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August Moon Circular Tile Pattern Tutorial by Becky Olsen

by Becky Olsen | March 20, 2012

Hi crafty friends!

Becky here to share a fun tutorial on building your own "tile" pattern using a basic circle punch, a ruler, a dry adhesive runner and some beautiful August Moon paper!(sewing machine is optional)

Punch 13

Start with a large circle punch, working in a larger scale to build the sheet is easier, and then once you get the hang of it, try it in a few different sizes on different project types. I am really excited to try this in some of my card making  :o)

Punch a circle from a plain piece of paper.

Punch 1

Fold the paper in half and then in half again so the circle is in four quarters.

Punch 2

Set the paper back inside the punch on the bottom and use a permanent marker to make marks where the folds are on each quarter of the circle.

Punch 3

Punch a circle from your patterned paper and then insert the paper into the punch just to where each edge intersects with two of the quarter marks. Note where the green arrows are pointing to the permanent marks on the punch. Repeat for the other three sides of the circle and then do quite a few more if you want to cover a large area like a 12" x 12" scrapbook page.

Punch 4

To begin "tiling" on the scrapbook page, use a ruler, an erasable pencil then draw lines from corner to corner so you have a large "X" on the page.

Punch 5

Adhere with a dry adhesive runner, the first four of the "tiles" on each of the lines where they form an "X". Continue laying out the "tiles" corner to corner in an x, building circles as you go. Work in a concentric pattern so that all of the pieces fit together, if you work on just one line the rest of the page won't necessarily line up as the punches are quite close in shape, but not perfect.

Punch 7

Note how the tips of each of the "tiles" intersects with the line and with each other.

Punch 6

This is what my design looked like when I was done laying it out.

Punch 8

I love the look of machine stitching and so off I went stitching through the centers of each of the "tiles"

Punch 9

It looks so quilt like and the texture is so yummy to me!! Now it is ready to become a page!

Punch 10

I added some fussy cut flowers, a border from the gorgeous silver die cut and stitched the photo so it would be a pocket to hold some hidden journaling.

Punch 11

I am so happy with this project, the geometric combined with the soft fussy cut is so appealing to me, and it helps tell the story of the picture perfectly.

If you do try this technique, please leave me a link here on this post to where you have posted the project so I can come visit and leave some love for you!

Enjoy your August Moon!


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