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!
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!