11 Borders with Creative Memories’ Double Chevron

It’s another delightful #BorderMakerMonday, and I have some tips for the Double Chevron cartridge for you today!

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!

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Photo 1 (above) shows the first five options I came up with, and then Photo 2 (below) shows the other six:

  1. 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).
  2. 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″.
  3. 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)
  4. 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).
  5. Smallest double sided border trimmed inside the inner arrow (about 1.5″ wide finished). I think this one is cute and just really sweet!!
  6. 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.)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Double zig zag, trimmed with scissors away from the punched border
  10. Single zig zag, trimmed with scissors away from the punched border
  11. MMMs…or WWWs if you prefer. 

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What else do you see with this border punch?

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