Friday, 17 May 2013

Tutorial - Criss Cross Gift Card

Hi, it's Kim here with a little tutorial for you of the card design I made for this week’s challenge and what  I describe as a ‘CrissCross Gift Card’ !  And there are quite a lot of pics so please bear with me!  The papers and topper I’ve used are from the Cherryblossom Lane cd – with some added wording on the topper.



I’ve started with :-
2 x 6” square card blanks 
or  2 x A4 sheets of card, cut to 148mm x 295mm and scored & folded in half
2 (or more if you wish!) sheets of design paper
A topper of choice
Ribbon or twine, embellishments, etc.



Cut the fronts of the two card blanks at a diagonal and keep the offcut pieces.


Trim a 2cm wide strip from the long edge of the offcut triangle pieces.


Cut and stick the design papers to fit the two front triangles on the card, the inside square of one of the cards and the two smaller triangle pieces


Edge the triangle edges with border punches, edge dies or lace, etc.  Then glue the two base cards together so the front flaps overlap.  The smaller triangles are then glued on the inner card along two sides (probably easier to use double sided tape to do this – not sure it shows up too well on the photo!)


I’ve mounted the topper onto some coloured card, then used a length of sheer ribbon that wraps around the card with plenty of length to tie a bow. Glue the topper to the top overlapping front triangle - making sure it's only stuck to one side lol! 

And this is the finished card with some buttons added for embellishments!   The inner triangles form a pocket that could take a voucher or gift card – as this is a ‘garden’ themed card I’ve added a packet of flower seeds!  But it would be great with different papers and topper and a gift card added for a teenager, or Christmas papers with vouchers inside!  A nicer way of giving a little gift!
 

Hope you liked the tutorial! 

Kim x