Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Christmas Cheer Criss Cross



Oh, man... I just LOVE making these criss cross cards. I seriously can't stop. This one uses the designer paper Dashing from Stampin'Up! and the new stamp set from Lizzie Anne Designs called Christmas Cheer. Look at that font! I adore that Santa hat... can you tell? I promise to use the trees next time. I love the trees too. Check out the new releases from Lizzie Anne Designs!

On the flaps, I used a new technique with the new corner rounder punch from Stampin'Up! My clever downline (and Aunt) Roseanne came up with this cool idea. You take the guide off the punch, punch it (as if to make the scallop), then line up the little metal V part with the edge of the cut you just made. If you want a tutorial, let me know and I'll try and take some photos later today. Thanks for sharing this with Roseanne... you da bomb girl!!

I think one of my favorite accessories in the new Stampin'Up! catalog are those large eyelets. I just want to put them on EVERYTHING. Maybe I just like to use my Crop-a-dile. LOL.

Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Cheer (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper: Dashing DS paper, Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Other: Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Circle Punches, Crop-a-dile, Large Eyelets, Cindy Ribbon (May Arts), Scor-Pal.

Follow the directions in Beate's tutorial at SCS, EXCEPT cut your base card stock (8 1/2 x 11) at 5.5... like you would to make two regular cards, then score both pieces at 4 1/4 and cut from the diagonal on each side. The rest of the measurements are all the same. :)

Okay..... my grandma's precious bird flew away yesterday as she went out to check her mail (she didn't realize he was on her shoulder), so I am helping her make some flyers that the boys can take and give to neighbors. Poor Willy.... he was way up high in a tree and he kept saying "I'm a pretty, pretty, pretty bird." I hope we can find him. We tried until dark last night.... my grandma is heart broken.

Hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by! :)
~Cambria

37 comments:

KYLIE said...

Wow! That is brilliant.

Janette said...

Hi Cambria,
Yes please to a tutorial with the punch.....Hugs
Janette x

Bethany Paull said...

A TALL criss cross card---awesome, baby! And those big eyelets with the ribbon threaded through are just too cool.

My Paper World said...

Absolutely stunning! Love it!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

nice card :)

Yvonne said...

the more I see of this card, the more I'm thinkin' it would make a great baby announcement card. And I'm lovin' your Christmas cards. One thing for sure, you're making me have to have the the round tab punch!

Alexandra said...

Another great criss cross card - I love it and those big eyelets look fabulous!

I hope you find the bird soon, how sad!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Heather P. said...

Absolutely fabulous, as always!! :)

Heather said...

Cami - as always you rock my world! I now ABSOLUTELY NEEEEEED these new LAD stamps! Yeah, baby!

beate said...

Cami, this is freaking gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Now that is a cute card. Love the criss cross I will have to try it

kathy said...

Great card. I never thought to use the sketch for a christmas card. Back to the drawing board I go.

Meridith Anne said...

Ahhhhh! I like! You rock Cambria! I love what you are doing with this set! It's like it was made for you!

Jami said...

Wow Cami! I am behind on my blog reading and you have been ROCKIN' these criss cross cards! I love that new Lizzie Anne set too. So fun to see what you've been up to!

Terry said...

I love this card! Great idea with the punch- who da thunk?

CurrieRoadJLCurrie said...

I really like this shape for the cris cross card........will definitely try it, thanks.

Juanita said...

GORGEOUS, I love the papers and shape, it looks very happy!!! I'll have to try this because it looks like a fun map. TFS.

Patti said...

Your criss-cross cards are fantastic!!! Keep 'em coming!

Abra Leah Cross said...

The card is awesome! I can't wait to try the criss cross technique!

Any word on the birdie? I hope she finds him. :(

Filka said...

nice card ☺

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty!! I *need* to make one of these criss cross cards in this orientation. Awesome, Cami!

adrina said...

all you make is really beautiful ....very nice !

QC said...

I wanna stamp with you, Cams!!
This is just another piece of heaven, created here on earth by you!!!

Cathy Whiteman said...

Your recent round of criss-cross cards ar so incredible. They have totally been inspiring me to make some. I've been having so much fun making them in different sizes. Thanks for all the inspiration you offer on your blog!

Anonymous said...

I finally tried a criss-cross card today~I'm hooked! They are so easy to make yet very classy looking.
I don't have the tab punch (yet) so I just used a 2 inch cirlce and folded it in half.

StampingJoan said...

WOWSER Girl! You rock! Am lovin' these! Such a WOW card but easy to do! And I hope you find Willy!

Free Willy came to mind when I read it, and didn't that Willy come back?

Crystal said...

Great card! Love the new dimensions on this one. Sorry about your grandma's bird. I hope she is able to find it.

Kim said...

Okay Cami, I am inspired again, but I just have to say I am heart broken I feel so bad for your Gram and her bird. I hope he flies home again.

laurie serino said...

OOOHHH these are stinkin awesome !!! Love how you're doing the scalloped edege on the ones below !!

Meridith Anne said...

Hi Cambria! Did your cute grandma get her bird back? I really hope so! BTW, I've tagged you for the name game. If you want to join in on the silliness, check out my blog to see what it entails. :)

Sadie B said...

I love these criss cross designs they are really fun and funky.

Amy said...

Love all your criss cross cards! When you have a good thing going, why stop, right?!

joslyn said...

love the paper with that set perfect retro feel. very cute!

Vicki said...

This is too cute! Love these cards! I really need to try one out! :)

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Michelle said...

Gorgeous....just gorgeous! I have so been enjoying all your criss cross cards. I DO need to try one!

Debbie Olson said...

LOVE the tall criss-cross, Cami--you're amazing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cambria,

Great card!!!

I would love to see a tutorial too as I simply can't figure out what you have done???