Criss Cross Card Tutorial

I had many requests for a tutorial on how to create my Criss Cross Card...I had a video tutorial all ready but my camera broke and so I apologize for taking so long to get this to you...

I started this card with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Filligree Designer Brads, and adhesive.

First cut your Very Vanilla Cardstock in half on the short side creating two pieces of 11 by 4.25" paper.

Fold each in half and use a Bone Folder to create a good score line.

Line up the paper in your cutter from the top of the score line in the middle to the bottom right edge and cut.

Repeat on the other side lining up from the top of the score line to the bottom left corner.

Here is what you will end up with:

Apply adhesive to the bottom, top and sides of the rectangle portion of one piece.
Overlay the rectangle portion of the other piece on top to create your card base. Be sure that the long side of the triangle sections are both on the bottom.

Cut a 5" by 3.75" piece of Designer Series Paper (be sure the design on both sides match together as we'll be using both sides.)
Line up the diagonal corners and cut to create two equal triangles.
Flip one traingle over.
Apply adhesive to the bottom edge of your center rectangle area.
Fold over the left side.
Adhere one of your triangels of Designer Series Paper over the left side you just folded over.
Apply adhesive to the bottom edge of the already folded over triangle portion and fold over the right side and adhere.
Adhere second triangle of Designer Paper to top triangle.
Cut 1.5" by 12" piece of coordinating Designer Paper.
Center across card front.
Fold ends around back of card.
Adhere ends to form band around card.
Adhere end of Very Vanilla Ribbon to back of card band.
Bring across front of card, using adhesive to keep in place on left side.
Apply small amount of adhesive on top of ribbon and fold back over itself.apply adhesive just to the right of fold you just created.
Fold back over to the right and adhere to create small loop towards left. Repeat using adhesive to help hold folds in place.

Add Large Filligree Brad to right of folds.
I like to measure the depth of the interior of my card before cutting my insert piece (sometimes the placement of the adhesive applied on the inside can alter the depth of the card.)
Cut Bordering Blue cardstock to 5.25 by 3 3/8" (adjust if your depth is different) and Very Vanilla to 5" by 2 3/4". Adhere together.
Fold small scrap of Very Vanilla in half and hold ends behind card insert.
Use a filligree brad to hold ribbon in place (I use a paper piercer to help make the hole for the brad.)

Decorate the insert as you like, here i used the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set, Bordering Blue, and Not Quite Navy inks.
Your card is complete!


Shelly Schmidt said...

I am a visual learner- love this tutorial- I have never tried this!

Brigitte said...

Great card and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Creative Art By Barb said...

Great tutorial.. I've always wanted to try this card but have never gotten around to it but now I will for sure. BTW, great blog..
Barb S (FL)

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

This is really fabulous Melissa - you did such a great job on the tutorial and the colours your chose are fabulous! I really enjoyed this - thanks for sharing

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