Here's the ones that I used the most, shown below.
I grabbed a selection of patterned papers. Just ones that I liked, including some from Papertrey's Pattern Packs.
I used my paper trimmer to cut strips about 1-2" wide.
I placed several borders dies onto my cutting plate at once, making quick work of die cutting.
I kinda went crazy and ended up with lots and lots of border die cuts. A big, mixy matchy collection of designs.
My big idea was to layer the strips to create quirky embellishment strips. I used thin strips of notebook paper for the base and just started adhering the strips with adhesive. I used Hermafix removable adhesive for this project.
Then I used my sewing machine and orange thread....cuz that's what was in the machine....and stitched over the dies. I went back and forth as many times as I needed to catch all the layers.
I was like Forrest Gump who just kept on running. I just kept on sewing. and sewing. and sewing.....
Some of my favorites use Dawn's new file folder die. I might be using that thing. A lot.
And here's the final mother load of border strips. I think I made about 25 or so. I guess you'll be seeing these lots. I'll have my first batch of projects that ALL have a border strip on them ready on the morning of the 15th. The entire Papertrey Design Team will be showing the rest of their PTI projects for the month. I can't wait for you to see my creations.
And Lisa Truesdell has started a confetti craze. I had to jump on board and try it for myself. And guess what, I liked it?! So you'll find a little confetti thrown into my mix of projects this month too. Perfect timing since so many of my projects were used for actual birthday gifts and cards that I needed this month. I'll be back soon to share.
In other news & shop update:
This Friday my dad is undergoing an extensive, 4 hour surgery. I will be at the hospital with my mom and other family members will be coming to stay. My girls also start Spring Break on Friday + it's Eric's birthday. So I'll be gone for a little while depending on how the surgery goes for my dad. If you're the praying kind, I would be grateful if you said a few words for him.
All orders placed in my shop yet this week will be shipped out by Thursday or early Friday morning. Thanks so much for your patronage. I really appreciate your business and hope that you're enjoying my products. All of the little tidbits in my shop are items that I use myself so I know how fun it is to receive a little care package in the mail. Stay tuned for lots of uses for the products. :)