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MAN-day Monday – Chevron Birthday Love

This week’s MANday Monday carries on with my love of notecards. I just love their ittybitty style! And for this weeks masculine card I have also decided to work with chevrons.

Chevron patterns are very hot at the moment, very a la mode in the crafting world. Theres something about their zigityzagity nature that makes them seem masculine to me.

I didn’t have any chevron papers but I chose a page from the We R Memory Keepers Hippiyty Hoppity stack which had solid stripes in a variety of gorgeous colours, and by cutting strips of this paper you can make your own chevron effect.

`The trick is to cut at a 45 degree angle to the stripes, I used my cutting mat as a guide, first cutting across the diagonal of the grid marks, then turning my paper so that the edge lined up with the vertical grid lines. Then i cut at 1cm intervals.

I used a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper, first cutting into the bottom left corner, then i repeated this on the bottom right – this makes sure you have both the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ in order to make the chevron shape.

I love the way the bright chevrons stand out against the kraft background. All it needed was a little greeting – so I turned to these Hero Arts Sparkle stamps.

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