Becca Bit: Border Filled Frame

Happy Monday sweet friends!  Cool things going on today!!  I have a new tutorial to share you with (by reader demand) and a bonus tip!!  First of all, let me just say that sometimes I’m on autopilot – on my last card I mentioned using a Martha Stewart punch and it was actually an EKSuccess Large Edger Punch.  I knew that and have no idea why I wrote it that way!!  I’ve gone back to my original post and edited in the correct information and I have it correctly here too!!  Thanks for tipping me off, you are the best readers evah!!  My card today uses the same technique of punching 360 degrees around to create a border frame, corners filled, with a consistent margin all around.  It’s a quick tutorial today, and I show you how to do this with any type of linear border punch!

Here’s the HD video:

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  • Naomi A. of COMarch 19, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Love this…the background paper expecially! Love those birds!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayMarch 19, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    This is so beautiful Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamMarch 19, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Nan GMarch 19, 2012 - 7:03 pm

    So cool!! Love this technique, it makes for an unusual background! Thanks for the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineMarch 19, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    So brilliant! Those tutorial are perfect.
    This card is beautiful i really like it.
    Merci pour tout.

  • Denise TrottierMarch 19, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    Dearest Becca,
    What would we do without you? You teach us so many useful and beautiful techniques and your work is simply exquisite…thank you for sharing with us and do keep on inspiring us…God Bless…hugs…
    Denise TrottierReplyCancel

  • Lori AMarch 19, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    Beautiful card Becca!!! Thank you for the very informative video – I will definitely give this technique a try :DReplyCancel

  • Mary HMarch 19, 2012 - 7:35 pm

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to develop these most informative tutorials. What you show is extremely clear & easy to follow; it was also great to have the specific sizes needed for the paper. I also appreciate that you ennunciate clearly and it’s easy to hear your voice. You don’t speak softly, but in a moderately maintained tone; the softness is a problem for someone who doesn’t hear well. Thanks again…and will be looking forward to seeing more when you have time. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RMarch 19, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    Thank you for this tutorial! I have been trying to figure out how to do what you do but need to see it in action to follow through. Beautiful card shown today.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthMarch 19, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    A very oriental feel which would go with a lot of stamps i have. Have now got how to do the frame so i will be trying this card. Hope it turns out as wonderful as your. !0 out of 10 . wonderful colour too.ReplyCancel

  • Linda TMarch 19, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    Thank you for the tuturial!!! It was so helpful
    God BlessReplyCancel

  • annMarch 19, 2012 - 8:27 pm

    that was amazing, thank you again for another great tutorial.
    Are you on etsy yet? How will we know where to look for the cards you have for sale?ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelMarch 19, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    Love this card and the quote, one of my favorites, of course all of them are my favorites!! Love the Tutorial.. thank you so much.. You are just too sweet…
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Caroline D.March 19, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    Beautiful card and the punch frame tips on the video was great! Thanks for sharing itReplyCancel

  • SorayaMarch 19, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Your cards are so ex quite. Thank you for the marvelous tutorial, too.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMarch 19, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    Becca, thanks so much for the tutorial, and the info on your first card using this punch technique. I thought I was totally loosing it and spent some time searching for a Martha Stewart punch that didn’t exsit. I really liked the scrolled border best and thought it to be very feminine with Mother’s day right around the corner. Now I know where to look. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I also liked your info on making the larger cards. I prefer working with a larger base also. Seams easier to align medalions/bow/ and sentiment, and you don’t have to waste a 12 X 12 sheet of paper to accomplish it.
    I also wanted to say that I am seeing your Becca Bow Maker croping up all of the place and am so happy for you. I love mine and have been using it alot. Works fantastic if anyone out there is reading this and hasn’t picked one up yet. Oh, and your card is gorgeous today as always!!!!

  • DawnllMarch 19, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    You always give such great directions- and always are an inspirationReplyCancel

  • Linda EMarch 19, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    Fabulous technique, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Diana E.March 19, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    Oh how beautiful and Thank you for the tutorial. Now, if I can just do it.
    Where do all your fantastic ideas come from? Thank You, Thank You !ReplyCancel

  • VeredMarch 19, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    I love your videos, thank you so much for your great ideasReplyCancel

  • ClaudiaMarch 19, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    Becca: Love the border filled frame but am having trouble doint it with both of the 2 punches I have. I have the “abstract flower chain” & the “argyle large edger.” They leave open borders unlike yours that go all around. What am I doing wrong? You mention a “linear” punch & I’m thinking that perhaps neither of my punches fit that description. Help!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindyloo, South Wales, UKMarch 19, 2012 - 10:06 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Your card is beautiful and the border filled frame is a really nice change from Spellbinders all the time (I am a Spellbinder addict, just got to love those dies!). Thank you so much for the video tutorial, it really helped me get to grips with the concept, so much so I have already created my first border filled frames. My first attempt was using the Martha Stewart ‘Happy Birthday’ deep border punch. It looks beautiful and makes a lovely worded frame that is suitable for any age.
    Have a good week Linda xReplyCancel

  • RufusMarch 19, 2012 - 10:44 pm

    Thanks so much for the tutorial, Becca! Loved the card and wondered how you managed to get the beautiful backing. That particular punch is new to me and I like it! But I’ll def. be trying your tutorial with some of the punches that I’ve got!

