Hello friends! It’s Victoria, and I am back with a fun project featuring concentric shapes! This technique is a great way to add tons of dimension and interest to a scrapbook layout and is a good opportunity to use your paper scraps. 

So, what are concentric shapes? 

Supplies | Simple Stories Hello Today collection: collection kit, puffy stickers, sticker book, washi tape; Elle’s Studio My Star metal dies

In geometry, two or more shapes are considered concentric when they share the same center or axis. (Don’t worry, that is the end of our math lesson for today!) For this 8.5” x 11” layout, I used the My Star metal dies from Elle’s Studio and leftover scrap patterned paper from the Simple Stories Hello Today collection to create three concentric clusters of stars. Concentric shape clusters can be created using any shape—from circles, hearts, and hexagons!  

To begin, I die cut a set of stars using the metal dies and patterned paper scraps. Next, I positioned the stars in clusters, starting with the largest star, alternating the patterns for interest. To finish the concentric cluster, I adhered a foam square to the back of the smallest star for added dimension. Small puffy embellishments and stickers from the Hello Today collection were also added to each cluster for additional interest. Lastly, the concentric clusters were positioned in a visual triangle, framing the 3” x 4-inch photos.  

This design is perfect for any scrapbook project, in fact, you do not need metal dies to achieve this look! Shape punches, electronic cut files, and fussy cutting shapes by hand are all great ways to create shapes to create a concentric design.

Are you inspired to give concentric shapes a try? I sure hope so! Grab some supplies and experiment with this fun technique. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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