Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How To Use A Square Punch To Make Chevron Pattern

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:


Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can find more design team projects on the My Creative Scrapbook site hereLinking to Tip Me Tuesday.

21 comments:

  1. lovelovelove...I'm such a visual person and love your tut! Your card is simply fantabulous:)

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  2. You do such great tutorials, Izzy. The chevron pattern is wonderful with the other elements. Love the little details too, especially the bit of "smoke" coming out of the chimney.

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  3. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeee the little house and LOVING how you made those chevrons!! Thanks for sharing that!!!

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  4. Love the card and thanks for the tip!!! I'll be using that.......

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  5. Beautiful Card and great tutorial.

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  6. First of all, GREAT card!! LOVE!!!

    Great minds think alike...was thinking about posting the same kind of tutorial for my upcoming project! LOL!! But I like yours better! LOL!! Wonderful colors too...just LOVE it!

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  7. What a fantastic idea!!! :) Love all those colors/patterns! :)

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  8. That card is adorable! Great use of a square punch.

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  9. Love how you cut the chevrons. I'll have to try that

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  10. I love it! I had a total "Why didn't I think of that?!" moment reading your tutorial!

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  11. Ooh! I love that card. Great use of a square punch. I do tips on Tuesdays, too.

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  12. Seriously awesome! Now, I need to go shopping for some punches- LOL

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  13. Brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing that!

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  14. Thanks! I'll use this next time I have a project like my chevron bull wall art.

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