July’s main kit, Mind the Gap, comes with a main kit stamp that looks like an open circle border. I think this is my favorite Studio Calico stamp to date, probably because it reminds me of a quilt pattern.
Inspired by this stamp, I recreated this image with paper for one of my layouts, and for an insider tip today, wanted to share this easy process with a quick tutorial for you.
First, start by punching several circles out of double sided patterned paper. I used the Picnic pattern from the Countryside Collection.
After punching your circles, it’s just a matter of folding over a corner at an equal distance on both sides, and layering them together. Remember, the outside circle only needs to be folded once.
After you have created all of your shapes, adhere the back of them on your layout. In the past I have sewed these down, but it makes a fun alternative to the ruffle or floral border, so this time, I let the flaps flip up.
Layer a few rows together, and you can come up with a fun design, this one in honor of Independence Day in the US. I’m out of veneer stars, so went with white cardstock and a Fiskars punch. Kraft cardstock is a standard base, trimmed for a card size of 4.25 x 5.5”. Wouldn’t it be great if I had kraft colored star stickers to use for this card? Maybe I could Huey them. Maybe not?