Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, October 11, 2013


The traditional method for making criss cross cards looks like this:

...but I just came across a VERTICAL version:

Splitcoast Stampers provides a tutorial with a video HERE for both versions, but for the vertical version, start out with two 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock. Score both pieces at 4 1/4" then continue with the tutorial at step 2 below.

  • 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
  • Stamps
  • Adhesive
  • More paper for accents
  • Corner rounder
  • Embellishments

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Add adhesive to the rectangle back of one of the cardstock pieces.

Step 5

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

Step 6

Cut the patterned paper in half diagonally.

Step 7

Adhere it to your card front. I used double sided patterned paper (Dashing, from Stampin' Up!). The dotted paper is on the back of the striped design.

Step 8

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. 

Tape the card base together and set aside

Step 9

Take both pieces of cardstock for the insert and use the corner rounder on the top corners.

Step 10

Tape together.

Step 11

Stamp and add tab and other embellishments as needed.

Step 12

Take the 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock and score at 5 5/8" and 11 1/4".

Step 13

Add Sticky Strip™ to the end of the strip with the small 3/4" scored section. Tape band together.

Step 14

Decorate the card band.

Step 15

Slide your band over your card.
Your card is finished!

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