During this time of social distancing and quarantine, I miss spending time with my family and friends. In trying to stay busy, I am making more cards and trying new things. One new technique I tried is called #scrappystriptechnique. It was created by Bruno Bertucci, husband of Australia demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci. Here’s a video showing you how easy this is. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any future videos. It’s easy to do – click the YouTube icon on the top right of this page and click Subscribe.

The best part of this technique is the wide range of looks you can get just by changing colors or adding Designer Series Paper. Stampin’ Up! is known for its color coordination which makes this type card easy to do even if you’re not confident in putting colors together. Choose any of our Color Families (Neutrals, Brights, Regals, Subtles and InColors) and choose three to five of any of the colors within that family and your card will look beautiful! Stampin’ Up! has done all the work for you. If you want to add in your favorite Designer Paper, it’s still easy. The label on each pack of Designer Series Paper tells you which Stampin’ Up! colors coordinate with the patterns in that DSP. See? Easy decisions.

Two Alternates for the Scrappy Strip TechniqueHere are two other cards I made using this technique to show you how adding DSP and changing colors completely changes the “feel” of the card.The card on the left uses Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper and three of its coordinating colors – Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry and Garden Green. The corrugated tag is retired. The bow is made with Linen Thread. The card base is Mint Macaron. The card on the right uses Woven Threads Designer Series Paper and three of its coordinating colors – Terracotta Tile, Purple Posy and Seaside Spray. The ribbon is Woven Threads Trim. The sentiment on all three cards is from Butterfly Gala.


Scrappy Strip Technique CardHere’s a closer look at the card I made with the InColors. (By the way, these InColors will be retired when the new annual catalog goes live on June 3. They may sell out before then so if you love them as much as I do, you’ll want to get them now! And the colors are much more vibrant in person.)

I’d love to see what YOU make using this technique. Leave a photo of your creation in the comments! Stay home, stay safe and stay well. We’ll get through this together.



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