Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Criss-Cross Card

Hi Everyone

This is my latest card creation. I created this cute card as a get well card for my sister-in-law. It is a good way to be able to incorporate both sides of a double-sided 12x12. I think this is a very versatile design. I created a Valentine for my husband using this design last weekend, and I think it would be really good for a party invitation. There are just so many possibilites, and depending on the patterned paper and embellishments you use it can be re-created over and over again!

Ingredients for this card:

Two 4 1/4x 11 pieces of cardstock (for the card base)
One 4x5 piece of double-sided cardstock or paper
One 3 3/4x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock (for the insert)
One 3 1/2x4 3/4 piece of neutral cardstock (for the insert)
One 1 1/2 x 12 piece of cardstock (for the band)
Paper cutter
Corner Rounder
Scoring tool

Step 1
Score both 4.25x11 pieces of cardstock down the middle.

Step 2
Using a paper cutter, cut diagonally one piece of scored cardstock form the top center to the bottom left. Cut the second piece of scored cardstock from the top center to the bottom right.

Your two pieces of cardstock should resemble the picture below.

Step 3
Diagonally cut your 4x5 piece of double-sided cardstock corner to corner.

Step 4
Using a corner rounder, round the top two corners of both pieces of cardstock for the insert.

Step 5
Using adhesive, attach the diagonally cut patterned cardstock to the base pieces.

Step 6

Using adhesive on the back of one of the base pieces of cardstock, attach both pieces of the base together.
Your card should now resemble the picture below.

Now place adhesive on the bottom of the middle panel as well as the bottom of the top triangle flap. Tape the base of the card together.

Step 7
Using adhesive, attach the smaller piece of cardstock used for the insert to the larger piece. Embellish as desired.

Step 8

Score the 1.5x12 piece of cardstock at 5 5/8 inches, and again at 11 1/4 inches.

Step 9
Use adhesive on the 3/4 inch section and attach it to the other end to create a band. Embellish as desired.

Place your insert in the pocket.

Happy Crafting


1 comment:

  1. What an awesome post, thanks a lot for sharing this with us!