Tell Tales of Your Journeys with These Travel Scrapbook Border Ideas

The U.S. is jam-packed with sights to be seen. From its iconic coasts to stirring national monuments, these must-see spots make for perfect spreads with the Scenic Route collection. Whether it’s the U.S. or any other country, Scenic Route helps you create travel scrapbook layouts of road trips and vast landscapes with detail worthy of your destinations. And no layout is complete with the finishing touch only a scrapbook border can offer! Check out blog contributor Krislyn’s ideas for how you can use Scenic Route to create awe-inspiring travel scrapbook borders.

Krislyn’s Inspiration

Wherever your travels take you in the great U.S., the Scenic Route collection will help you tell the stories of those epic adventures. From sea to shining sea, there’s a paper perfect for it!

There’s so much to see in this beautiful country! I’ve been all over, from the beaches of California and Florida to the deserts of the Southwest, the Colorado Rockies and beyond. But the place I love the most is my home state of Minnesota. So, of course, I had to give a shout-out to my Minnesota peeps with a border all our own… scroll to the bottom to see it!

To create these borders, you’ll need:

NYC Scrapbook Border

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Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4″ x 12″ strip of Gray Cardstock for the base. Cut a 2-1/4″ x 12″ strip of white dash patterned paper and adhere it to the base.

Step 2: Using the outside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with the red patterned paper. Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from the NYC mat, capturing the Statue of Liberty in the middle. Mount this piece on the red patterned paper circle and adhere it to the left side of the border.

Step 3: Cut a 7/8″ x 12″ strip from the star patterned paper and adhere it to the bottom of the white dash strip. Use the Precision Point Adhesive Pen to adhere the bridge laser cut border to the border, tucking it slightly underneath the stars strip as shown.

Cameras Scrapbook Border

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Step 1: Cut a 3-1/2″ x 12″ strip of red, white and blue patterned paper for the base.

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Step 2: Punch a border using the Cityscape Border Punch with Gray Cardstock, trimming it to measure 2-5/8″ x 12″. Adhere it to the base.

Step 3: Using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with the red patterned paper, trimming each one to measure 1″ wide. Cut a 1″ x 12″ strip of white dash patterned paper. Turning the picket fence points inward, mount the white dash strip on top so that just little squares show through as shown. Mount the piece on the gray cityscape strip. Top it with the cameras laser cut border.

Roadside Signs Scrapbook Border

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Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4″ x 12″ strip of navy star patterned paper for the base, lining up the rows of stars.

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Step 2: Cut a 2-3/8″ x 12″ strip of the scenic mat patterned paper, capturing the left edges of the NYC and desert cactus pieces. Cut a 2-3/8″ x 4-1/2″ piece of red patterned paper and adhere it to the middle of the strip as shown. Mount it on the base.

Step 3: Cut small light yellow and red scraps to place behind the “Scenic View,” “Open” and “Hotel” signs on the border embellishment. Mount it on the border.

Scenic Route Scrapbook Border

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Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4″ x 12″ strip of navy patterned paper for the base.

Step 2: Punch a border with the Majestic Mountains Border Punch with green patterned paper. Trim it to measure 2-1/4″ x 12″ and adhere it to the base so the mountain tops meet the top of the border. If desired, punch another border with cream paper and use some of the punched-out pieces to create snow-covered mountains.

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Step 3: Cut a 3/4″ x 12″ strip from the bottom of the desert scene patterned paper. Adhere this piece to the border about 1/4″ up from the bottom. Mount the desert laser cut border above this piece.

Step 4: Adhere the “Scenic Route” laser cut border to a piece of navy patterned paper. Using scissors, trim it all the way around. Mount it on the top of the border as shown.

Minnesota Lovers Scrapbook Border

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Step 1: Using the Scallop Wave Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with green patterned paper and trim it to measure 2″ x 12″ for the base. Punch another border with the blue water patterned paper (from the Explorer Paper Pack), trim it to measure 1-5/8″ x 12″ and mount it on top of the base. Top it with a 5/8″ x 12″ strip of brown and orange plaid paper (from the Explorer Paper Pack).

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Step 2: Adhere the forest scene laser cut border just behind the waves as shown.

Step 3: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with green patterned paper. Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle with the blue water patterned paper (from the Explorer Paper Pack). With the Green Blade and the same medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern, cut a circle around Minnesota. Mount it to the border as shown. Top it with a small crimson heart punched with the Heart Duet Border Maker Cartridge and popped up with a Foam Square.

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No matter where your journeys take you, these travel scrapbook border ideas will help you accent any layout of any adventure. Which one do you like most? Is there one you can’t wait to create? Let us know in the comments below!

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14 thoughts on “Tell Tales of Your Journeys with These Travel Scrapbook Border Ideas

  1. What a great display of ideas. You are wonderful to do this for us. I have the above products and I can’t wait to get started. Thanks.

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