Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Criss Cross Card

This card is my first try at making a Criss Cross Card. I had so much fun with this and I am really happy with the finished card. I followed a great tutorial found at SplitCoastStampers. The card starts with two 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock and will be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 when completed. Directions state to use a 4" x 5" piece of patterned paper for the front of the card. However, my patterned paper is cut at 4 1/4"x 5 1/2' so that the paper completely covers each criss cross shape of the card. The pretty papers are Kelly Panacci K&Company. I love all these papers--just my colors! For a lacey look on the card, I used the Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch...cut the strips to fit each long diagonal edge and glued strips to backside of the patterned piece. For complete instructions of making a Criss Cross card, please view the tutorial. 

        Pull Out Insert

This photo shows the pull out insert of the card. I used Cricut Wedding cartridge for the heart and shadow cuts at 3 inches. I had cut the heart before I made the inset. To accomodate the size of the heart, I adjusted the size larger for the insert card rather than using the size given in the tutorial. Lots of Martha Stewart pink inking!
There are many possibilities with this style card. I just love it! In fact, I am making another one and will share with you soon!
Hope you enjoy the card! Thanks for visiting and I appreciate all the kind comments.

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  1. Wow Glenda, this is just beautiful! The paper you chose just works so well with this style and I love the MS punched lace you added as well. This is a very lovely card!

  2. Such a pretty card, Glenda. The colors and details are so well coordinated. I love it.

  3. How pretty. Great paper you chose. I love it. Thanks for playing at Card Creations & More

  4. Beautiful card!! I love the border punch you used! Thanks for playing along at Card Creations & More!!

  5. I like how you used the heart border punch on this. Beautifully done.

  6. So, so pretty!!! :) I am really inspired to try this!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,


  7. This is very pretty and elegant. Thank you so much!