Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cut Some Paper ......

..... strips and cross them is what Wendy at Splitcoast Stampers is asking for.   The Free For All challenge last Friday is all about just this.  Here is what Wendy had to say.

One of my new favorite things to do is to lay with strips of paper .... I love the effect you get when you criss-cross different patterns/textures to enhance your background.

Soooooo...... with that said, your challenge is simple ... cut out some paper strips and cross ‘em up!!! (Better yet??? Use up some of your strip SCRAPS!!! I KNOW you have ‘em!!)

Sounds like fun! 

Collecting all my K & Co. designer Christmas paper scraps, I went to work and here is what I came up with.

Wendy was right, you do get a great effect crossing the papers.  I've not made a card using this technique before but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  Great idea!  To complete this card I added an ornament and a holly and pine embellishment also from K & Co.

As well as the Free For All Challenge #F4A80 over at Splitcoast Stampers I am entering this card into
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge - Christmas Wishes

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations


  1. Beautiful card - what a lovely effect this gives. Certainly a great way of using up some more of those scraps.

    Toni xx

  2. Great idea. Thanks for sharing the tip and your amazing creation. "Hugs" Carol

  3. Sheesh - in between still laughing at your TP adventures whilst trying to sleep last night, I was thinking about criss crossing paper strips on cards. Not telepathy I hope?! Fab card chick - as I would expect! 3 rolls down and only 93 left to go? Snorts of laughter echoing from a wet and windy (no pun intended) England! Di xx

  4. It is Patchwork but with paper! Like it - like it alot!!

  5. what a lovely card, that's my scraps box being emptied soon then!


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