Let’s Make Birthday Scrapbook Borders

What’s the best part of a birthday cake? The icing. What’s the equivalent of icing on a birthday scrapbook layout? A gorgeous border made with the Happy BirthYAY collection! In today’s blog, Krislyn walks you through how to take this festive collection and create a stunning birthday scrapbook border that will tie your layout together and bring the page to life. Check it out!

Krislyn’s Inspiration:

Birthdays are arguably one of the most photographed occasions. I think that’s because they represent important milestones in our lives and are therefore remembered and celebrated. But I think birthdays also represent parties, decorations, smiles, happiness and love. Who wouldn’t want lots and lots of pictures of that?! And who wouldn’t want lots of borders ready for those birthday pages? The Happy BirthYAY Collection makes it easy, vibrant and fun.

To create these borders you’ll need:

  • Happy BirthYAY Paper Pack
  • Happy BirthYAY Embellishments
  • Happy BirthYAY Stickers
  • Goldenrod, Red, Peacock Blue and Aqua Cardstock
  • Banner Flag Punch
  • Flower Child Border Punch
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Original Border Maker System with Button Chain and Star Banner Chain Border Maker Cartridges
  • 12-inch Trimmer
  • All-Purpose Scissors
  • Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns
  • Tape Runner with Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
  • Foam Squares


“Blow Out the Candles” Scrapbook Border


  1. Cut a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip of green patterned paper for the base. Layer with a 3″ x 12″ strip of yellow patterned paper, followed by a 2-3/4″ x 12″ strip of confetti patterned paper.
  2. Punch a border with the Flower Child Border Punch and ombre patterned paper; flip the paper around and punch another. Mount the borders on the base, one above the other, so that the flowers nestle together, as shown. Top with a dot border sticker, mounted with Foam Squares.
  3. Apply the medium-sized birthday cake on the right side of the border with Foam Squares, tucking three candles behind it. Top with the “Blow Out the Candles” sticker.


“Birthday Boy” Scrapbook Border


  1. Cut a 3-1/4″ x 12″ strip of rainbow patterned paper for the base. Top with a 2-5/8″ x 12″ strip of confetti square patterned paper.
  2. Using the Star Banner Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with the Red, Goldenrod and Aqua Cardstock. Trim the stars off the goldenrod and aqua borders and apply to the middle of the border, stacking the goldenrod and aqua pieces above the red border, as shown.
  3. Punch several flags with the Banner Flag Punch with Goldenrod, Aqua and Peacock Blue Cardstock. Tuck behind the star banner, as shown.
  4. Using the inside of the largest Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a half circle with Red Cardstock. Place the rainbow sticker on top and mount the piece on the middle of the border. Top with the “Birthday Boy” sticker using Foam Squares.


“Celebrate All Day” Scrapbook Border


  1. Cut a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip of yellow patterned paper for the base.
  2. Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of blue ombre patterned paper. Using the Button Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with Red Cardstock. Tuck these borders behind both sides of the blue ombre strip so that just the scallops are showing and adhere to the border. Top each side with border stickers.
  3. Mount the balloon embellishments along the border, popping the blue and yellow ones up with Foam Squares. Add the “Woohoo!” and “Celebrate” stickers.
  4. Mount the presents embellishments near the bottom of the border and top with the “Celebrate All Day” sticker using Foam Squares.


“Sweet Treats” Scrapbook Border


  1. Punch a border with the Scallop Border Punch and the ombre patterned paper. Trim to 3-1/2″ x 12″ to create your base. Layer with a 2″ x 12″ strip of confetti patterned paper, a 1-1/4″ x 12″ strip of yellow patterned paper and a 1″ x 12″ strip of coral graphic paper.
  2. Apply the green fan shape to the middle of the border. Top with the “Sweet Treats” sticker and add the birthday cake and cake pops embellishments on either side as shown.

It doesn’t have to be your birthday for you to create these birthday scrapbook borders! They’re the perfect project for whenever you’re feeling festive. Speaking of birthdays, we’re curious — what’s something that you like to do for yourself on your birthday every year? Let us know in the comments below!



6 thoughts on “Let’s Make Birthday Scrapbook Borders

    1. Love these borders. My family and I spend my birthday gem stone mining. We have been to NY, SC & NC so far. Looking forward to diamond mining in AR this year.

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