June 16, 2020 • Anna Griffin
Tuesdays are for crafting and today we’re going to make 3 gorgeous cards with our Garden Borders Cut and Emboss Folders. This trio of 3 lovely little folders cuts and embosses your paper to create borders to use on your cards and scrapbook pages. What’s great about these folders is that you can use them with your Empress, Empress Mini or your other cut and emboss machines. Get out your set and let’s get to crafting! If you don’t have these and want them, you can get them at a special price on our website from Tuesday, June 16th – Monday, June 22nd. Click here to shop: https://annagriffin.com/product/garden-border-cut-emboss-folders/.
Let’s make 3 cards today!
First, cut 2 of the city park border using gold matte foil cardstock.
Adhere the two borders to the front of a card of your choice.
Then form a collage out of your favorite flower stickers and add to the front of your card. These flowers are from our Painted Garden Decoupage Card Kit: https://annagriffin.com/product/painted-garden-decoupage-card-kit/.
Our next card uses slit cut borders to add texture to a thank you card.
Cut 3 borders from our Garden Balcony Border cut and emboss folders. We cut a gold, white and pink border and then used a sanding block to distress the paper.
For a quick and easy card, use foam adhesive to place a collage card topper in the middle of your cut borders. This topper is from our Furry Friends Collage Card Toppers: https://annagriffin.com/product/furry-friends-toppers/.
For our third card, cut 3 borders out of the same colored card stock.
Add two borders to the base of a card, and layer floral border stickers on top.
Next, add the third layer to the middle of the card.
Finish your card with a contrasting floral border sticker and a sentiment of your choice down the middle.
Here are a few more ideas for cards using our Garden Border Cut and Emboss Folders.
Use and layer the borders horizontally on a card, and add ribbon.
Use the borders on the diagonal to reveal diecuts and embellishments underneath.
Match your borders to your card base for a coordinating look.
Miter the corners of your border diecuts to make a frame around your card. Do this in different colors and layer for a beautiful card!
Wasn’t that fun? We hope today’s tutorial inspires you to use your Garden Borders Cut and Emboss Folders in new and exciting ways. Enjoy this blog post and video for the next week, and then you can re-visit it in Charm School with the rest of our tutorials. For those of you who are interested in additional learning, we have hundreds of classes between Charm School and Finishing School. Find out more here: https://school.annagriffin.com, including information about our interactive, monthly live events. Our next one is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17th!
Bye for now,