Paper Strips for a Card Accent

Hello Everyone ~ here is another idea for your paper offcuts with this Paper Strips for a Card Accent creation.

I so need to use up some of my paper strips from my designer series paper.  I have so many of them.  I came up with another idea to use some of those strips.

Often when you cut your designer series paper down to fit your card front or smaller you can get strips of paper that range from 1/4″ to several inches.  I hate to throw those strips away as I knew there had to be a way to use the.  I know you have the same issue so I set a goal to find some ways to use those strips.

You can usually find the usual way of adding strips to you card base where a strip is added to the bottom, middle, or side.  I wanted to use the strips to accent the card. The layout actually came from a scrapbook sketch so it was easy to determine the placement of the strips.  I decided to use 3 strips from the same collection of papers and add them at an angle across the top corner of the card base.

I searched through my designer series paper collections and opted to use the Forever Greenery dsp.  I chose that paper as it had a coordinating stamp set.  All that was left was to create my card.  Here is the video showing how to use Paper Strips for a Card Accent.

Features of the card

  • Forever Fern bundle
  • card base ~ Garden Green – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″   and   2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White ~ 4″ x 5 1/4″   and   2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Forever Greenery dsp ~ 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ – 3 different patterns
  • Braided Linen trim

Are you drowing in paper scraps? Check out this idea using designer series paper as Paper Strips for a Card Accent.


















You have got to see how I used these images for my Paper Strips for a Card Accent creation. Click the photo.










Here are some other ideas using the Forever Greenery Suite.

Here are the supplies I used for my card.  That paper is so gorgeous that I know you are going to want to order your own pack.


Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  The weather is supposed to be warmer today.  I need to finish up a few things and work on some cards.  What plans do you have?  Have a Fabulous Friday and will you be giving my Paper Strips for a Card Accent idea a try?




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