Spooky Digital Scrapbook Border

by Lori Fairbanks

Capture the feeling of Halloween on your scrapbook layouts using the following treat we've gathered for your creative trick bag.

 scrapbook layout

Spooky Eats by Keri Babbitt. Supplies: Cardstock: Provo Craft; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Stickers: American Crafts and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Chipboard: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Punch: EK Success; Adhesive: Therm O Web; Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Frames: Rhonna Farrer; Fonts: Carbonated Gothic, Gravestone Bats, KR Boo Lane, Spiders Club, and Uncle Typewriter.


Batty Border

Create this spooktacularly simple title trick by designing a border using dingbat fonts or digital elements. Print it directly on your cardstock or on a transparency that you can then adhere to your cardstock. Spell out your title over the printed border using bold stickers or chipboard letters to complete the page title.


Tips for Terrific Results:

1. Use an 8.5" x 11" layout format instead of 12" x 12", so you can easily print the border. Or trim your cardstock to 8.5" x 12" to print your border, then reattach the cardstock to your 12" x 12" background.

2. Remember that you can change the color of your digital elements. Use two to three colors on your border for a lively look.

3. Put your dingbats in text boxes (set to Fill>No Color; and Line>No Line), if you want to layer them for a more complex arrangement.


Looking for just the right dingbats to tempt you to try this technique? Download one (or all!) of these free options online at a site like dafont.com.


 Accent a layout about trick-or-treating by creating a border with these spritely dingbats:

dingbat for scrapbook layouts

Halloweenies by The Scriptorium

Use these dingbats to add atmosphere to layouts about your little vampires and zombies:

dingbat for scrapbook layouts

Gravestone Bats by SnatchSoft



Express your delight at carving jack o' lanterns by crafting a border with these dingbats:

dingbat for scrapbook layouts

Punkinhead by Cumberland Fontworks



Want more ideas for your Halloween layouts? Dig up the secrets for carving tombstone accents using cardstock and your favorite creepy fonts for your Halloween layouts.


Get even more magical Halloween layout ideas in the October 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.



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