scrapbook project
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Border punches really add a decorative touch to your pages! The best part is that you can use them over and over again on cardstock, patterned paper and solid paper–each to get a different look!

This page uses two really versatile punches, a Ribbon Border punch (link) and sweet Cupcake punch (link). Both borders were made easily by using the Tonic Border System (link) –a great time saving tool. The Tonic border system lines up the punch for you for perfect and evenly spaced punches every time.

I punched the cupcake border from black and then backed it in white so that the cupcakes really stand out. Don’t forget that you can use the punch as an individual focal as well. Great for cards!

28th b-day page
Designer: LeNae Gerig

scrapbook project
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  1. Cut an 11 1/2”x4” black cardstock strip and use the cupcake punch and border system to punch a row of 12 cupcakes across the strip. Line the back with white paper and glue to the bottom of the 12"x12" red cardstock. Glue a 1/4”x12” strip of red dot paper 1” from the top of the black strip.
  2. Glue an 11”x10” rectangle of multi striped paper to the red cardstock, overlapping the black strip at the bottom of the page. Cut a 7”x8” pink cardstock rectangle and use the ribbon punch and border system to punch 14 slots on the left side. Weave the black stitched ribbon, securing the ends to the back with tape. Glue to the left side of the striped paper background.
  3. Mat a 7”x5” photo with black cardstock, leaving a 1/8” wide border. Mat again with red dot paper, leaving a 1/2” wide border. Glue the photo to the right of the ribbon border. Glue a black bow to the top left with a tag under the bow. Glue white journaling strips at the bottom right.

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