I know, that post title seems a bit non-family friendly but I guarantee you that it is totally family friendly and especially craft family friendly!
For this week's tip I thought I would share something I have been doing with my 12x12 paper.
As many of you know, a lot of 12x12 card stock comes with a strip on the bottom which identifies the paper, the collection and the manufacturer.
When you use your paper trimmer to cut those off, keep those strips and use them on your layouts, cards and crafty projects.
I have used mine when paper weaving.
But here are a few more ideas for them:
-As paper ribbons
-To cut into smaller strips to make flower petals ( I made a flower that I placed on a card using strips that I cut and stamped on the plain side of the strip) .
-As borders-use your punches along an edge of the strip for more interest
I am sure you can come up with more ways but the above are just a few of mine.
Next time you're removing that "pesky" strip on your 12x12 paper, don't pitch it.
P.S. Remember my sympathy card from the Sept. 19th post? The flower on that card was made by craft-cycling my strips. I cut them down about 2 inches after I stamped them and folded them in half, glued them at the ends, inked the edges and adhered them in a circular motion on a 3 inch circle.