Add an Industrial Edge to Your Layouts with these Complementing Scrapbook Border Duos

Designing a single scrapbook border is one thing but have you ever attempted to create complementing scrapbook border duos? They’re a great way to emphasize your layout’s theme and really pull a page together. Blog contributor Krislyn recently took on the challenge of coming up with five different vintage scrapbook border duos using the Memoirs & Memories collection and the Timeworn Texture Paper Pack. Take a look at her ideas and see how the borders add a one-two punch to any project.

Krislyn’s Inspiration

Textures, shapes and patterns pulled from vintage industrial imagery made for a fun border challenge! I paired the Timeworn Texture Paper Pack with the Memoirs & Memories Collection and added industrial shapes with the Gears Chain Border Maker Cartridge and modified the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, among others. The resulting border duos will complement photos of your family heritage, military service, time spent with Dad, concerts, performances and more!

To create these borders you’ll need:

Happy Place Border Duo

_0230

Border 1:

_0229

Step 1: Tear a 2-3/4″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories map patterned paper for the base. Cut a narrow 1/4″ x 12″ strip of White Cardstock and adhere it to the base 1/8″ from the top (straight) edge.

Step 2: Using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Timeworn Texture brown leather patterned paper. Cut off 1/2″ from the pointed end of the border. Trim the piece to measure 1-3/4″ x 12″ and adhere it to the base so just 1/8″ of the white strip shows.

Step 3: Using the Jumbo Jet Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with White Cardstock. Tuck the jumbo jet strip just underneath the brown strip and situate them so they look like banner flags.

Step 4: Using the Gears Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border each with White Cardstock and Timeworn Texture rusty patterned paper. Overlap and adhere them to the middle of the brown strip. Place the bolt border sticker just underneath that and add other stickers as desired.

Border 2:

Step 1: Tear a 2″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories map patterned paper for the base. Cut a 1-3/8″ x 12″ strip of White Cardstock and adhere it to the base 1/8″ from the bottom (straight) edge. Cut a 1-1/8″ x 12″ strip of Timeworn Texture brown leather patterned paper and mount it on top of the white strip.

Step 2: Using the Gears Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border each with White Cardstock and Timeworn Texture rusty patterned paper. Overlap and adhere them to the middle of the brown strip. Place the “Time is a Gift” border sticker along the bottom edge.

Step 3: Add the “Travel Voyage Discover” embellishment.

Days Gone By Border Duo

_0231

Border 1:

_0232

Step 1: Using the Medallion Punch, make five regularly spaced punches along a piece of Memoirs & Memories gray patterned paper. Cut through the holes made at the 3/4″ mark (set this piece aside for Border Two). Trim off 1/4″ more of the circle holes edge and trim this piece to measure 3″ x 12″. This will be the base of the border.

Step 2: Cut a 2-1/8″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories black dot patterned paper and adhere it to the base. Cut a 1-5/8″ x 12″ strip of Timeworn Texture distressed patterned paper and mount it on the border.

Step 3: Punch Black, Bronze Shimmer and Platinum Shimmer Cardstock with the Embossed Shutter Punch and adhere the punched pieces to the border, along with the “Days Gone By” embellishment.

Border 2:

Step 1: Cut a 3/4″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories black dot patterned paper for the base. Using the Gears Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Timeworn Texture rusty patterned paper and adhere it to the base. Overlap the top edge of the border with the leftover piece from Border One.

Step 2: Punch Black, Bronze Shimmer and Platinum Shimmer Cardstock with the Embossed Shutter Punch and adhere the punched pieces to the border along with a gear sticker.

Hero Border Duo

Border 1:

_0234

Step 1: Cut a 1-1/2″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories distressed silver patterned paper for the base.

Step 2: Cut a 2″ x 11-1/4″ strip of Timeworn Texture rusty metal patterned paper. Using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, punch both short ends. Trim off the pointed ends and adhere this piece to the base, leaving half of it overhanging, as shown.

Step 3: Using the Star Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with Memoirs & Memories black patterned paper and trim it to measure 1-1/8″ x 9″. Cut a strip with Platinum Shimmer Cardstock to measure 1-1/8″ x 9″ and mount the black stars strip on top. Adhere this piece to the border, as shown.

Step 4: Top with the “Hero” embellishment.

Border 2:

Step 1: Cut a 3/4″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories distressed silver patterned paper for the base.

Step 2: Cut a 1″ x 11-1/4″ strip of Timeworn Texture rusty metal patterned paper. Using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, punch both short ends. Trim off the pointed ends and adhere this piece to the base, leaving half of it overhanging, as shown.

Step 3: Adhere stars to the border, as shown.

Live the Life Border Duo

_0235

Border 1:

_0236

Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories striped patterned paper for the base. Cut a 2-3/4″ x 12″ strip of Memoirs & Memories black patterned paper and mount it on the base. Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of Timeworn Texture cream patterned paper and mount it on the top.

Step 2: Using the Picket Fence Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with Timeworn Texture rusty patterned paper. Trim off the top pointy pieces (about a 1/2″) to create rows of “houses”. Adhere them to the top and bottom of the cream patterned piece, as shown.

Step 3: Cut two 1/4″ x 12″ strips of Timeworn Texture wood patterned paper. Adhere them crisscrossed to the border, slipping the “Live the Life You Imagined” embellishment through the end of one strip. Top it with a bolt in the middle of the crossed strips.

Border 2:

Step 1: Cut two 1/4″ x 12″ strips of Timeworn Texture wood patterned paper. Crisscross them and place a bolt in the middle.

Step 2: Add arrow and “Loving This” stickers along one strip.

Masterpiece Border Duo

_0237

Border 1:

_0238

Step 1: Punch a border using the Lace Trim Border Punch with Memoirs & Memories black patterned paper. Trim it to measure 2-3/4″ x 12″ to create the base.

Step 2: Punch a border using the Lace Trim Border Punch with Timeworn Texture newsprint patterned paper. Trim it to measure 2-3/8″ wide using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade. Place the deckle edge in the Original Border Maker System and punch with the Music Notes Border Maker Cartridge. Adhere this to the base.

Step 3: Adhere the keyboard border sticker to a 3/4″ x 12″ strip of Platinum Shimmer Cardstock. Trim it to a 45 degree angle at the 7″ mark. Adhere the longer piece along the left side of the border, as shown (reserve the remaining piece for later). Top it with heart and “Masterpiece” stickers.

Border 2:

Step 1: Punch a border using the Lace Trim Border Punch with Memoirs & Memories black patterned paper. Trim it to measure 2″ x 12″ to create the base.

Step 2: Punch a border using the Lace Trim Border Punch with Timeworn Texture newsprint patterned paper. Trim it to measure 1-5/8″ wide using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Deckle Blade. Adhere this to the base.

Step 3: Place the reserved keyboard strip along the right side of the border, as shown. Add the “Music to My Ears” embellishment.

These border duos create a cohesive page. Try them on both single layouts and two-page spreads!

This collection of scrapbook border duos is sure to add an industrial edge to your projects. Which of these borders do you like the most? What other combinations can you come up with? Let us know in the comments below!

TMP1049692584

11 thoughts on “Add an Industrial Edge to Your Layouts with these Complementing Scrapbook Border Duos

  1. These borders are great! I am a musician and love the music border the best. I will be using some of the more industrial borders as well for some of my vacation pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s