hey – it’s ok! Glad you like the directions 🥴


  3. I love your card! I haven’t had the courage to try the impossible card yet but your basic instructions make it sound do-able and you’ve inspired me! Thanks for sharing. And I hope your snow goes away soon. It’s a little breezy here today but sunny and warming up to the 60s. I’ll think spring for you!

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    1. This card is easier than it seems… just do one step at a time – and bingo 😁 I would love to see the card when you finish it.


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