A square punch is one of my favorite tools for papercrafting. It’s so quick, easy and versatile. I have square punches in several sizes, both plain and with scalloped edges. Today, I’m going to show you how I used a square punch to make a chevron pattern.
Here’s my finished card:
I used the Escape collection from Little Yellow Bicycle, which was featured in the September kit at My Creative Scrapbook. I loved this house chipboard in the kit and built my card around that theme.
To start, I pulled out three patterned papers and punched several squares from each.
Next, I cut each square in half, diagonally, to make triangles. To start the chevron pattern, I made two rows of triangles, placing them back to back with the points down on the bottom row and the points up on the top row. The top and bottom row are offset to give a zig zag pattern.
Once I had the first zig zag pattern with the grey paper, I filled in the empty spaces like puzzle pieces above and below the chevron with the red and yellow triangles. Now, I had a fun chevron pattern for my card, which I stitched onto a white cardstock panel.
I added the chipboard house, clouds and sentiment then adhered the panel to a black card base to complete the card.
Here's a closeup of the completed project: