Sunday, November 20, 2011

Criss Cross Card

I love making criss cross cards, there is something about them that I love.  Recently my daughter complained to me that I don't make her nice cards.  She had just finished making me some beautiful cards, and she asked me why I never made her nice ones.  She has seen some I have made for various occasions and would always ask for the card and I would have to say no.  When I saw the MME Market Street 6x6 pad I just knew it would be perfect for my daughter;s birthday card.  She just turned 5 (where does the time go) and she loved it.

Here are the directions and here is the video

Criss Cross Card Instructions

1-8.5 x 11 piece of CS
1-5.25 x 4 piece of paper
1- 5.25 x 4 piece of double sided CS (or two single sided)
Other Embellishments as desired

Cut the 8.5 x 11 card stock in half at the 4.25 mark. 
Take each of your pieces and score them half along the long edge at 5.5
Line up the corners of the inside score mark and the outside corner (this should make a triangle) and cut along the diagonal.  Do this for both pieces
Add adhesive to the rectangle portion of one piece and then place the second piece (rectangular portion) on top.  Make sure  that the long ends of the triangle pieces are on the same side (top or bottom)
Cut the double sided paper in half along the diagonal.  
Adhere one side to one triangle and turn over and do the same for the other triangle but you will need to turn it over.  Note:  If you used single sided CS you will need to cut two rectangles and cut each on the opposite diagonal for the paper to match the triangles of the card.
Add adhesive to the bottom of one triangle portion and glue down, do the same for the other
Cut and embelish a piece of 5.25 x 4 card stock to use for the insert and decorate as desired.
Decorate the rest of the card as desired, I tied a ribbon on the front and used die cuts on the top for a tab pull.

Products used:
MME Madison Ave
Spellbinders Floral Doiley Motifs

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