Sunday, August 29, 2010

Paper strips

  For those of you looking for the Goodbye Summer Hello Fall!blog hop, scroll down to the post below this one.

Paper strips can be an effective way to highlight a photo. In this case, I made a matte out of paper strips. It's easy to do. I used my cricut to cut two of the same shape. You could also use a stencil or circle cutter...or just cut two rectangles or squares of the same size. Next, layer the two shapes together so that all sides match, then use you paper trimmer to cut strips at even increments. You can then easily piece together alternate colors as you adhere them to the page in the shape of your photo matte.

I used an older Sketchy Thursday's sketch for this page. For the background below the matte, I spritzed glimmer mist in moonlight and frost. The main inspiration for this page were these cute die cuts which I received in a Club CK swap. I immediately knew I wanted to use them with these photos of my son's first experiences with snow. For added interest, I used 3-d adhesive on some of the letters and on the snowflake.

If you try a page with paper strips, you can submit it over at Scrapwhispers.There are other inspirational ideas there to help you use up leftover paper strips in your stash.


  1. LOVE this layout Christy! Hope to get to know you better at MSW!!

  2. Clever idea to combine the strips in your mat. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Whispers!

  3. I love all the "snow" space on this!
    Rosey x (SW)