September 23, 2010

$$Frugal Friday Tip$$

Design Team member Amy submitted this Frugal Friday tip. She said, "For this layout i wanted to use multiple paper strips behind my photo. Well, i had a problem. I didn't want to cut into all of my 12x12 sheets, but i really wanted to use strips. So instead i used the bottom portion of the paper that usually has the company name, etc. In this case, Echo Park paper, has a sample of the other side of the paper on the strip. Sweet! Problem solved! I used the strips, that i would normally throw away, and used them on my page!

Added my photo and stickers.

Finished product! Added some textural elements, like gems, stickles, and floss."

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  1. Excelent idea! And beautiful lo.

  2. Great idea. And love how your layout turned out too! Beautiful. Thanks for the idea.

  3. What a cleaver idea! Super frugal! and once again I love your layout! It's so clean and simple and the emphasis is on the cute photo!

    Love it!

  4. A frugal tip like this is always a good thing!

  5. Love the colors in your layout and what a great tip!!

  6. What a great idea! Thanks for the tip!