Hello, scrapbooking friends! We at SEI Crafts are thrilled to be guest blogging here on the Creating Keepsakes blog. Today, we would like to share an amazing technique we think you’ll love: embellishing your scrapbooking layouts using pretty handmade patchwork chevrons—and, of course, we have a giveaway!
Handmade Patchwork Chevrons
We used papers and embellishments from our Field Notes collection to create this layout. The inspiration to create the patchwork chevron design came from a technique we teach in one of our classes. It’s a great, simple way to use paper to add dimension to your layout.
There are so many possibilities for using this technique, depending on what size you make your papers and how you arrange the design. This is the original design that inspired us. Notice how we did one row on this layout and gradated the colors across the layout.
Friend by SEI Crafts.
Ready to learn how to use this technique?
Here is a simple tutorial to show you how:
- Cut several 1 1/2″ x 3″ strips of double-sided patterned paper. We used 14 pieces for the “Perfect” layout above.
- Take the top left corner and fold it down to the bottom edge. Then fold the bottom right corner to the top edge. Fold about half of your pieces this way, depending on your design. We folded eight like this for the “Perfect” layout.
- For the rest of your pieces, fold the bottom left corner to the top edge. Then fold the top right corner to the bottom edge. We folded six like this for our design.
- Place adhesive on the back of each piece. Now for the fun part, arranging your design! Enjoy trying something new by mixing up your colors and placing the rows right next to each other, or follow our pattern to create a patchwork chevron look.
Would you like to win the class kit (including papers, embellishments, & instructions) that inspired this technique? Great, because we are giving one away! To enter, leave a comment here telling us if you’ve been caught up in the chevron trend lately. Comments must be received by Monday, July 16th at 9:00 am (MDT). Good luck!
Thank you for joining us today! You are welcome to stop by and say “hi” over at the SEI Lifestyle blog anytime.
P.S. Did you know that summer CHA is next week? CHA is the twice-yearly Craft & Hobby Association trade show, where scrapbooking manufacturers reveal their new lines. Watch the CK Facebook page for updates and product reveals throughout this week and next!
P.P.S. Mark your calendars, because CK Summer Camp 2012 is coming up! We’ll have prizes, challenges, and giveaways throughout the week July 23–27 both here and on the Club CK blog. Don’t miss it!
Congratulations to our winner!
Keesha: I <3 Chevron!!! This is awesome!
Watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.