Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Peaceful Place Criss-Cross Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

Good morning.  Believe it or don’t – it’s Friday.  Again!  Time is doing that thing that it does…FLY!  It’ll be time to boil the taters and brine the turkey before you know it!

Yes – I know that those two things need to happen at vastly different times.  But…you know what I mean! 😉

If you were able to join me for my YouTube live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me – I know that your time is limited!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay…here ’tis!

This is a fold that I first saw on my teammate Terry Lynn Bright’s blog and I thought it was so pretty that I wanted to do one myself!  It’s called a Criss-Cross card and it’s super easy!  For mine, I used some Peaceful Place Specialty DSP and…the Eden’s Garden Bundle.   Yep – NOT a Christmas card at all!  Take a look-see:

My quiet color palette is from The Paper Players color challenge this week.

And I feel that this is very likely candidate for a masculine card, so…I think it works for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″ on the long side.  Then I used my Paper Trimmer to cut on the diagonal on one of the panels – and kept the cut off triangle for use on the card.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Evening Evergreen across the diagonal to make two triangles.  I did the same with 3 3/4″ x 5″ panels of two different designs from the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP.  I ended up with four triangles – two of which I used on this card and the other two I saved for future Criss-Cross cards! 🙂

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the DSP triangles to the Evening Evergreen triangles.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the matted wood-grain triangle to the front triangle on the card base.

With more Liquid Glue, I adhered the remaining triangle to the card front – aligning the bottom and right side – to complete the card base.

Using the dies in the Eden Die set – I cut an Evening Evergreen “sentiment” banner and four leaves from a piece of the shiniest silver in the Silver Foil Specialty Pack.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the label die and the four leaves to the card front.

I used a few Glue Dots to adhere two lengths of Black 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon (yes – it’s not just for Halloween!) across the banner and leaves.

On another design of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP, I stamped the Eden’s Garden sentiment in Evening Evergreen.  I cut the sentiment with the smallest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours die set.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment onto the card front.  I tried to keep them low enough on the die cut that they won’t be visible from the back when the card is opened.

I adhered some Evening Evergreen gems from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a leaf image from Eden’s Garden in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and then to the back of the card base – and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Eden’s Garden leaf on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is one of those…”I just don’t see how to do th….OHHHH!!!” cards, right?!?  Looks a lot harder than it is!  I love that it gives so much “real estate” to showcase gorgeous papers like the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP!  And – the Eden’s Garden stamp set and bundled Eden Dies are available right now and ready for your card making pleasure.  I really like the sentiments and greenery images in this new set!

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ – then cut on the diagonal as shown in the template)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front – cut into triangles –  and for inner liner); Eden Dies die cut sentiment banner

Silver Foil Specialty Paper: Eden Dies die cut leaves (x4)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Place Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (2 different designs for the card front – one triangle from each design); Scalloped Contours die cut rectangle (sentiment); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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I was helping Wayne put up a few sheets of metal on the side of the new building the other day.

I was a little worried about figments and interlopers, but…our security system self-deployed!

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Peaceful Place Criss-Cross Fun Fold with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a cute card! Love the fun design. Fun video too! Good thing for the security system…hopefully the security didn’t fall asleep on the job later. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Weeellll….maybe just a dog-nap… 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. So pretty, Mary! I love that sparkly ribbon embellishment you added and the fun patterns! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, LeAnne! This is gorgeous paper. Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  3. Joanne James

    What a fun card fold Mary – it almost looks like a pocket card when closed. Love the sentiment label and detail too. Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      I thought it was cool when I first saw this fold – and I love how easy it is! Thanks so much, Joanne! 🙂

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