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Borders for Every Occasion

Updated on July 16, 2012

Making Borders in Corel9 is Easy and Fun!

if you like collecting borders, these fun clipart borders are free for you to adapt to many different occasions. It's easy to make borders for any occasion in Corel Draw9 and this article shows you how to make borders for invitations, flyers and posters.

I'll be adding to the clip art border collection as we go along so be sure to check back often to see what I've added.

I have added Halloween and Thanksgiving Halloween Borders!

Basket_Weave_Border

Later I will add clipart borders for Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day, St. Patricks Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day Borders.

Then I'll think of some other categories to add, so stay tuned.

If you have a particular kind of border you'd like me to add, please let me know in the comments below.

spots
spots

I'm Seeing Spots!

You can never have enough borders for making invitations, flyers or certificates. These fun to use B & W borders made with Corel Draw 9's two-color pattern fills shows you a great way to have an endless supply of designs to use for your desktop publishing projects.

In order to make these designs in Corel Draw, all you have to do is begin by drawing a rectangle (5th tool on the left hand tool bar in Corel Draw) the size you want your border to be. In the examples shown, I have drawn an 8 x 10.5 border, which leaves .25" border on all sides for all those laser prints that can print with margins as little as .25" If you are using an inkjet, adapt your margins according to accommodate your printer.

Stars
Stars

It's a Brick Border

While drawing your box, take note of the dimensions of your rectangle in your dimensions box (the second set of numbers at the bottom left of the top menu.) If need be, type the correct measurements into these boxes to make sure your rectangle is exactly the right size.

With the rectangle selected, click on the paint bucket (last symbol on the left hand tool bar) and select the third option in the fly out menu that appears, the checkered pattern box.

Daisies
Daisies

Daisies!

The default pattern will be "Spots", the same one I used to make my first sample. After you click "OK" your rectangle will now be filled with "spots", which will leave you without any white space for your copy.

To remedy this situation, draw another rectangle inside the larger one, this time making the rectangle smaller than the one you drew before. In my example, I drew my rectangle 6.5 x 9", which gave me a .75" border on all sides, one inch from the edge of the page (25" margin of the larger rectangle plus .75 for the border equals one inch.)

Clubs
Clubs

Clubs

To center the smaller rectangle inside the larger rectangle, pull ruler guides (make sure ruler and guides are checked under the "view" menu) onto your layout. Click on the left hand ruler and while holding down your mouse, pull a guide from the left, and place it on the 1" mark on the top ruler. (You can see an illustration of this in the article, "How to Make Borders in Corel Draw" by clicking on the link below. ) Pull another guide from the left hand ruler and place it on the 7.5" mark of the top ruler. Then do the same to make margin guides for the top and bottom of your page. Pull a guide from the top ruler down to the 1" mark of the left hand ruler and 10" mark respectively. Center the rectangle inside these guides.

Hearts
Hearts

I Love Hearts!

With the rectangle selected, choose the paint bucket again but this time choose the first choice on the fly out menu, the fill color dialog. You will now select the color white by one of three methods:

1. Click on the drop down box labeled "Name" and find white in the selection.

2. Fill every box in the CYMK components with "0"

3. Or, click on the color white in upper left hand corner of the color module.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

If the smaller, white filled rectangle did not appear on top of the larger "spots" filled rectangle, either select the smaller rectangle or the large rectangle and go to the Arrange menu at the top of the page and select "Order". If you selected the smaller rectangle, choose "to front". If you selected the larger rectangle, choose "To back".

Spades
Spades

In Spades!

You will now group all of your objects together by going to the "Edit" menu at the top of the page and selecting "Select All>Objects".

With all objects selected, go back to the arrange menu and select "Group". Your border is now complete and is ready to use or export out to use on your other desktop publishing platforms.

If you would like more free black and white borders to add to your collection or you would like to learn more about making borders in Corel Draw, check out the links below.

I will be adding more free tips and clip art as I make more lenses so check back often!

Halloween Border
Halloween Border

Halloween Borders

These Halloween Borders will make fun Halloween Party Invitations, Flyers and Posters for all of your Halloween Events.

The Jack o' Lantern border can be changed to orange to make it bright and cheerful.

To save the border, click on the border to make it open up in a new window. In the new window, right click the image and then choose Save Image as.

Ghost Trick or Treater
Ghost Trick or Treater

Ghost Trick or Tricker

Use this cute little ghost trick or treater as either an invitation or as a sign put up at your front door greeting your trick or trickers. You could also use this for a sign at your church's Halloween carnival giving directions to the little goblins.

To Make a Sign, Invitation, Poster

Set your margins to at least one and 1/4 inch on all sides. (Borders are once inch at full size.

Type your message in a fun typestyle like Chiller, Creepy, Cut n Paste and Eraser Dust. (You can Google free fonts and find either these are others with similar names.)

Type in your information making sure to give the location, time and date and center it.

Halloween Skulls Border

If your school, class, or club is having a Halloween Party you can always blow these images up to fit a 11 x 17 poster. Or, a better way to do it is to lay it out in letter size first, 8 1/2 x11 then take it to your local copy shop and have it blown up on 11 x 17 paper.and copy black and white on colored paper.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash

Monster Mash

Just like the other black and white borders, this invitation can be colored any color you want.

This would be ideal for a Halloween Dance playing songs like Monster Mash, Addams Groove (Addams Family Theme - M.C. Hammer),GhostBusters (GhostBusters Movie - Ray Parker)

Thriller (Michael Jackson - you have to dance), Black Magic Woman (Santana), Witchy Woman (The Eagles), Witch Queen of New Orleans (Redbone) , Witch Doctor (David Seville),Wicked Old Witch (John Fogarty)\

For many, many more songs check out the Halloween Party Songs lens in Squidboo

Halloween Border2
Halloween Border2

Halloween Border2

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Border

 

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      PattiHale 5 years ago

      @techguy007: Sure! Share away!

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      techguy007 5 years ago

      Super borders!.Thanks for sharing.is it available to share on my blog.

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      PattiHale 6 years ago

      Thanks Russia!

      If you are looking for more Thanksgiving borders I have another lens that is all Thanksgiving borders.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love the borders! The turkey one is awesome :)

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      PattiHale 6 years ago

      @NevermoreShirts: Thanks, NS!

      This is a work in progress so I'll be adding more borders as I go along. Check back for more!

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      NevermoreShirts 6 years ago

      Very useful! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      emailed my wife your lens, glad I browsed into it. If you like to browse as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      PattiHale 6 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Thanks, Laraine!

      Don't we all!

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Super borders! My favorite. Well, diamonds, of course .. I need more best friends. :D

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      PattiHale 6 years ago

      I just added a new Squidboo lense for Halloween Invitations!

      Check it out at

      https://hubpages.com/holidays/free-halloween-invit...

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      imablogger 6 years ago

      I need more holiday borders, particularly Halloween!

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      PattiHale 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Dudes can like borders, lol! Thanks for stopping by. I will be adding more borders as I get the time so stay tuned.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am a sucker for borders! I like this stuff even though I'm a dude.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great borders and ideas.