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Back to Basics Border

Hello!

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.

Tammy McEwen, Creative Memories Picket Fence Layout, Border Maker System

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:

STEP ONE

  • Use graphic paper as the background and place photos edge to edge in the center of the paper.

STEP TWO

  • 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

Tammy McEwen, Creative Memories Picket Fence Layout, Border Maker System Sketch

 

STEP THREE

  • 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

STEP FOUR

  • 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!
Tammy

PS – Here is the BONUS layout… can you spot the Picket Fence Border?

Tammy McEwen, Creative Memories Picket Fence Layout, Border Maker System


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2 thoughts on “Back to Basics Border”

  1. Hi Tammy,  I am going do this page, as soon as I get to my craft room. Have paid some bills first… Ha Ha Ha Hope your easter was great. Sending HugsRuth

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