September 9, 2015

Scrapbooking Tips and Ideas!

If you've been scrapbooking for more than a day, you already know that most manufacturers have bar code strips attached to the bottom of their patterned papers that you simply trim off. Some manufacturers even print a coordinating design on one or both sides of the strip. If you're like me, you cut the strip off, and add it to your stash. Recently I made a few layouts, and had tossed the bar code strips aside only to notice they all coordinated pretty nicely. They became the perfect start to my next layout.  **and even though this looks crooked and wonky, I promise in real life it is straight ;)

This was such a quick and simple layout. By layering the strips of paper along with my photo and just a few embellishments, I had a layout completed in about 15 minutes, including the journaling.

Oh how I wish every layout came together as fast as this one!

As always, thanks for stopping by!


Melody said...

Last year I started saving the bar code strips to use. Now, when I bring paper home I am disappointed if there is nothing on them,,,,except the bar code. I have used the title of the paper on that strip on cards cuz it's nice and small.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

They are a great "free" embellishment ;) Thanks for stopping by Melody!