By Jennifer Gormly
Borders, whether they be
horizontal or vertical, can help shape your
scrapbooking pages and reflect the mood you
wish to create. They are also one of the easiest
ways to embellish your pages. There is a wide
range of border stickers available on the market,
making it even easier for us to add that special
touch to our pages.
This layout uses Provocraft
Yellow Swirl paper, Blue cardstock, Yellow cardstock,
eyelash fibre and
Suzy's Zoo Baby Borders stickers.
This sticker sheet features two of each border.
To recreate this layout,
begin by matting your photo first on yellow
cardstock and then on blue cardstock. Next,
place your two border stickers on blue cardstock
and cut. When cutting, leave a frame around
your sticker but follow the contour of the sticker.
Also make sure you make them long enough to
fit across the whole page. When you are done,
glue them in place.
You are now going to use
the extra borders to create embellishments for
the rest of the page. Begin by cutting out shapes
from the spare cloud border and space them around
your page. I also mounted them on cardstock
for extra depth.
To make the tag, you will
need a tag cut from blue cardstock, several
small squares of yellow cardstock and a strip
of your remaining character border sticker approximately
4 inches long. Position your yellow squares
on the tag. When you are happy with your arrangement,
glue them down and trim the excess hanging over
the edges of your tag. Place your sticker on
top, making sure it is centred. Punch a hole
in the top of the tag and thread your fibre
To finish off your layout,
simply glue your photo and tag in place. If
you wish, you can also write a name and/or date
in one of the squares on your tag.
Border stickers are one of
the most common embellishments used in scrapbooking,
but that doesn't mean they have to look common.
They look great along the sides of your pages,
but don't forget you can cut them up to make
your own embellishments too!
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