Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Criss Cross Cards 101

Several people have requested dimensions for the criss cross card that I am making for Dani's graduation invite. They are really very simple.

First, cut your 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock in half so that you have 2- 4 1/4" x 11" pieces.

Score both of the pieces at 5 1/2" on the 11" side

Cut off the corner of each both pieces from the bottom corner to the top of the score line.

 Here are the cut pieces.
Tape the 2 square portions of the cs together so that you have a flap on each side.

Cut a piece of DSP 5 1/4" x 4
Then cut diagonally.  If you are going to use DSP on both flaps make sure that you use a pattern that can be flapped and not be upside down or you can use the backside for the other flap.  **I learned the hard way.**  LOL

Then cut a piece of cardstock for the bellyband 3/4" x 12"
I score the band a few inches from the one end so I can have a straight edge to wrap around to start the band. :)

Dress it up and VOILA! a criss cross card.
Your insert for your card should be about 5 1/4" x 4".  (I haven't printed all the graduation information out yet, but as of this morning I have 50 invites made.  That's a lot of criss-crossing!)

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