Blessing of Home Criss-Cross Bookmark Card

A Criss-Cross Card is a greeting card design that has an angled pocket on the front.  It is simple to create, has a bit of wow-factor, and is perfect for gifting a voucher or a small paper crafting present to a friend.

Blessing of Home Criss-Cross Bookmark Card

Bundles: Blessings of Home Stamp Set + Flowers of Home Dies (cling: 157939).  Ink: Misty Moonlight (153118), Basic Gray (149165).  Card/Paper: Misty Moonlight (153086), Basic Gray (121689), Basic White Thick (159230), Basic White (159228), Heart & Home 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (157928), Vellum (106584).  Accessories: Bumblebee Trinkets (155568), 3/8" Denim Ribbon (149590), White Baker's Twine (Essentials Pack: 155475).  Tools: Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Hive 3D Embossing Folder (157955), Delightful Tag Topper Punch (149518), Banners Pick A Punch (153608), Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 (141709), Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

To create the criss-cross pocket on this card, begin by taking a square piece of cardstock that is the same width as the panel on your card front.  Cut the square cardstock in half diagonally to create two triangles.  Add adhesive to the bottom and side edges of the triangular-shaped cardstock.  Adhere one of the triangles to the right edge of the panel on the card front and add the remaining triangle to the left edge.

To add a little texture to the project, I embossed one of the triangles with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.  I then finished this Criss-Cross Card with stamping and die-cutting using the gorgeous Blessings of Home stamp set and coordinating Flowers of Home Dies.

Blessing of Home Criss-Cross Bookmark Card

Hive 3D Embossing Folder  |  Image © 2022 Stampin' Up!

Hive 3D Embossing Folder (157955) - $19.00

Blessings of Home Stamp Set + Flowers of Home Dies Bundle  |  Image © 2022 Stampin' Up!

Blessings of Home Stamp Set + Flowers of Home Dies Bundle (157939) - $108.00

This Criss-Cross card comes with a personalised, hand-crafted birthday present... inserted into the front of the card is a bookmark that coordinates with the birthday card.  I love the words stamped on the front of the bookmark - they are beautiful and uplifting.

Blessing of Home Criss-Cross Bookmark Card

Some other ideas on what you can insert into the front of a criss-cross card are inspirational magnets, hand-written notes, money, and gift cards.  Anything that is small and flat to complete this card-and-gift-in-one.

This criss-cross card and bookmark were created for a birthday, but I love the idea of creating something similar for Mother's Day too.

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