WF13 Thin Strips DRIVE BY Challenge - CLOSED! WINNER!

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Posted 2/8/2013 by prospurring in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:46:18 AM
I have a ton of thin strips as leftover scraps and I am looking for ways to use them creatively on a card or project. I have 3/16", 1/4", 1/2", and 1" wide strips.

This "Drive By" Challenge is to link up your favorite projects that use lots of thin strips and to tell me your favorite way to use up your own thin strip scraps!

The "drive by" part comes in that I will close this challenge at random and I will select a random winner from all the entries so far to receive a small RAK from me.

Thanks in advance! I am looking forward to the inspiration!


How to create a link in a Discussion Thread:
1. Find the project in the Stamping Gallery.
2. In your browser, highlight the ENTIRE url (web address) for that page and press Ctrl+C to copy that url to your clipboard.
3. Come to THIS Discussion Thread and click Post Reply. The Message Board Posting window appears.
4. Just after the row of smilies / emoticons, there is PeaCode. Click URL. A URL pop-up appears.
5. The entire http:// phrase in the pop-up window should be highlighted. Press Ctrl+V to paste the link from your clipboard. Click OK. The pop-up changes.
6. Instead of web page type something more descriptive, like my floral entry or Susie's birthday card basically giving the person's name or Peaname and the project title. Click OK. The code gets pasted into your Message Board Post.
7. Ta da!

NOTE: You may find it helpful to have TWO browser window or tabs open ... one on the Stamping Gallery and the other on the Discussion Thread, to make the cutting and pasting easier.

MAC USERS: I think that you use Cmd+C to copy and Cmd+V to paste.

Updated 2/11/2013: This drive-by challenge is now closed! The randomly-selected winner is... EllenPea!



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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:58:13 AM
A drive by already! Gosh! A fun one though!


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/8/2013 1:00:01 PM
Wow! That was fast!

I made this card for a SOF12 challenge using one of Kimber's sketches.

I used washi tape, but it could be easily replaced by random strips of paper. In fact, if you read the comments left on my gallery post, a lot of people thought the tape was patterned paper!

Another suggestion would be to border punch some of your strips, like I did with the drippy goo.

Fun drive by!


Cindi



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Posted: 2/8/2013 1:22:35 PM
Hi, Heidi! I think we should get this party started!

Hi, Cindi! I remember this sketch! I made this Happy Owloween Card from the same sketch.

Some of my strips aren't wide enough to use with a border punch - and a LOT of my strips are those leftovers FROM border punches! Anyone have good ideas on how to use those?



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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:05:36 PM
Anne, I have a jar next to my trimmer where I put strips of cardstock; it's getting very full. I also have a container where I have left-overs from projects where I've actualy made something with some strips.

I remember those cards you and Cindi linked. They still make me smile.

Here are some of my cards where I used strips. I was suprised to find so many in my gallery:

Weaving

Kimber's Saturday Card Sketch #6

Herringbone Pattern

Bargello

Frames (Michael Strong Design) Check out the first two cards. I love the frame on the second one.

Ornaments
I didn't use cardstock on these, but it would work.

Left-over strips from Serendipity Challenge (the black and white strips)

Design Element

I'm looking forward to seeing more ideas.

Daria

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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:14:42 PM
My WF13 challenge is using thin strips!!!! Here is a link to the tutorial for using them and my 2 cards.

Stampwilly

My cards

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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:30:28 PM
This woven card Thank you by Momma_Paparazzi creates a really textural bg.

Ribbon flowers & grass by tinkgumby is made with ribbon but paper strips would work too.
And finally this one Torn strip Christmas tree by stampinangie , definitely a unique use of strips.
I've used my strips for border punching as someone suggested and as woven bg. At some point I want to try collaging them.

I can still hear my dad saying "Waste not, want not". I blame him for my burgeoning scrap boxes. LOL I miss him.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 7:14:48 PM
{pulls foot out of mouth!} Oh my! April (Stampwilly) I didn't mean to overlap your Winterfest Use Those Scraps challenge!



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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:05:46 PM
I found another one. It's woven,

Christmas in July

One of my favorite ways to use thin strips is to apply them to a tag. I can't find a picture, but I ran a manila tag through a xyron to cover with adhesive. I kept adding strips until it was covered. Since the strips were from a set of cards I'd just finished, the strips were coordinated.



Cindi



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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:45:46 PM
I found a few in my gallery:

The first two of these simple mini cards use thin strips across the top and bottom. They're washi tape, but could easily be pp.

This Thank you card , like Cindi's, uses Kimber's sketch. It is washi tape and ribbon, but could be woven pp.

This patchwork card uses thin strips that have been cut into squares to form a patchwork design.

