Hi and welcome back! This “French Braid Paper Technique” can be used for so many different paper crafting projects. It’s simple and can use up all those small designer series paper scraps. Once done, your project will look just like a patch work “french braid” hence the name.
Here’s the “HOW TO:”
For this project the new Stampin’ Up! Love Blossoms DSP Stack was used. The pad of DSP measures 6″ x 6″, so it’s perfect for the strips needed for this. As I mentioned if you have scraps laying around the house, use those up.
1.First cut ten or fifteen strips at 1/2″ x 6″. Depending on your project you may want to make the strips longer and cut out more if needed.
2. The following pictures show how to lay and adhere the strips.
I used three different patterns, but any number of patterns can be used. I knew I wanted to cut a heart out, so I used Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.
3. Once the strips are adhered and you have covered enough surface area, place the die you would like to cut out over your strips and run it through the BIG Shot. For this card I used the Hearts Collection Framelits.
4. The Rose Red card base was cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
5. The Crumb Cake layer was cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″
6. The Whisper White layer was cut at 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
7. On the bottom right hand corner of the card stamp “My Valentine” from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set in Rose Red Ink
8. Everything was layered and adhered as shown snd three It’s My Party Melon Mambo Enameled Dots were used in two corners..
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