Scrapbooking Technique | Double Punched Borders

Hello and thanks for stopping by today!

I have a quick technique to share with you today. I have been seeing a lot of punched borders lately. And not only one border, but several borders from different punches, sometimes in different colors or on different pattern papers all on one layout.

A few times, my eyes have played tricks and I thought I was seeing the same piece of paper punched with one border on one side and another punch on the other side. That wasn’t the case but it made the wheels start turning in my brain!

That is exactly what I experimented with the other day. I took out a variety of border punches with some plain kraft cardstock scraps and came up with several different variations.

I love mixing the rounded curves with the notebook style border. The postage stamp edge looks great combined with the circles. I inked the edges of each example just to show the border, but you wouldn’t have to ink them. They would look great for tone on tone layouts if you needed a subtle back ground. Then again, you could ink the edges in colors that compliment any pattern paper on your layout.

This would be a great little background to attach on cards. If you start off with a narrow strip of cardstock, you could end up with a punched strip that looks like ribbon. There are so many possibilities!

Of course you could always use the same punch for each side, but different punches will add an unexpected twist. Give it a try!

10 Comments

  1. Great idea – I like the way you inked the edges different colors, too – another way to add color to layouts.

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  2. Love the inked versions!
    And I really love that swiss cheese looking punch 🙂

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  3. Totally going to try this on my cards Tammy; thanks so much for the great idea!

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  4. Great idea. I can’t wait to try this out on a layout or card. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very cool!!

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  6. Love how you inked the sides so it looks like two different papers. Such a good idea!

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  7. What a wonderful idea! I like them inked. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Pinwheel – that’s it, I could not think.

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  8. What a great idea!

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  9. Those are great! I want to go out and buy some new punches now 🙂

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  10. I love border punches, they are so fun to play with.

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