When I find a diagonally-striped cardstock, I immediately want to cut the paper into strips and build a chevron pattern. The gorgeous, striped paper in the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper sent me down that path for just a moment – and then I decided to mix it up a bit. I opted for a “deconstructed chevron pattern” – I’ll tell you how to build this later in my post. Let’s start with my card:
The Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper is filled to the brim with fun and gorgeous patterns that are perfect for your Christmas projects – and beyond! Six of the patterns can be used well after the last Christmas decorations have been packed away – I love the versatility of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers! Here’s look at the colors and patterns in the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper:
To build a chevron pattern with a uniformly-striped diagonal pattern, I cut some strips along one side of the paper (imagine we start on the left side of a square paper) and then cut strips along another (if we cut the first strips along the left side, we will cut along the top with our second strips). Those strips can be alternately positioned to build a chevron pattern on a card. Here’s a sample from a project I have previously shared (you can click on the photo if you want to see my original post for this project):
Instead of gluing the strips into a single panel like the card above, I positioned the strips on today’s card loosely on the focal panel and glued them down, allowing them to be offset from each other a little bit).
Once I positioned the panels exactly where I wanted them on the Pear Pizzazz panel (no glue at the time), I used Post-It Tape to hold them in place, flipped them over and added Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then glued them down. The Post-It Tape allowed me to hold the panels in place while I added the glue and centered them on the panel. Here’s a look:
The “thank you” on my card is pulled from the Peaceful Cabin stamp set, another stamp set that’s useful past the Christmas season. Isn’t it beautiful?! I framed the sentiment with a gorgeous cutout from the Encircled in Beauty Dies, new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog. I added a layer of Vellum (it’s glued to the Encircled in Beauty cutout to show the dots that are part of the die. Here’s a closer look:
While the Encircled in Warmth stamp set in the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog was designed to coordinated with this set of dies, there are so many other stamp sets that also coordinate. Some count images, and one cuts a beautiful pattern INTO the paper (the one on the left below). Here’s a look at the incredible Encircled in Beauty Dies:
The diagonally striped panels from the the Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper are Old Olive and Evening Evergreen. There’s a thin strip of lighter Old Olive in the paper that looks an awful lot like Pear Pizzazz, so I positioned my panels on a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. If you like this gorgeous green mix of Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Evening Evergreen as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Peaceful Cabin Papers: Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper, Evening Evergreen, Pear Pizzazz, Vellum Cardstock, Thick Basic White Inks: Evening Evergreen Accessories: Encircled in Beauty Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you like the project I have shared with you today and that it inspires you to make something amazing this weekend. ♥
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