Criss Cross Christmas Lodge Card

Today I’m sharing a criss cross card that I made for the SUO Challenge #59.  I found a fantastic tutorial by Beate Johns on Split Coast Stampers but I modified it slightly to make a card that opens rather then a pocket card.


Here is the list of products that you will need to make this card:

  • Christmas Lodge Stamp Set (123767 wood, 123769 clear)
  • Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
  • Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819)
  • VersaMark Pad (102283)
  • Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder (128980)
  • Heat Tool (129053)
  • Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120999)
  • Dazzling Details (124117)
  • Real Red (100052), Early Espresso (119680), & Lucky Limeade Stampin’ Write Markers (123002)
  • Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pad (122935)
  • Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad (119670)
  • Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (126901)
  • Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)
  • Lucky Limeade Card Stock (122926)
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
  • Stamping Sponges (101610)

I started by cutting a sheet of Lucky Limeade Card Stock in half lengthwise to create two 4-1/2″ x 11″ card bases.  Then I scored both cards at 5-1/2″.  Next I took one scored piece and cut it diagonally from center top to the bottom left and I took the other scored piece and cut it diagonally from the center top to the bottom right.  Then I adhered the two scored pieces together so that the angled flaps were on the bottom and the two 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ pieces were one on top of the other.  I cut the Candlelight Specialty DSP to 4″ x 5″ and I cut it diagonally in half.  I adhered the DSP panels to the angled Lucky Limeade panels so that the DSP showed when the flaps were folded closed.  I decorated the inside of the card by cutting a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Then I colored the sentiment with my Lucky Limeade, Real Red and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers and I stamped the image at the top center of the Very Vanilla Panel.  The I sponged the edges of the Vanilla Panel with Lucky Limeade ink and I adhered the panel to the inside of the card base.  Next I stamped the house image on Very Vanilla Card Stock in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I cut the image out using the Labels Collection Framelit die #2 and I sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink.  Then I cut a layer of Early Espresso Card Stock with the #3 Labels Collection Framelit die and I embossed it with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  I adhered the two labels together and I applied Dazzling Diamonds to anywhere that looked like snow on the image to add a little sparkle.  To finish the card, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla Seam Binding to about 18 inches and I adhered it around the card with the two tails ending on the right side of the card.  I adhered the house image over the ribbon and tied a bow with the Seam Binding to close the card.

This was very easy to make and I think it is a really neat fold.  I’ve got a picture of the inside of the card and a closer view of the house with the Dazzling Diamonds so that you can see a few more of the details below.



If you’d like to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products to create a fabulous criss cross card of your own, I’d be very happy to help you with that!  Please click on the pink and yellow “Shop Online Now” button on the right to go to my online store.

Happy Stamping!


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