Thursday 20 January 2022

Making Decorative Borders with Stampin' Up! - Scrapbooking Global January 2022


For this months page I am making a decorative border with my Stampin' Up! goodies for a scrap page. That's right it is  time for the Scrapbooking Global January 2022 blog hop and our theme this month is Decorative Borders - Sherry on our design team picked this theme and I really enjoyed thinking outside my square for this one.

We all have those piles of off cuts that clutter up a container with a 'I will use that one day' thought in our head. Well for this page I have done just that. I have created a scrappy border with leftover Christmas Designer Series Paper scraps that I though fit in with my photo. I even pulled out some carry over stamp sets to add some sentiments that went with my page.

Scrapbook page

This is where I started - and I could honestly say I could make another heap of these pages and not make a dent in my edge scraps.

Starting Point of an idea

stitched paper pieces

Following working out where I wanted all of my strips I used a little multipurpose glue on the ends to stick them down. I didn't add adhesive in the center where I was planning on stitching as I didn't want my needle to gum up as such. Yes I used a normal sewing machine however I do have a needle specially popped aside for card or paper as once used on paper it goes blunt and will trash fabric.

Tree Embelishment.

The tree from Perfectly Plaid made a great little embellishment especially coloured like little lights. I added some gems and stitching to finish it off. I then raided my Christmas stamp stash to get some appropriate sentiments to pop on my page.

Date the page

Whole page

Lets now hop on over to see what RaeJean has to share with us - click the NEXT button to follow on with our hop. 

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  1. Your stitching around the edges is so straight!! What a brilliant page - I love the scrappy edging of all those pieces!! And the great soft effect of the greenery around your photo really frames it beautifully. What a marvellous creative page.

  2. Just adore this Courtenay! I need to get my sewing machine out again need a new needle though lol. I am the same with strips leftover and this is a great showcase of what to do with them!

  3. HOW Clever of you, to create a border with all of your leftover strips...
    I am with you with a bin of scraps that I will use one day for a card or layout, time to get them out and use them on a page <3 Thanks for the inspiration <3 Cheers Shaz

  4. Beautiful layout. The DP remains and the photo come into their own thanks to the neutral background. And I really like the seams

  5. I’m loving all these ideas to use scraps! Fun layout!! Really highlights the photos.

  6. What a gorgeous page! I love that idea to use all your scraps and a few Christmas sentiments. The stitching just finishes off the page perfectly, cute photo too!