Monday, September 4, 2017

Scrapbooking with paper strips

I have trouble getting rid of paper strips. I keep my narrow strips in a spaghetti holder.

Every now and then, I like to use strips of paper to make up the bulk of the page. (When I make these pages, I call myself a stripper. Heh.) I did that with the following layout. I had an 8x12 photo, so I only had some narrow space at the top and bottom of the page, so I dug through my strips and picked them in three hues for contrast: blues, neutrals, and brights.

Blues alone were too blah, so I had to pick some colors for contrast.

And here's my final page:

After I selected my strips, I went through my stickers to find colors and shapes that would match and contrast. Some I stitched down for interest and practicality (some of my stickers only stick with hesitance).

Thank you for visiting! I will be sharing a couple pages I made recently with what I call bulletin-board scrapbooking later this week.


Gypsy said...

This is the first time I've seen the spaghetti holder and I am delighted! I have the same issue- especially with the very cool shaped strips on the Sassfras paper I hoarded- I'll be looking for a nice spaghetti jar very soon! Thank-you
As this is the first time I think I have commented I'll just say I love your scrapbooking style and yours is the only scrapbooking blog I bother to follow any more. Thank-you again for the inspiration. :-)

Jennifer Larson said...

Thank you so much for visiting, Gypsy! I teach high school and get pretty busy at times, but I just got back from a scrapbooking weekend and will post again soon. Welcome!