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Clip Art Borders & Frames

Updated on January 12, 2018
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Clip Art Borders and Frame Graphics for Crafts, Scrapbooks, Web Design and Blogs

Welcome to the web's best collection of clip art borders and frame graphics.

Clip art borders and picture frame borders are one of the top free clip art searches online, and it's no surprise. Scrapbook artists love unique frame borders, page dividers and page border graphics. I love to design clip art, especially clip art borders, page borders, frames and craft border clip art designs.

Paper crafters, bloggers, desktop publishers, web designers and artists are always looking for unique clip art borders and linear divider graphics to add to their design projects.

This page is dedicated to finding and reviewing legal clip art borders, page borders, frame graphics, scrapbook borders, dividers and border clip art for blogs, web pages and personal design projects.

Sharing my art and "secret sources" for clip art is one way I pay it forward. Now it's your turn: bookmark and share this article with friends who love clip art borders.

Frames and Borders Vector Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

Designer-quality collection of 300 high quality vector borders in EPS and SVG formats plus JPG and PNG graphics formats and bonus free Inkscape vector graphics program included!

Vector images can be enlarged without loss of quality so you can use these images for any design project from labels and flyers to wall art, posters or party banners,

Digital Collection: Frames and Borders

Frames and Borders Vector Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art)
Frames and Borders Vector Motifs (Dover Electronic Clip Art)

Superb Vector Graphics on CD-ROM plus free editing software - Highest quality clip art borders available, vector images with matching corners


Clip Art Borders Frames

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Paw Prints Oval Frame BorderThree page size printable letter paper Christmas frame bordersCeltic Frame Border Clip Art, public domain clip art by angelo gemmi
Paw Prints Oval Frame Border
Paw Prints Oval Frame Border | Source
Three page size printable letter paper Christmas frame borders
Three page size printable letter paper Christmas frame borders
Celtic Frame Border Clip Art, public domain clip art by angelo gemmi
Celtic Frame Border Clip Art, public domain clip art by angelo gemmi | Source

Make Your Own Clip Art Borders - Design Custom Border Graphics with a Wacom Tablet

Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet, Medium (PTH651) OLD MODEL
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet, Medium (PTH651) OLD MODEL

Draw with the natural feel of a pen on paper to create your own graphics images, frames and border clip art.

Quickly edit photos and create digital art with more than 2000 levels of tip and eraser sensitivity. There's even a wreless accessory kit included

Multi-function touch ring with 4 customizable functions, 8 programmable quick keys. Includes software download instructions and many other features. Installation CD-ROM.

Use instead of a mouse for normal computing activities.


Clip Art Borders

These sites offer hundreds of frame and divider clip art borders for non-commercial use.

Clip art border sample, Mexican marigold flowers frame and blossom
Clip art border sample, Mexican marigold flowers frame and blossom | Source
Chili peppers wreath border clip art
Chili peppers wreath border clip art
Holly borders frame clip art
Holly borders frame clip art | Source

Where to Find the Best Professional Border Art

Amazon carries the popular Dover line of graphics and art books plus many other digital image collections

Amazon offers an amazing collection of royalty free graphic resources in both printed book and CD-ROM electronic clip art formats. You can find all types of clip art for your creative designs ranging from borders and frames to vintage graphics, cartoons, photographs, mortised cuts, buttons and fine art illustrations.

The digital clip art collections even include vector graphics in AI, EPS or WMF that you can enlarge to any size and bitmap clip art images in low and high resolution TIF, PNG, JPG and GIF formats ready for you to add to print or electronic publishing and crafts. Vector images are preferred by professional artists and are the very best images to use for embroidery or electronic cutting machines.

Royalty-free black-and-white frames and borders in sizes ranging from 1" x 2" to 2" x 5" in a wide variety of old and new styles including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Op Art, and calligraphic.

E-Clip Art Borders - 372 Borders and Frames

372 Frames and Borders (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)
372 Frames and Borders (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (CD-ROM and Book)

These lovely clip art border frames will add a decorative touch to almost any design or craft project that needs decorative borders..


