Sunday, September 16, 2007

Criss Cross Paper-Saving Tutorial

5 1/2" x 12" Cardstock for your card base
5 1/4" x 3 3/4" Peice of patterned paper
5" x 4" Cardstock for insert
4 3/4" x 3 3/4" Neutral cardstock for insert
1 1/2" x 9" Coloured cardstock for card band
More paper for accents
Spiral Punch


Step 1
Score 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock at 3 7/8" and 8 1/8"

Step 2
Cut scored piece diagonally from center top to the outside bottom on both outside panels (see photos below)

Step 3
Cut patterned paper in half diagonallyStep 4
Glue patterned paper to the card front. I used doubled sided patterned paper and used a piece from either side.

Step 5
Add sticky strip to the bottom of the middle panel, as well as the bottom of the triangle flap that will be on top of the card.

Tape the card base together and set aside.

Step 6
Take the neutral cardstock for the insert and use the spiral punch on the left side of the paper

Step 7
Glue together

Step 8
Stamp and embellish your insert

Step 9
Score 1 1/2" x 9 1/4" piece of coloured cardstock at 2 1/2" and 6 3/4". Use sticky strip on one end to tape band together.

Step 10
Embellish your band and add to your card base.

Le Voila! The card is complete and ready for mailing!



kdj said...

Great idea and cute card. I'll have to try this out :)

Nancy Grant said...

Very cute & a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

Tejal said...

Very very easy and yes, does save a lot of CS.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. Can't wait to try my1st criss cross card. Happy Day :)

Angel Wilde said...

Oh, I wish I would have sen this before I just did 20 Criss Cross cards for a baby shower! GREAT idea!