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.
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.
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.
- Open a new project
- Select the Rectangle tool to create a rectangle, size to your project
- Select the “cut out” shape
- From the Object menu select Duplicate
- In the Duplicate panel, choose the number of columns and the spacing
- Once you have the Shapes, select all and group
- Layer the shapes on top of the rectangle
- Select both layers and align horizontal
- Keep both layers selected, from the
- Path function select, Exclude
- 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.