The definition of flourish (as a noun) is as follows: A bold or extravagant gesture or action, made especially to attract the attention of others. Do you know what else is meant to be bold, extravagant and made to attract attention? A beautiful handmade border that complements your layout. So, doesn’t it make sense to use Flourish to make borders? Check out these floral scrapbook border ideas from blog contributor Krislyn and get your layouts a little extra attention!
Want to surround yourself with positivity, beauty and love? Look no further than the Flourish collection. The pastel papers with delicate flowers and brush strokes together with thoughtful expressions and positive affirmations have me feeling better about life. Create these borders and give your pages of spring, summer, weddings and more a life-is-good boost!
To create these borders you’ll need:
- Flourish Paper Pack
- Flourish Variety Mat Pack
- Flourish Stickers
- Moments to Memories Laser Cut Word Embellishments
- White Cardstock
- Original Border Maker System with Rose Chain and Heart Duet Border Maker Cartridges
- Tulips Border Punch
- Scallop Border Punch
- 2-Way Corner Rounder
- 12-inch Trimmer
- All-Purpose Scissors
- Tape Runner with Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
- Foam Squares
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Oh, Happy Day Border
Step 1: Cut a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip of green patterned paper. Punch both long sides with the Scallop Border Punch to create your base. Cut a 3″ x 12″ strip of chevron patterned paper and add to the base so just the edges of the scallops show from behind.
Step 2: Punch a border using the Tulips Border Punch with navy patterned paper. Trim to measure 2-1/2″ x 12″ and add to the middle of the border. Cut a 5/8″ x 12″ strip of tiny floral patterned paper and adhere to the navy piece, about 1/8″ from the straight edge.
Step 3: Using the Rose Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with pink patterned paper. Adhere to the border just above the tiny floral strip.
Step 4: Apply the “Oh Happy Day” sticker to White Cardstock and trim out. Adhere to the border as shown. Add butterfly stickers as desired.
To make the journal box: Use the mat shown above. Place a 4-3/4″ wide strip of tulips along the bottom of the white edge. Add a 5″ strip of roses. Add stickers to the corner as desired.
Happy Place Border
Step 1: Cut a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip of striped patterned paper for the base.
Step 2: Punch a border using the Tulips Border Punch with green patterned paper and trim to measure 2″ x 12″. Mount near the top of the border. Punch another tulips border with blue patterned paper and trim to measure 2-5/8″ x 12″. Mount underneath the green border, with the straight edge 1/4″ above the lower edge of the base.
Step 3: Punch a final tulips border with pink patterned paper and trim to measure 2″ x 12″. Apply Foam Squares and mount on top of the blue border, 1/8″ above the lower edge. Cut a 1/2″ x 12″ strip of white word patterned paper and mount on the pink border as shown.
Step 4: Add the “Another Day in Paradise” sticker to the words strip as shown. Mount the “Happy Place” embellishment above it and add dragonfly stickers.
To make the journal box: Use the mat shown and mat it with green patterned paper. Add a strip of pink tulips to the lower edge and a 1/2″ wide strip of striped patterned paper. Top with “Celebrate Everything!” and dragonfly stickers.
Happiness Found Here Border
Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4″ x 12″ strip of navy patterned paper for the base. Cut a 3″ x 11-3/4″ strip of brush stroke patterned paper. Notch the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder and mount on the base.
Step 2: Cut the “Happiness Found Here” mat to measure 2-1/2″ wide. Using the Tulips Border Punch, punch three 2-1/2″ x 3″ pieces of patterned paper (white with dragonflies, green and navy). Mount on the border as shown, beginning with the white tulips, then layering with green tulips and navy tulips. Add the mat piece underneath, with the top edge about 5-1/2″ from the top of the border. Add 2 -1/2″ x 3/4″ pieces of navy and green patterned papers underneath.
Step 3: Top with floral stickers as shown.
To make the journal box: Trim out the mat shown above. Add the “Fabulous” sticker to the top right corner.
There are so many different possibilities that come with these floral scrapbook borders! Which of these border ideas do you like the most? Comment below and tell us what you think!