Criss Cross Card Tutorial Saturday, Sep 15 2012 

Criss Cross cards are one of my favourite folds to make, they are quite simple but very effective. I have a number of examples on my blog if you would like some inspiration.

You will need 2 pieces of cardstock 11 1/2” x 5 3/4”. Score them at 5 3/4” and fold. Cut at an angle to the fold as seen below

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Cut a piece of DP 5 1/2” square and cut across the diagonal as seen above. attach the two base pieces together as seen below and add your DP to the front of each triangular section, cut a square of DP  5 5/8”  to decorate the inside of the base

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Cut an insert 5 1/2” square and a piece of DP 5 1/4” to decorate as seen above, Add handles to the insert and tape down the front of the card across the bottom edge

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Decorate as desired ( I have added Nestabilities Fancy Tags 2 for the handles and cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily for the insert. The base is decorated with Magnolia Doohickey Lace Border edges

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Add your image to the front with whatever frame you desire ( I’ve added another Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily and some Classic Circles from Nestabilites and of course my Sweet Christmas Tilda from Magnolia) And voila, it’s finished!

I hope that you will have a try at my Criss Cross card I’m sure you will be pleased with the result



Write A Message Tilda… Wednesday, Jul 6 2016 

Our Challenge for you at Midweek Magnolia this week is ‘Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image’. I’ve chosen Write a Message Tilda and created this pretty Criss Cross card:

criss cross card

Open the card to reveal:

criss cross card open

My image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Express Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40 clothes: R85, R83, R81, R0000 pillow: W3, W1, W00, R0000 I  added some Kindy Glitz for a sparkle effect

For a closer look:

tida closeup

We are sponsored by the wonderful Magnolia Sweden who will offer an awesome prize to the lucky Challenge winner so pop on over to Midweek Magnolias and have a look at the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT and why not have a try at our  ‘Anything Goes with a Magnolia Image’ Challenge for a chance to win a terrific prize

One last look:

criss cross card with band

Stamps: Magnolia Write a Message Tilda, Hot off the Press Heart To Heart, SU Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper: Maja Coffee in the Arbour
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Smokey Slate
Accessories: Nestabilities Classic and Scallop Circles, Scor-Pal, Satin Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Lemon Shortbread Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
TTCRD Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
CDTC Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Just For Fun
Craft Dee Bowz Anything Goes
Southern Girls Anything Goes


Happy Crafting Julie


So pleased to be a Top pick at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge

Tutorials Sunday, Aug 10 2014 

Tilda With Fizzy the Snake… Friday, Jun 27 2014 

As I’m sure you all know by now my favourite stamps at the moment are Magnolia’s Animal of the Year collection, and I’m not ashamed to say I have them all!! When I first got my stamps I carefully inked up each one and stamped out an image and popped them in a pile on my desk. You see I have a habit of picking favourites when I get new stamps and before I know it I’ve used one or two multiple times and the others miss out due to a new collection being released, well not this time, I’m determined to work my way through. Well the top of the pile today was Tilda With Fizzy the Snake This one would be a challenge

fizzy the snake

I really wasn’t sure about this stamp when I first saw her. I’m not really a fan of snakes. How would I use this to create a pretty card? Well, with a little imagination and a computer generated sentiment, I think she turned out rather cute, don’t you?I’ve created a criss cross card, I have a tutorial on my blog here if you would like to make one of your own, it’s quite simple but very effective

My image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White Card and coloured with Copic Sketch Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 hair: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50 snake: RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11, W5, W3, W1, W00

The outside of the card is a pocket:


For a closer look:

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And another:


The panel inside has room for a personal message:

criss cross insert

One last look:

criss cross open

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Fizzy the Snake and Postcard
Paper: Magnolia
Cardstock: SU Naturals White and Rose Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog
Accessories: Magnolia Doohickey Envelope Border and Tilda Lace Border, Nestabilities Classic, Scallop and Floral Ovals, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Leaf Punch, WOC Flowers, Pearls, Lace, Satin Ribbon, Heart Buckle

I will enter this card into the following Challenges:

Crafty Girlz Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe Polka Dots and Ribbon
Divas by Design Favourite Stamp
Inky Impressions Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Animal Antics
As You Like It Favourite Die and Why (Tilda Lace Border, it is simple and fits many needs)





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