Make a Border Frame With a Photo Background

How to create your own clip art picture frame or printable label art

It's easy to use a photograph as the backdrop for a label, frame or page layout. You need to have a graphic tool that can do two things: add a color box on top of the photo, and make that box partially transparent. These two techniques are usually accomplished through creation of a layer.

1. Open your photograph and get it sized properly for your page or project.

2. Next, create a shape to lay on top. I usually use a rectangle or square about 1 inch smaller all around than the underlying photo.

3. Fill the shape with white, or any color you want to use.

You can stop here, or you can make some of the photo under the color box appear to be faded out. Simply make the color box transparent (about 50 percent is usually good). Play with the transparency until you get the effect you want. My sample apples frame uses 50% transparency to let some of the apple photo show through.

If you like a bit more pizazz, you can add another border in a solid color to outline the entire frame and/or the box you created, as in my apples square label. I used a nice green to tie the whole design together.

Photo Label Sample: Snowman with "Sign"

Snowman label frame created from photo and white block overlay
Snowman label frame created from photo and white block overlay | Source

Seasonal Clip Art Borders

Frames and borders fall clip art you can use to design your own page borders and paper crafts.

Turkeys and pumpkins harvest border
Turkeys and pumpkins harvest border | Source

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames
Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames | Source

Design and decorate Halloween party invites, favors, name tags or web pages with Halloween borders ... here are a few samples of free clip art borders plus some nifty Hallowe'en fonts you can use to make your own clip art borders.

Owls Border - Black or orange vintage clip art owl borders

Halloween Ding Bats Font - Design your own borders using the ding bat characters in this clever font

Halloween Borders - spiders, webs, witch hats, lightning bolts, pumpkins free Halloween clip art borders

Always Read the Terms of Use

Respect Copyright for free clipart and graphics

NOTE: Many of the clip art resources we recommend in this article state the images are free for personal use; some artists or copyright owners may require site registration and/or payment to use images. Others may only require a link or other credit for any use whatsoever.

It's your responsibility to determine the legal use of any resources suggested in this lens. We only recommend resources for you to explore, not exploit.

Always be sure to check the terms of use for graphics or photos you find in books or online.

If you use graphics, photographs or anything created by another person for any purpose it is your responsibility to check terms of use and to respect copyright laws.

I hope you enjoyed this clip art borders article and found some helpful free frame and border clip art resources. Leave a comment to suggest another border clip art resource or just to say hello.

© 2008 Lee Hansen

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    J.Mo 23 months ago

    Thank you so much for the simple instructions on making a border frame with a photo. I'm not good at this stuff but will use this all the time now!

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    BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

    Love these borders and frames. Cheers!

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    LouisaDembul 4 years ago

    So many wonderful borders! My daughter, who's in first grade, have to make a border on top of every page in school. Her exercise book looks wonderful, we'll try to print out some borders from here to show the teacher and give her some tips.

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    RoadMonkey 4 years ago

    What a fantastic source of borders! I love borders, they used to be the first thing I would "play" with when I first got access to desktop publishing software and graphics. So much fun to add to letters and even business letters!

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    Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    What fun it would be to just play with these clip art borders and frames... for DAYS! Very creative!

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    Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

    So much info--thanks for sharing!

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    Jimmy J Oliver 4 years ago

    Hi nice lens you got there and ranking well. I use clip art a lot for presentations at work

    Have given you a squidlike.

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    josietook 4 years ago

    I really like the butterfly border. Great lens.

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    steadytracker lm 4 years ago

    Wow, some really great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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    josietook 4 years ago

    Great lens, with lots of options!!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    nice pictures.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    i like this pictures very much. please add more pictures

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    BlowDryBar 4 years ago

    Wow, what a large collection of clipart!

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    aneeshasdad 4 years ago

    Great lens! I've bookmarked it and will undoubtedly refer to it often.

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    dengyu2013 4 years ago

    Good job!

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    socialcx1 4 years ago

    I'm afraid this is all new to me. Thanks

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    fcinternetmarketing 4 years ago

    Nice one.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    Nice collection !