  • RebekkaMarch 19, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    Your card is gorgeous Becca, love how you did this with the border punch. Great tutorial too. :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan ThomasMarch 19, 2012 - 11:24 pm

    Thank you so much, Becca! I love learning new techniques, and you are just the most creative person! Your cards are always beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 20, 2012 - 12:13 am

    Amazing tutorial, Miss Amazing Becca. Thank you for showing us this little pearl. You are such a whiz with these punches! We spend a lot of money on those punches (even with our coupons!) and it is nice to have some things we can do with them other than the obvious. Many thanks to you!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 20, 2012 - 2:38 am

    Such an awesome tutorial here again Becca, it´s always so easy to follow and understand. And your card looks so gorgeous again here too. Sooo beautiful work hun, I really love it.
    Have a wonderful day and week ahead here now.ReplyCancel

  • GloriaMarch 20, 2012 - 2:56 am

    Becca, maybe you made the mistake on the name as the EK punches and the MS punches are made by the same company? There are so many beautiful ones, including the Spellbinder and now even some other companies are getting in on the Spellbinder wagon. Wish I could afford them all!ReplyCancel

  • BernieMarch 20, 2012 - 3:01 am

    Brilliant! Another spectacular card and tutorial too.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzMarch 20, 2012 - 3:40 am

    Beautiful card and thank you so much for the Becca Bit and Bonus! You are totally awesome Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Anne DaviesMarch 20, 2012 - 3:58 am

    Becca, what a gorgeous card, it has a Charles Rennie Mackintosh feel to it, absolutely love it. Thank you for posting the video, so useful. Welsh AnnieReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceMarch 20, 2012 - 6:09 am

    Thank you so much for the explanations, I just tried the 5×7 vertical card and will get it loaded on my blog today. I love it!! Your card is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 20, 2012 - 6:16 am

    LOOOOOOOOVE this Becca!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for showing us! SOOOOOOOO SIMPLE when you show us!!!!!!!!!! I believe I’ll be playing today!!!!!!!!! :) AND Thank you for all the little “Becca Bits!” :) You make a person SMILE!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tina DeLong AKA GardenDivaMarch 20, 2012 - 6:25 am

    You are just soooo clever. I adore all of your cards and you really threw me for a loop with that 7″ tall card…………… I know how you did it !

    It IS the paper size that matters most when doing those border punches around the page………I don’t have that particular punch but I may have to go and buy it as it does make such a lovely background.

    Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with all of us…..ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)March 20, 2012 - 6:28 am

    I am in awe. Your card is simply gorgeous, and just so “together”. Every element complements the total look. It’s lovely. Also, a gi-normous thank you or figuring out these clever punch manoeuvres and for kindly sharing them with us. Your generosity abounds and is appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 20, 2012 - 6:30 am

    Beautiful card Becca. The punched panel gives the card an Asian flair to the card. Embellished beautifully. I love the designer paper it is so pretty. Great video showing us how and a wonderful tip as well. As always Becca, TFS!!!

  • Becky GreenMarch 20, 2012 - 6:45 am

    HAD TO COME BACK!!!! Becca, have you seen the Stampin Up punch, Large Ribbon Border? They’re by EK Success too. That has the same little marks on the punch that you talk about. I tried what you said with this punch, although I think that punch in particular, won’t do what you said, only because it cuts off the design from the original piece of paper. BUT, can you think of ANY REASONS WHY this punch would have these SAME MARKINGS????? Just thought I’d throw this out to you, SINCE YOU ARE A PAPER CRAFTING GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JessicaMarch 20, 2012 - 7:19 am

    Spectacular card as always Becca! I love the background paper. Thanks for sharing the punch tutorial. I’m always looking for new things to try. Especially with my punches,
    Hugs, JessReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissMarch 20, 2012 - 7:21 am

    You never fail to amaze me Becca … both with your talents and your willingness to share your ideas. Another great video and beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterMarch 20, 2012 - 7:58 am

    that punch is so cool, I haven’t seen that one, thanks for showing us how to do this with our own punches, Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsMarch 20, 2012 - 8:04 am

    I just love your videos which helps dummies like me. Yours is my favorite blog of all time. Everyone of your creations just absolutely amaze me and Spellbinders are taking over my creating life. Thanks for all you do for us.

