The One with the Folded Circles Tutorial

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

 For the March Garden Girl Gallery the theme was SHAPE UP YOUR SCRAPBOOKING and I had so much fun turning the most simple of shapes - the circle - into a fun and detailed focal point on my layout!
Here's how they came to be:
1) Gather your supplies: I chose the My Girl line by American Crafts, a 2 1/8" circle punch, and a ruler that is about 1" wide.
 2) Start punching circles from the patterned paper. It definitely helps to have double-sided papers because both sides will be seen!
 3) Admire your collection of circles!
 4) Take a ruler that is about 1" wide and place it in the center of a circle. Bend up the exposed sides of the circle over the ruler. Remove the ruler then press and crease the folded edges. You can either glue the edges down, stitch them down, or leave them popped up a bit for dimension!
5) Line up the pieces side-by-side in a row.
6) For the next row, tuck the pieces over then under (then repeat) the bottom edge of the first row.
 7) Now you've made a happy and fun border for your layouts, cards, and projects!
 If you get a chance to make a project using this circles technique, I'd love to see!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN