Thursday, April 30, 2009

More DIY Border Punch Styles with Common Scrapbooking Tools

It's Spring! Do you have that itch to get something new? Well, you DO deserve some new crafty supplies, but maybe these NEW IDEAS will suppress the itch a bit. Use what you've got to make some really cool borders that only look like they were done with a fancy punch!

I whipped up these five cards (and a little gift bag to hold them) pretty quickly. It's part of the gift I'm giving the Moms, Grandma and Sisters in my life for Mother's Day. I gave them a card tin like this one a couple of years back and I have to keep it filled!

Here are the border details:

Scor-Pal + Scallop Scissors + Big Bite 1/8
The Scor-Pal has some really handy grooves, like the two right near the 2 inch mark. It's the perfect little touch for this border.

Cloud Scissors + Big Bite1/8 and 3/16
If you missed the video on how easy it is to use the Big Bit's depth guide to line up these holes, go check it out! See what new combination you can come up with!

Scalloped Scissors + Piercing + White Gel Pen
This is so simple, but it gives that pretty, Victorian look!

Scor-Pal + Piercing + Deckle Scissors
This one is fun because it's not so feminine. I have three nephews, so my family uses a lot of boy birthday cards (both to give to the boys and for when those boys' friends have birthdays.)
I used the Scor-Pal lines near the 4 inch mark, which are evenly spaced 1/4 inch apart, then sanded them lightly. This is great with Matchmaker Cardstock. I also added a little stitching and some distressing to the edges.

Scallop Scissors + Bind It All + Ribbon
I think this one is my favorite! You know that the Bind It All can make a really cool notebook paper look, and do a cool trick with ribbon knots, but look how sweet it is with ribbon weaved through it!

I'd love to see what you can make with the tools you have!

PS: I posted the other day that I would give away a prize to someone who took my challenge, but I didn't have any takers . . . .chirp . . . chirp . . .chirp


Jennifer Carter said...

You are so creative! Love all the cards and the borders!

Seleise said...

super ideas! and the cards are just great!

Inkspots said...

Very clever! Why didn't I think of that moment. :D

Chelsea said...

awesome!!! You are so creative ... I am going to have to try some of these! Thanks for inspiring me once again!

Tonniece said...

Very inventive with beautiful results.
TFS Jewel

oh, and I love the last post with the toilet tissue tubes. Great idea

Barb said...

Great borders... and great projects, Julie! said...

Once again such great ideas and instructions...

Trudy Osborn said...

You girl are amazing!!! I love each of these cards and the project...wishing I had the Big Bite