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 20, 2012 - 8:17 am

    Becca, Thank you ver much for your video. I usually avoid that kind of card.
    The card is beautiful. I definitely have to try that today.
    Love, VickyReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferMarch 20, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Gorgeous and elegant card with the wonderful punched panel!! Thank you so much for sharing how you used the punch to create this terrific look and I will have to give it a try with some punches I own. I appreciate your video as it makes using the punch so clear and I love your tip for making the larger cards from a 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock. I love the larger cards also and hate all the waste I get from using a 12″ X 12″ cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • beckyMarch 20, 2012 - 9:02 am

    Becca, you have created another beautiful card! You are so generous to share your creativity through video. Thank you so much, you have exceptional God given talents :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jean CMarch 20, 2012 - 10:57 am

    I love your card. The border punch makes a wonderful and unusual background for the round die cut. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.March 20, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    You know I love your blog and look forward to it all the time and love love love you work. You are one of a kind.
    Now you know by now I love your Becca Bits and have really missed them. I was jumping for joy today when I saw a Becca Bit..Fantastic..really and it looks so easy…yeah I know..I’ll be struggling with it too. Thank you so much Becca for the Bit. I love them and I learn so much from them.
    Great job.

  • Kelly LittleMarch 20, 2012 - 6:38 pm

    Another great tutorial, Becca. I was looking at the punches at Michaels tonight wondering which one to get and thinking of your past tutorial. I will have to print my coupon and go back this week, as I just couldn’t decide, and I had forgotten my coupon anyway LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 20, 2012 - 7:35 pm


    Will you be teaching classes on the Online Card Classes site? I’d be the first to sign up.


  • LorettaMarch 20, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so very very much for the tutorials. I find them very informative and easy to follow. Look forward to viewing your blog and feel you’re oh so talented.ReplyCancel

  • eveleneMarch 21, 2012 - 3:14 am

    Thanks kindly for the nice tutorial. Another stunner. You always amaze me with how you can easily conjure up creative ideas such as this. You’re one of the few designers that always come up with something new and original.ReplyCancel

  • Judy AMarch 21, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Thank You for the wonderful tutorial!! You make it look so easy!!!
    Thanks for spending the time and your talent to enlighten us!
    I will have to “dust off” my border punches and start creating.
    I love to learn something new everyday. Thanks for making my day!!!!!
    Hope yours is wonderful. Thanks so much Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceMarch 21, 2012 - 9:49 am

    I used your video to make a vertical 5×7, it’s about the third one down on my blog and I sent them to your blog to watch the video. Thanks so much!!!

  • NancyMarch 21, 2012 - 1:45 pm

    Hi Becca :) that’s a beautiful card and thanks so much for doing the video! I’ve just come upon your site and been through a lot of very gorgeous ‘stuff’ :) I think it will be a nice place visit with my teaReplyCancel

  • Patti WilleyMarch 21, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    Well how about that! What a fantastic idea to utilize linear punches! Your cards are such a beauty! Thank you for your beautiful tutorials Becca!ReplyCancel

  • EileenMarch 22, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Another beautiful card! I love what you have done with the border punch it all adds to the card, and the tutorial was so easy to follow because of your explicit instructions. Thank you Becca.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • JuneMarch 22, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    Thanks for the tip on punching the cards. What do you use for envelopes? Where can you buy them?ReplyCancel

  • deborahMarch 23, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Hi Becca great tutorial thank you. Ive missed you this week and hope all is well and that we will be seeing you soon. Have a blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • ChrisMarch 23, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    I have been trying to find the designer paper you used on the card displayed now with the border punch and spellbinder. It says it is coredinations but I have been to several websites and am unabke to find this. Could you point me in the right direction? I think the paper is beautiful!

    Thanks for your helpReplyCancel

  • EvelynMarch 24, 2012 - 7:22 am

    Thank you. I have new ways to use my punches nowReplyCancel

  • AdrenniaMarch 28, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy CloseMarch 29, 2012 - 8:52 am

    Becca: where do you find the envelopes to fit your card sizes? Do you buy or make them?ReplyCancel

  • sheilaApril 7, 2012 - 10:13 am

    this is awsome you are an incredibly talented and blessed lady. I just love going over and over all you work it is so inspiring. Thanks for being a blessing and sharing your talents that God has blessed you with.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemApril 7, 2012 - 12:40 pm

    Love it so much! A friend of mine made it in Make the Cut program for electronic cutters!!! Not exactly like yours but super cool anyway!
    TFS all your hard work for us!ReplyCancel

  • Pattie JnsApril 8, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    Becca, I really enjoy and learn so much from your tutorials. I am a visual learner. would you think about maybe doing these special tutorials like they do on splitcoaststampers, so you can print the instructions with your pictures. that way one can read and see each step. this would be so helpful, then each time one needs them they would have instructions to follow. Not having a computer in my work space, I am not able to work an continue to watch at the same time. Please consider this option for all us visual learners.
    thank you sooooo much. …. hugs and blessingsReplyCancel