Design With A Pastel Presence In Mind With These Tranquil Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card

Pastel hues — think delicate lavender, subtle eucalyptus green, soft baby blue and even muted beige. A pastel palette is beautiful to look at and can emit a soothing aura, as well as peaceful, calming vibes that make many feel like you simply can’t get enough of them! Well, we sure can’t get enough of them, which is why we’re showing you some tranquil scrapbook borders and DIY card featuring the Serenity collection! Breathe in, breathe out… and enjoy!

To create these borders and card you will need:

Beautiful Moments Border

Peaceful-themed scrapbook border.

Step 1: Cut a 12” x 2-3/4” strip with blue stripes Fast2Fab™-inspired paper for the base. Cut a 12” x 2-1/4” strip with basket weave designer paper and adhere on the base.

Step 2: Using the Ancient Key Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with lavender seeds designer paper. Trim to 12” x 2”. Cut four 1” square pieces with each Baby Blue, Purple Ice and Beige Solid Cardstocks. Adhere behind the keys, alternating hues. Mount on the border.

Step 3: Adhere a laser-cut border. Top with a sticker using Foam Squares for added dimension.

Breathe In, Breathe Out Border

Step 1: Cut a 2-3/4” x 12” strip with blue blanket texture designer paper for the base. Cut a 2-1/4” x 12” strip with White Solid Cardstock and adhere on the base.

Step 2: Using the Ancient Key Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with basket weave paper, punching every other stop. Trim to 2” x 12”. Using sticky notes to extend the strip width, punch the other side, this time punching the opposite stops (see photo). Mount on the border.

Step 3: Cut five 3/4″ x 1-3/4” pieces with White Solid Cardstock. Top each with a 5/8” x 1-5/8” piece of lavender water lilies, green tub tile or blue blanket texture designer paper. Adhere on the border as shown.

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

Inhale Exhale Card

Generic card idea with a tiled background.

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 5-1/4” x 4” piece of lavender seeds designer paper and adhere on the front of the card. Adhere a section of a lotus flower laser-cut border along the bottom, trimming the excess.

Step 3: Using the Ancient Key Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border with each green robe texture and lavender water lilies designer papers, trimming both to 12” x 1-1/8”. Cut each border apart into individual key shapes. Adhere on the card in a quilt pattern, alternating hues, using the photo as a guide for placement.

Step 4: Adhere the “Inhale exhale” sticker with Foam Squares for added dimension.

What projects have you made with either the Serenity collection or Ancient Key BMC? Will you be making these tranquil scrapbook borders or DIY card soon?

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4 thoughts on “Design With A Pastel Presence In Mind With These Tranquil Scrapbook Borders And DIY Card

  1. I am really looking for a sponsor or upline person who holds meetings around St. George, UT. Please respond. I have ben asking for over a month.

    1. DD – maybe try any of the Totally Tonal collections. You could stick with just 1 color collection or experiment with mixing colors – Island Water, Tangerine, Pumpkin, Kelly Green, Canary, Soft Pink, Red, and Purple Ice have more color saturation, brightness, and ‘excitement’ options in those Collections. Plus at time of this writing there is a promotion special called Q2 Totally Tonal Bonus Bundle going on until July 28 where you can purchase the Soft Pink, Red, and the Tangerine Totally Tonal Designer Papers and get some bonus cardstock and journal mats. -kt

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