Love This Girl (Ten Things: Border Punches)

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Hello dearies!  It's Tuesday again and time for another edition of Ten Things with Practical Scrappers.  This week, we are featuring border punches!  I was excited about this project but also not excited because here's the thing: I only own one border punch.  Yep.  It's a Martha Stewart border punch.  And I'm pretty sure I only bought it because it was on clearance at Michael's.  Hey, at least I was prepared for this project!

Once upon a time I was one of those crazy scrapbookers that punched every piece of scrap they could get their hands on...(it was a not so pretty time my friends).  Now, however, the punch just sits in a box collecting dust.  How exciting that my design team forces me to use things!

Products used: patterned paper-Echo Park (diamond, viewfinder, girl word), Recollections (chevron), Pink Paisley (yellow striped), My Mind's Eye (banner), October Afternoon (yellow dots), Cloud 9 Designs (pink/brown dotted), border punch: Martha Stewart, alphabet stickers: Simple Stories, love die cut: Slice by Making Memories (wedding cartridge), green envelope: The Plaid Barn, journaling tag: American Crafts; other tags: Elle's Studio, "her" word sticker: Authentique; other: bling, twine, corner rounder.

I decided to use my border punch to create ruffled strips on my layout.  I've been wanting to try this for a while now and I'm pretty sure I'm on a I-hate-white-space kick right now because most of my recent projects have not contained a single inch of white space.  (Okay, maybe a little, but not nearly as much as before).  This was a great way to use scraps (although of course I used full sheets of 12x12 for this layout).  I cut each strip to 2x12 and then punched the border.  I adhered each strip exactly one inch apart.

This is definitely one of those layouts where I think "Holy crap.  I made that."  (I might choose some other not-so-PG-13 words that I won't share here on the blog).  I'm super dang proud of this layout and really am so overjoyed with how it turned out.  And of course, I had to feature my BFF-for-life Jessica Lynn on this pretty layout because  am so in love with her....(in weird ways and not.  Okay really just not.  But yes.)  Anyways, thanks for looking!

Kelster Jean

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