See my Diagonal Crossover Fold Card for Christmas to cath a glimpse of just how versatile our designer series paper is! You’ll look at all your paper with fresh eyes, I promise!
First let’s take a look at the paper I’m featuring on this fancy fold card.
So, sort of a summery paper, right? Well, look how it steps right into festive mode with the Brightly Gleaming stamps.
This holly stamp is probably my ooo-la-la favourite from the Brightly Gleaming stamps. I love how easily it dresses up this card for the holidays.
I went with soft colours for my holly to coordinate with the leafy print on the top pattern. You see Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends for the leaves and Petal Pink Blends for the berries on this one (I’ve got a darker version too! 😉).
The Petal Pink organdy ribbon was a perfect match to my berries and acts as a pull tab for the inside card which has a jolly greeting.
Diagonal Crossover Fold Card for Christmas
I have to thank Anita Towns for my inspiration for this card. She designed a winter wedding one with Feels Like Frost for a team challenge I host with my Kreative Kanucks team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Here is her design.
Isn’t it great how different it looks with another patterned paper and some vintage ribbon?
I have a few different versions of mine too as we made this last week in my Koffee and a Kard class. (You can see everyone’s a bit further down.)
Want the measurements?
- two pieces of cardstock the same colour (mine are Garden Green) – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and with each one having
- DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut on the diagonal
- a Whisper White panel – 3 5/8″ x 5 1/8″, scraps for your front label
- a coordinating piece of cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″, scraps for your matting on the front label
How About Some Pink Berries?
Here’s one with Rococo Rose berries. And I used the Dark Rococo Rose Blend to colour my scalloped lace ribbon. The leaves this time are coloured with the Old Olive Blends.
How’d I Get Such Shiny Berries?
The Shimmery Crystal Effects! After I finished my colouring and blending with the Stampin Blends, I then added some of the Effects. Not only do I get a glossy raised and smooth berry, look how they pick up the light with little specks of glitter!
Jo’s Design Tips
- on each of your 4 1/4″ x 11″ pieces of cardstock, you will need to make a diagonal cut starting at the top at the score line and extending down to the bottom point
- then overlap and glue the two un-cut pieces one on top of the other so there is an opening like you see on mine
- consider whether there is a direction to your pattern when cutting the DSP in half as once it’s cut there is only one way to glue it down
- you can choose to have your orientation portrait or landscape and have your pull tab coming from the right or left (see the class cards below for a couple different looks)
- secure your ribbon pull tab with Tera & Tape so it won’t be pulled loose by your card recipient TIP: alternatively you can punch a hole and thread your ribbon through like Anita did
We had fun creating these designs in class. Here are all the variations we came up with. All have a Garden Green card base. Then it was up to everyone and the particular designer paper they chose to decide on Blends and cardstock colours.
- Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Garden Green
- Soft Seafoam, Petal Pink and Garden Green
- Old Olive, Rococo Rose and Mossy Meadow
- Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green
Which one is your favourite?
Over to You!
Grab some DSP and get out your trimmer! It’s time to play. If you want to make holiday greetings, take a look at some of your stash of all occasion DSP. Maybe there’s one there that can be repurposed. And if not, here are all the supplies I used you might want to pick up.
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Thanks a Bunch
I appreciate you checking out my latest projects. I hope it gives you a chance to plan your own crafting time so it’s stress free and fun!
I’d love to hear which of these diagonal crossover fold cards for Christmas is your favourite – drop me a line anytime at [email protected].