Here are a coupla trixz that you might find useful..
Cuttlebug Border Folders:
My fab SBS2 sis Cathy (of Paper Garden Projects fame) sent me a prezzie: the Frills border folders & they are SO fun to play around with.
Add a little bit of scotch tape at each end of the Cuttlebug border embossing folder & it will stay all nice & straight when you emboss those lovely borders.
If your border leaves a line impression, you can use this great trick from Vicki. But for a distessed piece like this I just smooth it out with a bone folder (I find the scoring tool from my Scor-Pal is the best since it leaves no shine on the paper!)
To get funky elements, freehand cut the edges of the boarder embossed paper & line 'em up for a border.
Just Rite Stampers:
This looks a mess, but maybe you'll find some ideas here anyhow? ;o)
I did this stuff to make the monogram flowery thinger:
2...used the plain punched out circle to mask over the stamped monogram
3...sponged on some ink
4...drew a scallop shape around the letter (Quickie glue pen)
5...glittered the glue pen (Martha Stewart Onyx glitter)
6...cut out the scallop (you could use scallop circle nestabilities if you have one) then...
Cheap tricks for embossed mats:
Sewing on Embellishments:
You can sew on embellishments for movement.
These adorable little flower charms were part of another humungous spoiling from my SBS2 sis the amazing Maria. (I am WAY too lucky.) Thank You Maria; you're the sweetest blog buddy a gal could ever ask for!
Sewing 'em on means they swing a little when you hold the box. (It'd be fun to try buttons like this) :O)
A little trick, if your stitches are looking uneven in spots you can trick the eye by filling them in with a marker in the same colour as your thread. Sneaky Sneaky Sneaky!!! hehehe.
Lining the flaps of a box can be a nifty way to make your project look more unified. A speedy way to do that is to trace the flaps onto your DP & cut em' out (I used the pages of an old book that fell apart, again LOL. Can't get enough of that look...)
and that's it...
Other Tutorial Jazz:
Click here for the gesso
embossed paper tutorial:
It makes for da niftiest texture
(& only takes a minute)
This embossing was done with a
Homemade cereal box
Tut. for a Standard
(4.5 inch x 6 inch) Box here
(fits Standard/A2 cards just right) :O)
More Tricks You Can do with these
Cuttlebug Border Sets:
- Vicki's brilliant idea to avoid the lines it can leave
- Becca makes a lovely white card with that technique here. Stunning!
- Becca (who does incredible things with embossing folders) used this folder border set to add dots to the straight edge of her half ovals on this card. Don't tiny details make such a difference? I love her stunning work!
- Libby makes a sweet embossed scallop!
- Cindy sanded the embossing & added dewdrops for a gorgeous look
- meldouthit made a pretty card with symmetrical side borders (tutorial there too)
- Susan's stunning card uses them with ribbon!
- & She distresses it too for a really funky look
- Karen's gorgeous album has the border as embellishment.
- Eileen does some stunning double embossing!
- Eileen has some awesome tips for how to use the borders
- Becky creates the sweetest border with the frills folder
- Cuttlebug border backgrounds by Becky (Gorgeous!)
P.S. Needa get your Shoppin' on?
You can find the border folders at Paper Garden Projects here.
And you still have until the 3oth to play and win some goodies with Paper Garden Projects Birthday Challenges: