Create Unique Border designs in Sure Cuts A Lot

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Create Unique Border designs in Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL), using built-in shapes. It's is a simple process, just follow the simple step by step demo of how I created some borders.

I made my borders 12 by 12 for scrapbook pages.

Create Unique Border designs in Sure Cuts A Lot

I used the  Cricut and Brother Scan and Cut machine using the 24” mat. Most papers and card stock are 12 x 12, so it is a bit of a challenge because you can’t always position the paper to cut in the right places.

Create Unique Border designs in Sure Cuts A Lot

Before I cut my border, I cut a 12” strip from scrap, so I know exactly where to adhere to the paper. Using Border Punch is more practical, but if you want to make a unique design and don't have the specific border punch, then this is one way to do it.

Steps

  1. Open a new project
  2. Select the Rectangle tool to create a rectangle, size to your project
  3. Select the “cut out” shape
  4. From the Object menu select Duplicate
  5. In the Duplicate panel, choose the number of columns and the spacing
  6. Once you have the Shapes, select all and group
  7. Layer the shapes on top of the rectangle
  8. Select both layers and align horizontal
  9. Keep both layers selected, from the
  10. Path function select, Exclude
  11. The Exclude function creates a square with the cutouts

I use poster board because, usually, card stock is 12 by 12 and it's easier to cut on longer paper.

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