We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Circles squared .....

is the subject of my demo for the Ashtead Club on Wednesday.  These Christmas cards are very easy to make, but look really effective.  Change the paper to something non-festive to create a birthday card.

Take nine 2 inch circles cut from one-sided Christmas patterned paper, fold in half - but don't crease all the way across, just pinch the edges.  Do the same again, folding the opposite way.  You should now have 4 small creases on each quarter of the circle (easily seen from the white side).  Make 4 straight folds between each small crease - folding towards the patterned side - thus creating a square.

Different sized cards can be accommodated by changing the number of circles used, such as 4 circles for a small square, or 6 circles for an A6 card.

When mounted onto a card, the white edges form a pleasing pattern.  Add glitter, card candy, or anything else that rings your Christmas bell!


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