Studio Calico Technique Video: Creating Chevron Borders

Hello there!

I have a new video to share with you. This one I did for Studio Calico using their new January Kit called County Fair and some add-on kits. I show an easy way to create chevron (zig zag borders). These are fun to create and would work on cards or scrapbook pages.

Give it a try – it is easier than it looks! :)

Winners! We have winners. The three lucky folks getting spots in Clean & Simple Card Making are Cardcrazed (karen G), Sharon M. and Maggie Haroldson. Yay!

53 CommentsCards, How-To, Studio Calico, Videos

  1. Carol Perry

    What stunning cards. Never have tried this and the look is so great. Thanks for the video.

  2. Kathy

    So fun! Thanks Jennifer!

  3. Fun cards, Jennifer! Love the patterns and colors you used! :)

  4. Aundria B.

    Love this technique – great for using up all those scraps and for making quick CAS cards. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Sheri E.

    I watched this last night on the SC blog and pinned it to go back to later. Love the idea. So pretty. Thank-you!

  6. Wow, TFS!
    Congratulations to the winners!

  7. Sharon M.

    Wow! I won! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I can’t believe it! I am so excited to start class! This is such a great gift right now too. It is truely appreciated!

  8. I like this technique. Thanks for the idea!

  9. Heidi

    Beautiful card.

  10. Tracey Kuzniak

    Such fun and bright cards….LOVE them!!! I so need to try this techbique…THANKS for the inspiration!!

  11. Betty M

    You make everything look so easy – that I am going to try this technique. It looks like so much fun. Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us – you truly have a gift to create and inspire.

  12. bethann d

    always learn something from you. this is a great technique.

  13. Brenda

    This is such a great idea – I can already see it on a layout! Thanks for sharing it and for the video – seeing you do it made me realize how easy it really is.

  14. Wow! Beautiful set of cards, that is a super cool technique!

  15. Judy

    I love this chevron border; thanks for the step by step tutorial! Happy
    New Year to you and your family.

  16. Dixie

    Gave this a try last night! Will post a pic in the Clean and Simple preclass gallery. It was fun!

  17. Priscilla from CA

    Great technique…thanks for sharing!

  18. SherylH

    Now isn’t that the easiest way to make a chevron — will have to give this a try!

  19. barbara lassiter

    Wow! Love the looks of this! Thanks for a great video!

  20. Nina W

    Loved the idea, very clever! Thanks for sharing.

  21. LOVE the card!! THANKS for sharing and for the AWESOME tutorial video!! Have a FABULOUS NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND!! =)

  22. Marilyn C. Lojek

    Congrats to the winners. Thanks for sharing the chevron idea. Really cool and easy! Woo Hoo! Have a great 2012 and I hope you get all you wish for and need in 2012.

  23. Mubeena

    Such a great idea, thanks for sharing. I’m going to have to try this tonite!

  24. cher

    so very cute and man ..u make it look easy! ty again!

  25. Sheila H

    Fantastic technique and beautiful cards!

  26. Wow, I can’t wait to give this a try. You really made it look so easy.

  27. I LOVE this technique! AWESOME! I am thinking this would be a great “travel” project, like on an airplane.
    Thanks so much for sharing it on a video, that helped a LOT!
    Susan

  28. Carol ann Ater

    Great technique that looks to be a lot of fun to process….tomorrow morning. Thanks Jennifer

  29. janet Wilson

    Wow, simply brilliant :o )

    Congratulations to the winners!!

  30. gorgeous technique and so so useful… Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  31. fabulous technique. thank you so much for the video, Jennifer! love love your cards!

  32. Jennifer, what a stunning set of cards! I love the chevron design and gorgeous mix of pps that you used! Thanks for the brilliant video!

  33. Cathy

    What a fun border idea! Thanks, Jennifer!

  34. The chevron borders is a wower! When used in a card and complimented with the button and twine it looked stunning! Love the details of the card. The video is also remarkable. The audio is clear.

  35. Kelley

    I’m digging through my paper to start cutting strips! Thank you for another idea.

  36. Janine

    I love the look of this card—and you make it seem so easy to do!! I would have never thought to place the strips of paper down on the scrap paper the way you did to create this look. In fact, if I had seen this card without the instructions, there is no way I would have ever attempted to achieve it as this is not the way I would have gone about it. In other words, if there is a long way to do it, I would have found it….lol Also, on a side note, I want to tell you how much I appreciate the quality of your videos—not just the content but also everything about the presentation. I can always count on the volume levels being the same (and not jumping out of my skin when the video starts), there’s no annoying intro music or blabbering about stuff that has nothing to do with nothing over what the video is about. Thank you for getting it right every single time =)

  37. Què hi tinc jo a veure, digueu-me homes,
    amb les espases i les batalles?
    L’única estrella que prenc per guia
    és la del gaudi i de la música.
    Feliç any 2012 !!

  38. I LOVED this video so much that I have already tried the technique. You are an amazing teacher. Thank you so very much for all of the techniques I have learned from you and all of the inspiration you have given to me.

  39. Becky

    Awesome idea! What kind of tape runner were you using?

  40. Vicki

    I really like your videos, very clear and concise. Wanted to try the chevron technique with scraps. It turned out to be VERY time-consuming, and harder than it looks. But made neat cards. I used 4 black and white patterned papers.
    A suggestion: Use sticker paper instead of using your tape roller.

    • Denise Adams

      I totally concur w/ Vicky!! I love the look of these cards & tried it over the weekend. It took me over two hours!! Glad it wasn’t just me!! Now that I’ve done it, it should be easier next time!!

  41. Lucy

    Ditto on the kudos everyone else posted. It will be a good project to do while watching TV — at least cutting the strips part. It lends itself to any occasion just by changing the papers. Great tips along the way, as always.

  42. thanks for the video! It turned out great. I definitely want to learn this technique. I also see you are a designer for Hero Arts. Love their stamps and glad I found your blog to see project ideas. Thanks again.

  43. Thanks for the technique video – I had seen the cards and wondered how you did the Chevron.

  44. Teri

    You are my hero. Love. Like a ton.

  45. I thought i was so over Chevron until I just found this…. I can’t believe how completely fresh and cool it looks like this.

  46. Love, love, love this technique. I had a lot of fun cutting paper strips and making chevron borders. Hope to have a picture of my creation on my blog before the end of the week.

    Thanks for the excellent share.

  47. What a wonderful technique Jennifer. Thank you for making it look so easy. I will have to give it a try.

  48. Sharon

    wow, these cards are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the video–I can’t wait to make some!

  49. Kathi Z

    Great tutorial! I love this technique…it is very well done. Thanks very much for sharing!

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