Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Paper Strip Tutorial and a cute little guy...

Over and over again I have been inspired by quilt designs on my pages.  This past weekend at the Cocoa Daisy crop, I saw a layout with paper strips that made me want to revisit some strip quilt designs and see if I could come up with an idea of how to incorporate them onto a page.

Here is what I came up with:

Is that little guy so cute????  He is pulling himself up on everything now, and we were playing outside and he kept trying to stand up holding on to this big yellow ball.....he loves to play!  :)

I was inspired by some Jelly Roll quilts that I found on pinterest like this one:

I started with a white CS background (and if you want to see more white CS background pages, visit Practical Scrappers today) and made my strips like this:

1) Cut 12" strips of 1/2" high pieces of paper.  The bottom barcode strips are perfect for this technique!  On the left edge of each strip, cut off a little triangle to make the end diagonal.  

2) Glue the two strips together to make a circle with the diagonal point on the outside of the strip.

3) Flatten the circle, and with each circle, vary where you put the creases.  Cut the strips at each crease.

4).  Now layer your strips on your page and trim as needed!  If you lined them up right, all the diagonal cuts will be going the same way.

I added minimal embellishments to this page because I wanted the design to stand out.  A bit of stitching and so paint splattering, too.

I actually might try to make a real quilt like this!  It seems pretty easy!!!


Brianna Marshall said...

awesome strips!love the look!great layout!

Diana Waite said...

this is FANTASTIC! Love that you were inspired by a quilt!

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful layout and a super cute boy! :)

Unknown said...

Great design! I need a Kyler fix soon!

Karenladd said...

Just adorable! Love the paper strips and that sweet little photo!

WhiteRacoon said...

Thanks for sharing!
It's so cute! and so inventive!