Grid Design Frame Tutorial by Diana Waite


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Continuing with grid-based designs, Diana Waite (Blog: Diana Waite | Instagram: @dianawaite3 | Pinterest: @dianaw3) has a quilt-inspired step-by-step photo tutorial to share today!

Supplies: Ensemble Paper (366827) – Plus One, Companion Paper (366824) – Plus One, Soulmate (366818) – Plus One, Buddy Paper (366812) – Plus One, Co-Pilot (366810) – Plus One, Counterpart (366807) – Plus One, Party Of Two Paper (366815), Foam Dots (61709) – This To That, 2" Triangle Paper Punch (63123) – Knockouts, Neutrals Cardstock 12 x 12 (71252) – Cardstock, Wow! Metallic Glitter (366605) DIY Shop, Natural Match (366834) – Thickers, Fabric Brads (366852) – Plus One, Mini Washi Tape (366839) – Plus One, Us Puffy Stickers (366842) – Remarks, White Kal Barteski (366831) – Thickers

Diana Waite


1. Gather your supplies. I actually gathered more items than I needed because I knew what I wanted to create but wasn't sure how where my creativity would take me. 
2. I included in my supplies an old frame that has been sitting in my craft closet needing a home. This frame I decided to paint black as the black looked better with the paper included in my creation. So I spray painted that black and set it outside while I created the rest of my frame.
3. Using the 2" triangle punch I began punching squares – I punched 11 triangles of each color.
4. I cut my white cardstock down to an 8" x 10" size to fit my frame.
5. I began assembling my "quilt squares", I assembled the triangles together to form a hexagon shape adhering them lightly. I eyeballed the placement of where I wanted to begin and assembled them in a straight line. I then assembled the same shapes below and above the beginning line of hexagon shapes mixing the triangles up to give it an interesting feel. In assembling the hexagon shapes above and below the starting line I placed the middle triangle to touch the edges of the tips of the edge of the hexagon below/above it – this created a triangle and "white space". There was some overhang, I just trimmed that with a pair of scissors.
6. I wanted my frame to have some encouraging words on it so I cut a 3" x 4" piece of paper. I adhered the mini washi first lining them one on top of the other. I then started with the Y of the word today and wrote backwards to make sure there was enough space. I created the word by taking the natural colored Thickers and placing them on wax paper I covered them with a clear liquid adhesive. I then sprinkled my glitter on top of that and set it aside to dry.
7. To create the quilted look I sewed down each edge of each triangle. There is an EASY way to do this I promise! Most of the triangles are lined up in a straight line so by sewing diagonally you can cover all the triangles in that line. After finishing all of your sewing trim your thread. This does take some time but the look is SO worth it!
8. After my sewing was done I gently tapped my glitter letters to get rid of the excess and using the liquid adhesive I adhered them to the paper. I then embellished the rest of the paper. After that was done I placed pop dots on the back.
9. I removed the glass and I placed the finished product in the frame!  
I'm excited to surprise my mom with this fun little gift!