Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Criss Cross Card Tutorial

I recently posted a criss cross card and then was asked if I had a tutorial. I actually followed Beate's tutorial on SCS, but here is my quick version!

You will need...
2 pieces of cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" for the criss cross base
1 piece of designer printed paper 4" x 5" for the front of the criss cross
1 piece of cardstock 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" for the insert
1 piece of neutral cardstock 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" for the insert
1 strip of cardstock or paper 1 1/2" x 12" for the band around the card

1. Score both pieces of 4 1/4" x 11" cardstock at 5 1/2". Then cut one piece, from the score line out, on a diagonal to the left and cut the other piece on a diagonal to the right. You will be left with a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" surface next to each diagonal section.

2. Adhere the two 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" sections together so that you have one piece with a left flap and a right flap.

3. Cut the designer printed paper in half on the diagonal and adhere to each flap. Be sure to adhere to the front of each flap. **Also note, that depending on the way you cut, you may need to use one of each side of your printed paper. The triangle sections don't always go in the direction for each flap. At least that's what happens to me every time! If this happens you may need to use two pieces of 4" X 5" printed paper, saving the other cuts for next time.

4. Adhere the flaps closed. Leave enough room for the criss cross to still open at the top. Be sure that you don't glue the flaps down enough that the insert will no longer fit inside.

5. Decorate your neutral cardstock and then adhere to the 3 3/4" X 5 1/4". You may add embellishments such as a tab or ribbon. Fit inside the finished criss cross base.

6. Lastly, wrap the band around the completed card and adhere. Embellish it if you choose.

For a more detailed tutorial with photos, check out this link. Have fun trying this neat card fold! Happy Stamping! :)

4 comments:

Jo said...

Thanks for that Denise!!

Stampin' Colleen said...

Wonderful information! Thanks for sharing!

Corie said...

Love this criss cross card -- so beautiful!!

Erin said...

funny I made a criss cross yesterday too!! great minds!! I love the flower on the round tab punch cute idea!!