Monday, January 30, 2012

DIY chevrons

Here is a little something I made for Scrapbook Express newsletter few weeks ago.A little tutorial how to make your own chevrons that are so popular now.
Start with cutting the paper into squares using paper trimmer or square punch. Mine are 1"x1". Cut them diagonally into 2 triangles using paper trimmer or scissors.

Adhere the triangles to the background paper as shown in the picture. Continue with the same color or choose another one.

After I covered 6"x7" paper with chevrons I trimmed it to 4.5"x6.5", rounded the corners and used it as a background for my simple and happy card. The flower and the label are cut with the dies from the Lifestyle Crafts Wildflower gift set.

 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), dies and diecut machine (Lifestyle Crafts), jewel (Jo-Ann), letter stickers (Authentique), corner punch (Fiskars)

Reminder: 2 more days to enter the C.H.A. challenge at Scrap It Girl. I already saw several great entries and would love to see more! 


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Maya! But gluing down all those bitty pieces would drive me insane!

  2. Fantastic tutorial Maya!! I love the card... great colors!!!

  3. Thanks Maya. I've seen a few different ways to do chevrons, but none of them I liked. Your idea is very doable and easier. I am excited to give it a try!

  4. Wow, this is gorgeous Maya! Such a great technique!

  5. You sure are clever!! I don't have the patience for that, but I sure do love the outcome.. it's most fabulous Maya!! So happy you linked up with us over at Paper Issues!!

  6. Very pretty tag! Great tutorial too!