Scrapbook How-to: Create a Faux Ribbon Pleat

Love the look of pleats but don’t want to spend that much time? You can get this same look on your layout. First, you will need to cut squares from cardstock, about 2″ x 2″. Once you’ve done that, go ahead and ink around the edges of your squares and adhere them to your border strip. For a decorative trim, use a favorite punch or feel free to leave it as it is. Complete the look with a strip of ribbon.

Joannie McBride used this technique to create her Water Fun Border Strip for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques. This fun border strip is a quick and easy way to dress up a scrapbook page.

Water Fun Border Strip by Joannie McBride

Water Fun Border Strip by Joannie McBride

Create the look:

Step 1: Ink all four edges of each square.

Step 1: Ink all four edges of each square.

Step 2: Punch along one side of each square.

Step 2: Punch along one side of each square.

Step 3: Adhere squares to border strip at different heights and overlapping.

Step 3: Adhere squares to border strip at different heights and overlapping.

 

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