Monday, April 25, 2011

Best Creation Border Punch Blog Hop

It is Hip Hop time again ladies so grab your Bunny Ears and come on a fun hop with us to learn lots of incredible techniques to use all those fun border punches that you have.

You have arrived here from the blog of the talented Tracey Taylor. Don't forget to pick up the mystery letters on each ladies blog as you go to spell our mystery word. Send this to for a chance to win our grand prize and leave comments on our facebook and all of the design team for 2 more chances to win your choice of a pack of glittery goodness.
Here is the blog list again... if you have arrived here by chance and want to start at the beginning, please stop by the Best Creation blog here...

Jodi Wilton
Irit Shalom
Karen Taylor
Liz Chidester
Mireille Divjak
Jona Panessa
Sandy Ang
Kim Arledge
Alicia Barry
Kim Holmes
Petra Offrell
Katarina Damm
Sarah Mullanix
Julie Walton
Brittny LeJeune
Debbie Sherman
Karen Thind
Tracey Taylor
Tina McDonald <----------- YOU ARE HERE!!
Emily Branch <--------------------YOU GO HERE NEXT!!
Nicole Wise
Best Creation Blog
Alright, let me share my project and my tips with you for making the most of your border punches!!
I dug into the brand new Graduation collection that Best Creation just released! I didn't do a grad themed project, but I loved the grey and cream color combo going on, so I used it to scrap a layout of my sister's engagement! Worked perfectly!! And since all of the cardstock stickers and chipboard elements that come with the collection are grad themed, I dug into my stash and found some elegant embellies to top off the page.
In creating this page, I wanted to share with you a tip that I used... which often can help me to get double the use out of just one border stamp!
See the beautiful lace border below the photo? It's one of my favorite punches that Fiskar's has out. But now look down the left and right sides of the page... see that cream strip? That is the piece that is cut off when I punch my border! Normally we would toss that in the trash... but not me! Especially with this punch! I love the subtle look it gives! To create this look, I added a strip of black cardstock (the reverse of the black Glitter Dots paper from Best Creation) to the left and right sides. I then added the leftover (or negative) from my border punched strip. To finish it off, I added a small drop of liquid pearls to help define the look!

So there you have it!! Next time you are playing with your punches, give a second look at what you are about to toss in the trash! You just might be pleasantly surprised!! :) This happens to be the last time I'll be using my punches for a while... as I'll be doing a lot of playing with my Spellbinders die templates in the days and weeks to come! ;) But I'll save those tips and ideas for other posts! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! Now don't forget to take your letter with you...
Now go stop by the fabulous
Emily Branch's blog!

Until next time... Happy Scrapping!!


  1. beautiful-love the colors

  2. A Fab page - love how you also used the negatives!!! ♥

  3. Beautiful layout...thanks for sharing it

  4. Beautiful page!!!

  5. Very classy page!

  6. Absolutely fabulous! ;) The embellishments you found look so good with the papers!

    ~Thanks, Esther T
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  7. I often look at that negative part of the punch and think it would be great to use but never do! Now I will! Thanks!

  8. It's an exquisite LO Tina ! Everything from the pic, to the punched elements, to the inspired use of that Graduation paper works beautifully

  9. A very nice elegant layout! The punch work is great and the flowers give it a little colorful touch! TFS

  10. great use of your punch Tina:-)

  11. I really like that punch and how you utilized both cut edges! Gorgeous layout!

  12. Such a good tip!!

  13. What a great idea to use the negatives. I love this punch. Great page.

  14. your layout is very pretty! I love the borders you used!

  15. Gorgeous layout! I love how you used the grad paper for a non-grad layout!

  16. I love the circles and borders

  17. Gray...I love it in this layout. Would never have thought to use it!

  18. oh this is breathtaking!

  19. Very nice layout. It is stunning

  20. loved the idea of using the negatives!

  21. You ladies are so creative!

  22. Love this LO! What a fab idea using the positive and negative of the border punch..i must try..thanks for sharing..:)


  23. I've always thought about using the edges left over from my punched borders, but now you have given me the courage to DO it! Cute page!

  24. Totally beautiful page!!

  25. Oh wow, your layout is stunning. So romantic and elegant!

  26. This is just gorgeous! I love your design! I'm a new follower :)

  27. Great Layout and punch technique!!

  28. No wastage. Perfect.
    Nice simple layout.

  29. perfect! Will have to lift it for my sister's wedding album!

  30. Beautiful layout! I love how you used the negative to the Fiskars border punch for another alternative border. I think I have that punch & wouldn't have thought to use it that way. thanks for the inspiration.

  31. such a pretty page, love the design!


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