I hope everyone is staying well and enjoying a slower pace right now and finding new ways to connect with friends and family.
With many of us using up our stash, I have a flashback to the very first Border Maker Cartridge for you, combined with the newest graphic papers and Dot Pens!
I just LOVED the Glowing Gardens Paper Pack from Creative Memories, but sometimes find these graphic papers hard to use as they are just so detailed, and I am a simple scrapbooker. So, I found if you keep the layout simple, then the focus remains on the photos and the paper enhances the visual impact.
That is where I started with this layout. I used the graphic paper as the background, placed my four photos edge to edge in the center and used a strip of White Cardstock to give a visual break between the photos and the paper at the top of the page. Then, I searched my Border Maker and Border Punch collections to find just the right border for the bottom and found it was the Picket Fence Border that suited this layout the best! Imagine that!
See below for instructions on how to create this layout and I’ve also included a photo of another recent layout I’ve created using the Beneath the Pines Collection – can you spot the Picket Fence Border?
BACK TO BASICS BORDER:
- Use graphic paper as the background and place photos edge to edge in the center of the paper.
- Cut a 1/4″ x 12” strip of cardstock and place at the top of the photo grouping
- Use the Border Maker System to cut a Picket Fence Border.
- Cut strip of decorative Paper 5/8” x 12” and weave through the Picket Fence Border (TIP: use the Creative Memories Multipurpose Tool to help guide the paper through)
- Adhere Picket Fence border to the bottom of the photo grouping
- Cut a tag using the 3 in 1 Tag Maker
- Use the fine point of the Dot Pens to stitch the edge of the tag
- Cut a 1/8” x 12” strip of decorative paper, tie the tag to the Picket Fence border and adhere
- Add a title, stickers, embellishments and journaling
So, what do you think? Can you imagine creating a layout like this? Could you swap out the Picket Fence for a different border shape? This has so many possibilities! You can create this layout in a snap!
Happy, Happy Scrapbooking!
PS – Here is the BONUS layout… can you spot the Picket Fence Border?