Friday, November 16, 2012

Criss Cross Easel Card

Hello crafty friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Brenda here and today is "turkey" day at Sweet Sassy Diva.  Yes, I know it's not Thanksgiving yet. lol  For this weeks theme I chose for my design team sisters to make anything with a turkey on it.  So hence the turkey day! lol  For my card I chose to do a criss cross easel card and I got this fabulous idea from Lorraine at Card Creations by Lorraine.  She has a great video on her blog and I will do a tutorial here for you as well. A very easy card to make and you can also put candy or other little goodies in the criss cross pocket.  So are you ready to get started???  We are going to start with the criss cross part of our card first. Here we go!

My orginal card is a 6x6 card, but the card in my tutorial is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card.  So I'm going to give you the size for the 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card.  Start with 3 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.  Cut each 5 1/2 x 11.  Score 2 of these at 5 1/2 inches.  Like this:

Now you are going to cut each of these 2 pieces like I have marked on the paper.  You two full squares will be glued together ontop of each other after you cut the first square in have diagonal. And the second piece the same way but the opposite square.  Clear as mud?? Hopefully the pics will make it clearer for you. Click on the pics to see them bigger.

This is what your two 5 1/2 x 11 inch paper should look like now.  Now you are going to glue the two whole squares on top of one another.

This is what it will look like after you do that.  This is where you are going to add your designer paper in the center square.  Cut a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch in the paper of your choice and adhere down.

Now you are going to bring you triangular flap over and glue down.  Yes, I forgot my designer paper and had to tear it back open to put it in there. lol

Now you want to place your designer paper on your triangluar flap.  So cut another 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 square and cut it in half diagonally.  Use one of your triangle pieces to adhere to your triangular flap like this.

Now you are going to do the other side the same way only you have to put adhesive half way up the side too like this:

Glue on your designer paper once again and now your criss cross card is done up to this point.  And you can decorate as you want.

Now you are ready to make your easel base.  You should still have one piece of 5 1/2 x 11 piece of paper left.  You are going to score that at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2.  Fold as shown and then glue your criss cross base on.  Finish off the base with something raised to hold the criss cross open.

And there you have it, easy peasy lemon squeezy!  Now are you ready to see my turkey criss cross easel card?  Here it is:

Here's the specs of this card:

6x12 criss cross base and easel base
Teddy Bear Parade Cart for my little turkey bear, and he is on an homemade wobble so he can wobble as he gobbles, lol
Fall Leaves from My Creative Time as well as the sentiment and you can find them here
Paper from the DCWV Fall and Halloween stack
Sentiment mat from Elegant Edges

I hope you will give this cool card a try, they are fun to make and fun to give!!  Until next time my crafty friends, happy craftin!


MaryH said...

Thanks so much for the great tutorial. It will get printed out, so that one of these days, I can attempt this fold! Loved your card. Didn't look 'easy-peasey' either. Your little turkey had attitude, and your papers worked great with him. I hope he survives T'giving! You guys have a safe & wonderful trip. Seem to remember you are leaving tomorrow. Have fun, catch you when you get back home. Hugs

Annette said...

Another great card Miss Brenda. Thank you for the award, Soon as I get my daughter to copy and post it I will get it up.

Leslierosek said...

Thanks for another great tutorial Brenda. I cannot wait to give it a try. It was very clear and thorough, I should not have any trouble. : )

magicwanda said...

Oh my goodness Brenda how cute is that!
Very creative my friend, love that turkey too...

shelly said...

awesome card brenda and great easy to follow tutorial, thanks!

shelly said...

me again :) forgot to tell you thanks for the fun challenge this week:)

Carole Beath said...

Ah, I love making this card design and somehow the idea was pushed to the back burner. Thanks for doing this and inspiring me to do some more.