Make Your Photo Ops Pop: Camera Border Ideas and Scrapbooking Card

There is so much to explore in this natural world of ours — when a svelte egret spreads its expanding wings and powerfully takes flight, when a bumblebee gently lands on a pollen-filled and blossomed flower or a setting, glowing sun reflecting its rays atop a vast ocean. Photographs are one of the best ways to relive these sights or your inspiring adventures, and if you want to show off your best photo ops on your next layout, then focus in on these camera border ideas (and a bonus scrapbooking card!) featuring the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge — they’re sure to add the right amount of flash!

To create these borders and card, you will need:

Check out the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below!

Leave the Roads Border

Step 1: Cut a 12″ x 2″ strip of pine trees designer paper for the base.

Step 2: Cut a 12″ x 1-1/4″ piece of birch bark designer paper and adhere 1/4″ from the bottom of the base. Adhere a pine trees laser-cut border on top, extending from the base. Place a pine boughs laser-cut border over the seam.

Step 3: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with woodgrain designer paper and another with damp moss designer paper. Cut apart the woodgrain border, removing the second camera from the left. Adhere the rest of it to the border. Trim out two cameras from the damp moss border and adhere in the open spot, popping the front camera up with Foam Squares.

Step 4: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares.

Leafy Aperture Border

Step 1: Cut a 3-1/4″ x 12″ strip of pine needles texture paper for the base.

Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4″ x 12″ strip of each tree grain texture paper and White Solid Cardstock. Align the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern in the middle of the tree grain texture strip. Using the inside track and the Green Blade, cut a circle out. Remove the circle. Position the pattern at the top of the strip and cut another circle out. Again, cut a circle from the bottom of the piece and another halfway between the bottom and the middle of the piece.

Step 3: Lay the tree grain texture strip on top of the cardstock strip. Using a pencil, trace the circle cutouts onto the cardstock strip. Set the tree grain texture strip aside. Cut 24 1/2″ x 1-3/4″ pieces of leaves texture paper. Following the traced circles, layer six pieces around the circle, leaving a hexagon pattern of white showing. (Tip: If you happen to have a hexagon punch, you can use a 1-1/2″ size shape to guide your layering.) Repeat for all four circle shapes. Trim the edges of the strip if necessary. Adhere the tree grain texture piece on top.

Step 4: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with damp moss designer paper. Trim out four cameras. Mount to the border using Foam Squares.

Step 5: Add a title sticker with Foam Squares.

Camera Card

Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.

Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2″ x 4″ piece of pine needles texture paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 1″ strip of birch bark designer paper and adhere on the card.

Step 3: Using the inside track of the medium Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with mossy brick texture paper. Using the same track and the Blue Blade, cut a circle with White Solid Cardstock. Layer and mount both on the card.

Step 4: Using the Photography Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with damp moss designer paper. Adhere to the card, positioning it on the birch bark and layered circles. Trim off the excess.

Step 5: Punch two borders with ombré woodgrain designer paper. Adhere to the card as shown, trimming the excess.

Step 6: Add a piece of a leaves laser-cut border.

Which of these camera border ideas do you like most? Will you be making the DIY scrapbook card, too? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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