Learn New Creative Ropes With These Coastal Scrapbook Project Ideas

Ahoy, scrappers! Today’s blog is knot your average post — why’s that? We’re featuring four borders that showcase the newest Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge! Not only is it perfect for projects based on maritime memories (sailing, boating, or cruises, anyone?) but it’s also great for outdoors and rodeo-themed projects, too! (Psst, and when you pair this BMC with the latest Seaside collection, you’re shore to tie together some stunning creations!) Take a look at these coastal scrapbook project ideas and ride a creative wave!

To create these borders you will need:

Rope & Anchor Border

Step 1: Cut a 12″ x 2-3/4″ strip of sky blue bars paper for the base. Cut an 11-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ strip of red hemp paper and mount on the base. Cut an 11-1/4″ x 2″ strip of ocean blue trellis paper and adhere on top.

Step 2: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch two borders with cool taupe basketweave paper. Adhere to the border, overlapping as shown. Trim edges as necessary.

Step 3: Using the inside of the medium Custom Cutting Circle Pattern and the Red Blade, cut a circle from red hemp paper. Using the Green Blade, cut a circle from White Solid Cardstock. Mount the white on the red and place the anchor layered embellishment on top. Add to the middle of the border.

Seashells Border

Step 1: Using the swell edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, align a piece of dark sea tonal paper just inside the cutting line and placed at the bottom of the trimmer. Cut. With the 12-inch Trimmer, trim the paper at 2-1/4″ wide to create the base. Align a piece of light water ripples tonal paper again just inside the cutting line, but this time placed at the top of the trimmer. Cut. Trim to 1″ wide and adhere behind the base so about 1/2″ shows.

Step 2: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with coral wash paper. Adhere to the middle of the border. Cut a 12″ x 1″ strip of coral wash paper and mount on the border, about 1/4″ from the bottom edge. Adhere a seashells border sticker along the seam.

Step 3: Adhere seashell stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension.

Seaside Border

Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3-1/4” strip of beach towel stripes paper for the base.

Step 2: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Deckle Blade, cut a 12″ x 2-3/4″ strip of red hemp paper and adhere to the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12″ x 2-1/2″ strip of ocean blue trellis paper and mount on top.

Step 3: Using the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch one border each with sky blue bars, cool taupe lines and red hemp papers. Overlap and place as shown on the border.

Step 4: Add the “Seaside” layered embellishment.

Time to Coast Border

Step 1: Tear one edge of a 12″ paper to make a 2-1/2″-2-3/4″ wide strip for the base.

Step 2: Cut a 2” x 12″ strip of blue wash paper. Cut a 3/8″ x 12″ strip of beach towel stripes paper and adhere to the strip, about 1/2″ from the left edge.

Step 3: With the Rope Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each cement tonal and cool taupe lines papers. Layer and adhere the cool taupe lines border on top of the cement tonal border. Cut into five 2″ segments. Adhere to the strip as shown. Mount pieces onto on the base.

Step 4: Add the compass layered embellishment and “Time to coast” sticker.

Which of these four coastal scrapbook project ideas do you like the most? What types of layout would you use these borders on? Give a shout-out in the comments — we’d love to hear from you!

6 thoughts on “Learn New Creative Ropes With These Coastal Scrapbook Project Ideas

  1. Wow! That’s a cool punch! I love the rope and anchor border best. In 2019, hubby and I went on a lighthouse search around some of Lake Superior. This punch would work well in my Lighthouse album! (Purchased the Lighthouse album from CM in 2019–and it’s beautiful!

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  2. Love them all! Beautiful paper with rope border maker, anchor punch and embellishments! Can’t wait to order this seaside collection.

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  3. I plan to use the rope not only for my nautical photos, but also for our horseback riding photos. Can‘t wait to receive my BMC and start using it.

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  4. Would love to create a circle using the rope chain BMC to use with the Seaside Laser template. Can you please help?

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