Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Challenge Me Tuesday: border strips

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I love border strips! Preprinted, diecut, stickers, hand punched, stamped, pleated, thick, thin, you name it- if it's a strip I love it! It seems I'm stockpilling them. It doesn't hurt that in order to create the border frame on most of my pages, I'm always cutting at least one sheet of patterned paper or cardstock  by 1 inch on either side. I keep some of my favorite scraps sorted by plain or pattern, and try to grab them as I create cards and pages. 
I'm always on the lookout for fun ways to incorporate them on a project, and I think we've found a few here today.


I love the way JJ uses the Doodlebug  Frills on this layout. It just goes to show, border strips don't need to always be placed on the horizontal or vertical. 


Practical Scrapper Kerri cut up her 12" Bazzil border strip here to create the matting for a 2.5" x 3.5" photograph on this mini album.

Practical Scrapper Kerri

For this layout, I embellished the Basic Grey sticker border by studding it with flower shaped brads.
Practical Scrapper Erin

Bev punched her strips with Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Punches and used them to create her background:

Practical Scrapper Bev

Border strips/stickers are perfect for cards, just look how Sarah used them to create her background, punched one, and made the medallion flower!

Practical Scrapper Sarah

Just look at this sweet tree using Doodlebug Frills!

A great way to use borders, but to break up the linear look, is to place them behind your photos:
I used some Sassafras Lass strips ( one is accordion folded), some scrap strips, and also some punched strips behind my pictures.
Practical Scrapper Erin

So what's your favorite type of strip, and how do you use them?

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creating memories... said...

love Sarah's card

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

Hi Girls
I did one page using strips
here it is: http://lolo-artesanato.blogspot.com/2011/09/dreaming-of-summer.html
tks for inspirations