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    allishab 4 years ago

    Beautiful lens!

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    ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

    Very interesting! Well put together!

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    Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

    @KathyMcGraw2: Oh, Kathy. I haven't made any alien or UFO graphics. I think you just gave me a new assignment!

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    Kathy McGraw 5 years ago from California

    I came to find a UFO or Alien border or clipart...did I miss them? Maybe you have them hid since supposedly Aliens don't exist :)

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    Takkhis 5 years ago

    Thank you very much for writing this lens, I have learned something very important :)

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    Vortrek Grafix 5 years ago

    This is a very useful resource. whther one is an amateur of professional, creating this type of art from scratch can be very time consuming. Knowing where to select and compile work of art from other sources, may not give the satisfaction of creating something original, but it still does allow for some creative leverage and the time saver is a big bonus.

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    flycatcherrr 5 years ago

    Your letter-page clip art borders are great for getting kids to practice their writing... like, say, writing thank you letters to Grandma! The "reward" is getting to pick what "fancy notepaper" they want to print out to use. :-)

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    Brett 5 years ago from Asia

    What a wonderful amount of resources for online writers, well anyone who needs clip-art really.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    Myreda Johnson 5 years ago from Ohio USA

    Wonderful lens. I learned about a lot of resources I was not aware of. It's very gracious of you to share your art with us. Thank you.

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    ChenB 5 years ago

    Great lens, these are terrific resources. So many good things. Borders and clip are, it's like you can never have too many when you're creative. No matter how many you have you always find yourself looking for more to find just the right one for a project. Thanks for the great work.

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    miaponzo 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing all these wonderful clip art borders with us! There are some real beauties here!!!

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    petermahfouz 5 years ago

    good lens with good information

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    Kay 5 years ago

    I'm always looking for new borders for projects. Thanks!

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    DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

    You got lots of interesting clip-art boarders here! Everything is nice and the patterns, it's very unique!

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    christianstores 5 years ago

    It's raining clip arts! Enjoyed looking at them. Nice lens!

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    Bebopis 5 years ago

    from one graphics designer to another good job and great site

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    CoolFool83 5 years ago

    Some very nice clip art borders and frames.

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    whats4dinner 5 years ago

    these borders would be great for projects and stuff. thanks for the share. this will be handy in the future!

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    myspace9 5 years ago

    I love your all lenses. You are a awesome writer.

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    AmitKumarSarkar88 5 years ago

    Love your lens.. Its my enquirer also.. How you get this types of Ideas ?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Cool clipart, very good lens.

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    Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

    @anonymous: I just love what I do, and that's what I write about ... and share.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Awesome Lens!Where do you get all these ideas?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    love this lens hmmmmmmmmmmmmpppppppppp...

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    latishaalford 5 years ago

    Nice collection

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    LynnPorcher 5 years ago

    great lens

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    m16schmidt 5 years ago

    I'm a fellow artist and I find all artistic forms great, keep up the good work.

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    craftycollector 5 years ago

    Very useful collection, especially for design beginners. Ideal for building confidence to branch out on original work, or those who have the ideas, but lack the confidence or time to take their courage in both hands and try designing independently. There is something for everyone here

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    CreativeExpress 5 years ago

    Love this lens... Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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    CreativeExpress 5 years ago

    Love this lens... Thanks for sharing your expertise!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @OliviaDaughter LM: i already have something in mind

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    Aunt-Mollie 5 years ago

    Amazing collection! I liked the check tablecloth the best. Thanks for the download!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    You have some nice lenses!

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    radhanathswamifan 5 years ago

    Will def try it out !

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    top10things 5 years ago

    Nice lense with great ideas about clip art borders!

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    Hannah Writes 5 years ago

    this a terrific and well researched resource. Thamks for sharing it!

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    Doc_Holliday 5 years ago

    Outstanding lens. Thanks for sharing

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    NikoHiggins 5 years ago

    Cool lens!

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    Madonaa 5 years ago

    Nice lens! Please visit my lens to

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    mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

    Great lens. I love the variety of borders you have here.

