Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

August 16, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Criss Cross & Flowers

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is quick and easy because the dies and the flowers do all the work for you .. all you have to do is add them to your card. 
 I am using an older background die so if you have this in your collection then now is the time to get it out again 
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
With die # 7 from Matting Basics A cut two panels in white and create a hinged card
 (Die #1 is always the smallest)
Hand cut another panel in lilac that will sit on to the base card leaving a small border around the edge
Hand cut another piece of white that will sit on the lilac panel again leaving a small border around the edge. and into the centre of this add the Criss Cross Pattern 
Cut and emboss this panel
Cut the butterfly out three times ... one in lilac card and the other two in parchment
Glue them together along the body line only and then cut them in half between the antenna and along the body line.
Arrange the flowers as you like them and add one half of the wings to each side of the display.
I added rose buds onto the antenna 
Sparkle the flowers and the butterfly wings with fine glitter
Add the diamante at the bottom of the butterfly as its trail
Raise the sentiment up with foam pads and add to the bottom of the card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a beautiful card don't think I have this die but one similar so will be trying that hope it turns out as nice as yours.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card, really pretty.


  3. Such a beautiful card! Love the background but don't have the die. Guess I could use something different so the concept is the same, which is part of why I love your cards. They are adaptable! Cute sentiment too and fabulous flowers as always!
    Sandra Smith

  4. Lovely card and Dies Christina.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. This is gorgeous. I never thought to put flowers on a butterfly and boy is it ever pretty.
    Thank You for all your ideas. I am so glad Ifound your site.
    Have a great day

  6. Beautiful card, Christina!
    Love the design with the butterfly and the flowers :))
    Thanks for a great tutorial once again!

  7. Hi Christina beautiful card and in my
    favourite colour too.
    Marion H

  8. A beautiful card today Christina, love the colours you have chosen, would be suitable for any occasion kind regards Anne Owens xx

  9. Morning Christina,
    Beautiful card.

  10. So pretty Christina. I have this Criss Cross die so thanks for reminding me to use it again.
    Love Val in Spain x

  11. A beautiful simple card, but so pretty...thank you Christina, love the colours you have used too....luv Ursula xx

  12. Hi Christina

    You're right about the dies and flowers doing the work and putting it together you've created a very pretty card

    June x

  13. Hi Christina
    What a pretty card. Will have a go because I have this butterfly die. Thanks for showing us
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  14. Beautiful card made with some lovely dies.

  15. Love this card - it would make a lovely sympathy card too.
    Many thanks for all the inspiration,
    Sue Mac

  16. OMG...this is beautiful, Christina...and to make me smile even more, I've found somewhere online that has the Criss Cross die in stock for only £10.50, so it looks like I'll be able to give this one a try once I order it :)
    Bejay xx

  17. This is stunning Christina, love the sentiment and gorgeous butterfly.
    Linda xxx

  18. Very pretty card, like what you did with the butterfly, will have to try this, for I have a similar die like the criss cross

  19. Christina, gorgeous card. Wonderful inspiration. Thus would be a quick card to make. Still got to find the nice flowers u use. I make flowers however when busy just don't have the time and I need more practice on making them. :)
    I am seldom on the internet for this season in my life. Trying to keep up with grandbabies (5 days a week) and grandchildren is a full time job. ~feeling blessed and ~blessings to you.

  20. Such a very pretty card. I love the colors.

  21. Lovely card, I like the die you have used. What a lovely idea, you have placed the flowers in the middle of the butterfly. So pretty. Dianne

  22. love what you did with the butterfly, I'll use that one. Love the colour of the card

  23. Good Morning Christina- a very lovely card! I like the color, style, design & the beautiful butterfly. This card is just perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  24. Gorgeous card Christina, thank you for the tutorial and links X X X


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