Part of the Power of Play within the process of Creativity comes from a sense of Freedom, so we invite you to step outside the boundaries of the template “Sets” that we’ve created. Color outside of the lines, so to speak! Mix and match templates from different sets together to create brand new designs on your layouts and cards. We do this all the time…we call it Free Play!
Recently, I decided to engage in a little Free Play and mix things up by using the 8” Mini Border Sets on a 12×12 Layout.
I started out simply, by just pulling a pair of 8” borders from Mini Madison, and a pair of 12” Borders from our full-size Madison Avenue set. I laid them down on my background paper and just began to move them around to see what caught my attention visually.
We often play around with different combinations of accessory sets, when embellishing our layouts, but we don’t as often do the same thing with our border sets. I am really glad that I did in this case…it made for a really fun layout.
If you are not familiar with our borders, they are a simple, fun way to create a beautiful frame for your layouts that both accentuates and highlights your photos! By combining the 12” Borders and the 8” Mini Borders I ended up with a really fun border that framed my memories perfectly!
And since I had some extra paper, here are a couple more samples of 1 page layouts that I made using my Mini Borders on a 12×12 layout.*
*Paper Used: MME: My Story and background Photo Play Paper
One of the things that I am asked fairly regularly is whether it is difficult to cut out the borders on a Kiwi style layout. The answer is definitely not! They are super easy to cut! Really! We actually designed our Border Sets specifically to make cutting easy, and to help you use your paper efficiently. If you haven’t used our Border Sets before, check out how fast and simple it is to trace and cut them out in the videos below.
First — Tracing.
No fancy tools, just a pencil, and your paper.
Second — Cutting.
Basic scissors will work just fine!
Fun Border Sets
Here is another video showing you how easy it is to trace and cut out our Fun Border sets. They are a little bit different than the regular Border sets. But still pretty simple!
Lastly, if there is a specific Border set or Fun Border set that you just love, then you should definitly check out our Mini Borders as well. Many of our 8” Mini Border sets are simply smaller versions of our bigger sets, and as you can see from the layout in this article this opens up some really fun design options as you play with them both together on your scrapbooking layouts.
Ultimately, whether with Borders or Accessories, if you are looking for new ways of being Inspired by your templates, then we would like to encourage you to engage in a little Free Play yourself, by mixing and matching templates from different sets together on one project. We guarantee that you will love the results!
Here is a list of the sets that I used in this project. (Visit us online at kiwilane.com or talk to your Kiwi Lane Creative Partner to order today).
Designer Templates Used:
Madison Avenue (1A,1B) Mini Madison (1A,1B) Tiny Accents (4T) Tiny Wacky (2T) & Mini Cascade (1A,1B)
If you are not familiar with our borders, they are a simple, fun way to create a beautiful frame for your layouts that both accentuates and highlights your photos! By combining the 12” Borders and the 8” Mini Borders I ended up with a really fun border that framed my memories perfectly! (Make sure to check out our pocket and card borders as well.)
Have you been inspired by mixing and matching different template sets?
Be sure to share your latest Free Play projects with us below!