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    Inkflo 5 years ago


    I spend a lot of time searching for great clip art borders online, so it's great that you have done all the hard work and I only have one place to look now ... this lens!

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    tfsherman lm 5 years ago

    What a remarkable resource! I do blogs for my library, and I can't wait to attempt to use some of these to brighten up my pages.

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    nasirislam2010b13 5 years ago

    hi,nice lens!have you also visited my lenses and liked them?do it they are good for your information.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @VeseliDan: you are so cute

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    efcruzarts 5 years ago

    almost just like other arts medium beautiful handicrafts

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Just pinned you, thank you!

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    DMVAgent 5 years ago

    i love this clip art, this is very unique.

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    kgdunst 5 years ago

    very girly lens, i like!

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    Tahamtan 5 years ago

    Lovely. I learned something about Clip Art. Thanks.

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    gaser983 5 years ago

    Very nice lens, fantastic work! Squidlike

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    dnuttall 5 years ago

    Love this lens! What an inspiration! I am awestruck at all the possibilities.

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    CanvasArtPrint LM 5 years ago

    Great lens, keep up the good work!

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    MrsKatieE LM 5 years ago

    These are such fun! Thanks!

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    bilafond lm 5 years ago

    This is good lens and leads you to so many options to try to improve work on lens.

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    JoshK47 5 years ago

    Popping back in to bless this awesome resource for designers! :)

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    AdeelAthar LM 5 years ago

    One of the excellent idea has come on my mind after watching these frames. I can now make more frames like you. Thanks a lot Pastiche.

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    seajay 5 years ago

    What a great idea for a novice like me , everything in the one place, as regards clip art that is.!

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    OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

    I had to visit again so I could Pin it. See ya

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    OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

    Really great lens. I need all the help I can get and you did a fantastic job.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I love this art lens. Happy Independence Day.. dear lady Pastiche :)

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    Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

    I'm happy to have found this page again. I LIKEd it a long time ago, but now I am blessing it!

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    Matt_Lowe 5 years ago

    These are fantastic resources! I'm always looking for clip art for various projects, and to be honest, I am far from a Photoshop wizard.

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    curious0927 5 years ago

    Had to come back for some inspiration and sprinkle some dust! I just love your stuff!

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    SimplyCanvasArt1 5 years ago

    so much cool clipart, nice lens!

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    tweeky lm 5 years ago

    many infos, nice lens, bless.

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    LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

    A great lens to refer to often...thanks:)

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    Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

    Favourited for future use!

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    donarcher 5 years ago

    Greetings, great job with the clip art. I think I've seen some of these around on the web, probably got them from you .

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    OneNewVoice 5 years ago

    This is really amazing. I really like clip art and use it quite often. I will be coming back here for more information.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I have been searching something like this lens for many days. tHaNks !

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    eccles1 5 years ago

    Another purple star and I can see why! I need to learn to do borders

    thank you

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    maraga 5 years ago

    i love your lens

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    tomazg 5 years ago

    Love Heart Border looks really nice. I like your whole collections of these beautiful clipart borders.

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    Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

    The fiesta flowers and the checkered tablecloth backgrounds are so adorable; I think I am going to have to step outside my comfort zone and be more creative with backgrounds. Lovely work! :)

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    steph-naylor 5 years ago

    Probably one of my favourite Lensâs

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    steph-naylor 5 years ago

    Probably one of my favourite Lensâs

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    kovid7 5 years ago

    It's a superb lens. It's so informative and I liked it very much. superb,fantastic,awesome and so on....!!!! I think that's the lens artists want. Really loved it very much.

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    jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

    Lots of useful information. I never even thought about clip art borders before reading this page. I now realize that I have seen them a lot but never gave them a second thought. Thanks for sharing the useful information, have a blessed evening!

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    McBub-Squidoo 5 years ago

    Yes, they are really practical. thanks

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    VeseliDan 5 years ago

    I really like the Back to school border. *blessed*

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    biggking lm 5 years ago

    interesting lens.