Craft in the Light With These Faith Scrapbook Borders

A DIY decorative border can often be the perfect finishing touch for a scrapbook page as it elevates the theme of the layout and adds dimension and visual interest. No matter if the layout focuses on a birthday or celebration, school, the seasons, travel or one’s beliefs, like these faith scrapbook borders, the layered appeal of a border ties the page together as a whole (and they’re a whole lot of fun to make)! See for yourself with these uplifting examples below!

To create these borders you’ll need:

Faith Border

Step 1: Using the Clouds Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with sky designer paper. Trim to 12″ x 2-3/4″ to create the base. Punch another border with sky blue crosshatch tonal paper, except flip it to the back side to punch. Trim to 12″ x 2-1/2″ and mount on top of the base.

Step 2: Using the Bridge Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with navy decorative church window outlines designer paper. Trim to 12″ x 1-1/4″ and mount in across the middle of the border.

Step 3: Using the swell edge of the Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12″ x 1″ strip of curved lines tonal paper, following the lines on the paper. Adhere to the border, about 1/4″ from the bottom edge. Adhere a border sticker on top.

Step 4: Using the Cross Punch, punch from three pieces of various terra cotta papers or mats. Add to the border, mounting two up with Foam Squares for added dimension. Add the “Faith” sticker.

Be the Light Border

Step 1: Punch a border with the Mandala Burst Border Punch with navy decorative church window outlines designer paper. Trim to 12″ x 3-1/8″ to create the base.

Step 2: Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut five half-circles with sky blue and terra cotta papers. Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut five half-circles with sky blue and terra cotta papers. Adhere, varying the hues, to the back sides of the mandala bursts so that the hues show through.

Step 3: Cut a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of terra cotta crosshatch tonal paper and adhere to the bottom edge of the border. Add a border sticker just above it.

Step 4: Using the Cross Punch, punch four crosses from a white crosshatch mat and one from a sky blue crosses mat. Mount on the border with Foam Squares, placing two half-circle stickers behind the middle sky blue cross. Add the “Be the light” sticker with Foam Squares.

Faith, Love, Hope, Family Border

Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of terra cotta crosses tonal paper for the base.

Step 2: Using the Mirrored Triangles Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with sky blue crosshatch tonal paper. Cut a 2-1/8″ x 12″ strip of navy diamonds designer paper. Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of wall texture ombré designer paper and mount on the navy diamonds strip. Adhere the mirrored triangles borders behind so that just the angles show on either side. Mount on the base.

Step 3: Punch several crosses using the Cross Punch from a variety of mats and/or papers. Adhere as shown to the border. Top with a layered embellishment.

Which of these faith scrapbook borders do you like the most? Will you be adding one (or all!) to your next crafting day? Let us know!

6 thoughts on “Craft in the Light With These Faith Scrapbook Borders

  1. Beautiful layouts but it is frustrating to see nice borders like these when the Mandela punch is no longer available. Are there substitute punches that are available that can be used?

    1. Mary, I agree that’s frustrating! How about trying the Baroque Frame Punch instead? I think that would be beautiful.

    2. I think the Geometric Frame punch would be a perfect substitution for the Mandala border. It would look like stained glass windows!

  2. Absolutely outstanding, Krislyn. I will be making these. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  3. I actually really like it when you bring new ideas to punches may have previously purchased. These are investments and it’s great to get new ideas for those as well! So, keep ’em coming! Thanks!

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