Chevron Strips

by Julie Hoffman

Learn how to create chevron strips without a die.


  • Scoring tool

  • 1" x 5" Cardstock strip

  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Cut cardstock to 1" x 5 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Score cardstockr at 1/2" down the length of the paper.

  3. Step 3

    Score cardstock every 1/2" across the width of the paper.

  4. Step 4

    Cut the paper from the bottom corner to the middle score line, removing triangle shapes along the length of the paper.

  5. Step 5

    Rotate paper at 90 degrees and cut opposite triangles.

  6. Step 6 (Optional)

    Cut the chevrons every 1 inch from the strip to use as individual chevrons.

  7. Step 7 (Optional)

    Adhere chevrons to your project.



  1. Try different cardstock widths:

    Use the same scoring distance as the width of your cardstock. This samples shows chevron strips created out of 3/4" wide cardstock.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Chevron Strips. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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So easy, thank you! You could use pencil lines instead for a different look.
Marianne Scott-Boddendijk  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 2:39 AM
Super tutorial...thanks so much for've inspired me for a few clean and simple masculine cards I need to make !!
Lynn H. aka Lynnpenguin  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 3:58 AM
I love all the tutorials that are shown, they are all great. I have printed them all out and put them into a folder, so that I have something to look at if I want to do different techniques. Thank you. Jen grin
Jennifer Swandells  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 4:48 AM
Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
Debbi  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 5:26 AM
Neat idea if you don't have the di to cut you zig-zags
Linda Armstrong  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 5:31 AM
Such a great idea and it will be great for all types of cards; thanks for sharing.
Pam Schwartz  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 5:50 AM
Wow, so simple! They look great on the card. TFS
Dorothy  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 5:53 AM
This is awesome ! Thanks!
Angeline  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 5:54 AM
Thank you. Love the clean lines and pretty card this easy trick made.
prissequito  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 5:58 AM
Hi Julie, this is a great tutorial and one of yours I've tried. Remember, I lost one of my chevron strips from my table and never found it again. grin
Good to see you here sharing this tutorial.
Benzi  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 6:07 AM
Great idea! If making many of one color, we could score first and then cut the strips.
Eileen Thiessen  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 6:14 AM
Really great tutorial! Love your card! I needed something that can be adapted to any event and is clean and simple!
Edith Demshar  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 6:31 AM
Julie, This is such a gift to so many people. before I was in a position to purchase what I wanted, I learned how to make so many things from "scratch". I am pleased to learn how to do this and although I retired form 42 years of nursing, I would not have figured this out. A heartfelt thank you, Blessings, Carole
Carole Robb Bisson  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 6:32 AM
I love this tutorial and simple technique for something so cool! Chevrons are so "in" right now, and this is such an easy way to make them as an embellishment, for use in a couple of different ways. Thanks for sharing!
Stacy  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 6:34 AM
Excellent tutorial. Chevrons are so in right now and now we can have them so easily. thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Carol Ann Ater  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 6:41 AM
Great idea. I love watching the video's it helps to make it much easier to understand than just written instructions.
Linda  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 7:21 AM
So smart!!!!!
Susan Myrick  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM
I was so excited to see project. I have been wondering how they were made. The video made this very clear. Thanks
mary rishavy  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 8:22 AM
HUGE congrats on the guest design for the tutorial, Julie! What an awesome idea and tutorial! Love this!
Virginia Lu  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Many thanks for this idea
Just the thing for using up left over strips of card.
Valerie Balshaw  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM

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