How to make 12 " borders

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  1. 3pletprincesses

    3pletprincesses DIS Veteran

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    Quick question for all the ladies around here. What do you use to make 12" borders? I have Scal and cricut but can't cut a real 12" border since the mat is 12X12. What do you all use? I was thinking of investing either on a cuttlebug or a spellbinder but they are expensive and I'm not sure that I want to spend that kind of money for scrapbooking. :rotfl2: If you have one, do you like it?
     
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  3. morgansmom2000

    morgansmom2000 DIS Veteran

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    You can do it with a 12x24 mat. Or, if you put it at an angle, sometimes you can get a true 12 inch border on a 12x12 mat. You can trick your machine into thinking you have a 12x24 mat in there too.

    Another option is to use border punches?
     
  4. LindaBabe

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    I cut 6 inch borders and piece them. Most of the border thingies like on the Mickey & friends cart cut 4 inch borders so you have to piece them together.

    If I want a 'surround', I use the bigger templates in the creative memories cutting system. Or border punches. Or strips. or an assorted embelli 'assemblage'. Or pen lines.
     
  5. dzorn

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    I tend to use punches or set my cricut for 12x24

    Denise in MI
     
  6. 3pletprincesses

    3pletprincesses DIS Veteran

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    Why didn't I think about setting the cricut for 12X24. thanks for the input ladies!
     
  7. JJ&JHsmom

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    I broke down and bought the 12x24 mat. It just makes it easier to cut multiples.
     

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