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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Criss Cross Card

     Well have you made any cards yet?  Me neither I better get on it huh.  Actually my post I am typing up on friday night because I have Robotics meetings all morning and afternoon tomorrow.  I am helping the students organize a Haunted Hallway event as a fundraiser this year to make money for the Robotics team, just incase we go to nationals or something.  I will be sure to keep you updated on all the fun artsy stuff we do.  We are making bake goods, decorating, mechanics, costumes, sound effects and lots of chemistry tricks.  I will however get to play tomorrow night as the hubby is going to a friends house for an Octoberfest.  I will be staying home with the girl.  So on to another fun card

     This is the Criss Cross Card and here is what you will need.........

  • Two 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock for your card base
  • One 4" x 5" piece of patterned paper
  • One 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock for insert
  • One 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of neutral cardstock for insert
  • One 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock for card band
  • Ink if you are using stamps
  • Stamps ,stickers or diecuts
  • Adhesive
  • More paper for accents
  • Corner rounder or you can round with scissors

  • Putting it all together......

          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 the bottom left.
               Take the other piece of scored cardstock and cut it diagonally from the center top to
               the bottom right.
          3.    Add adhesive to the rectangle back of one of the cardstock pieces.  Adhere it to     
                 the other rectangle back of the other piece.  Making sure both long edges of the
                 diagonals are on the bottom of the card after the two pieces are glued together. 
            4.  Cut your patterened paper in half on the diagonal and cover the diagonals on the
                  cardstock base with them.  You can use two different coordinating patterns here or
                  they can be the  same pattern its up to you.
            5.  Add sticky strip on the bottom of the middle panel, as well as on the bottom
                 of the triangle flap that will be on top of the card and going up the side of the triangle
                 from  the  bottom about 2".  I usually put the left side over the right side.

             6.  Next use a corner rounder on the top two corners of both of your cardstock pieces

                   for the insert.  If you dont have a corner rounder you can use scissors and eyeball a
                   round corner. Tape two pieces together.

              7.  Stamp image or sentiment on insert or use stickers or rub ons or something to that
                   effect. Top off with a ribbon attached to the top of the insert for a pull tab or you can
                   make a paper tab and attach that.
            8.   Take the 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock and score at 5 5/8" and 11 1/4".
            9.     Add Sticky Strip™ to the end of the strip with the small 3/4" scored section. Tape
                    band  together.  Decorate band with die cuts, flowers jewels or other embellies.
                     Slide your band over your card. Your card is finished!

      This one has a few more steps but its not hard give it a try it will be worth it!!!!!!  Hope I am inspiring you out there.


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