Tips & Tricks: Punched Background

by Joannie McBride

Use this Punch Idea to Create a Fun Background on Your Scrapbook

If you're ready to learn, we've got great tips for designing easy backgrounds and accents using punches!

Make the most of your punches and paper scraps by designing a themed background to use on your layout. Combine multiple punches to get a fun design, like the apple grid Davinie Fiero made on this layout. To get this look, create squares using a scalloped square punch, then punch through each square using a different shaped punch. Adhere your pieces in a grid design, and finish the layout by adding photos, title, and journaling.


The First and the Last Day by Davinie Fiero. As seen in the September 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


Design Tip For variety, fill the inside of a few of the punched shapes with patterned paper, paint, or beads.

For more layout ideas, check out the September 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Check out three more creative ways to use your punches on your scrapbook layouts.

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