Hello stampers. A few weeks ago I came across a super cute fancy fold card that I like to call a criss cross fancy fold. That card was made to look like either a basket full of apples or pumpkins and was made by Whispers in Ink. I had none of the supplies with me here in Holland to make that card so I decided to improvise. The important thing is that this is wonderful fancy fold, now called criss cross AND it is really easy to make.

 

The Card

 

I made this criss cross card for my Facebook live and the original was in Dutch to honour the country that I am visiting. I made a second one using some English stamps. Here they are.

 

 

Here is the inside of the card. I used the stamparatus and the silicone mat to make a reversible rabbit; it’s such fun to have him looking the other way!

 

 

The framelit from Feels Like Frost was used for the sentiment and I used it twice to cut it down to the right size.

 

 

If you want to see how this fold was made you can see it in my Facebook live video here. Here is the Dutch card.

 

 

 

 

The Measurements

 

The card base is 4 1/4″by 11″. You score it from corner to corner  diagonally and then fold along the long score line. While it is still folded you measure to 5 7/8″ and score again. Fold in half along that score line and then you have your card.  That is why I call this fold criss cross! Take a piece of patterned paper also cut to 4 1/4″ by 11″ and also scored it from corner to corner diagonally. Cut along the score lines and you will get all the odd shapes. If you trim the shapes down on two sides by about an 1/8″ then they will fit on the various panels. If this is not clear, then the best option is to watch the Facebook live. You can also check out the link that I shared at the top of the page to the original card that caught my eye. Whispers in Ink also has a video!

 

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Just in case you didn’t know, you can shop with me online if you live in Canada. Simply click on the images below and you will land in my online store. If you have never shopped online with me before then you need to create an account. You only need to do this once, after that you can simply log into your account whenever you need anything. If you are ordering less than $200 I would appreciate it if you use the current host code. If your order is $200 or more then you qualify for host rewards and please no NOT use a host code. I made a video to show you how to create an online account, you can see it here.

The current host code is UWHQR3YM. When everyone uses the host code then host benefits don’t go to waste. I use these host benefits to keep my operating costs down and I pass these savings on to you. I am hoping that with more regular blogging and with a regularly scheduled Facebook live video that more people will be exposed to my business and will then also order online from me. That is why I need help from my tribe! Every time you share something I post whether from pinning my creations to Pinterest or sharing things on Facebook, it all helps to grow my business. The challenge is to keep my business thriving even when I spend time in Holland deepening my relationship with Gerard and figuring out my life!

 

 

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