Day two is here! If this is your first glance
at the hop - you'll wanna go back and catch up
because we've got some good prizes in store!
Today you should be arriving here from the lovely and talented
If not, you'll wanna start at the beginning
Ok, so today I've got a cool trick to show you using
a tool you probably have in your stash - (and if you don't you could
just take out handy ol' scissors too!)
First, I should show you the cards!
I'm a big fan of simple and geometric! (mostly b/c I think
I'm a glitter and excess kind of crafter - so thinking clean and simple
is ALWAYS hard for me)
I love sewing on my cards - although you know that!
But, what I also love is to give my beautiful paper front stage!
Yep, this stamper loves to put a spotlight on paper every once in a while! Sentiments are a great way to help you say what you want AND keep the spot light on the paper!
You know what's huge right now - chevrons! AND all things Geometric!
Wanna learn how to create these geometric favorites with what you've got in your craft stash?! Ok here we go....
You'll need - Paper and a Square Punch
(or scissors would work just fine too!)
Here's how to make the first border --
- Grab that punch!
(any size square will work - it's up to you!)
Punch out a square (or if you don't have a square punch just use your straight cutter to make 1x1 or 2x2 squares)
Then, simply, cut the square in half at one of the edges.
Do this with a couple different patterns - and then attach them to your
card how ever you fancy!
This is what I ended up with!
Next up is the Chevron border -
You'll need the punch again
and you'll need a piece of paper about 1.5 inches (or smaller - again this is just size preference)
Then you'll wanna stick the end in the punch just far enough
for one corner to punch out - see picture --
Punch that out and you'll have a piece of paper like this
Stick this end back into the punch less than .25 inch
and punch out again- see below
You'll end up with your first little shape and you'll
be ready to cut your next!
The end product is this ...
How easy was that? AND the paper is taking the spotlight the
whole time! LOVE LOVE that!
See you all back here tomorrow for another sneak peek and
I'll be revealing the new sets in all their glory --- AND you'll
be able to BUY!!!
See you tomorrow :)