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Clip Art Borders & Frames


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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

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

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

Chili peppers wreath border clip art

Chili peppers wreath border clip art

Holly borders frame clip art

Holly borders frame clip art

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

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

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

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames

Halloween Clip Art Borders and Frames

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

Digital Graphic 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

Clip Art Border Fanatics - Leave a Comment or a Greeting - What is your hardest-to-find border clipart?

J.Mo on May 25, 2016:

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!

BodyHairRemoval on May 24, 2014:

Love these borders and frames. Cheers!

LouisaDembul on December 31, 2013:

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.

RoadMonkey on November 13, 2013:

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!

Carolan Ross from St. Louis, MO on November 07, 2013:

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

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on October 23, 2013:

So much info--thanks for sharing!

Jimmy J Oliver on October 19, 2013:

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

Have given you a squidlike.

josietook on October 19, 2013:

I really like the butterfly border. Great lens.

steadytracker lm on September 07, 2013:

Wow, some really great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

josietook on August 18, 2013:

Great lens, with lots of options!!

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

nice pictures.

anonymous on August 14, 2013:

i like this pictures very much. please add more pictures

BlowDryBar on August 09, 2013:

Wow, what a large collection of clipart!

aneeshasdad on July 25, 2013:

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

dengyu2013 on July 19, 2013:

Good job!

socialcx1 on July 15, 2013:

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

fcinternetmarketing on July 04, 2013:

Nice one.

anonymous on June 14, 2013:

Nice collection !

allishab on June 05, 2013:

Beautiful lens!

ConvenientCalendar on May 03, 2013:

Very interesting! Well put together!

Lee Hansen (author) from Vermont on April 26, 2013:

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

Kathy McGraw from California on April 18, 2013:

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 :)

Takkhis on April 17, 2013:

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

Vortrek Grafix on April 12, 2013:

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.

flycatcherrr on March 18, 2013:

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. :-)

Brett from Asia on January 31, 2013:

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

Thanks for sharing this!

Myreda Johnson from Ohio USA on January 25, 2013:

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.

ChenB on January 09, 2013:

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.

miaponzo on December 08, 2012:

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

petermahfouz on November 24, 2012:

good lens with good information

Kay on November 17, 2012:

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

DecoratingMom411 on November 16, 2012:

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

christianstores on November 15, 2012:

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

Bebopis on November 12, 2012:

from one graphics designer to another good job and great site

CoolFool83 on November 05, 2012:

Some very nice clip art borders and frames.

whats4dinner on November 03, 2012:

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

myspace9 on October 31, 2012:

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

AmitKumarSarkar88 on October 31, 2012:

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

anonymous on October 30, 2012:

Cool clipart, very good lens.

Lee Hansen (author) from Vermont on October 29, 2012:

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

anonymous on October 28, 2012:

Awesome Lens!Where do you get all these ideas?

anonymous on October 27, 2012:

love this lens hmmmmmmmmmmmmpppppppppp...

latishaalford on October 23, 2012:

Nice collection

LynnPorcher on October 17, 2012:

great lens

m16schmidt on October 16, 2012:

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

craftycollector on October 16, 2012:

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

CreativeExpress on October 14, 2012:

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

CreativeExpress on October 14, 2012:

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

anonymous on October 13, 2012:

@OliviaDaughter LM: i already have something in mind

Aunt-Mollie on October 11, 2012:

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

anonymous on September 30, 2012:

You have some nice lenses!

radhanathswamifan on September 21, 2012:

Will def try it out !

anonymous on September 19, 2012:


top10things on September 16, 2012:

Nice lense with great ideas about clip art borders!

Hannah Writes on September 12, 2012:

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

Doc_Holliday on September 12, 2012:

Outstanding lens. Thanks for sharing

NikoHiggins on September 02, 2012:

Cool lens!

Madonaa on August 31, 2012:

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mouse1996 lm on August 24, 2012:

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

Inkflo on August 21, 2012:


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!

tfsherman lm on August 16, 2012:

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.

nasirislam2010b13 on August 15, 2012:

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anonymous on August 13, 2012:

@VeseliDan: you are so cute

efcruzarts on August 13, 2012:

almost just like other arts medium beautiful handicrafts

anonymous on August 11, 2012:

Just pinned you, thank you!

DMVAgent on August 04, 2012:

i love this clip art, this is very unique.

kgdunst on July 28, 2012:

very girly lens, i like!

Tahamtan on July 26, 2012:

Lovely. I learned something about Clip Art. Thanks.

gaser983 on July 25, 2012:

Very nice lens, fantastic work! Squidlike

dnuttall on July 19, 2012:

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

CanvasArtPrint LM on July 19, 2012:

Great lens, keep up the good work!

MrsKatieE LM on July 18, 2012:

These are such fun! Thanks!

bilafond lm on July 16, 2012:

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

JoshK47 on July 15, 2012:

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

AdeelAthar LM on July 13, 2012:

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.

seajay on July 11, 2012:

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

OliviaDaughter LM on July 04, 2012:

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

OliviaDaughter LM on July 04, 2012:

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

anonymous on July 04, 2012:

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

Linda Pogue from Missouri on June 29, 2012:

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

Matt_Lowe on June 28, 2012:

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.

curious0927 on June 26, 2012:

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

SimplyCanvasArt1 on June 22, 2012:

so much cool clipart, nice lens!

tweeky lm on June 17, 2012:

many infos, nice lens, bless.

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on June 16, 2012:

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

Barbara Walton from France on June 16, 2012:

Favourited for future use!

donarcher on June 15, 2012:

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

OneNewVoice on June 15, 2012:

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

anonymous on June 15, 2012:

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

eccles1 on June 10, 2012:

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

thank you

maraga on June 10, 2012:

i love your lens

tomazg on June 06, 2012:

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

Darcie French from Abbotsford, BC on June 02, 2012:

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! :)

steph-naylor on June 01, 2012:

Probably one of my favourite Lensâs

steph-naylor on June 01, 2012:

Probably one of my favourite Lensâs

kovid7 on June 01, 2012:

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.

jazziyarbrough on May 30, 2012:

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!

McBub-Squidoo on May 29, 2012:

Yes, they are really practical. thanks

VeseliDan on May 28, 2012:

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

biggking lm on May 28, 2012:

interesting lens.

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