Friday, May 21, 2021


Do you end up with strips of pattern paper and wonder what to do with them? Today I am going to share a design that is perfect to use up those paper strips!

I have created a lot of layouts and projects with the beautiful Fairy Garden collection and have strips of different sized pieces to use up! One way to use them up is to create a vertical layout and layer up those pieces of paper!

To start I wanted to add a splash of color to my background so I pulled an aqua mist from my stash. I added some ink spatters to the white cardstock and then used a Ziploc bag to smoosh it into the paper. Once it was dry, I picked a handful of paper strips and adhered them down to the center of the page.

For a little more interest and detail I pulled a couple of the scalloped boarder stickers from the Fairy Garden 12x12 Sticker sheet and tucked one on each side of my layers. It is a small detail but I think it really adds to the layers. I popped up my photos on some foam adhesive and stuck them down to the page. I really wanted to use some of the rainbow embellishments in this collection so I added some around the photos. To bring in more rainbows I decided to mat the layout on the Rainbow Love 12x12 paper. To do this I just trimmed a half inch of the left and right side of my layout. This will let the Rainbow Love paper peek out on the edges of my page.

I sprinkled mini icon stickers and shape sprinkles around the page and tucked in some florals to the paper strips! This layout was so fun to put together and I love how it turned out!

If you have paper strips waiting to be used up I challenge you to create a vertical design with your papers! I would love to see what you create so please tag Doodlebug if you are up for the challenge! Have a great day!


Doodlebug Products Used
 Fairy Garden Collection


  1. Cute layout!
    Have a great day!

  2. Love the black and white photos against the colorful background! Definitely one to "scraplift". <3


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