Saturday, December 11, 2010

Weekend Whimsy: Tear Strips -- Not Just for SKUs Anymore!

WAIT!!!!!  STOP!!!!!!!!  Think a minute before you throw away that tear strip you just cut off your patterned paper!  For some companies, tear strips are not just for SKUs anymore!  Take Sassafras Lass's Indie Girl -- that scalloped edge is the ultimate in new thinking for tear strips.  It can be used as a border, any number of ways as an embellie.  If you are smart like Susan, you trim off the top of the paper (don't throw it away either) and have a 12x12 sheet of paper with a gorgeous scalloped edge!

Sassafras Lass Indie Girl has the ultimate in usable tear strips!

Teresa Collins' NOEL has a beautiful black and white pattern on one side of the tear strip.  Just trim out the logo or, as in the examples below, pleat over it.  A little glue, a little stitching, and you have a pleated paper embellishment just made for a card or to edge a photo!
Don't throw away that gorgeous black and white strip!

And Guest Design Team Member Tonya wins the prize for tear strip creativity for using the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante pattern title portion of the tear strip -- beautifully distressed -- as a banner on her Steampunk Mini Album!!
They don't call us scrappers for nothing -- and now companies are getting into the act with the whole piece of paper being usable!!  Tear Strips -- Think About It!!


  1. I always use my scalloped tear strips from my Sass paper. Love them!!!!

  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee using the edge pieces!!! Some of them have great sayings that I use on my projects! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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