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A scrapbook border can really add that "wow" factor to your layout. In fact, your scrapbook border can even work as one of the feature elements on your page to compliment both your photograph and the other embellishments.
However, not much attention is given to scrapbook border ideas and it can be hard to find inspiration to make that transition from plain cardstock strip borders to something a bit more fabulous.
To help you along with your borders, here are five scrapbook borders that will instantly enhance your scrapbook ideas design.
This is probably one of the easiest and quickest ways to really level up your scrapbook border. As a bonus, it's also a great way to use up your pretty colored card and paper scraps.
Rummage through your scrap paper pile to find some suitable pieces of cardstock and paper that can be cut the length of your scrapbooking page.
Likewise, find a washi tape that will go with the colors you have chosen. A mix of plain and patterned pieces is ideal as it can sometimes look a little too busy if you select only patterned paper and washi tape.
Next, cut the paper or cardstock into various widths the length of your scrapbooking page and experiment on the page before gluing them down. Of course, don't forget your washi tape strip!
You can see in the example above that I have only used three different pieces. I started with a thick strip of cute woodland creature-themed paper and topped this with a thinner strip of plain orange.
This orange color ties in with the orange on the woodland-themed paper and the reddish-colored cardstock base.
Finally, I finished it off with a glittery gold strip of washi tape on top of the orange strip.
Wait! Now That You Know What Border Designs To Use For Your Page, Then You'll Need To Start Working On Your Scrapbook Page....Let Me Show You...
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This unique ''ruffle'' border is created with washi tape. It can be displayed flat by running your hand over the ruffles to squish them down, or it can be displayed with a bit of ''pop'' by ruffling them up the wrong way and making them stick out a little.
It's a little hard to explain how to create this so I've included some pictures below so that you can follow along step by step.
Begin at the edge of your spread and stick down around 1 inch of your washi tape as per the photograph below.
Next, fold it back on itself so that the two printed sides are now touching in the middle.
Now, fold it back the other way, making sure the fold is a pinky finger width away from the edge of the cardstock base like in the photograph below.
Keep repeating this process, each time making the fold a little further along. It will begin to look like the photograph below.
Just keep repeating this process until you have created a ruffle the full length of your scrapbooking page edge. This scrapbook border uses a lot of washi tape so it's good to use some of your less expensive tapes for this idea.