Point Toward New Possibilities: Arrow Borders for Scrapbooking and DIY Travel Scrapbook Card

Chevrons are a design classic, but did you know this V-shaped motif can trace its roots back to ancient Greek pottery carvings? Fast forward a few thousand years, and the zigzag design became prevalent in symbols of heraldry, and later on used on badges or insignia used by military or law enforcement to indicate rank or length of service. Of course, we also see chevrons in modern-day home decor, fabrics and even to indicate traffic flow and direction on road signs. On that latter instance of road and travel, let’s go with the flow and point toward these arrow borders for scrapbooking and a DIY travel scrapbook card featuring the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge!

To create these borders and card, you will need:

Check out the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge in action in the video below!

Bon Voyage Card

Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece from “Wanderlust” definition designer paper and adhere to the left side of a blank card.

Step 2: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 1″. Cut the border to 5-1/2″ and adhere to near the middle of the card.

Step 3: Cut a 3/4” x 5-1/2” strip from stripes designer paper and adhere to the right edge of the card.

Step 4: Use the Precision Point Adhesive Pen to adhere leftover punched “flag” pieces from the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to the left side of the chevron border as shown. Add two gemstones to the bottom flag pieces.

Step 5: Adhere an embellishment with Foam Squares. 

The View Border


Step 1: Cut the umber stripes tonal paper to measure 2-3/4″ x 12″ for the base of the border.

Step 2: Cut the mint hexagons designer paper to 2-1/2″ x 12″ and the beige road map designer paper to 7/8″ x 12″.

Step 3: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch from Charcoal Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 2-1/2″.  Punch the other long edge of the border using the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge.

Step 4: Layer and adhere the strips as shown.

Step 5: Add embellishments and stickers using Foam Squares on some. 

No Speed Limit Border

Step 1: Use the Original Border Maker System with the Chevron Arrows Border Maker Cartridge to punch from Navy Solid Cardstock. Cut off of the cardstock at 2-1/2″.

Step 2: Cut a 1-3/4” x 12″ strip from the photographic highway designer paper. From the strip, cut off a 1/4″ piece from the left side. Adhere the strips to the navy border.

Step 3: Cut a 1″ x 12″ strip from “Wanderlust” definition designer paper. Adhere the strip to the back side of the border behind the chevron cut-outs.

Step 4: Add an embellishments and stickers as shown using Foam Squares on some.

What themed projects would you make with the Chevron Arrows BMC? Do you like the classic look of chevrons in these arrow borders for scrapbooking and DIY travel scrapbook card? Relay your thoughts with us and others below!

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