just scraps: rotating strips

rotating strips

As any paper crafter will tell you scraps are just something that goes along with the territory. So, what do we do with all those scraps? I'm going to periodically show you ideas that will help you use what you have and put all those little treasures to good use. Keep in mind that if you happen to have a magazine or other recyclable paper laying around they may work for these projects too.


Materials
- 2 - 5.5” squares of white card stock
- Paper trimmer or scissors (craft knife and metal ruler would work too)
- Three contrasting colors of scraps
- Glue
- Square frame (box frame is optional)

rotating strips

1. Cut a 5.5” square into 6 strips that are 5.5” wide and approximately 7/8” tall. The strips don’t need to have an exact height measurement.

2. Cut colored paper strips that are at least 1” tall and of varying widths (from 1/8” to ¼”).

3. Add a thin layer of glue to a strip of white card stock and randomly attach strips of paper. Repeat this process with all 6 strips of white card stock.

rotating strips

4. Place all strips with the color face down and cut the excess colored paper.

rotating strips

5. Glue all 6 strips to the second square of white card stock. Wait for the piece to dry completely before placing it in the frame.

Note: This project was made to fit into an Ikea Ribba 5 1/2" shadow box frame but it would look just as well in any flat frame.


So what do you think? Easy, right?
Have fun with your scraps!

11 comments:

  1. I've always liked the looks of this, but never tried before! I've just maybe gotta try doing one of these! Just droppin by to say hi! :)

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    1. Great to see you here Thienly!
      It's really easy to do. It's almost like instant gratification!

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  2. How fun! What a great project to use up scraps :)

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  3. It's really easy! Give it a go!

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  4. Oh I love it, simple to make and gorgeous to look at. Thanks for the tut.

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  5. Is very simple and cool, i love it.

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  6. This is a great idea, I will have a try.

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  7. Great little project - you make it look simple!

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  8. Great collage project! (When I see your projects I often think how perfectly they would translate to polymer clay.)

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    1. oh yes! I've also heard of people using them to make projects in felt or fabric. fun!

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  9. I love it! I'm so glad I found your blog, it's so inspiring!

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