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Try Angles: 15 Paper Crafting Projects with Triangles

This post is brought to you by Martha Bonneau from MugsyBoo.


 

When you see a design trend in fashion or home decor, chances are you will begin to start seeing it as a trend in crafting as well. The geometric pattern trend has been around for a few seasons…geometric patterns can be found on clothing and accessories as well as home décor accents. From scarves and jewelry to shelving and pillows, triangles are everywhere. It’s no wonder we would see the geometric design trend make its way into paper crafting as well. The more I surf blogs, on-line galleries and Pinterest, the more I see this trend surface on DIY craft projects. Although I have seen circles, diamonds and other angular shapes on projects lately, perhaps the most popular shape to use as a design element is the triangle. This simple 3-sided shape can have big impact when used in multiples on cards, scrapbook layouts, and even gift wrap.

 

Start With A Stamp

triangle stamp pic

If you don’t have any triangle embellishments or patterned paper in your stash and want to jump on this trend, let’s start by making a triangle stamp. Follow one of these simple tutorials and you will be able to add triangles to your next paper crafting project in no time. All of these tutorials are beginner level so don’t be intimidated by the idea of making a stamp, plus they all use supplies that most crafters already have on hand.

Carved Eraser Stamp

DIY Craft Foam Stamp

Potato Triangle Stamp

Pencil Eraser Stamp

 

Just like there are 3 sides to a triangle, I am sharing 3 different sides to the triangle trend. From cards to DIY paper crafts to scrapbook layouts, here are 15 different ways that the triangle can be incorporated into your projects.

 

Side 1: Cards

 

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Smile Card

Happy Day Card

Geometric Tree Card

Magazine Page Greeting Card

Hooray Card

 

 

Side 2: Paper Crafts

 

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 Trendy Triangle Tags

DIY Triangle Boxes

Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes

Geometric Stamp Gift Wrap

Geometric Wall Art

 

 

Side 3: Scrapbook Layouts

 

triangle LO pic

Triangle Layout Tutorial

Layered Triangles Layout

Die Cut Triangles Layout

Triangle Background Tutorial

Shape Challenge Layout

 

 

 

Have you used triangles on a paper crafting project? What did you make?