Inspired Borders for your Scrapbook Pages

by Erin Weed

Fun borders not only add a touch of whimsy to your scrapbook page, they also help move your eye around the page, and create unity. They can be a great way to use up extra supplies and scraps, and they also help give a page a certain feel. Here are two different borders you can try on your scrapbook pages.

Art by Kate O'Brien from the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Kate created a fun border using the circle remnants found when emptying her hole punch.  The idea for her circle border arose unexpectedly. She explains, "I emptied my hole punch while working on a mini book and loved the way the circles looked as they splashed across the paper."

Backyard Soccer by Mou Saha as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


Mou Saha's page scores big with this fun backyard scene. Along with a title that has been inked to look like dirt, she also adds the look of grass with a unique border. Spray ink adds the perfect touch and looks just like grass stains!


 How to Create a Grass Border

1. Tear paper into strips.


2. Make 1/2" cuts along torn edges, about 1/8" apart.


3. Adhere paper strip to background, and spray with ink.

For more page ideas, see the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


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 Fabulous Felt Borders with Decorative-Edge Scissors

 Torn Edges with Decorative-Edge Scissors


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