Single Chevron Happy Birthday

Single Chevron Happy Birthday

Here is another card I made using the chevron fold as my focal element. Different paper, different direction, different look.

I used two-sided origami paper which was super easy to fold (obviously – lol!). I used that for the mat and greeting as well. White card stock was used for the front panels and base.

I used my score board to emboss the vertical lines and then adhered an embossed panel (Cuttlebug Swiss Dots) in the empty space.

The greeting was cut with the “Doodle Happy Birthday” die from Poppy Stamps. The origami paper is pretty thin so, before I die cut from it, I used double sided Super Tacky Tape to attach card stock to the back of the paper and more Super Tacky Tape to the back of the card stock to make my greeting into sturdy stickers.

Here is the video I watched showing how to do this technique. I actually had to make my (white) front panel a smidge bigger than the size given in the tutorial as my last folded piece hung over the edge a bit. (This happened on my first chevron card as well. For that one, I trimmed the last folded piece a little to make it fit.) I found that the (1 x 2 1/2 inch) folded pieces fit better if my base was 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches (instead of 5 1/4 x 4 inches). As a result, the mat/border is now super skinny (1/16 inch on all sides). Maybe I just need more practice positoning the folded pieces…

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8 thoughts on “Single Chevron Happy Birthday

  1. I really like this version a lot and that is beautiful paper you used for the chevron fold. It’s a lovely card design!


  2. The paper you’ve used is lovely and works beautifully for the design. Love the embossed piece with the addition of scoring. It looks all of a piece and until I read your description I thought that it was. I am going to try this technique for sure as it is different and works well for many ideas.


  3. Beautiful color choice and really like the single chevron fold. The YouTube from Connie Stewart was great. I really like how you switched up the design and orientation on this one.


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