A Folded Scrapbook Border Done Twice

I love to share scrapbooking techniques that may look complicated but are actually easy to do! And the border idea that I’m sharing today is one of those techniques. At first glance, it may look like a lot of small pieces to cut, adhere and keep straight. But it’s really larger pieces that are folded to reveal the backside of the paper.

I also love to share different ways to use Creative Memories punches and border maker cartridges! For these borders, I used small, punched pieces to peek through the openings of my borders. You can use three pieces from one punch or cartridge or mix and match using two or three as I did.

To create my borders, I started with 2″ x 2″ squares and made small cuts and folds. I included punched pieces from cardstock and small strips cut with the 12-Inch Trimmer and Wave Blade.

For step-by-step instructions, please view my YouTube video.

For the layout above, I used paper and a few stickers from the Leave Nothing Behind Collection, Hot Fudge Cardstock and Brown Serif ABC/123 Letter Stickers. I also used the NEW White Memories Tabs as spaces to journal. My border includes pieces punched with the Polar Bear, Friendly Fish and Cardinals Border Punches and strips cut with the 12-Inch Trimmer with Wave Blade. These are all current items that are available through my Creative Memories website link.

For my second layout, I used paper, stickers and letter stickers from the current Tropic Time Collection with White Cardstock. I also used pieces punched with the retired Palm Tree Border Punch and the Original Border Maker System with the NEW Dolphin Border Maker Cartridge.

You can use this technique with many other border punches and border maker cartridges. Below are just a few additional ideas for you.

Thanks so much for visiting with me! Happy Scrapping!


Easy Mosaic Scrapbook Layout

Today I’m revisiting an old layout that I shared here a few years ago. I’ve created a demonstration video, and I’m using this technique for my monthly Technique Tuesday layout and challenge. I challenge all of you to use this technique to create a layout and share a photo of your layout into my #TechniqueTue 30 Album in Karyn’s Croppers on Facebook.

For this layout, I used the lovely Serene Waters Collection and paired it with Dark Sea Green Cardstock. I used the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut my photos and paper pieces and added border pieces that I punched with the Friendly Fish Border Punch. I finished the layout by adding some stickers, embellishments and pen details. All tools and materials are from Creative Memories.

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To create my layout, you’ll need:

(2) 12″ x 12″ sheets of tonal paper for your background
(2) 10-1/4″ x 9-3/4″ pieces of Dark Sea Green Cardstock
(2) 1-1/2″ x 6″ pieces of designer paper
(2) 1″ x 4″ pieces of designer paper
(2) 2-1/2″ x 4″ pieces of designer paper
(2) 6″ x 4″ photos
(4) 4″ x 6″ photos
12″ Trimmer
12″ Decorative Trimmer
Friendly Fish Border Punch
Repositionable Tape Runner
Foam Squares
Dual-Tip Pen

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For step-by-step instructions, please view my video on YouTube. I also appreciate your subscription to my YouTube channel.

Above is the layout that I created and shared in 2020. Please click here to view more photos of this layout and also some technique photographs.

I hope that you give this technique a try and share it on Karyn’s Croppers!

Have fun creating!

P.S. Don’t forget that FREE SHIPPING ends at Noon CT on September 9th.
PS. Don’t forget to register for my Virtual Croptoberfest Workshop on October 15th.