Saturday, July 26, 2008

Directions for Criss-Cross Cards from Yesterday's Post

Here are the cards again.
Criss-Cross Happy Birthday0001
Criss-Cross Thank-Yoy0001


Two 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock 

One or two 4" x 5" piece of patterned paper  (*If you are using double-sided patterned paper, you will need one piece.  If you are using single-sided paper, you will need two.)

One 3 3/4" x 5" piece of cardstock

One 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of cardstock




Scraps of paper for embellishments (or ready-made embellishments)

Corner rounder

Directions for Holder Portion:

1.  Score both 4 1/4 x 11" pieces of cardstock at 5 1/2".

2.  Take one scored piece and cut it diagonally from center top to bottom left.

Take the other piece of scored cardstock and cut it diagonally from the center top to the bottom right.

Add adhesive to the rectangle part of the back of one cardstock piece.

Tape both pieces together. Make sure both long edges of the diagonal sections are on the bottom.

6.  Fold the triangle flaps toward you to create the "criss-cross."

7.  Cut the patterned paper in half diagonally.  If you are using single-sided paper, have one patterned face up when you cut it and the other face down.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.  If you are using double-sided paper, you don't have to worry about this.

8.  Align the triangles to the front flaps of the card, and adhere them to your card front.

Add adhesive to the bottom of the middle panel and on the bottom of the triangle flap that will be the top flap. Tape the card base together.

Directions for Card Insert

Take the 3 3/4 x 5" and 3 1/2 x 4 3/4" pieces of cardstock, and round the top corners.

2.  Layer and adhere them together.

3.  Stamp and embellish as desired.  I used embellishments from my "stash." 

Please Note:  Adding a tab on top of the insert makes it easier for the recipient to
remove the card from the holder, but it is not necessary.  If you do
add it, you will need to make a custom envelope, because it won't fit
in an A2 (invitation size) envelope.  You can email me for a template.

Be warned:  These can become addictive!  Have fun, and don't say I didn't warn you!

1 comment:

Barbara said...

these cards are gorgeous!