I love creating bulletin boards! This one is one of my all time favorites. This board speaks to the importance of music education with a rock star theme. The little posters say things like "Participation in musical activities increases self-esteem and confidence." The little star bursts were from a disco bulletin board kit I got a couple of years ago. The rest can be found HERE.
The background is made of wrapping paper. I used three different rolls of brightly colored cheetah paper from the dollar store.
For this bulletin board I used a double border. I put the black and white patterned one flat around the edges in the traditional way. The blue border I ruffled to create a 3-D effect. To create this effect staple one end of the border. Bend the border just slightly (you don't want a definite fold, just a wave) and then add a staple about every 4 to 6 inches to keep the ruffles in place..
Sometimes I will create a double ruffle border and use a slightly bigger wave for a bigger effect. This bulletin board was already pretty busy so I opted to down play the ruffle.