I love this cartridge with the CM Border Maker System – it’s one that punches along the edge of your page (as opposed to those cartridges that punch a chain or strip away from the page), and I wanted to show a bunch of the designs you can make with it. I’d love to see you run with it in some of your own borders!
Photo 1 (above) shows the first five options I came up with, and then Photo 2 (below) shows the other six:
- Single border, 1.25″ wide trimmed with the 12-inch Straight Trimmer after the border is punched – this could also be kept on the edge of your page, journal box, or photo mat (arrow points go out).
- Double sided border, 2.75″ punched on one side and then trimmed and punched on the second side. The white space between the two punches is just under 1″.
- Double sided border trimmed with All-Purpose Scissors outside the outer arrow. It takes some time, but this is a fun way to make this border stand out a bit more!! (about 2.5″ wide finished)
- Smaller double sided border hand trimmed inside the outer arrow. This is a bit easier than #3 and results in a more narrow border (about 2″ wide finished).
- Smallest double sided border trimmed inside the inner arrow (about 1.5″ wide finished). I think this one is cute and just really sweet!!
- Double sided border, trimmed to 2″ the same as #2 in the previous picture but with the outside edges of the punched borders trimmed off with a Straight Trimmer. I see this as a Viking/Nordic design, a trellis, or maybe even flower stems! (I didn’t show it here, but you can also trim straight just above the first arrow point to have a shorter, 1-level border.)
- Double border with two of the single borders (#1) pointing with arrows in (about 2.5″), and I would cover the seam with another strip–the white space between the two sets of points is just over .5″, but you could easily separate these two strips further and put a wider strip between for a larger border.
- Double sided border trimmed with All-Purpose Scissors outside the outer arrow on the opposite side so the arrows point in (about 2″ wide) and again I would cover the seam with another strip.
- Double zig zag, trimmed with scissors away from the punched border
- Single zig zag, trimmed with scissors away from the punched border
- MMMs…or WWWs if you prefer.
What else do you see with this border punch?