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Border Techniques

May 12, 2016

Pam Winn is a master at creating borders using a variety of products, including the Border Maker system. Today we’re sharing two different techniques from Pam for creating borders that you can use over and over on any page you create.


This first technique combines a variety of cardstocks and border strips to create a Layered Pocket Border Strip. For the samples that Pam created, she used Baby Bundle by Katie Pertiet Designer Cardstock and Pocket Border Strips as well as Black Noir Solid Color Cardstock.


These instructions show the sizes to cut the various pieces and how to layer them when assembling. Notice that the top layer is a Pocket Border Strip that is not trimmed but used as is. The remaining three layers can be from a 2″ Border Strip, Designer Cardstock, or Solid Color Cardstock. That’s the fun thing about these borders – you can mix and match your product to create a new look each time.


These spring borders use the product listed at the beginning of the post. Aren’t they beautiful? Oh the possibilities!


Speaking of possibilities, these examples show how theĀ Border Maker System can bump up the look. Or try making your fourth layer wider. You can also cut a Pocket Border Strip in half and adhere half to each side of the second layer (which creates your third layer) for a fun look (Pam used this option on the last two border examples).

As if that wasn’t enough, Pam created a second technique.


This technique shows you how to create a coordinated two page layout with minimal products. For this sample she used Designer Cardstock, a 2″ Border Strip, and a Pocket Border Strip from Sweet Summer by Katie Pertiet. Pam cut the Pocket Border Strip in half to create two 12″ long pieces. She then cut the Designer Cardstock as outlined in the instructions above. To create the page, layer the pieces as she describes in the image. That completes the right page in the two page layout.


For the second page, take the remaining piece from the Designer Cardstock and adhere it to the right edge (where the arrow is pointing). Then adhere the other half of the Pocket Border Strip. You can use a piece of Classic White Solid Color Cardstock or a refill page as your base. When adhering the Designer Cardstock and Pocket Border Strip piece, you can put them against each other or leave a little space between them like Pam did in her example.

Pam-Winn-Tech-2-variation-layoutAnd here’s a variation of this technique where Pam flipped the two pages and used the left page for the main pieces and used the remnants on the right page. Also, this one shows the pieces with no space between them. One last thing Pam did, she used the Foam Mounting Squares under the Pocket Border Strips to lift them off the page a little for added dimension.

How easy to make are these techniques? Very easy! And you can use any product you have on hand or get the new Sweet Summer by Katie Pertiet collection and start working on your summer layouts.

Thanks Pam Winn for sharing your creative talents with us! If you’d like a PDF version of these techniques, head over to the Youngevity Memory Keeping Brands Group on Facebook and check in the Files area for them. You need to be a distributor and a member of this group to access the files.

Have fun creating!

– StacyC