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WMW ~ Creative Custom Word Strips

by Rebecca on 22 May 2013
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Word strips seem to be all the rage lately.  I’ve seen them used as titles and neatly tucked into a cluster to add a little inspiration to the page.  I found this page in the gallery by Nandy.  She sprinkled word strips through out the page and I thought it really added some flair and pizazz.  She used “Someone I love” by NibblesScribbles.

I love crafting with paper and I love adding little word strips to my cards or projects.  I may add them for some filler depth or use them to create a title.  You can always make a word strip from a paper in the kit but I like things a little more unique so I usually go looking outside the box.

This week eqrAveziur has these wonderful paper pieces in her CU Ancient Vol. 4.

These would be really great to make some stacked tags or journals but the first thing that came to mind when I saw the textures and details was “word strips”.  Go figure.  It’s just the way my brain works.  I have the CU Ancient Vol.2 set and I use it often for tags or for making custom little word strips.  It’s so easy to make something unique from these textured papers.  Today I’m going to whip out a word strip and take you through the steps too.

First you need to fire up your scrapping program.  I’m using CS5 but this should work in any scrapping program where you can draw a shape or use the selection tool and fill.

Next you just type your word on your strip,t trim your image and it’s ready for your layout.  Go ahead, step outside the box and make something that truly adds the perfect final touch to your page or project.  Wouldn’t you know that these great Ancient papers are all on sale now too so there is no end to your creative possibilities.

Here are some screen shots to help you along. ;)

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You’ll find all 4 of the CU Ancient products on sale this week for 30% off.  Get creative!  After all, that is what it’s all about right?




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1 Michelle 23 May 2013 at 6:16 am

Wonderful tutorial. The other thing I love is the big star in the layout. I’m guessing you clipped the American flag paper from the kit to a shape. I would love a tutorial on how to put the swirls on the star to create that shape. It is beautiful. I work in pse 11, would it even be possible for me to do it?

Thank you, Michelle


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