Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Thinking of You" Cris-Cross Card

Greetings fellow scrappers & crafters!  Kay here with a criss cross card made with the lovely Remembrance collection.  The purple tones with the splashes of green that the Remembrance collection has makes for an excellent project consisting of contrasting colors.  As you can see here, the splashes of green in contrast with the light & dark purple hues combine beautifully & are visually appealing.

For this card I decided to go with a criss cross style.  It's an innovative card that folds in a 'criss cross' way (which is where the card gets it's name) to form a pocket that holds your sentiment.
As you can see, the inside slides out & this is where you would write your message.  These can be made for any occasion & make for a wonderful, thoughtful & personal gift for that special someone.

Here are a couple of more close ups....

Now onto the tutorial!

Step 1: You'll need 1 piece of solid colored card stock cut in 1/2. A 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of contrasting paper & two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" pieces of coordinating paper.
Step 2: Score the two 12" x 6" pieces of card stock in half.  With a trimmer, scissors or craft knife you will then need to cut at a diagonal from one corner of the card stock to the bottom corner of the center fold.  TIP: The photo came out a bit too bright to see this, but with a pencil & a ruler I lightly draw a line marking where I intend to cut.  This serves as a guide so that I don't cut way off.

You will repeat this step on the other piece of 12" x 6" card stock.  NOTE: when you cut the second piece of card stock make sure you do so on the opposite side so that when you join the two pieces of card stock the two middle sections will overlap to the form the base of your card.
Step 3: When you adhere the two 12"x6" pieces of card stock--this is what they should look like.
Step 4:  Cut all of the remaining pieces of paper diagonally as shown.  Once again I first drew a line lightly as my guide with a pencil & ruler prior to cutting.  I don't know about most of you but I'm very lopsided!  I can never just cut away without some kind of guide!
Step 5: Adhere the patterned paper to the contrasting piece of paper. You will have the other halves of the patterned paper left over.  Keep these for future projects.  NOTE: If you do not wish to have leftovers or if you want your card to have just one design--simply use one piece of 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" patterned paper cut in half diagonally.
Step 6: Take the two triangles and adhere them to the base of the card as shown.  At this point you have your criss cross card pretty much done.  All that's left is to glue it closed & decorate it!
Step 7: With two sided tape (or glue with a fine tip) place one strip on the base of the card at the very bottom to adhere the first flap.  Then take a second strip of tape & place it on top of the first flap to adhere the second flap as shown here.
Step 8: For the inside of the card you'll need 1 piece of patterned or solid colored paper (whichever works best for your project) sized 5 3/4" wide by 5 1/2" high.  This next step is optional--to make the tabs with the brads seen on my card simply take a 1" circle punch & punch out 2 circles--fold them in half, pierce a small hole into one half of the circle, attach the brad & finally adhere to the card.
Step 9: Here's your finished card.  Now just embellish away!

Hope some of you find this tutorial helpful--happy creating & enjoy the rest of the week!

Products Used
Authentique Paper - Remembrance 6x6 Bundle #REM006, Remembrance Enhancements #REM004
Dies: Whimsy Shapeology Dies, Spellbinders
Flowers: Prima
Other: Fabric Flowers, Brads, Mini Birds Nest, Thread, Wooden Bird

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!Thanks for the tutorial...

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  2. Gorgeous card Kay! Love all the details!

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  3. Wonderful tutorial. Gotta try this, you made it look so easy and fun to do. thanks

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  4. WOW! You did it again!! You are so Unique,and your papers are to die for.Im sooo getting me some,and the purples are just sooo gorgeous! Thanks again for the great projects!! Woot Woot! "Happy Spring"

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  5. oh,I loved this one so much I pinned it...lol Thanks! http://pinterest.com/pin/270638258829875093/

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  6. Beautiful DP and gorgeous card. Love the little bird nest and eggs.

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  7. I'm thinking I may not have paid enough attention to the Remembrance collection.My yet to be scrapped wedding colors were purple and yellow.Looks like this is just what I've been waiting for.

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  8. It's April 3, and I'm looking at Authentique's tutorials. Boy what a way to start off. This card is so beautiful and simple to make. But when the embellishments are added it takes it to a whole new level of loveliness. I wonder if you ever get tired of being told how beautiful your work is. It's stunning. Great design.

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