Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold is a criss cross card. There are several ways you can do this card and I will share another option with you.
I absolutely love the new Delightful Daisy Suite! Stampin’ Up! does the best job coordinating stamp sets with punches (or dies), DSP, ribbon, and embellishments. The Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper has gorgeous prints with a subtle ombre look. While I can’t share images from the new catalog just yet, I can share with you a picture I took of the display board from OnStage.
I love these flower prints and I love that the DSP is double sided so even if you aren’t crazy about one print you can use the other side. And it’s so nice that every paper pack has the coordinating cardstock colors labeled so it takes the guess work away and you can get right to creating. I chose Night of Navy to go with the DSP I used today. I found the directions to make the criss cross card fun fold design several years ago from Splitcoast Stampers. Here’s the detail how I made today’s card…
I started with a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Night of Navy cardstock and cut it in half so I would have 2 pieces measuring 4 1/4 x 11. I scored each piece at 5 1/2. Then I took one piece and cut it diagonally from the score line to the bottom left. Then I cut the other piece from the score line to the bottom right.
Glue both pieces together making sure the diagonally sections are on the bottom.
Next I cut a piece of 4 x 5 1/4″ DSP in half diagonally. (*Tip: It is best to put your cutting blade in the center and cut up and down rather than try to cut from the points.) Flip one piece over and adhere both to the card base. (*The photo below is showing the back view of the card so you can see both pieces.)
Now comes the point where you have options. You can choose to make this a pocket style card by adding Tear &Tape along the bottom middle section and adhere the top flap closed or you can make a belly band to slide off and open the card. The choice is up to you.
Either way you need to stamp the inside piece. I used the new gorgeous 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon to make a belly band. This ribbon is so soft and easy to tie. The chevron pattern is very subtle. My Whisper White cardstock measures 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped the sentiment from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set (available June 1st) in Night of Navy Ink. (Make sure you stamp or write below the criss cross opening on the front. See the photo above. I only wanted “Thank You” to show in the opening.) I stamped off the daisy stamp then stamped it twice (overlapping the petals) to create a fuller flower. I stamped the center of the daisy in Daffodil Delight Ink. I wanted to get a subtle washed look like the DSP so I took my blender pen while the ink was still a little wet and blended the ink out from the center.
You still have room to write a little message below or if you choose to make it a pocket style card you can write a message on the back of this piece. I love to stamp my envelopes to match. It really ties it all together and adds that extra special touch.
Stamp Set: Daisy Delight (143669) Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight Papers: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) Accessories: Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon (144197), Blender Pen
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Have a Creative day!
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