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Quick Strips Tutorial

Filed under: Projects — April 26, 2007 @ 9:58 am

I had a bunch of leftover little scraps of the new Palette o Prints designer paper and wanted to put them to use.  So here is the project I came up with:


1.  Place a ruler at the top of where you want your border of strips.  Run a line of SNAIL (monoadhesive) just below the ruler and at the very bottom of the page.  Start lining up your scraps in a pleasing pattern.  Let them hang off the bottom and the last edge.


2.  Using your personal paper cutter, trim the bottom and side.


Oh boy, some more scraps for a tiny border! 

3.  Add a strip of ribbon along the top edge of the strips.


The final card.  Stamps:  Warm Wishes and Everday Flexible Phrases – both on sale this month!  Instructions for the butterfly are below.


  1. Allison:

    Terrific…thanks for writing this up! I will use this idea for sure!

  2. Heather the Mooselover:

    Cute idea! I love ideas to use scraps.

  3. Laura:

    I always have a ton of scraps – great idea!!!

  4. Michele Y:

    I love this idea! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

    Also, I have to tag you! Now you have to tag 5 bloggers, and leave comments on their sites! That’s it!

  5. Brenda:

    Great idea and you can be sure I am going to use it!! I have a lot of scraps left from my Cricut paper and I just couldn’t toss them out. You have given them a new life!! Thanks!!

  6. Kim L.:

    Awesome! I love using up scraps! And boy am I a scrap-hoarder…

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