Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tutorial for Half-Sheet Criss-Cross Cards

Beate Johns has written a wonderful tutorial on how to make a criss-cross card. You can view it at:
The instructions below create a similar card using less cardstock.


One 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for your card base

One 4" x 5 1/4" piece of double-sided print paper

One 3 3/4" x 5" piece of cardstock for insert

One 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of neutral cardstock for insert

One 1 1/2" x 9" piece of colored cardstock for card band

Sticky Strip or Wonder Tape

Corner rounder

Ink, stamps, punches, embellishments

1. Score 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock at 4 1/4".

2. Take the scored piece and cut diagonally from center top to the bottom left corner.

3. Flip the triangle so the diagonal crosses the edge you just cut.

For a vertical card:

For a horizontal card:

4. Cut your double-sided print paper diagonally from corner to corner.

5. Adhere print paper triangles to your flaps.

6. Put Sticky Strip along the bottom and outside edge of your card base, and then adhere the loose triangle to form a pocket.

For vertical card:

For horizontal card:

7. Put Sticky Strip along the bottom and part-way up the edge of the remaining flap, and then adhere to bottom flap.

For vertical card:

For horizontal card:

Completed vertical pocket:

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

9. Tape the insert layers together.

10. Wrap thin strip around card and adhere ends to form a band.

Stamp and embellish as desired.


beate said...

Great pictures and tutorial!
Hugs and smiles

Sallyh said...

Great tutorial, and much less 'waste' than the one I made :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great tutorial and pics to match! I love the CC card, but there is just too much waste, so I will definitely be trying your way! :)

Tricia said...

Great Tutorial. Can't wait to try it!

rush8888 said...

leave it to you/us to figure out a more economical way to make stuff out of paper. cool beans! f

Debby said...

Thanks so much for posting the great tutorial and for making it so inexpensive to make compared to the norm. I made one last night and want to share with you.
Here is my version of the card.
Debby McGillivray

Debby said...

Sorry about that I put you blog in instead of mine. LOL, can you tell I used your name in my blog to send them here for the tutorial. Here is mine.

Janine said...

Thank you for the clear instructions. I just made my first card I may post it later on my splitcoast gallery.

Custom Cards said...

I think the given instruction are useful for all the visitors to make similar card within the economical budget.