Summer School 2018: Repetition

One of our perennial favorites around here is our Summer School series. Understanding and internalizing different design concepts allows you to bring your ideas to life. With a little practice, these ideas will quickly become intuitive, leading your card designs to come together with minimal effort. Over the course of this week, we’ll bring you videos and projects designed to help you understand these basic principles and incorporate them into your own crafting.

Repetition reinforces a theme within your projects. Switching things up — either by introducing another color or including an unexpected element into a recognizable pattern, keeps the overall look interesting.

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s instructor is My Favorite Things Design Team member Karolyn Loncon. Click HERE or simply watch the video below to learn two different ways that Karolyn put repetition to work in her card making.

Both stamps and Die-namics are ideal for achieving the principle of repetition and Karolyn has shared some great tips for ensuring the repeated elements are properly aligned…is your mind swirling with potential designs?

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got prizes! Using today’s lesson, create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it using the link below.

All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on July 12. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Friday, July 13.

As a Summer School student, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Complete today’s homework and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from each day’s InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video.
  • To be eligible to win the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School: Session 1 by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

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We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations!

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Comments (25)

  • AndreaH

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    I have to say all the cards on the repetition posts are brilliant. I just want to thank all of the entrants for sharing their talent with us. I’ve had some great inspiration from you guys. THANKYOU very much. Xx (Andrea, I’m still a novice) xx

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  • Donna

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    Very informative and great cards!

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  • Ishani

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    Oh this lesson is so doable! I love the interest it created !

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  • Zippy

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    This one was more challenging than I thought it would be. I like that it really made me think.

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  • Terrie D.

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    What great cards! This is definitely something I want to try soon 🙂

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  • Josmary flores

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    I’m learning so much with all this challenges. I will def. Try this more often

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  • Deborah Skluzak

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    Love this look. Can’t wait to get started.

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  • Vijaylaxmi Siyal

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    Super fun way to add interest to cards.. thanks for sharing the video ❤✌

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  • Angie B

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    Darling cards!! Great tips! I really like how you used post-it note tape to get the bandaids all in a row!

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  • Gina Bivens

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    This was fun!!Gotta chance to use a new die set

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  • Bev Page

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    Hi Karolyn. Loved your tutorial on repetition and your cards were super cute. Also, all the ladies who entered did a fabulous job – well done! I will use this great idea on my cards, as the result is great and I love the look repetition gives. TFS.

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  • Miesje Flach

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    Yay – day 3 is in! I love your samples.

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  • Kelly S

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    I love this idea! Such a bold and bright focal point idea this is! And the cards are so darling ♥

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  • Becca Yahrling

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    These cards are both so cute! Love the rainbow
    of bandaids.

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  • Jill D

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    This is so fun. I look forward to the homework.

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  • Lindarub

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    Having fun doing my homework.

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    Love how this looks. Those bandaids are such pretty colors…. Nicely done.

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  • SentSue

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    Loving Summer School! Thank you.

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  • Pamela

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    I’ve repeated images using bright colors but never thought to repeat sentiments. Great idea.

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  • SMayer

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    Ooooh, one of my favorite techniques.

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  • terrie rodrigue

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    Both cards turned out really nice…something somewhat simple but what a great idea.
    thanks for sharing the technique…..

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  • Dee Earnshaw

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    these cards are awesome – thanks for the ideas:)

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  • Jill A Figley

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    Those cards are so cute! I can’t wait to get started on my homework, and it’s not every day that someone would want to say that…lol!

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