Happy New Year’s Eve! We are spending a fairly quiet evening at home, celebrating with family games, snacks, and movies. Whatever you’re up to, have a fabulous time ringing in the New Year.
I love Valentine’s Day product and the January kit does not leave me disappointed! One of my favorite papers is the Fancy Pants Love Birds Strips. I put that sheet to use in two different ways to create this page:
First, I fussy cut the banners. Knowing that I wanted to use the grungy Glitz paper as my background, I inked the pennant edges and stamped a polka dot pattern onto my banners.
I wanted to use the quotation strip, but I felt it was too long for the design of my page. My solution? Cut it up into journaling strips. I inked the edges of these, too.
So when you’re working with patterned paper strips, don’t be afraid to do more cutting than on the edge of each pattern. Take a look through the gallery and you’ll see that other designers used that strip sheet in clever ways, too.
Enjoy welcoming 2011. I’ll see you next year!