And this last one, a Mothers Day card , uses another one of Kimber's sketches, and this is my favourite way to use scraps of strip! I think this is such an effective look, and is so IN at the moment (or at least it was last year, when Kimber did the sketch ).

Thanks for the challenge, Anne! I haven't looked through my gallery for ages and it was fun revisiting old cards!


Christin

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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:31:47 PM
This make me immediately think of a couple of Kimber's card sketched for scraps.

Here is eagertoretire's take on one of the sketches.

Here is another Christmas tree by Laura ODonnel.

This layout if it were made in a card size, could utilize very different scraps and pull them all together by turning them into fringe!

I think my favorite way to use strips is either to punch the edge, or use several in a grouping, probably of different widths.


~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/9/2013 12:18:09 AM
Lots more terrific ideas!

Anne, your Drive-By and April's challenge are very different. Here we're sharing ideas. For April's challenge, we need to actually make something using WF13 scraps and the Bargello Technique.

Daria

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Posted: 2/9/2013 1:07:22 PM
Thank you, Daria. I PeaMailed April and she thinks that this thread will give people more ideas on how to do her challenge and is fine with my posting it.



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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:05:06 PM



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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:31:49 PM
Anne, I love that chevron video. I saw that before and planned to try it out, but never did. I'm so glad you linked it .

Your angled strip link doesn't work; it's attached to the 2Peas address. Until you get a chance to fix it, here it is:
Angled Strips

Now, I'm going back to watch more.
Thank you for all the links.
Daria

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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:34:59 PM
I like this layout by Page Taylor-Evans. It uses a lot of strips!


Best Buds


As for me, lately I have been using strips in place of washi tape or ribbon.


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Posted: 2/10/2013 2:06:26 PM
I wasn't sure if you wanted to see our work (and when you posted this I really didn't have anything recent), or someone else's.

But I like the layout Paige Taylor Evans did a Garden Girl video on a few weeks ago.

End strips layout

And now, I do have a card using thin strips. However, it uses the very same design as one of the cards on Stampwilly's tutorial, because I did it for that challenge.

Floral strips card

As I was starting to write this post, I remembered a layout I did several years ago. With a picture of me that's a bit more than several years old.

I wonder



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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:16:16 PM
Keep 'em coming! I am loving all these ideas!

And they do NOT have to be your own work - link up to anything you think is inspiring with thin strips!



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Posted: 2/10/2013 3:28:00 PM
Anne, I have been pinning some of the great ideas also! I just need to remember to use up my scraps more in these ways!

Stampwilly

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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:40:24 PM
SusanK12 has at least three cool layouts in her small gallery with thin strips. (Link is to her gallery.) She (accidentally I'm sure) has one of them checked for the WF Use Those Scraps Challenge, even though she has not posted any cards. GS boarders may be confused because of the two weeks ago Garden Girl challenge to use thin strips.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 2:27:49 PM
By Nicole Doiron
Strips used to make Sun Card
Sun Card

By Bituin Project - Valentine Card
Strips used in background
Valentine Card

By AmberLynne Project - Hello Sunshine
Strips used on card for sentiment and in background at bottom of card
Hello Sunshine Card

By tinkgumby Project - Flower card with ribbon grass
Strips used to make flowers.
Flower Card w/ Ribbon Grass

By cardsbykaren Project - Birthday card using scraps
Strips used to make background.
Birthday Card Using Scraps


Happy Scrapping

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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:38:45 PM
I love all the linked projects!

I started with a strip of paper to make the triangles on my card here:
Warmest Wishes card

I used 1" strips to make this patchwork card:
Birthday butterfly

I saw this post by Garden Girl Corrie Jones today, using washi tape on a layout, but you could do this with paper strips, either same size or different widths. I love that the strips just cover 1/3 to 1/2 of the page, not too overwhelming.
Corrie's layout

-Michele

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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:55:34 PM
Here's my first card inspired by all these wonderful projects made with thin strips: WF13 White with Two and Thin Strips



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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:20:13 PM
Did anyone post this Stamped Robot Thank you Cards

I think that is a really neat way to use scraps!



~~Heidi~~

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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:25:05 PM
This drive-by challenge is now closed! The randomly-selected winner is... EllenPea!


The video by Garden Girl Paige Evans that EllenPea posted is kind of cool - a bunch of thin strips woven into a background!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge! I hope you will continue to post links to projects that have thin strips!



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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:59:06 AM
Congrats EllenPea!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:01:51 AM
Congrats EllenPea!


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Posted: 2/12/2013 12:42:58 PM
P.S. EllenPea, please check your PeaMail!



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Posted: 2/12/2013 3:23:32 PM
Thank you!



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Posted: 2/12/2013 7:50:50 PM
Congratulations, Ellen!

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Congrats, Ellen!


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