Opposite Corners Technique
I am always looking for something fresh and new to use in my crafting….but I also LOVE for it to be easy and have that Wow factor! This technique does just that, so I wanted to share it with you today!!!
See that gorgeous floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the background on these cards? It is from our Flowers for Every Season Suite. The cool background effect is achieved by using a circle punch to punch out opposite corners, then flip them over for the coordinating pattern, and placing them back into the holes. So simple and fun, don’t you think!? One trick that I figured out to keep my circles the same size was to mark my 2 1/4 in. circle punch with guides-
To do this, I punched out a circle from plain ‘ole copy paper. Then, I folded it in half, then in half again. I unfolded it and placed it back into the punch where I could see those four folds in the paper. I then took a Sharpie and marked 3 of them- those are the little blue dots in the photo above. These became my guide as I put my DSP in to punch. Line up the corner and the two sides with those dots, and you will get a nice symmetrical piece that when flipped will fit back into the space beautifully!
I had so much fun making these cards! Ronda Wade’s Ridiculously Awesome stamp set has quickly become a favorite. And the Square Vellum Doilies added just the right touch!
Since this DSP comes in the 6×6 size, there were some cute strips leftover to go inside the card. And because I got carried away and wanted to play with new Christmas products, here is another fun card with the same technique-
This card features the ‘Tis the Season DSP and the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set. I cut out the bells from a scrap of DSP leftover for the ones in the corner. Can’t you see so many possibilities with this fun technique??! (and I forgot who posted this originally- if it was you, PLEASE let me know so that I can give you credit!!)
And the shapes don’t have to be circles! You can use dies and punches of all different shapes in the opposite corners to achieve a similar look. My suggestion is that you make two cards at a time if not using circles. Place your DSP back to back (or same sides together) and punch both at the same time. That way, the shapes from the back piece will fit perfectly into the front piece, and vice versa.
September Paper Pumpkin
I just wanted to remind you about our Subscription program called Paper Pumpkin. I am so, so excited about this kit!!! To be transparent, I would always suspend my PP subscription for this month because I had no need for Halloween projects. BUT, this year, the kit is themed around pumpkins and has options for Fall, Harvest, and Thanksgiving, as well as Halloween so you can choose!! Look closely at the picture and you can see some of them. I can’t wait to get this kit and see what can be created with it! If you are interested, click the Paper Pumpkin button on the right to learn more.
May you create beautiful things-