Do you know what I’m talking about?? Officially it’s called a ‘zip strip’ – that extra strip across the top of CTMH b&t (background and texture) papers. Actually, there’s a lot in that little strip – which is why I call it a bonus strip.
The first benefit is that it is an extra decorative piece that you can cut off and use as a co-ordinating accent (and yes, it is in addition to the 12×12 size, so you don’t lose your full sheet by trimming this off).
This page came up when I was checking out Pinterest – and I just had to share. It’s by the very clever Canadian consultant Jennifer Smith – what a creative way to use not just one, but lots of zip strips. Isn’t it just beautiful? This is using a mix of Calypso and Magical papers.
But wait, there’s more …. Check out Jennifer’s blog for another beautiful page that showcases an even more creative design using the zip strips.
The second benefit in that little zip strip is that CTMH print on the reverse side o the co-ordinating plain cardstock colours that go with the paper in your hot little hands. I refer to this ALL the time – it takes all the guesswork out of matching papers and designs. And for me, anything that saves me time, and helps me like this, is an absolute winner!
CTMH, your zip strips are a true BONUS.