Criss Cross Card

by Beate Johns

Try this twist on a pocket card and show off your patterned paper.


  • Two 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock for your card base
  • One 4" x 5" piece of patterned paper
  • One 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock for insert
  • One 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of neutral cardstock for insert
  • One 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock for card band
  • Ink
  • Stamps
  • Adhesive
  • More paper for accents
  • Corner rounder
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score both 4 1/4" x 11" pieces of cardstock at 5 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Take one scored piece and cut it diagonally from center top to the bottom left.

  3. Step 3

    Take the other piece of scored cardstock and cut it diagonally from the center top to the bottom right.

  4. Step 4

    Add adhesive to the rectangle back of one of the cardstock pieces.

  5. Step 5

    Tape both pieces together. Make sure both long edges of the diagonal sections are on the bottom.

  6. Step 6

    Cut the patterned paper in half diagonally.

  7. Step 7

    Adhere it to your card front. I used double sided patterned paper (Dashing, from Stampin' Up!). The dotted paper is on the back of the striped design.

  8. Step 8

    Add Sticky Strip™on the bottom of the middle panel, as well as on the bottom of the triangle flap that will be on top of the card.

    Tape the card base together and set aside.

  9. Step 9

    Take both pieces of cardstock for the insert and use the corner rounder on the top corners.

  10. Step 10

    Tape together.

  11. Step 11

    Stamp and add tab and other embellishments as needed.

  12. Step 12

    Take the 1 1/2" x 12" piece of colored cardstock and score at 5 5/8" and 11 1/4".

  13. Step 13

    Add Sticky Strip™ to the end of the strip with the small 3/4" scored section. Tape band together.

  14. Step 14

    Decorate the card band.

  15. Step 15

    Slide your band over your card.
    Your card is finished!



  1. Vertical Criss Cross Card
    Start out with two 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pieces of cardstock. Score both pieces at 4 1/4". Continue with the tutorial at step 2.

    Change it up
    - Instead of patterned paper, try stamp directly on the card base.

    - Stuff the pocket with little tags or a flat gift instead of pull out card.

    - Leave off the card band.

    - Make a square, change the size.....

    Your turn to get creative.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Criss Cross Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I just love this card.I'm going to try to make a Fathers Day card for my husband.
Thanks for sharing with us on how to make this. Enjoy your day!
Terri Bianchi  |  Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM

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