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Friday, November 15, 2013

Joy and Cheer Handmade Criss Cross Card!!!

Happy Friday everyone!!!!  I've had such a busy week working on a couple orders of invites and trying to get some Christmas Cards ready for those who are already asking to buy them!!!! But... I did have time to squeeze in this fabulous criss-cross card that I just had to share!!!

"Joy and Cheer" Handmade Criss Cross Christmas Card
One of the orders of invites were criss-cross cards so I decided to keep it going and make a Christmas Card one too!!!  I also wanted a card that would "hold" something inside (like a gift card) to join in the Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs!  Boy am I glad I did!!! I LOVE the way this turned out :-)  
Here's a look at what I came up with:

Isn't this just so adorable?!?  This is a standard A2 size card (4.25x5.5) and will just fine in a handmade A2 envelope :-)  Perfect for mailing out this holiday season!!!

I started with a Kraft base and papers by Paperhouse Studios, which were all inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I put a sticker on the top of the inside (that I also inked!) from Webster's Pages.  Then the fun began!!! Embellishing is my FAVORITE part and I had tons of fun with this one!!!!

I used trim by Recollections for the border of the criss-cross layers.  I also used trim by Petaloo which I inked and spritzed until I got the desired color of green I wanted.  The sentiment is a sticker by K&Company which I placed inside the metal frame.  I also added coordinating metal pieces on each side of the frame, as well as the "Noel" one in the center of the frame.  I topped it off with two chipboard pieces by K&Company and a little "Christmas" twine for my ornament.  Voila!!! Quick and easy and super fabulous :-) 

For the inside insert, I used my computer and created a blank "wish list" with a Santa on top so that he would be all you see when it's inside.  I used coordinating paper to mat it, rounded the corners, and then inked the edges.  Here's a look:

Here is a close-up of the ornament:

I am also using this card for my Creative Card Challenge over at Colorful Creations!!!! Be sure to stop in and check it out for your chance to win some fabulous goodies!!!!

Well gang... Thanks sooo much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)


  1. Lovely design and details! Great card! So glad you joined us at Frosted Designs!!

  2. wow, this is a fun style of card...luv the pull out surprise...hope you have a fabby weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. Great design! Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Give a Gift challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  4. Beautiful card, Brandi! I love the little Santa tucked inside! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  5. Such a beautiful card!! I love the vintage feel! :) Evie