Basic Die-Cut Techniques for Scrapbook Pages

Learn quick and easy ways to enhance scrapbook pages with die cuts. From simple accents to pretty titles, die cuts are perfect for making creative pages in a snap.
Border-Punched Background

Design by Barb Prendergast

Get the look of dry embossing by using border punches to punch strips from the same color cardstock and arranging them on the background. Barb used many different punches in her design for added interest. Center the photo on your page and add circle accents in the corners to draw the eyes in.

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    Patterned paper: American Crafts (brown stripe), BasicGrey (paisley), Jenni Bowlin Studio (houndstooth, black dot), Making Memories (red dot). Font: Arial. Stickers: Making Memories. Plastic accent: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ribbon: Offray (red satin, black gingham), Making Memories (red-and-white). Punches: Fiskars (scalloped dot, rope), EK Success (small dotted scallop, swirl), Martha Stewart Crafts (loop, zigzag). Dies, die-cutting tool: Spellbinders. Circle cutter: EK Success. Paper crimper: Fiskars. Edge distresser: Tonic Studios. Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0. Sketch: SketchInspiration.ning.com.
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