I like how versatile this style of card is. Today I used it to share a recipe but I have also used it to create a baby shower invitation. It can also be used as a card - the insert would include the message.
Now, on to the how to's of how I make a Criss Cross card.
Gather your supplies: cardstock, patterned paper, paper trimmer, scoring tool.
Cut two (2) pieces of cardstock at 41/4" x 11". Score both pieces at 51/2"
Cut one base piece from the centre top (at your score line) to the bottom left corner. The second base piece will be cut from the centre top to the bottom right corner.
Fold both pieces along the score line. Add adhesive to the back of one of the base pieces - it doesn't matter which one really - and add it to your second base piece.
Cut a 4" x 5" piece of patterned paper and then cut in half from corner to corner. This will give you your pieces for the front of your card. You can choose to use two different patterns or one - whatever your heart desires.
For the insert: cut a 33/4" x 51/4" piece of cardstock and decorate as desired.
I have added a piece of ribbon and a brad to give the recipient a place to hold the insert to pull it out but you can use whatever you like to create a "pull tab".
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. I would love to see what you create if you give this a try!