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Monday, 22 December 2008

Happy Winter Birthday



I made this crisscross card today for my son who's birthday is today, finished it just before he arrived for the Christmas break.

I used my own method for the crisscross card, I took a piece of A4 card and with my scoring board I scored the lines for a tri-fold A4 card first one side, then turning it round so the score was the same way round I scored the other line.

Then I cut the card down to 10cm high so it was square (so you can get two cards from one piece of card), then cut the fronts diagonally. I cut two pieces of patterned winter paper for the fronts, then used DST to stick the flaps down.

I punched a piece of card in burgandy to go across using my Martha Steward scalloped dots border punch then the lettering was done with green tape and the Dymo. This was mounted onto holographic card and adhered with DST.

I cut the insert piece out of the burgandy card, rounded the corners and then I stamped the Penny Black skating boy called Swirls and Curves in Stazon ink and coloured it with water colour pencils. I cut out the image with a scalloped blade in my rotary trimmer, added more words with the Dymo and added a ribbon through a punched hole and finished that with a ribbon tag.

The back of the insert was finished with the same paper as one of the front flaps.

Have I missed anything I should have done?


19 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning, I hope he appreciates it! Thanks for joining in at PBSC! xxx

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  2. Fabulous card, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge.
    Happy Christmas

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  3. fabulous card for the challenge cazzy and I'm sure your son will love it and thanks for playing along this week at PBSC...have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you in the new year
    Hugs
    kath
    xxxx

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  4. Fabulous card, I bet your son will love it. Thanks for joining us this week.

    Wishing You & Your Family A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.
    Hugs
    Tracie :)x

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  5. Gosh you have been very creative this christmas xxx
    Have you ever thought of entering fiskarettes craft competition , theres chances of winning prizes worth £250 in total this month!!! over at www.fiskarettes.co.uk
    x jayne x

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  6. lovely card , love the criss cross fold , very nice
    Hope you have a lovely christmas

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  7. Fabulous card, love that style and great PB image.
    Happy Christmas
    Luv
    Debby

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  8. Lovely card and yes there is enough green! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

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  9. Apologies for not letting you know that I received the PIF gift, been so busy the last few days it went out of my head - so thank you very much. I hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas.
    Love Jenni x
    PS Love the card!

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  10. Vera fun card. Love it! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    x Natasha x

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  11. I love that card, I had never seen a crisscross card before now until the other day and now I find another one!

    Will definitely have to try one of those!

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  12. great card, thanks for joining us this week
    Cuttlehugs
    AllisonX

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  13. That is a lovely card Cazzy. I'm sure your son loved it.

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  14. You are so talented! There is an award for you over on my blog! I hope things will settle down now with Christmas finally here- so I can catch up on much missed blogging!! : )

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  15. Fantastic crossover card Cazzy - great styling for a boy. I'm sure your son will love it. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year - hope you'll join us again for 2009
    Pauline x

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  16. Fab card, love the criss-cross design and what a fun image.

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  17. A wonderful card! Thanks for joining the MTTC challenge this week!

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