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Crate Paper – Creating Your Own Design With Paper Strips

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today to share a new layout for Crate Paper. If you have been following me for a while, you might have noticed how much I love wreaths and center-focused layouts, especially in a circle or heart shape. I also usually use cut files, which give the design that extra layer of interest and make the job easier 😉 This time I have decided to create my own shape with strips of paper.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

I started by trimming a 12×12 patterned paper to 8×8 inches and cut it into ¼ inch strips. I chose the Royal patterned paper, as I loved the way the two colors faded into each other. My idea was to give the circle two different shades and try to match the embellishments for a tone-on-tone look. Once all the strips were cut, I found the center of my background paper and started adhering them in a circular shape, making sure to follow the color combination I had chosen. I then cut some smaller strips from the Perennial patterned paper and filled in the gaps.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

Next, I built lots of layers behind my picture with die cuts, vellum embellishments and a tag. The frame that comes in the ephemera pack mimics the colors in the Royal patterned paper, so I thought it would be perfect as a top layer. I used foam adhesive to pop everything up and give it dimension. I also fussy-cut lots of flowers in coordinating colors; I arranged the teal ones on the left and the pink ones on the right.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

At this point, I only needed to add a few more embellishments. I went with butterflies and hearts, while to brighten the layout a bit and create contrast I placed yellow elements here and there around the photo. As a finishing touch, I curved the strips of paper slightly inward for movement and interest.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

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