Hi Crate Fans! It's Amy Heller here today with a super easy (and fast) technique for using your scraps, or using a wide variety of patterned papers without overwhelming your project. We're going to create a layered border using several prints of patterned paper.
I like to start with my largest piece, which will be my backing as my most "neutral" piece of all my patterns. Here, I've chosen a beautiful tone on tone paper from Peppermint, "Candy Cane". My other pieces are all scraps from other projects. I've chosen to keep a particular color way, reds and neutrals, as my theme to my border.
Start playing with your pieces and decide how you want your pattern of strip to be layed out on your neutral base.
Once you've decided this, begin glueing down your strips, one at a time, so you don't lose your place/design. I started at the bottom and worked my way up by base.
You'll have some overhang, likely, so trim up both sides of your base so all the strips are nice and flush with your base.
It'll look something like this.
Now, begin your border punching. I chose to only punch one side, but you could also do both sides for a really fun look!
And here's what you end up with! Cute, right?!
Super fun, right?! I hope you enjoyed learning how to create these unique, fun borders! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!