Under-The-Sea Appeal: Summer Scrapbook Borders With Starfish Details

Seas these fascinating facts…

Sea stars or starfish aren’t actually fish — these amazing creatures are echinoderms and are closely related to sand dollars and sea urchins. Even more so, there are approximately 2,000 species of sea stars living in every one of the world’s oceans — from tropical, rocky Caribbean seafloors to the frigid depths of the Arctic — and many having more than the common five legs like a traditional star. The most ideal time to find sea stars is during low tide when tide pools become easy to see (just remember to not harvest or touch them to avoid injuring the pointy organism), but we’re all about a high tide of creativity today, especially with these summer scrapbook borders with starfish details. Dive away!

To create these borders you will need:

Summer Vibes Border

Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3” strip with multi-hued stripes paper for the base. Cut a 12” x 1” strip with tangerine starfish paper and adhere about 1/4″ from the top edge of the base.

Step 2: Using the wavy edge of the 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, cut a 12” x 2” strip with water waves paper. Adhere about 1/4″ from the bottom edge of the base. Adhere an orange towel embellishment as shown.

Step 3: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Sea Star Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each Eggplant Solid Cardstock and tangerine starfish paper. Layer and adhere on the border as shown.

Step 4: Adhere an additional embellishment and sticker.

Weekend Getaway Border

Step 1: Cut a 12” x 3” strip with coral suns paper for the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and th Scallop Blade, cut a 12” x 2-1/2” strip with purple ice wavy tile paper and adhere on the base. Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12” x 2-1/4” strip with dark sea green summer words paper and mount on top.

Step 2: Cut apart the shells from the round shells laser-cut embellishment. Adhere as shown on the border, leaving some space for a circle title piece (Step 4).

Step 3: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Sea Star Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each coral suns and tangerine starfish papers. Layer and adhere across the middle of the border as shown.

Step 4: Using the inside edge of the large Circle Custom Cutting System Pattern and the Green Blade, cut a circle with purple ice wavy tile paper. Using the Blue Blade, cut a circle with tangerine starfish paper. Layer and adhere on the border as shown. Top with the “Endless summer” laser-cut embellishment.

Soak Up The Sun Border

Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer and the Wave blade, cut a 3-1/2” x 12” strip with purple beach blanket stripe paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight blade, cut a 3-1/8” x 12” strip with dark sea green summer words paper and adhere on the base. Cut a 2-3/4” x 12” strip with white sand dots paper and mount on top.

Step 2: Cut a 2-3/4” x 3-1/8” piece with each sky and water waves papers. Adhere on the top and bottom of the border. Cut five 2-1/2” x 1” strips with tangerine starfish, purple ice wavy tile and coral suns papers. Adhere to the middle of the border, spacing evenly.

Step 3: Using the Original Border Maker System and the Sea Star Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch borders with coral suns, beach scene and purple ice wavy tile papers. Trim out five 2-1/2” sections and adhere on the border strips as shown.

Step 4: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension.

Are you feeling the motion of the ocean with these summer scrapbook borders? What are your thoughts on the starfish details?

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